Reconsidering Science as Social Practice

Kostas Skordoulis


In this paper, I challenge relativism by developing a critique of the currently fashionable view among radical intellectuals that science as a process of knowledge production is a construction of western culture deprived of any ability to give an adequate account of physical reality. Next, I revisit the classic Marxist theory of knowledge in an attempt to articulate a theory of science as social practice based on Vygotsky’s epistemology and Zilsel’s sociological account on the roots of modern science.

Marxism - epistomology - science - society