Epistemic Communities Ilmu Kepancasilaan: Mapping Of Scienticific Communities In Philosophy Of Science’s Perspective


Scientific community is an association of scientists who act in a particular scientific profession, resulting in the exchange of ideas to sharpen and broaden their scientific insights. Pancasilaist science as one of Universities subjects in character development deals with quite complicated problem when it attempted to be incorporated in a scientific forum. Those problems involve: Firstly, lack of human resources who would seriously explore Pancasilaist science. Secondly; resistance among other scientists towards Pancasilaist science which is considered more as a doctrine than a science. Thirdly; professional forum to consolidate Pancasilaist scientists that is generally preceded by seminars or congresses that are perceived as a scientific project represented by Directorate of Higher Education as government bodies.

Research method took form of literature study covers these methodical elements: A description by exposing related issues to national cases; Interpretation by construing thoughts of the founding founders containing scientific-philosophical values. Heuristics by discovering the novum–new thing or scientific innovation– which is associated with leading to formation of Pancasilaist science’s epistemic communities.

Analysis upon a wide range of literature and author’s personal experience during teaching the subject pinpoint to the following things: Firstly; Forum for epistemic community of Pancasilaist science is needed to accommodate countless lecturers’ aspirations and experience of Pancasila Education during their lectures in the universities. Secondly; epistemic community could be a means to cultivate and develop new ideas and curiousity, thus Pancasila education always evolve in accordance with current transformation. Thirdly; epistemic communities of Pancasilaist science could serve as moral values catalyst supporting nation’s development towards a more prosperous country, both materially and spiritually. Fourthly; youth morality and mentality require a strong foundation in order to control the influence of globalization embedded in all aspects of society.


Keywords: epistemic community, curiousity, morality, mentality

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Rizal Mustansyir
Dosen Fakultas Filsafat, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta

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