Sociology is a Pure Science and not an Applied Science

A distinction is often made between pure sciences and applied sciences. The main aim of pure sciences is the acquisition of knowledge and it is not bothered weather the acquired knowledge is useful or can be put to use. On the other hand, the aim of applied science is to apply the acquired knowledge into life and to put it to use. Each pure science may have its own applied field. For example, physics is a pure science and engineering is its applied field. Similarly the pure sciences such as economics, political science, history, etc., have their applied field such as administration, diplomacy, social work etc. Each pure science may have more than one application.

Sociology is a pure science, because the immediate aim of sociology is the acquisition of knowledge about human society, not utilisation of knowledge. Sociologists never determine questions of public policy and do not recommend legislators what laws should be passed or replaced. But the knowledge acquired by a sociologist is of great help to administrator, the legislator, the diplomat, the teacher, the foreman, the supervisor, the social worker and citizen. But sociologists themselves do not apply the knowledge to life and use, as a matter of their duty and profession.

6 comments:

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Agree, actually there's no even to think about it, it's common sense, thanks.

M Noman Qamar said...

To say that sociology is a pure science but not applied science is totally Wrong....
Sociology is also applied science along with pure science....
for example: we apply the knowledge of sociology to solve our social problems, and to understand social phenomenon. therefore sociology is applied science.

M Noman Qamar said...

if you say that sociologist can not apply the data or knowledge on any phenomenon directly...
but its information and data is used by other peoples, and institutions...

M Noman Qamar said...

if you say that sociologist can not apply the data or knowledge on any phenomenon directly...
but its information and data is used by other peoples, and institutions...

M Noman Qamar said...

To say that sociology is a pure science but not applied science is totally Wrong....
Sociology is also applied science along with pure science....
for example: we apply the knowledge of sociology to solve our social problems, and to understand social phenomenon. therefore sociology is applied science.

Unknown said...

It is because social problems are linked in one way or another but the main aim of sociology is to collect knowledge so it's an pure science..✌️

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