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