V. G. Bondarenko (Chandira), Grand - Doctor of Philosophy, IUFS and BPA Professor Saint-Petersburg,
G.E.Trakhtenberg, Doctor of Philosophy, IUFS and BPA, Professor, Moscow, Russia
Report at the VII International Congress Geneva. 5-7 September 2016
Metahistory as part of a scientific paradigm of the new Epoch
Global challenges encountered by the humanity in the beginning of the third millennium, require a revision of prevailing in the recent past, but clearly outdated views on the causes and driving forces of human history. In response to these challenges is born a new scientific paradigm, new approaches and new directions are created in science, for example, transpersonal psychology . One of these new directions is metahistory.
Metahistory is the doctrine of the course and meaning of the historical process, its driving forces and future outcomes and represents «…the principle of understanding of the things and phenomena in their historical development in organic connection with the conditions by which they are generated.. Metahistory suggests an approach to the research, when we take into account not only the visible prerequisites for the circumstances , but also their esoteric underlying reason».(http://www.waylove.ru/a3933). The term introduced by analogy with the word 'metaphysics' (from the Greek meta - outside , afterwards) . Metaphysics isa philosophical doctrine of the super-sensible , ie, inaccessible to the physical experienc , the principles of life.