The author investigates the point of view of Andrei Lorgus who draws an analogy between the «soul and psyche» relationship and the «mathematics and physics» relationship. The question is posed whether the category of soul can be seen as intellectual scaffold which anticipates formation of mathematics or is it a mathematical construction itself. St. Augustine's review of mathematics formation and conception of soul analysis allows doubting the Lorgus' analogy. The arguments of Vladimir Slobodchikov are discussed, and the author considers them to be very weak. The author draws a conclusion that psychology and religion, as disciplines of thought and the discourses, are independent and that they are bound together by the unity of human experience. The experience of Christian life and salvation may become (and constantly becomes) a matter both of theology and psychology. Since psychology and religion as social institutes are independent, they should not compete in the educational domain, either. Although, it becomes a different matter when the church or the science begin to have pretensions to the whole humanity, the whole power.

General Information

Journal rubric: Philosophical and Methodological Problems

For citation: Rozin V. Polemics. Psychology, 2007. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 6–12. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Vadim Rozin, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, leading researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: rozinvm@mail.ru



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