Positivist Dispute in German Sociology by Theodor W. Adorno

By Theodor W. Adorno

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8 7 8 8 8 9 INTRODUCTION TO E N G L I S H T R A N S L A T I O N XXXVli 90 s c i e n c e s , I n so d o i n g , A l b e r t has often c o m b i n e d P o p p e r ' s p h i l o s o p h y w i t h an i n t e r p r e t a t i o n o f M a x W e b e r ' s p h i l o s o p h y w h i c h suggests affinities b e t w e e n the latter a n d critical rationalism. F o r e x a m p l e , he sees W e b e r as c o m b i n i n g 'an idea o f rational c o g n i t i v e p r a c t i c e ' w i t h the 'idea of a rational polities', w h i l s t his immediate scientific c o n c e r n w a s to establish 'a n o m o l o g i c a l l y orientated value-free s c i e n c e ' .

W h i l s t in his v i e w the t w o p o s i t i o n s did not e x c l u d e discussion a n d a r g u m e n t , the differences in the t y p e o f a r g u m e n t a ­ tion w e r e so p r o f o u n d 'that o n e m u s t d o u b t w h e t h e r P o p p e r a n d A d o r n o c o u l d e v e n a g r e e u p o n a p r o c e d u r e w i t h the aid o f w h i c h their differences c o u l d be d e c i d e d ' . T h e q u e s t i o n is a g e n u i n e one. It can only be a n s w e r e d after the a t t e m p t has b e e n m a d e to p r o d u c e such a decision a n d n o t b e f o r e .

Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific devolutions (Chicago, 1962). See also R. , Problems of Scientific Revolution (Oxford, 1975). 1 . Lakatos, 'Falsification and the Methodology o f Scientific Research Pro­ grammes;, in Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge, loc. , p. 93. See also I. Lakatos, 'History of Science and its Rational Reconstructions', in R. Buck and R. , Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 8 (Dordrecht, 1 9 7 1 ) . K . , loc. , pp. 57-8. 1 1 1 112 xlii DAVID FRISBY c o n c e p t of rationality w i t h i n a historical d i m e n s i o n and s u g g e s t s that ' w h a t has to be d e m o n s t r a t e d is not that the rational p r o ­ cedures of scientific i n q u i r y h a v e , after all, a k i n d of " l o g i c " of their o w n : rather it is, h o w the f o r m a l structures a n d relations o f p r o p o s i t i o n a l l o g i c are p u t to w o r k in the s e r v i c e of rational enterprises at a l l ' .

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