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Belinskaya E.P. The problem of individual and society in the works of V.I.Vernadsky

Full text in Russian: Белинская Е.П. Проблема личности и общества в работах В.И.Вернадского
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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Causes of current interest to concepts containing social forecasts are identified. It is stated that the influence of scientific work of V.I.Vernadsky on socio-humanitarian sciences is due to its value content. Contradictions of Vernadsky’s "noosphere project" and Vernadsky’s ideas about future "autotrophy of humanity" that is based on rational collective use of the limited resources of the planet and at the individual level leads to development of "collective identity" are analyzed. It is argued that current value of Vernadsky’s views on individual/social ratio in a human consist in the idea of sustainability as a whole.

Keywords: social forecasting, social evolution, natural evolution, noosphere, Vernadsky, autotrophy of humanity


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 14-06-00640.


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Received 14 September 2013. Date of publication: 27 February 2014.

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Belinskaya Elena P. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Belinskaya E.P. The problem of individual and society in the works of V.I.Vernadsky. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 7, No. 33, p. 3. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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