Towards a Methodology of Psychological Knowledge


The author applies contemporary philosophy of science to psychological knowledge. Differentiating between classical and contemporary science, he discusses three questions: 1) what are the conditions of establishing a psychological fact? 2) What is the nature of objectivity and conditions of possibility of psychological research? 3) What is truth in psychological knowledge? The author pays special attention to the nature of psychological experiment.

General Information

Journal rubric: Theoretical-Empirical Studies

For citation: Shilkov Y.M. Towards a Methodology of Psychological Knowledge. Psychology, 2005. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 119–123. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Yu. M. Shilkov, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor at the chair of Philosophy faculty, St,Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:



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