Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Political Science, Faculty of Law and Theology, Shahid Bahonar University, Iran

2 Professor, Political Science Department, University of Tehran, Iran


The purpose of this study was to investigate the problems of methodological
research program in the history of political thought appearing valuation
methodologies. The claim is that the principles and methodology of the research
program evaluate the formation, expansion, and development of methodologies in
the area of knowledge. In contrast, this article argues that the research program is
not sufficient because the emphasis on the construction logic can provide
understanding and assessment of the methodology. Hence, it is in the realm of
theory and interpretation to meet numerous methodological problems: Problems
within the scope of that program to the issue of the formation of the methodology, as
well as during the formation of speech acts do not prescribe significantly. In the
realm of theory, political theory after normative ignored and only focused on the
causes. In the area of interpretation, it is not able to scale phenomenon as old as
innovation and the presence of artifacts and interpretation to distinguish. Because of
that, any innovation requires that the phenomena in terms of time in the past is not
testable, exploring the phenomenon can not be considered a new interpretation.
Therefore, the research program is lack of attention to the internal logic of thought
and methodology and involves three problems in methodology, theory and
application of that methodology, the interpretation, and to address these issues,
which have undergone a fundamental change, not mayhem and adjustments to be


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  • Receive Date: 26 September 2011
  • Revise Date: 04 August 2015
  • Accept Date: 13 February 2012
  • First Publish Date: 21 March 2015