Michael Kuhn – Arguing about theories and political opinions

Working Papers

Notes about the critique of decolonizing social sciences

Critiquing capitalism in Africa with papers from Emmanuel Chimezie Eyisi, Michael Kuhn, Svetlana Stamenova

Critiquing a 200 years lasting false critique of the Capitalism – The citizen, their society and their nation state

Full working version of the book “The social science of the citizen society, Volume 1: Critique of the Globalisation and De-colonialisation of the social sciences” available. To read or download click on book title.

Introduction: The “globalization” and “de-colonization” of the  social sciences

1. The “globalization” of the social sciences – the introduction of nationalist thinking into social science thinking 

1.1 Social sciences before their “globalisation”: Idealizations of State Societies

– Social science thinking from the perspective of citizens – theories as a recipe for domesticated materialism 

– Civil societies and the ennoblement of their state’s mission in social science thinking: “Auschwitz” – a challenge for the state’s educational mission 

– Social science thinking from the perspective of the citizen society: The Vietnam War – a challenge for its cohesion

1.2 “Globalised” thinking 

– Nationalistic self-portraits of states  

– The ennoblement of states as protection against the world of states called “globalization”

– Science as a global seismograph of nationalism – from the stale luck of having caught the right state

2. Comments on the life in a world of national citizen societies and its social science transfigurations

3. The global implementation of the social science of citizen society through its “de-colonisation” 

3.1 The adaptation of the knowledge concept of the social sciences in the former colonised world through the critique of ‘”Eurocentrism”

3.2 The place of thought as a “contextual” source of scientific insights

3.3 From the self-criticism of the critics of capitalism to science as the founder of national identity

4. “Indigenous” knowledge that creates national identity – contributions to the ideological armament of states

4.1 State self-portraits of indigenous knowledge

4.2 Indigenized knowledge in global discourse

5. The final highlights of the master-minds of the globalized post-colonial thinking

5.1 Imperialisms as a methodological instrument of social science theory creation

5.2 Imperial theories – for imperial wars

6. Old and new mistakes and their sources: Theoretical legacies of the globalization and decolonization debates benefiting from the theoretical groundwork of HistoMat