Innovative Paradigm of Technogenic Civilization: Problems of Methodology

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The article attempts to develop the methodological foundations of innovation as a new field of scientific research that studies innovation in science, culture and society. On the basis of the philosophical and methodological approach, the term “innovation” is conceptualized. The definition of the concept of innovation proposed in the article is based on the “procedural approach” in the interpretation of innovation activity and at the same time emphasizes the significance of the final result in the form of a new product that has commercial (social) value. In the context of modern trends in technogenic civilization, the essential features of innovative activity are revealed, its high degree of uncertainty and sensitivity to random changes and the influence of the external environment is revealed, it is shown that, along with organization, self-organization processes play an important role in it, manifested in complex, spontaneous changes accompanying the emergence of innovations. It is concluded that these features are evidence of the synergistic nature of innovation. The “rehabilitation” of synergetics is being carried out, which is considered as an ontological basis for building an innovative methodology. The article also formulates the basic principles of innovation methodology: openness of innovation, unity of linearity and non-linearity, probabilistic nature, the principle of systemic communication and organization, interdisciplinarity, the principle of relying on feedback. The possibility of creating an innovative method is being assessed. On this basis, the modern status of innovation is determined as an independent field of knowledge that has its own object, subject, functions, subjects, methodology, social mechanisms and the sphere of innovative consciousness, as well as other distinctive features of any particular science. A new approach to understanding the social and humanitarian expertise of high-risk innovative projects is proposed.

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Svetlana E. Kryuchkova

Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9213-8503

Doctor of philosophical sciences, Professor of the Department of Humanities

49 Leningradskiy prospekt, Moscow, 125993, Russian Federation

Sergey A. Khrapov

Astrakhan State University

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1962-748X

Doctor of philosophical sciences, Professor of the Department of Philosophy

20A Tatishcheva St, Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation

Alexander P. Glazkov

Astrakhan State University

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7606-2433

Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy

20A Tatishcheva St, Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation


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