The Digital Scholar and the Strategy of a Scholarly Journal in Philosophy

Ilya T. Kasavin
RAS Insti­tute of Phi­los­o­phy

Lobachevsky State Uni­ver­si­ty of Nizh­ni Nov­gorod

The Dig­i­tal Schol­ar and the Strat­e­gy of a Schol­ar­ly Jour­nal in Phi­los­o­phy

Abstract. The arti­cle attracts atten­tion to the fact that a sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal (not a mag­a­zine) today is an essen­tial fac­tor in the devel­op­ment of sci­en­tif­ic research, as well as in the for­ma­tion of a sci­en­tif­ic tra­di­tion and cement­ing the dis­ci­pli­nary com­mu­ni­ty. The his­to­ry of philo­soph­i­cal jour­nal serves to illus­trate the dif­fer­ent ways tak­en by the aca­d­e­m­ic phi­los­o­phy on the con­ti­nent and in the Anglo-Sax­on world and the role of social and cul­tur­al cir­cum­stances in the process. This diver­gence not only expressed a known plu­ral­ism of the philo­soph­i­cal trends, but also led to some neg­a­tive con­se­quences. The social tech­nol­o­gy of sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal­ism reflects the pecu-liar­i­ties and con­tra­dic­tions of mod­ern sci­ence as a social insti­tu­tion, and in par­tic­u­lar, the con­tro­ver­sy between the com­mer­cial­iza­tion of knowl­edge and knowl­edge as a pub­lic good. Sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal only then per­forms a pos­i­tive role in the infor­ma­tion soci­ety, when it pro­motes the strat­e­gy of deal­ing with and under-stand­ing sci­ence as a cul­tur­al val­ue.

Key­words: nation­al philo­soph­i­cal tra­di­tion, types of sci­en­tif­ic jour­nals, A. Bain, H. Vei­hinger, dis­ci­pli­nary com­mu­ni­ty, infor­ma­tion soci­ety, sci­ence com­mer­cial­iza­tion, sci­ence as pub­lic good.

DOI: 10.5840/dspl2018111


  1. Bain A. George Croom Robert­son, Mind. A quar­ter­ly review of psy­chol­o­gy and phi­los­o­phy. New series, 1893, no. 5, Jan­u­ary, pp. 1–14.
  2. Bau­man Z. Liq­uid moder­ni­ty. Saint Peters­burg: Piter, 2008. 240 pp. (In Russ­ian)
  3. Cal­lon M. Is Sci­ence a Pub­lic Good. Fifth Mullins Lec­ture, Vir­ginia Poly-tech­nic Insti­tute, 23 March 1993, Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy and Human Val­ues, 1994, vol. 19, iss. 4, pp. 395–424.
  4. Knowl­edge is demo­c­ra­t­ic,” in: Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can, 6, 253, 26 April 1851.
  5. Mind: Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Press. Avail­able at: (accessed on Sep­tem­ber 21, 2017)
  6. Ogurtsov A.P. Filosof­skie zhur­naly [Phi­los­o­phy Jour­nals], Bol­shaya sovet­skaya entsik­lo­pe­diya. Vol. 29. Moscow, 1978. (In Russ­ian)
  7. Shrager J. From Wiz­ards to Trad­ing Zones: Cross­ing the Chasm of Com­put­ers in Sci­en­tif­ic Col­lab­o­ra­tion. In: M. E. Gor­man (ed.), Trad­ing Zones and Inter­ac­tion­al Exper­tise. Cre­at­ing New Kinds of Col­lab­o­ra­tion. Cam­bridge: MIT Press, 2010, pp. 107–124.
  8. Simon H.A. The many shapes of knowl­edge, Revue l’Economie Indus­trielle, 1999, 88, pp. 23–39.
  9. Kolchanov N.A., Gon­charov S.S., Lihosh­vay V.A., Ivanisenko V.A. (eds.). Sis­tem­naya kompyuter­naya biologiya [Com­pu­ta­tion­al Sys­tems Biol­o­gy]. Novosi-birsk: Izd-vo SO RAN, 2008. 769 pp. (In Russ­ian)
  10. Tiras Kh.P. Eti­ka I prak­ti­ka bio­logich­esko­go issle­dovani­ja: 200 let evo­lut­sii [Ethics and prac­tice of bio­log­i­cal research: 200 years of evo­lu­tion], Filosofiya nau­ki, 2015, vol. 20, pp. 144–168. (In Russ­ian)
  11. Weller M. The Dig­i­tal Schol­ar. How Tech­nol­o­gy Is Trans­form­ing Schol­ar­ly Prac­tice. Lon­don, NY: Blooms­bury Aca­d­e­m­ic, 2011. Avail­able at:–
    tech­nol­o­gy-is-trans­form­ing-schol­ar­ly-prac­tice (accessed on Sep­tem­ber 21, 2017)

Comments are closed.