¹ 2 - 2010
Zagladin N.V.

Crisis of Civilization or of Humanitarian Knowledge?

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”.