The paper is an attempt to give an explanation of the existence of irrational elements (irrational theories, irrational theoretical assumptions, and irrational interpretations of experiment) in modern science. Author's claim is that there are internal (connected with scientific reason) and external (social and cultural) reasons of scientific irrationality. The paper presents several examples of scientific...
The article is devoted to an evaluation of contemporary cognitive psychology which draws inspirations from current naturalistic epistemology. The author's conclusion is that the philosophical background of some modern psychological theories and conceptions is in midway position between naturalistic and non-naturalistic (anti-psychologistic) epistemology.
The first part of the paper presents several ideas, opinions and theories that have been forgotten in social sciences. The second is author's explanation of this phenomenon, and the presentation of the results of scientific forgetfulness. The author's conclusion is that scientific bad memory impedes the genuine development of social and behavioral sciences.
The article is devoted to an evaluation of the development of humanistic psychology. The emergence and development of the category of human person against a background o the problem of the progress and regress of social sciences is also discussed. The author's conclusion is that contemporary humanistic psychology, which is under the influence of 'New Age Movement', is based on an anachronistic conception...
The paper presents and evaluates Ida Kurcz's conception of communicative competence and its place in contemporary psycholinguistics. The conception is evaluated from the point of view of Jürgen Habermas' critical theory and his theory of communicative action. :
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