Papers of BAS, Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 1, No 1, 2014

SOCIOLOGY

CAN SOCIOLOGY DEFEND SOCIETIES?

Douhomir Minev

Abstract. The article discusses some aspects of the mutual influences of sociology and society. The first part of the article is devoted to the “mechanism” of sociological impact on social knowledge (sciences) and societies. The second part discussess the way the “mechanism” was built (social environment’s influences on sociology), and the third part presents basic aspects of the sociology’s impact on societies. Actual state of sociology is considered as a source of dangers (new risks) for societies and the urgent need of radi­cal reconstruction of the science is emphasized.

Key words: preventive social function (of sociology); standard model of scientific research; secrecy, ignorance; nonknowledge; intelligence; new risks