TRADING ZONES: THE UNDERSTANDING AND CONSTRUCTION IN SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY

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Transliteration of original Title: 
ZONA OBMENA: PONIMANIE I KONSTRUIROVANIE NAUKOI I FILOSOFIEI
Author(s): 
Georgi P. Kornev
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
Issue number: 
No.4 (Vol.54)
Abstract: 

The author considers the specifics of “trading zones” as a cognitive
model for the study of interdisciplinary interaction which is
aimed to compensate lack of understanding between different
scientific and non-scientific practices. It is argued that “trading
zones” represents the unity of its intellectual, material and social
components that creates the «communications area» for joint
activities to produce new creative products. It is emphasized that
the understanding of the mechanism of formation and functioning
of the “trading zone” is a matter of epistemology. It is also claimed
that “trading zones” provide the mediation in interdisciplinary and
transdisciplinary researches.

Keywords: 
trading zones, communication, construction, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, philosophy, mediation
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DOI: 
10.5840/eps201754464
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