Ключевые слова: будущее, футурология, картины мира, социальное действие, социология познания, культурный контекст, конфликт, развитие.
"The Future" as a sociological concept. Tsoi L. – Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, Human Resource Management Department, School of Management, Higher School of Economics
The scientific article discusses the logic of justifying the vision of ‘future’ in the sociological context. The author looks at substantive connections between the scientific and cultural "world views" and the attitude to the future; presents methodology for studying the "future" in the sociology of knowledge at various development stages of sciences; discusses the significance of fighting for the future in the global cultural context, and identifies the differences between the scientific position and political opposition when looking at the future.