Релятивизм и материализм в работе Д. Блура «Знание и социальное представление»
The article is dedicated to the correlation of materialism and relativism in the book ''Knowledge and Social Imagery'', the manifesto of Edinburgh school in sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK) by D. Bloor. In the first part of the text author points out theoretical origins of Bloor's relativisim and examines principles of impartiality and symmetry in order to clarify their role in “strong programme'' in SSK. The analysis of the ''truth'' concept and the problematization of materialistic attitude are used to describe the general features of Bloor's methodology. In the second part, short review of the discussion between Bloor and B. Latour demonstrates that difficulties concerning relativism and materialism are connected with the introduction of the specific concept of causality.