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Lopasteyskiy S. A. Value-based Foundations of the Scientific Community in the Conditions of Formation of the Society of Knowledge. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy, 2019, vol. 19, iss. 1, pp. 25-29. DOI:

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Value-based Foundations of the Scientific Community in the Conditions of Formation of the Society of Knowledge

The article is devoted to the role of scientific communities in the formation of new paradigms, as well as changes in the norms of the ethos of science, introduced by R. Merton, change in the conditions of the formation of the knowledge society. Thus, the knowledge society is able to change the idealistic norms of R. Merton and create their own on the basis of those already available with such adjustments that are capable of “supporting life” artificially in the moral and ethical aspect of the issue in the course of scientific cognition. The era of the knowledge society is accompanied by problems of speed and quality of information exchange, which, in turn, is accompanied by the appearance of new categories, terms and concepts. The main value characteristics of the scientific community in the modern age and their dependence on the use of new technologies in the life of mankind and scientific activity are presented. Thanks to computerization, the phenomenon of the scientific community begins to lose its meaning, since artificial intelligence can cope with the task of constructing new algorithms of programs. Consequently, one trained operator having knowledge of specific schemes and principles of construction is enough to control artificial intelligence, i.e, a computer.


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