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Steklova I. V. Scientific and Technical Rationality: Horizons of Interaction. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy, 2019, vol. 19, iss. 4, pp. 398-402. DOI:

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Scientific and Technical Rationality: Horizons of Interaction

The article develops the author’s concept of relations between communication and isolation in the structure of the totality of technology and science, the ratio of rational to normative scientific, cognitive and technical structures. The focus is on the nature of ideals and norms of scientific and technical research, the types of scientific and technical rationality, their interdependence, and their role in cognition. The aim of the work is a comparative analysis of scientific and technical rationality based on the study of the foundations of science, technology and paradigms. The processes of restructuring the type of rationality in science and technology, the problem of their continuity and scientific and technical knowledge in general are considered. The research is carried out on the material of the history of philosophy, science and technology. In the article phenomenological, hermeneutic, transcendental methodology, general logical and theoretical scientific methods are used. The interpretation of the interaction between technical and scientific rationality presented in the article demonstrates the possibility of a broad understanding of the meaning and essence of the process of changing the types of rationality, the purposeful use of procedures and approaches which allow you to follow the scientific worldview; explain the emergence of new ideals and norms in cognitive activity; identify the dynamics of paradigms and use philosophical principles in the study of the scientific and technical space.


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