Interdisciplinary research in socio-economic and humanitarian fields: is the sum of the single-sided figures a multi-faceted one?
Опубликовано на портале: 08-07-2017
TERRA ECONOMICUS. 2017. Т. 15. № 2. С. 6-17.
1. Interdisciplinarity does not cancel, but makes the objective subordination of various branches of social knowledge more important. Established by the great social scientists of the XIX century, the priority of economic knowledge remains valid for two centuries. This means that the theoretical and methodological basis for all interdisciplinary social studies can only come from the methodological and theoretical achievements of economics.
2. Interdisciplinarity is usually interpreted as a phenomenon of cognition. But for the interdisciplinarity as such, the main question is, whether there is something in the objective social reality that can be understood only in the framework of an interdisciplinary approach? If this is so, then objective and reasonable grounds exist for the interdisciplinary approaches.
3. For a long historical period, the Russian society had no an opportunity to develop in a natural way, because the dominant ideology artificially narrowed the scope of available alternatives. Under these conditions, social processes are beginning to deform, and retrograde social dynamics occur. Therefore, the issue of the possibility and fruitfulness of applying an interdisciplinary approach to deformed social processes becomes particularly important.