Belinskaya E.P. N.K.Mihkaylovsky’s “subjective method” as a precursor of new methodology in humanities

Full text in Russian: Белинская Е.П. «Субъективный метод» Н.К.Михайловского как предвестник новой методологии гуманитарного знания
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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By example of N.K. Mihkaylovsky’s approaches the main principles of new methodology in Russian social ideas at the turn of the XX century are emphasized. These principles realization in “a hero and a crowd” idea is considered. The “subjective method” of Russian school of ethics and sociology is described; its meaning for development of socio-psychological approaches to personality-society interaction problem is shown.

Keywords: Russian school of ethics and sociology, subjective method, “a hero and a crowd” idea, methodological principles of subjective rationality


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities (Russia) and CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), project 09-06-95321а/fr.

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Received 28 June 2009. Available online 28 December 2009.

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Belinskaya Elena P. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya, 11/5, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Belinskaya, E. P. (2009). N.K.Mihkaylovsky’s “subjective method” as a precursor of new methodology in humanities. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 6(8). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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Belinskaya E.P. N.K.Mihkaylovsky’s “subjective method” as a precursor of new methodology in humanities [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2009. N 6(8). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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