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What are the theorems of Social Science that it deserves to be called

  1. Apr 13, 2011 #1
    What are the theorems of Social Science that it deserves to be called a science?
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2011 #2
    Re: TheoremS

    Do you understand what social science is? It appears not.

    Perhaps here is a good start for you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_sciences
    Are you saying that none of the above contain any theories or the like? Or are you just curious if there are any theories?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  4. Apr 14, 2011 #3
    Re: TheoremS

    I'm asking if their are any fundemental theorems of social science.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2011 #4
    Re: TheoremS

    Not sure if the term "theorem" is used, but here's an example of a broad "theory".

    "Marxist theory contends that socialism is just a transitional stage on the road to communism"
    (from wikipedia, referenced)

    Now surely you understand one can't write down a concise mathematical proof of this. I suspect the word "hypothesis" would be more appropriate to social studies.
     
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