Humanist choice of Russian population and focuses of Russian sociology

Lapin N.I.

Corresponding Member of RAS, Chief Rresearcher, Head of thе Center for Sociocultural Changes Studies, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

ID of the Article: 6180

Rubric: Jubilee

For citation:

Lapin N.I. Humanist choice of Russian population and focuses of Russian sociology. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 5. P. 23-34


The author discusses three interrelated rounds of ideas. First round – origins of Russia as society, state, civilization; endogenous and exogenous vectors of society and civilization formation. The second circle – humanist choice by Russia population, concept of real humanism, humanistic turn-point in the social sciences, critical humanism as methodology to understand real evolution. Third round – the stages of humanistic modernization preparation and the focuses of Russian sociology. Many issues raised require further research.

Russian civilization; vectors of its evolution; alternative of permissiveness and humanism; humanist majority choice; real humanism; critical humanism
Content No 5, 2016