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Alexander M. Dorozhkin
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
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No.4 (Vol.54)

This article is aimed to encourage discussions on the problem of scientific and extra-scientific knowledge exchange. The author describes this problem within the framework of the trading zone, a concept introduced by P. Galison. We suggest a typology of trading zones in terms of “Galisonian,” “Humboldtian,” and “non-Humboldtian” zones. To reveal specific characteristics of different situations in an exchange of knowledge, the allegory of the tunnel is given. The peculiarities of the exchange between scientific and extra-scientific environments are expressed through the notion of a partial alienation.

interdisciplinarity, Galisonian trading zones, Humboldtian trading zones, non-Humboldtian trading zones, partial alienation, methodology of science


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