Crisis of civilization or of humanitarian knowledge?

Crisis of civilization or of humanitarian knowledge?

Zagladin N.V.,

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Head of the Center for Socio-Economic and Socio-Political Problems, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences. Moscow, Russia,

For citation:

Zagladin N.V. Crisis of civilization or of humanitarian knowledge? – Polis. Political Studies. 2010. No. 2. P. 146-157. (In Russ.)


In the course of his analysis of the paradigmatic foundations, on which humanitarian knowledge has been being formed for the space of recent centuries, the author comes to the conclusion on a deep crisis of modern humanitarian knowledge, which fails to “keep pace” with the rapid complication of social reality. Today’s absence of a unitary and immutable vector of the development of the world civilization impels one, by and large, to adopt critical attitude toward the paradigm of “vertical progress”.

Content No. 2, 2010

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