The Effect Of The American Behaviorism School In Political Theory
Keywords:Behaviorism, Political, behavior, political theory, empiricism in the human sciences, scientific political theorizing
In the contemporary political theory, it is directed to the political thought seeking for more reality and obviousness to avoid the speculative philosophy or the pure ethic. Calling for studying objective political developments had reached its climax in the twentieth century when the theorists demanded to submit the political study and research methods to the pure experimental scientific methods. This resulted in the appearance of new terms and concepts in the field of the political theory such as power, authority, uniformity and voting as neutral rather concepts, than standard, out of the quantitative significance. This was associated with the rise of the logical positive school that opposite philosophy. These developments resulted in the rise of behaviorism, in the twentieth century in the field of experimental psychology. including the political studies where it established the scientific trends in the theoretical dealing with the political phenomena, defeating the classical political theory which could not present the data that could be subjected to a methodology accepted by the modem scientific reason.
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