SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY —
IS IT A DOGMA OR A WEAPON AGAINST DOGMATISM?
(The Question of One or Many Factors of Historical Dynamics)
Gumanitarnye nauki в Sibiri, 2007
The paper considers mission and status of social philosophy, its interrelation with neighbor research disciplines, the problem of driving forces of historical dynamics and social evolution. The problematique is formed by discussion among one-factor (economocentrism, technocentrism, culturocentrism, politocentrism, etc.) and many-factors approaches. It is argued that the many-factors analysis is more open, flexible, euristical, and justified. The lines of distinction and different cognitive functions of social philosophy and macrosociology are revealed. Social philosophy should not be reduced to looking for unique “general factor,” it has its own special critical and antidogmatic mission.