Progress as a Value

Progress as a Value

Kudrina S.A.

Cand. Sci. (Soc.), PG. Demidov Yaroslavl State University Yaroslavl, Russia

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Kudrina S.A. Progress as a Value. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2018. No 7. P. 24-29


The article is devoted to the idea of progress as an axiological background of the emergence and institutionalization of sociology as such. Initially sociology was absolutely separated from ontology due to denial of metaphysics and dissemination of Enlightenment values. That is why in the very beginning the idea of progress was supposed to be beyond criticism. On the other hand, later it was turned into a subject of critical analysis. The idea of progress is considered as an axiological base of the transition from prescientific social thinking to sociological rationality. It was an incentive for scientists to found sociology. Then that idea lost its stable position after the mission.

axiological premises of sociology; axiological priorities; value priorities; philosophy of sociology; values in sociology; progress; tradition; devaluation of tradition


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