Why do the social sciences fail?


About the research

Hard sciences, such as physics, understand very well how the material world works and have contributed to enormous technological progress. But the social sciences, such as economics or sociology, do not seem to understand as well how the social world - human society - works. Thus, we apparently do not know how to build a peaceful and prosperous society worldwide. Michael Bauwens (UAntwerpen) tries to find out which fundamental assumptions researchers should use to do social science. 

Michaël Bauwens

After a bachelor, master and master-after-master in philosophy, Michaël Bauwens also obtained a doctorate in philosophy from the Institute of Philosophy of KU Leuven in 2018. Since 2019, he is a doctoral assistant at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Antwerp. His research mainly focuses on social ontology, applied ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion.

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