Contemporary cognitive science: the transdisciplinary approach and the problem of consciousness

Eduard V. Galazhinskiy, Vitaliy Y. Klochko
2013 Psychology in Russia: State of Art  
The current state of cognitive science is discussed in this article. It is argued that cognitive science as it currently exists is not a separate, independent science. It is represented by a scientific interdisciplinary community focused on meeting the key challenges posed by the present time. The objective of the discourse in this interdisciplinary space is to generate new knowledge that it is impossible to generate within the frameworks of separate scientific disciplines. Some features of
more » ... ome features of this new (transdisciplinary) stage are emerging within on-going interdisciplinary research. One of the signs of the new stage is the outlining of a merger of humanitarian and natural-scientific knowledge. It is claimed that the transdisciplinary approach can be considered as "a creative polylogue" of monodisciplines capable of generating knowledge that is not available to any science and the acquisition of which is beyond the abilities of any science.
doi:10.11621/pir.2013.0402 fatcat:abrohzz4dfdzdhqnovwg2f5ppm