IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(1): 21-27 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.789

Assessing the Possibility of Endogenous Revolution of Social Science

Hajime Eto
Abstract—In the situation that various social problems remain unsolved, many citizens, natural scientists and technologists are dissatisfied with the performance of social science. Based on the progresses of natural science and technology, natural scientists and technologists propose the methodological change or revolution of social science and demand social science to import natural science and technology methods. This paper identifies the dissatisfactions of natural scientists and technologists with the status quo of social science. Then this paper places their dissatisfactions in the stream of the 20-th century’s history of natural and social science and humanities. Reflecting the history, this paper advises social science to collaborate with natural science and technology and advises natural scientists and technologists to respect the ethos of social science behind the social science methods for the endogenous revolution of social science.

Index Terms—Endogenous revolution, import of method, collaboration of natural and social sciences, social science revolution.

Hajime Eto is with University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan (e-mail: etohajime@peach.ocn.ne.jp).


Cite: Hajime Eto, "Assessing the Possibility of Endogenous Revolution of Social Science," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 21-27, 2017.

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