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The problem of “high-speed science”

Journal: The Digital Scholar: Philosopher’s Lab (Vol.1, No. 3)

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Page : 95-113

Keywords : “slow science”; time budget; neo-managerial capitalism; autonomy of scientific research; trading zones; extra-scientific knowledge;

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The purpose of the study is to analyze the problem of the time of scientific research, project activities, innovative developments and their implementation. The author discusses this issue in an interdisciplinary way, giving it the status of a global epoch problem and singling out the socio-political, cognitive and global-communicative aspects of it. The commercialization of scientific research and automation in the management of science lead to an intensification of scientists' work, provoking an irresponsible attitude toward cognitive activity. Globally, managers in science and education act as catalysts in the destruction of the rational science system. The author connects new trends that change the directions of cognitive search, with areas of exchange both between scientific disciplines, and between scientific and non-scientific knowledge. Discussion issues of socio-humanitarian technologies for the organization of trading zones refer to the traditional topic of discussions in science as forms of scientific research. The author draws attention to the perspective role of cognitive technologies in scientific studies. The author discusses the possibilities of connecting ideas of self-realization practices to the discussion, taking as an example the actual problems of the correlation between realism and constructivism and the status of thought experiments for the philosophy of science. The author makes a conclusion about the virtualization of scientific creativity in the technogenic civilization. If earlier the question was about the responsibility for the action and the word, today, with the growing pace of development, the question of responsibility for thought is arising. The term “fast science” has two interpretations: in the social aspect – as «hasty, poor quality» and in the cognitive aspect – as the future science of «high speeds of the internal potential of the mind».

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