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TIUSABA GOMEZ, Beatriz Helena; BARRETO GONZALEZ, Robert  and  CERON RINCON, Luz Alejandra. Hermeneutics, Reality and Method in the Discipline of International Relations. Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2019, vol.64, n.236, pp.217-237. ISSN 0185-1918.

Since its inception, International Relations (ir) as a discipline has posited the orthodox aim of building its own scientific method, comparable to that of the exact sciences. However, this claim is considered as one of the likely approaches to the study of social behavior at the international level and, therefore, is part of the epistemological debate that has a renewed interest for the ir and the philosophy of science in the 21st century. In this context, hermeneutics offers clues for a scientific approach of the social, that guide the thinking of International Relations into an interpretative slant. As a contribution to this exegesis, this article raises the value of hermeneutics, based on the postulates of Nietzsche and Vattimo, as a method for interpreting international reality.

Keywords : hermeneutics; International Relations; scientificity; international reality.

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