Object of Sociology in the Metamorphosis of Hybrid Society Morphogenesis

Object of Sociology in the Metamorphosis of Hybrid Society Morphogenesis

Ignatyev V.I.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Professor, Department of Sociology and Mass Communications, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia ighnatiev.v@inbox.ru

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Ignatyev V.I. Object of Sociology in the Metamorphosis of Hybrid Society Morphogenesis. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2022. No 4. P. 114-124


The substantiation of the morphological analysis significance of social changes in the period of qualitative transformation of social reality is presented stressing the need to clarify the content of the object of sociology. Specifics of the emerging new social morphology are analyzed, which, so the author, is based on the appearance in the social space of a new type of social relations agent – devices with artificial intelligence. To designate this agent, the concept “technosubject” is offered. The author argues that the new social morphology is formalized in the shape of two parallel structures forming two interrelated topological systems: stratification system of people and a stratified sociotechnosystem shaped by technosubjects of various types. The conclusion is made about the formation of a hybrid society, in which the substrate basis of its morphology is a symbiosis of natural and artificial nature agents. The product of their interaction is hybrid sociality. The necessity of transition to a new paradigm of the object of sociology interpretation is substantiated.

object of sociology; social morphogenesis; artificial intelligence; technosubjects; sociotechnosystem; hybrid society


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