THE CRISIS AND THE AXIOLOGICAL SILENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DISCIPLINE
Even though International Relations discipline (IR) is in its centennial history, one of the contemporary discussion in IR is concerning whether IR is a real discipline or not. By referencing the current discussions regarding the existence and character of the discipline, this study argues that discussions arise from neglected axiological foundations of the discipline rather than mostly referenced ontological or epistemological foundations of the discipline. Therefore, any discussions concerning the discipline’s today should not be analyzed without emphasizing the axiological foundations that has formed discipline. It is easy to find new ways and new trends by re-reading the values which formed the ontological and epistemological foundations of the discipline. Firstly, this study deals with IR’s current the ontological, epistemological and methodological crisis and whether there is a real crisis in IR or not will be also questioned. Secondly, the meaning of the axiology and why axiology is important for the discipline is also dealt with. Finally, why IR has been silent about the axiology is also discussed.
International Relations, Axiology, Epistemology, Ontology