International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2020)

The Synergy between Philosophy and Science, need of the contemporary society


Kabita Das, Biswaranjan Paital

What the world will be like in the foreseeable future is a matter of concern for everyone, no matter how far removed the human is from scientific work, political struggle, or revolutionary moment. What is in store for man: the holocaust of war, or a peaceful life? What will the earth be like? Will nature survive or will it be annihilated as a result of scientific and technical progress? Will oppression and social injustice disappear from the world, or will they persist forever? These are general questions confronting each person living on society. However, is it possible to resolve above and all other social issues by only social science approaches, is the central story of this article. Social science is pre-dominated with predictable analyses while science is empirical. Humanities are academic disciplines that deal with the study on the aspects and issues of human society and culture, whereas, science is a systematic innovativeness that builds and organizes information in the form of testable explanations and predictions aboutthe universal phenomena including social issues. Although scope of science seems broader than humanities, any social issues need a stringent social science approach first that may or may not need/follow scientific intervention. Individually,both the disciplines have their opportunities, utilities and on the other hand both they have limitations as well.For example, without analysing a social, emotional, lively need, any empirical scientific approach may fail to have a resolution of the problem, rather will be wastage of time, money and man power behind such approaches. Therefore, with multiple approaches from humanities and science together, issuesof society or global issues may be resolved faster and better. Such approaches, beyond the boundary, generally referred as interdisciplinarity or trans-disciplinarity is the need of the current-day society. However, the literature survey indicates that ratio between works with interdisciplinary approaches and disciplinary approaches are very low and thus are discouraging. However, India stood first on literature available on interdisciplinarity in comparison to other nations. Therefore, in the present study an attempt has been made to illuminatethe synthesis between the two broad areas such as humanities especially, philosophy and science. Work onhumanities especially on the subject of philosophy thatconnects withindividual’s lifein collaboration with scientific and technologically drivenapproaches in the world is needed.
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Kabita Das, Biswaranjan Paital. The Synergy between Philosophy and Science, need of the contemporary society. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 45-51
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