BOUNDARIES OF DISCIPLINARY SCIENCE DESCRIPTION: A RHIZOMATIC APPROACH

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Granicy disciplinarnogo opisanija nauki: rizomaticheskij podhod
Author(s): 
Andrew Plahov
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No. 4 (Vol. 42)
Pages: 
143-154
Abstract: 

In the article problems of boundaries of disciplinary approach in organization, accumulation and generation of scientific knowledge are comprehended. Today, limitations of disciplinary science view justified under of transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches in science. Main features of each from this approaches are shortly described in the article. Also series of problems that may arise during departure from paradigm and appropriate standards of scientific discourse are indicated. In addition transdisciplinary approach directives connection with main ideas of Paul Feyerabend's philosophical conception is revealed. Opportunity of Deleuze/Guattari's «rhizome» concept application for description of scientific knowledge and definition of its interaction with trivial knowledge is analysed in closing part of article. At the same time mentioned concept is described in detail. In particular, its fundamental opposition of tree-type structure is made out; plateau - the one of main rhizome element - is defined; features of lines that constitute the rhizome and pseudo-points on this lines are clarified. As a whole, rhizome is a very flexible, changeable and opened trans-structure. Thanks to the stated properties rhizome may completely used for description any types of cognition. As applied to only science rhizome of cognition fits both representation of scientific knowledge within the framework of its disciplinary division and description of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researches.

Keywords: 
transdisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, rhizome, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, poststructuralism, philosophy of science
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