The Role of History in Social Science: Theory and Social Science

By Ali Yaghoubalipour.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Human beings have a historical existence. When contemporary humans look at their history, they are actually remembering their own historical awareness. Based on historical awareness, contemporary humans are able to conceive all of the past society within themselves. Our historical awareness gives horizons of history to us in Social Science. These horizons of history will relate us to our society. Each society, family and human has its own social perspective. The social perspective changes during each historical epoch, but it is always related to its past and history. In our own social perspective, we can see different theories, culture, race, language, skin, etc. But, we perceive inside ourselves one thing that it integrates us together. It can give meaning to society and we will get unity in society. Our society will only get meaning by history. We cannot have meaning for our society without history. History has direct relation to social science.

Question: How does one find meaning in history in social science according to Critical Theory? Problem Statement: This paper examines which concept we can interpret about our society by history. Moreover, this paper will examine lessons learnt from the experiences from Critical Theory and propose recommendation for contemporary social science.

Keywords: Concept, History, Social Science, Critical Theory

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.273-278. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.110MB).

Ali Yaghoubalipour

PhD Student, Department of Science & Technology Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I am Ali Yaghoubalipour from Iran. I studied Bachelor of Philosophy at University of Allameh Tabatabaiee in Iran. I continued to study Master of Philosophy at Pune University in India. Currently, I am a Phd student in Philosophy at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I also had three years teaching experience. My research topic is ‘A Comparative Study of the Philosophy of Social Science of Karl Popper and Frankfurt School’.

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