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Knowledge as a Strategic Resource: the Methodological Foundations of Research

Lopasteyskiy Sergey Aleksandrovich, Saratov State University

The article considers knowledge and information from the point of view of influence on human life, the role of knowledge in the modern world. Various approaches of understanding knowledge and information, differentiation of concepts of information society and knowledge society are considered. It is suggested that pseudo-knowledge is a stepping stone to the emergence of fundamental knowledge and is part of its development. Man in the modern era receives a huge amount of information, which leads him to “information shock”. Knowledge ceases to be only scientific and acquires a separate meaning in the context of culture, science, art and other branches of human life. And an expert in such knowledge is a person who has received recognition in this sphere, for example, a patriarch or rabbi in religious knowledge. It is described that the dissemination of knowledge and its deepening into various spheres of life can lead to both negative and positive consequences. Thanks to knowledge, research has appeared in the field of genetic engineering and cloning, which in many respects affects the ethical norms and rules of human existence, but also gives a person a chance to gain additional opportunities.


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