The Contours of an Interdisciplinary Concept of the Synergistic Complexities

The Contours of an Interdisciplinary Concept of the Synergistic Complexities

Kravchenko S.A.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Prof. of the Sociology Department, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia

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Kravchenko S.A. The Contours of an Interdisciplinary Concept of the Synergistic Complexities. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2024. No 2. P. 3-12


There are analyzed the ‘arrow of time’ effects that generate ‘order out of chaos’ (I. Prigozhin) and the accompanying phenomena that have now arisen in the form of ‘synergistic complexities’ (N. Lapin) – they set trends in the becoming of new Russia and form the image of its future. According to the author, their content and character are determined by the genotype of culture, which can either correspond to the civilizational foundations of the country or be borrowed from other cultures, on that factor the country’s sovereign, stable or, on the contrary, traumatic, crisis development depends. Specifically considered are such types of synergistic complexities as glo-localenclave spaces, synergistic time, hybrids of social, natural and technical/digital realities, hybrids of human physicality, interference risks, synergistic public consciousness and scientific knowledge of a synergistic type. It is substantiated that their complex nature, non-linear development, respectively, demanded for working out the synergistic interdisciplinary knowledge. Paying tribute to foreign scientists in its development, the author notes that it is dominated by formal and pragmatic methodology, while domestic researchers are dominated by comprehensive, more balanced approaches, including the consideration of national and cultural specifics. The author, taking into account their theoretical and methodological achievements, proposes the contours of the concept of the interdisciplinary paradigm of synergistic complexities with a humanistic core. Conclusions are drawn that on its basis it is possible to develop the political strategy for governing the synergistic complexities, which allows solving the urgent tasks of the country’s sovereign and sustainable development, reproducing the national human capital, preserving the uniqueness of our natural world and developing technological innovations without risks to human existential security.

order out of chaos; arrow of time; synergistic complexity; non-linearity; interdisciplinarity; sustainable development; human capital; humanism


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