Technoscience: Natural, Social, and Technological Consequences

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Chief Researcher
Affiliation: Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 6

Drawing on the theoretical and empirical data gained by the author a historical dynamics of a techno-science (hereafter the TS) is analyzed as a mean of a protection and survival; of a spatial mobility and mastering of new spaces; for a struggle with and a mean for another societies; as a geopolitical instrument, etc. Recently the TS serves as a branch subjected to current geopolitical aims. Nowadays, the TS have a global scale, but it doesn’t change its applied character. That’s why I consider the TS concept as one of the current ways of the scientific evolution which is permanently developing under pressure of new discoveries. Recently, the TS subjects severe critics from those scientists who see modern globalization as ill-investigated and very complex sociobiotechnical system (hereafter the SBT-system) inherently interconnected by a multitude of biochemical and social metabolic processes. It means that every TS-concept I shaped by natural and social forces. Every version of the TS is in essence an interdisciplinary mode of representation of a systemic and permanently changing our universe that disproves the one-dimension (technologically-created) of the TS. There are no confirmations that the TS had become the philosophy of our information age. There are a lot of sociological and humanitarian researches which are very distant from the one-dimension idea of a ‘capitalization’ of scientific knowledge. These researches are, first of all, are dependent on the changes in human perception of permanently changing world.

Keywordscivil society, empirical knowledge globalization, history, hybrid knowledge, quantitative paradigm, science, techno-science, Russia
Publication date25.06.2020
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