Proto-Megascience projects as a process of constructing a collective subject of knowledge

Evgeniy V. Maslanov
Insti­tute of Phi­los­o­phy, Russ­ian Acad­e­my of Sci­ences

Pro­to-Mega­science projects as a process of con­struct­ing a col­lec­tive sub­ject of knowl­edge

Abstract. The paper ana­lyzes the impact of pro­to-mega­science projects on con­struct­ing the col­lec­tive sub­ject of knowl­edge. Based on the analy­sis of the func­tion­ing of Big sci­ence projects, the author con­cludes that most projects involve the for­ma­tion of com­mu­ni­ties of active­ly inter­act­ing researchers. How­ev­er, we can hard­ly talk about the evo­lu­tion of the col­lec­tive sub­ject of knowl­edge in sci­en­tif­ic and tech­ni­cal projects relat­ed to the issues of coun­tries’ mil­i­tary capa­bil­i­ty or the devel­op­ment of com­mer­cial tech­nolo­gies. The for­ma­tion of the col­lec­tive sub­ject of knowl­edge seems rather pos­si­ble regard­ing the imple­men­ta­tion of fun­da­men­tal research projects, in which rep­re­sen­ta­tives of dif­fer­ent coun­tries take part. The struc­ture of such projects implies equal­i­ty of sci­en­tists rep­re­sent­ing dif­fer­ent coun­tries. This cre­ates favor­able con­di­tions for the for­ma­tion of the col­lec­tive sub­ject of knowl­edge.

Key­words: col­lec­tive sub­ject of knowl­edge, pro­to-mega­science, big sci­ence, mega­science, inter­na­tion­al coop­er­a­tion

DOI: 10.5840/dspl20192221


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