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Rumors of Science Objectivity: in Memory of Peter Berger

E. A. Timoschuk

The paper summarizes the development of Peter Berger's sociocultural phenomenology. The author believes that this theoretical approach had a great influence on humanitarian knowledge. Today, when there is an expansion of relativism and object-centered cognition, credit should be given to Peter Berger for his courage of socio-cultural subjectivism. Technocratic absorption of the subject is a dangerous way of philosophy deflation, its belittling to providing software support of a technogenic society and serving the scientific needs. In this regard, the importance of P. Berger’s work cannot be overestimated. He was able to productively reshape Husserl's ideas in relation to the value-semantic world of society and culture. The American philosopher was a true advocate of culture and humanism. The scientist rearticulated the idea of God in secular technocratic society. He criticized both socialism and capitalism, modernization and religious fundamentalism calling for a realistic, phenomenological view of the world.

About the Authors

Timoschuk Elena Andreevna, Candidate of Sciences (Philosophy), Associate Professor, Department of Social and Humanitarian Sciences, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, 59a, Gorkiy st., Vladimir, 600000, Russian Federation, tel .: 8 (4922) 532857, e-mail: e@timos.elcom.ru

For citation

Timoschuk E.A. Rumors of Science Objectivity: in Memory of Peter Berger. The Bulletin of Irkutsk State University. Series Political Science and Religion Studies, 2019, vol. 28, pp. 100-107. https://doi.org/10.26516/2073-3380.2019.28.100 (in Russian)

Peter Berger, reification, phenomenology of the life-world, humanization of everyday life, desecularization
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