The concept of progress and the progress of philosophical vocabulary

Tatiana D. Sokolo­va
Insti­tute of Phi­los­o­phy, Russ­ian Acad­e­my of Sci­ences

The con­cept of progress and the progress of philo­soph­i­cal vocab­u­lary

Abstract. The arti­cle is a response to the argu­ments by A.L. Niki­forov on the the­o­ret­i­cal foun­da­tions of the philo­soph­i­cal con­cept of progress. It focus­es on the analy­sis of the ter­mi­no­log­i­cal appa­ra­tus’ for­ma­tion with­in Russ­ian aca­d­e­m­ic phi­los­o­phy in the 18th cen­tu­ry – the time when both Russ­ian sci­ence and phi­los­o­phy emerged. Based on his­tor­i­cal mate­r­i­al, the author analy­ses (1) two pos­si­ble ways of devel­op­ment of philo­soph­i­cal ter­mi­nol­o­gy in Russ­ian lan­guage; (2) the gen­er­al posi­tion of the Russ­ian lan­guage in sci­ence and its prospects; (3) the pos­si­bil­i­ty of assess­ing the changes that have tak­en place with the philo­soph­i­cal lan­guage dur­ing this peri­od in the frame­work of the pro­gres­sive par­a­digm. The author iden­ti­fies the cri­te­ria for which the process of the for­ma­tion of philo­soph­i­cal ter­mi­nol­o­gy can be char­ac­ter­ized as pro­gres­sive for Russ­ian phi­los­o­phy and the Russ­ian lan­guage as a whole. 

Key­words: philo­soph­i­cal con­cept of progress, lan­guage of phi­los­o­phy, philo­soph­i­cal ter­mi­nol­o­gy, phi­los­o­phy in Russ­ian

DOI: 10.32326/2618–9267–2021–4–2–40–47


The report­ed study was fund­ed by RFBR, project num­ber 17–29-09178 “Analy­sis of Lan­guage and Inter­dici­pli­nar­i­ty”.


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