Contact Vladimir Geroimenko

Joern Scheer (
Fri, 17 Jun 1994 13:59:56 +0100 (MET)

Dear all,

Vladimir Geroimenko lives in Minsk in White Russia (Byelo Russia), a former

Soviet Republic, and wants to get into contact with other PCP people. Some

of you may remember him from the EPCA conference in St. Andreasberg /

Germany. Since he is not on E-mail, I'm sending his letter to you. You can

contact him through mail, phone or fax.

Joern Scheer (Giessen, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Geroimenko

P.O. Box 266


Republic of Belarus

Fax (Home):(007 0172) 72 86 44

I am in search of a scientific position or a sponsor for

realization of my research project on Personal Construct

Psychology (PCP).

I can not do it in the Republic of Belarus where I live now

because there are neither special literature nor scientific

contacts here which are necessary for my work.

I shall be very grateful to you for any help in my search.

If you or your colleagues are interested in it I shall send you a

detailed research project, any information which may be necessary

for you or a complete application form.

A few words about myself. I am 38 years old, a chief research

associate of the Institute of Philosophy of the Byelorussian

Academy of Sciences, the author or a co-author of about 70

scientific works, including 9 books.

I thank you in advance for your kind attention to my problems.


by Prof. Dr. Vladimir Geroimenko

Topic 1: Fuzzy-PCP: foundations and possible ways of its


At the 2nd Conference of the European Personal Construct

Association (St. Andreasberg/Germany, April 19-22, 1994) I

presented the paper "Personal Construct Theory and Fuzzy-Set-


This is its published abstract:

Geroimenko, Wladimir

Minsk, (Republik of Belarus White Russia)


Interesting perspectives are opened by Lofti A. Zadeh's fuzzy-set-

theory (1965) for the development of the personal construct theory

by George A. Kelly (1955). The fact that most of the concepts used

by a person do not have their clear boundaries (for example,

"rather warm", "a tall man" etc.), must be taken into

consideration in the theory. Zadeh's theory offers a well

developed logico-mathematical apparatus for the description of

fuzzy sets (Fuzzy Logic), which can contribute to the

concretization of Kelly's theory and, what is most important, to

its further rapprochement with computer methods.

Using a simple example of the personal construct "warm-cold" and

Zadeh's theory it is possible to show the graphical and

mathematical expressions of each of the construct's poles (thefuzzy sets "warm" and "cold") and the personal construct as a

whole. The generalization of the abovementioned example leads to a

number of interesting conclusions and shows the possibility of

"synthesis" of both the theories.

In my research project I should like to make a comparative

analysis of both the theories (PCP and Fuzzy Logic) and to

investigate the basic principles, the main concepts and methods of

constructing Fuzzy-PCP.

Topic 2: Personal Construct Psychology in the context of an

integral philosophical theory of knowledge

As far back as 1989 I showed in my book "Personal Knowledge and

Scientific Creativity" (in Russian) that Kelly's theory had deep

philosophical roots and that his theory was bound up with the

theory of personal knowledge by the British philosopher M. Polanyi


At the 2nd German Conference on Personal Construct Psychology

(Osnabrueck/Germany, January 29-30, 1993) I presented the paper

"Personal Construct Theory and new philosophical conceptions of


In my research project I should like to continue the investigation

of the Personal Construct Theory as a component of the integral

model of knowledge (See e.g.: Geroimenko, V.: "Integral Model of

Knowledge". In: XIX World Congress of Philosophy. Moscow, August

22-28, 1993. Book of Abstracts. V.1.).

Only this model is able to work as a methodological and

philosophical basis for modern cognitive and computer sciences

because it includes the theoretical construct "Personal


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