Философия и социология техники в XXI веке. К 70-летию В.Г. Горохова
In the report the following approach to a problem of “methodological pluralism” in psychology is offered: in the transformation of psychological phenomena, rather than creating a ladder of “explanation levels” (on which it is possible to climb or to descend to such “fundamentals”, but which cause the explanations to go beyond the framework of psychology), instead, have a topological system, where “levels” or types of explanation are mutual “transcriptions”, ways to read their own senses in different languages. This approach is analogy to methodological abduction (cf: Ch. Pears) – to form and select hypotheses of sense connections between different types of explanations in psychology and their subsequent verification. His goal is the organic unity of different explanatory possibilities of psychology. Experimental refutation of any explanatory hypothesis affects the whole, or almost the whole, complex of different scientific-psychological explanations, which cannot remain indifferent to such rebuttal. A new importance is given to questions about the nature of refutations, empirical basis, about the meaning of “increasing of empirical content” (I. Lakatos) or “competition between various explananses” in the psychology.
This chapter addresses major dimensions of Internet-related inequalities in contemporary Russia including relevant regional, urban/rural, income, gender, occupation and age-related predictive variables commonly used in order to operationalize differences in socioeconomic positions of individuals and families and, correspondingly, in their access to the Internet. The analysis is based on multiple data sources – from 2007-2010 Russian Federal State Statistics Service Household Budget Survey data to Public Opinion Research Foundation (FOM) Internet Use Survey (2002-2011) and other opinion and market research agencies’ data on Internet coverage among different population groups. In addition to examining causes of a gap in access to Internet using computers and mobile phones, current policies aimed at closing the digital divide as well as prospects and possibilities of convergence between different groups of population in patterns of information technologies usage will be briefly analyzed.
This book is devoted to the history, metodology and philosophy of science, as well as sociology and culture problems of scientific community in modern Russia.
The article deals with the directing methodological project of “concepts history” by Vladimir Ivanovsky and Gustav Shpet (“Dictionary of philosophical terms”, 1922).
The article analyses two conceptual gnoseological points made in the last monograph by Olga M. Medushevskaya – one of the ‘information magnetism’ and another on the nature of the types of historical sources. It is shown that no effect of ‘information magnetism’ could be traced in the process of cognition, while a type of sources is not an objective entity but rather a theoretical construct.
The conference “2021 Systems of signals generating and processing in the field of on board communications” is organized with technical sponsorship of Russian (Moscow) IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS04) Chapter IEEE Region 8, Russian Section Chapter, MTT/ED and Institute of Radio and Information Systems Association (IRIS), Vienna, Austria. The conference featured invited researchers, educators, managers, and graduate students, whose research activity, case studies or best practices, are shedding light on the theory or practice of engineering, include modern digital transportation systems design and technical operation, radio waves propagation, transmitting, receiving and processing signals in television and radio broadcasting devices, information technologies in transport. The main areas of the conference “Systems of signals generating and processing in the field of on board communications” include modern digital transportation systems design and technical operation, radio waves propagation, transmitting, receiving and processing signals in television and radio broadcasting devices, information technologies in transport. FIELD OF INTEREST: Components, Circuits, Devices and Systems; General Topics for Engineers; Signal Processing and Analysis. Reports presented at the conference are grouped in 6 sections: 1. Antennas and Radio Waves Propagation. 2. Navigation and Mathematical Algorithms of an Object Space Orientation. 3. Radiofrequency Applications. 4. Wire and Optical Communication and Control Systems. 5. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS): Sub-section 1: Use of digital ITS infrastructure in telematic control systems on urban passenger transport Sub-section 2: Peculiarities of data exchange in cooperative ITS Sub-section 3: Theoretical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence Systems Development for Transportation Engineering Sub-section 4: Test methods of motor vehicles integrated into an intelligent transport environment 6. Digital signal processing in on-board radio systems
The present paper discusses perspectives of Activity Theory (AT) in the context of contemporary globalizing world, describing which we refer to the notion “De-structuralized modernity” (Sorokin & Froumin, 2020). Radical changes in everyday life challenge social sciences and humanities. Approaches are in demand, which have the potential to comprehend the changing human étant and éntre. We argue that Activity Theory has the potential to face these challenges. Leontiev’s AT grounds on the idea of qualitatively new mental features arising to deal with novel environmental challenges, which is much in line with J.M. Baldwin reasoning on evolution. AT also offers a method to prognosis the upcoming neoplasms. In the same time, applying classics of AT to the current reality, “De-structuralized modernity”, entails the need for new theoretical elaborations of the latter, stemming from the radical transformation of the relations between individual and socio-cultural environments. A unique societal context emerges on the global level, which, on the one hand, requires individual to adapt constantly to changing socio-cultural reality, and, on the other hand, dramatically expands his/her potential for proactive actorhood transforming surrounding structures. We argue that the major and novel challenge for the individual is the task of maintaining the integrity and coherence of the a) Self-identity and b) system of links in and with the socio-cultural environment - in their dynamics and unity. The notion of “culture” has particular relevance and importance in this context because it allows grasping simultaneously two dimensions in their dynamic dialectical interrelations. First, the “internal” (“subjective”, “in the minds”) and “external” (“objective”, material and institutional environment) realities. Second, individual (“micro”) and societal (“macro”) scales of human activities. Discussing the ways to understand these dynamics, we dispute the popular “constitutive view” on personality and refer to the concept of the “ontological shift” (Mironenko & Sorokin, 2018). We also highlight how technological advancements change and “expand” human nature making it capable to deal with the outlined new tasks.
The article identifies the effect of personalization of politics: its definition is given, the determinants and possible consequences are considered. That effect is illustrated by some features in the Asian and European style of modern political leadership.
The article deals with the ways Russian authorities have constructed the social problem of HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in Russia. The statistical construction of HIV/AIDS includes data indicating the significant rise of HIV prevalence in Russia since 2000. The study focuses on what and how Russian authorities speak about HIV/AIDS, while there are official data on the rapid spread of the virus in the country. The work is based on a discourse analysis of the authorities’ rhetoric about HIV/AIDS. During his first presidential terms, Vladimir Putin constructed HIV/AIDS not as an epidemic in the country, but as a “global problem,” representing Russia as a participant in international efforts to combat AIDS. The president problematized the HIV spread through the rhetoric of endangerment but without its crucial term “epidemic,” while at the same time de-problematized HIV in Russia by the strategy of naturalizing (“this is a problem that all countries face”). The Russian authorities appealed to traditional moral values and spoke about marginal or risk groups, rather than risk practices. After the deterioration of relations with Western countries since 2007, the Russian president excluded HIV/AIDS problem from his public agenda, despite the existence of the data on steep HIV growth in Russia. The Russian president’s traditionalism, de-problematization, and silence concerning HIV/AIDS lead to the absence of the HIV/AIDS issues in media agenda, the agenda of local authorities, and consequently the personal agendas of Russian citizens. The consequences are ignorance, fears, stigmatization of people living with HIV, semi-legal status of needle, and syringe exchange programs for intravenous drug users, low antiretroviral therapy coverage, and the continuing HIV epidemic.