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In Defence of Psychology: Science as a Victim of Its Own Method

Ivan Flis orcid id ; Croatian studies, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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This paper tries to provide a new perspective on using scientific methodology in social sciences on the example of psychology. The paper proposes a new concept called the escape to methodology, which is defined as a strong methodological orientation of psychologists. Its implications and consequences on current development of psychology and education of future scientists are being analyzed. Feyerabend’s epistemological anarchism is considered as an alternative to the escape to methodology in psychology, being a possible criticism that will put it into perspective and move the whole discipline towards further development and advancement.


escape to methodology, philosophy of science, metatheory in psychology, Paul K. Feyerabend, scientific methodology

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