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The Digital Scholar: Philosopher's Lab

Volume 2, Issue 2, 2019

Evgeniy V. Maslanov
Pages 38-43
DOI: 10.5840/dspl20192221

Proto-Megascience projects as a process of constructing a collective subject of knowledge

The paper analyzes the impact of proto-megascience projects on constructing the collec- tive subject of knowledge. Based on the analysis of the functioning of Big science projects, the au- thor concludes that most projects involve the formation of communities of actively interacting researchers. However, we can hardly talk about the evolution of the collective subject of knowledge in scientific and technical projects re- lated to the issues of countries’ military capability or the development of commercial technologies The formation of the collective subject of knowledge seems rather possible regarding the implementation of fundamental research pro- jects, in which representatives of different coun- tries take part. The structure of such projects im- plies equality of scientists representing different countries. This creates favorable conditions for the formation of the collective subject of knowledge.

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