Interdisciplinary research: cognitive ‘fashion’ or social ‘challenge’

Interdisciplinary research:
cognitive ‘fashion’ or social ‘challenge’

Lubskiy A.V.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies of Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

ID of the Article: 5781

For citation:

Lubskiy A.V. Interdisciplinary research: cognitive ‘fashion’ or social ‘challenge’. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 10. P. 3-11


The paper discusses reasons of hightening interest in academia for interdisciplinary research. Logical and methodologic bases are put forward to delimitate multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research from the point of view of post-nonclassical rationality. This research permits to find out specifics of the above research types. It is concluded that specifics of interdisciplinary research result not from simple cooperation of persons laboring in varying sciences, but from synergetic efforts of scholars in differing subject matters.

interdisciplinarity; cross-disciplinary studies; post-nonclassical rationality; holist revenge
Content No 10, 2015