Introduction. At the Junction of Theories and Paradigms
The present volume is the third issue of the Almanac series titled ‘Evolution’. The first volume came out with the sub-heading ‘Cosmic, Biological, and Social’ (Grinin et al. 2011), the second was entitled ‘Evolution: A Big History Perspective’ (Grinin, Korotayev, and Rodrigue 2011).
When we started the publication of the Evolution Almanac, we proceeded from the idea that we need epistemological key terms in order to understand the changes occurring in nature and society in their entirety and similarity of patterns and laws of development etc. There are quite a few scientific notions that сan be employed as such key terms.