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Revista mexicana de sociología

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KAHHAT, Farid. Elements of an Interpretive Approach to Social Sciences. Rev. Mex. Sociol [online]. 2003, vol.65, n.2, pp.401-427. ISSN 2594-0651.

The article presents the constituent elements of an interpretive approach to Social Sciences. It begins by explaining why interpretive frames constitute an inevitable filter for our cognitive appropriation of the world that surrounds us and how metaphors (understood as a particular way of acquiring knowledge) can provide the principles that organize them. It also explains the way in which social interaction constitutes a process of creating meaning and why the interpretation of these meanings should constitute the fundamental purpose of Social Sciences.

Keywords : inter-subjectivity; Epistemology; Constructivism; Philosophy of Science.

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