Sociology and Social Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080318226, 9781483149974

Sociology and Social Practice

1st Edition

A Sociological Analysis of Contemporary Social Processes and Their Interrelationship with Science

Authors: Niko Yahiel
eBook ISBN: 9781483149974
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1984
Page Count: 234
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Sociology and Social Practice: A Sociological Analysis of Contemporary Social Processes and Their Interrelationship with Science reviews the interaction of sociological knowledge and social practice, with emphasis on the role of the practical functions of sociological science in the various spheres of society. This treatise examines from the sociological standpoint some fundamental problems that have arisen in the process of building the new society in Bulgaria and how science can help solve these problems. This book is comprised of 10 chapters organized into three sections. After an introduction to the theoretical aspects of the relationship between sociological knowledge and social practice (political practice and policy-making in particular), the discussion turns to some topical and interrelated problems such as the scientific and technical revolution; the intellectualization of social practice; the intensification of socio-economic development; the efficiency of science; and the essence of the multiplier approach. The last section explores some key problems of science as a social institution and includes chapters that discuss the scientific manpower potential in Bulgaria; scientific-information activity; and the scientific community as a collective subject of scientific activity. This monograph will be useful to sociologists and social scientists.

Table of Contents


Part One Sociological Knowledge and Social Practice—A General Theoretical Analysis

Chapter One On the Interaction of Sociology and Social Practice

1. The Dialectical Unity of Sociological Knowledge and Social Practice—An Immanent Feature of Marxist Sociology

2. On the Cycle 'Social Practice-Sociological Knowledge-Social Practice'

3. Basic Trends of the Deepening of Relations between Sociological Science and Social Practice

Chapter Two The Sociological Approach and Political Practice

1. Sociology and the Scientific Validity of Policy Making

2. On the April 1956 Policy Line of the Bulgarian Communist Party

3. Sociology and Its Impact on Political Practice

4. Policy-Making and the Assertion of the Science of Sociology in Bulgaria

Part Two Topical Social Problems and the Place of Science in their Solution

Chapter Three Scientific and Technological Revolution and the Modern World

1. Science and the Scientific and Technological Revolution

2. The Future of Scientific and Technological Progress; The Future and Scientific and Technological Progress

3. The Scientific and Technological Revolution—Two Systems, Two Types of Progress

Chapter Four Sociological Aspects of the Intellectualization of Social Practice

1. On the Nature of Intellectualization

2. Intellectualization—a Law-governed Historical Process

3. Intellectualization and Personality Factor

4. Education and Intettectualization of Social Practice

5. Science and Intellectualization

Chapter Five Efficiency—A Strategic Problem

1. Sociological Aspects of Efficiency

2. Efficiency and Science

3. Efficiency of Science

4. Scientific Policy and Efficiency

Chapter Six Multiplier Approach and Development of Science

1. Basic Characteristics of the Multiplier Approach

2. The Multiplier Effect

3. Multiplication of the Scientific Effect

Chapter Seven Intensification of Socio-economic Development

1. On the Nature of Intensification

2. Intensification—Science

Part Three Science as a Social Institution Facing the New Requirements of Social Development

Chapter Eight From Extensive to a Predominantly Intensive Development of Science

1. Intensification of Science—An Objective Necessity

2. Requirements and Possibilities

Chapter Nine Not Only Man ...

1. Intensive Development of the Material and Technological Basis of Science

2. Intensification of Scientific-Information Activity

Chapter Ten ... But Only through Man

1. General Ideas about the Scientific Manpower Potential in Bulgaria

2. On the Individual Subject of Scientific Activity

3. On the Scientific Community as a Collective Subject of Scientific




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