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Colombia Internacional

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CARDENAS TAMARA, Felipe  and  SUAREZ ROZO, Luisa Fernanda. POLITICAL SCIENCE, THE NOETIC SCIENCE OF ORDER: A CRITICAL LOOK ON ITS "OBJECT" OF STUDY. colomb.int. [online]. 2010, n.72, pp.111-132. ISSN 0121-5612.

This work has the following fundamental purposes: i) to respond by way of a critical review to the statements on political science's object of study made by Rodrigo Losada and Andrés Casas in their recently published book Enfoques para el análisis político. Historia, epistemología y perspectivas de la ciencia política (Approaches for Political Analysis. History, Epistemology and Perspectives of Political Science, 2008); ii) to reflect on the theoretical reductionism in the conceptualization of the object of study of political science, present in some contemporary schools of thought, and, iii) to suggest the need to expand our understanding of our political reality from the intellectual perspective proposed by Eric Voegelin, who argued that political science is a noetic scientific discipline centered on the study of order and the experience of order in societies and human cultures. The contribu-tion of the article refers to the reconstitution and resignification of political science as a scientific noetic discipline and to the multiple transdisciplinary fields that such a condition makes possible.

Keywords : political science; order; political theory; empiricism; noetic science; noesis; Eric Voegelin.

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