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The paper is devoted to the subject status of the discipline “Philosophy of Sociology”. Philosophy of sociology is an interdisciplinary direction focusing on the main preconditions of sociological knowledge development as well as cognitive value of sociological facts, theories and conceptions. Its subject can be divided into “philosophical foundations of sociology” and “philosophical problems of sociology”. “Sociologism” as the concept of substitution of social philosophy by sociology as a science which is better empirically oriented and is able to give more exact and proved picture of social reality also poses danger to social philosophy. “Sociologism” presents a positivist attack on social philosophy. Indeed, sociology is no less speculative science than social philosophy is, which is well illustrated by a lot of divergences among its theoretical constructions and empirical data. The main functions of philosophy of sociology in the world of contemporary social-humanitarian knowledge are critical function, integrative function and axiological function.

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A M Orekhov

RUDN University (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia)

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Орехов Андрей Михайлович - доктор философских наук, доцент кафедры социальной философии Российского университета дружбы народов

6, Miklukho-Maklaya Str., 117198, Moscow, Russian Federation

E L Skachko

Lomonosov Moscow State University


Скачко Евгений Леонидович - аспирант кафедры социологии организации и менеджмента МГУ им. М.В. Ломоносова

1, Lenin Hills, 119991, Moscow, Russian Federation


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