Om humaniora og samfundsvidenskab: konkurrens, konvergens eller hvad?

  • Margareta Bertilsson


The Humanities and Social Science: Convergence, Competition or What? The logic of the humanities and the social sciences, however embedded they are at the present, can be conceived of as two distinct and competing research strategies that developed antagonistically with he onset of modernity. The two distinct research strategies are those of historicism and positivism respectively. In the case of sociology the two strategies were in ardent strife and depending upon local conditions. The discipline of sociology evolved in accordance with one or the other of the two overriding cognitive strategies. The article addresses the origin of the strife between positivism and historicism and seeks to trace its modern forms of representation.