An Inevitable Present


The article is an attempt to find one's bearings in an empirical science under a crisis. The author argues for an approach that unites the natural sciences and the humanities. The same questions that puzzle the cognitive science, neurophysiology, linguistics, anthropology and even quantum physics (the latter includes the observer as a relevant and non-reducible participant) challenge psychology. It has to be multidisciplinary, and that brings the problems of combining different kinds of knowledge. In our species, which is called Homo Loquens, language is the best way to counteract the chaos brought by the senses. The author believes that objectivity is the matter of description.

General Information

Journal rubric: Philosophical and Methodological Problems

For citation: Chernigovskaya T.V. An Inevitable Present. Psychology, 2005. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 116–118. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

T. V. Chernigovskaya, Doctor of Psychology, Professor at the St.Petersburg State University. The head of the leading scientific school "Petersburg School of Psycholinguistics", St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:



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