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Vladimir Kolpakov
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Valentina Fedotova
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Ilya Kasavin
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Vitaly Gorokhov
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Nadezhda Kasavina
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Valentin Bazhanov
Ul'yanovsk State University
Issue number: 
No. 4 (Vol. 38)
Pages: 
62-89
Abstract: 

The discussion on the topic of the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences that follows the article by M.Ratz and S.Kotelnikov presented more alternative diagnoses of the reform. V.Kolpakov and V.Fedotova discuss the reform process in terms of K.Popper’s “piecemeal technology”. V.Gorokhov stresses the importance of taking into account for a natural evolution of social systems as well as working out a clear conception of the desired final state of the regulated system. V.Bazhanov addressed the issue of connections between science and education and presented his own ideas on the ways of making the former better. Based on the experience of the post-war university reform in the United States, I.Kasavin argues that the role of the humanities in the field of education and science must be enhanced by the state. N.Kasavina discusses what she treats as a passive state of the civil society in Russia and the difficulties of its interactions with the state. She draws parallels with the Chinese experience of intellectual coverage of an analogous reform.

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