Talk:Social criticism

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Social criticism vs social theory[edit]

The article must note the difference between social criticism, generally an informal term used to refer to commentary outside of social science, more like journalism or the social commentary of somebody like Bertrand Russell, and social theory in the proper sociological sense of the word. At the moment the article veers to close to the latter. Social criticism is, to my mind anyway, something far less formal. --Tomsega (talk) 00:31, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Does this sentence pretend to be "neutral" or "objective"?[edit]

"The dispute between critical rationalism (e.g. Karl Popper) and the Frankfurt School exemplified the principal problem whether the research in the social sciences should pretend to be "neutral" or "objective" or consciously adopt a necessarily partisan view." Or, does it adopt a "necessarily partisan view"? I think something like this would be better: "The dispute between critical rationalism (e.g. Karl Popper) and the Frankfurt School exemplified the principal problem whether the research in the social sciences should, according to the Frankfurt School, pretend to be "neutral" or "objective" or consciously adopt a necessarily partisan view."

Hi, I didn't see the talk page till after I've made a change (pretend -> strive), but I concur with the raising of the issue. I think my edit resolves it. Bazuz (talk) 17:34, 28 March 2011 (UTC)