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Shcelkin A.G. Ironic notes on the current situation in sociology. St. Petersburg Sociology Today. 2021. N. 16. P. 107-130. DOI:10.25990 ...



Shcelkin A.G. Ironic notes on the current situation in sociology. St. Petersburg Sociology Today. 2021. N. 16. P. 107-130. DOI:10.25990/socinstras.pss-16.t9mc-az18
ISSN 2308-3166
DOI 10.25990/socinstras.pss-16.t9mc-az18

Posted on site: 12.01.22

URL: http://www.pitersociology.ru/ru/node/774 ( 12.01.2022)


Abstract

The article notes as an irreversible fact: the vocabulary and topics of modern sociology have become postmodern. This paradigm shift needs to be evaluated. It is known that the language of assessment should not coincide with the language of the criticized phenomenon. Therefore, the author chose the ironic style for his story. The main objects of irony: 1) the universal crumbled into fragments of the local on the example of the concept of pluralism of civilizations; 2) factocentrism, when the very fact of the existence of things justifies their existence; 3) Otherness has supplanted the concept of norms. And so on. Conclusion: modern society needs an ontology for society, where ontology is understood as a model of authentic, true (but not arbitrary) existence of things.