n Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions - Postmodernism and objectivity in the social sciences : redressing Nweke's understanding of Atabor

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2276-8386
  • E-ISSN: 2408-5987



The opening topic whose thesis needs clarification is, "The Question of Objectivity, its Implications for the Social Sciences in the Era of Postmodernism: Africa in Perspective", published in the Special Issue of this journal on Postmodernism and African Philosophy (Volume 3, Number 2, July-December 2014, pp.50-61). The sequence of the argument in this paper which was meant to create a liberating ground from the suspicious position of the African mind in relation to globalization takes the following pattern: can the social sciences be regarded as science? Must the social science be reduced to the methods in the natural sciences before it can be called science? Does the social science retain any capacity for objective truth? To the above questions, what could be gleaned from the paper is that, the social sciences can justifiably be regarded as science, the social science must not necessarily meet the requirements of the methods of the natural sciences to be called science and that the social science has a right claim to objectivity.

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