Perpetual Need for Human Sciences

  • Vinicio Busacchi


Today’s crisis of the human and social sciences is there for all to see. This is a complex problem resulting from an equally complex dynamism that implies the spirit of the times, the interests and values orientations which prevail today. We live in an era of materialism, an era of new paganism that institutionalizes the superiority of the natural sciences and naturalizing paradigms. This article tries to show how a certain philosophical approach can contribute, on the on hand, to the dialectical reorganization of the framework of sciences and knowledge and, on the other, to the recognition of the perpetual value of the human and social sciences.


Download data is not yet available.


Boudon, R. (2013). Quand la science officialise le faux, in Revue des Deux Mondes, 2: 95–107.
Clark, S. H. (1990). Paul Ricœur. London-New York: Routledge.
Mejía Quijano, C. (2007). Objectivité et sciences humaines, in Ca-hiers Ferdinand de Saussure, 60 : 85–105.
Petrucciani, S. (2000). Introduzione a Habermas. Roma-Bari: Laterza.
Politi, V. (2019). The interdisciplinary revolution – La revolución de la interdisciplinariedad, in An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 34(2): 237–252.
Ricœur, P. (1989). Dal testo all’azione. Saggi di ermeneutica. Tr. it. G. Grampa. Milano: Jaca Book.
Ricœur, P. (1998). Riflession fatta. Autobiografia intellettuale. Tr. it. D. Iannotta. Milano: Jaca Book.
Ricœur, P. (1991). Della interpretazione. Saggio su Freud. Tr. it. di E. Renzi. Genova: Il melangolo 1991.
Ricœur P. (1991b). Autocomprehensión e historia. In T. Calvo Martínes, R. Ávila Crespo, Paul Ricœur. Los caminos de la interpretación. Barcelona: Anthropos.
Roco, M.C., Sims Bainbridge, W. (2003). Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
Sitze, A. Sarat, A., Wolfson, B. (2015). The humanities in question, in College Literature, 42(2): 191–220.
How to Cite
Busacchi, V. (2021). Perpetual Need for Human Sciences. Critical Hermeneutics, (Special I), 129-150.

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 > >>