SYSTEM ANALYSIS OF SCIENCE: THE CONCEPTS OF EQUIFINALITY AND HUMAN DIMENSIALITY

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Sistemnyy analiz nauki: idei ekvifinal'nosti i chelovekorazmernosti
Author(s): 
Alexander Ogurtsov
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No. 3 (Vol. 37)
Pages: 
190-204
Abstract: 

The article presents a historical investigation into the system analysis of science (sistemyi analiz nauki) – a movement in the Soviet philosophy of science in 1960_s. The author discusses some general characteristics of this movement as well as the conception of one of its leading representatives – M.K. Petrov. Special attention is paid to the analysis of the notions equifinality (ekvifinalnost) and human_dimensionality (chelovekorazmernost) in Petrov’s works.

Keywords: 
Soviet philosophy of science, system analysis of science, M.K. Petrov
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