THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

В«Frontier as a heuristic model of historical and cultural knowledgeВ». Round Table

2014. №4, pp. 304-314

Yakushenkov Sergey N. - Ph.D. (History), Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation, shuilong@mail.ru

Romanova Anna P. - D.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor, Director, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation, aromanova_mail@mail.ru

Baeva Lyudmila V. - D.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor, Dean, Head of chair, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation, baevaludmila@mail.ru

Khlyshcheva Yelena V. - D.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor, Head of chair, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation, culture_mar@mail.ru

Morozova Yelena V. - D.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor, Head of chair, Kuban State University, 149 Stavropolskaya st., Krasnodar, 350040, Russian Federation, morozova_e@inbox.ru

Yakushenkova Oksana S. - Ph.D. (History), Editor, Ltd. "Global Lab", 16 Sushchevskiy val, Moscow, 127018, Russian Federation, ninawari@yandex.ru

Frontier, as a special model of the historical development of various countries, for a long time has been analyzed in detail mainly by historians. Recently, however, this problem starts to agitate the minds of scientists of other fields of knowledge. And the very concept of the frontier has gone far beyond just the Humanities. Increasingly, it is a term used by physicists, chemists, doctors, etc. At the same time, despite the fact that frontier has been studied for more than a century, it’s phenomenon is far from understanding. Scientists of various fields of humanitarian knowledge in the framework of the round table held at ASU in September, 2014, tried to talk about the frontier from different points of view. There were divergent opinions, sometimes mutually exclusive, which suggests that the problem of the frontier is not exhausted from a scientific point of view. Despite the different approaches, almost all participants talked about the importance of the analysis of this problem and productivity frontier theory, as a special heuristic model for understanding many processes of development of human societies.

Key words: фронтир, Россия, США, исторические и культурные процессы, эвристическая модель, теория науки, круглый стол, frontier, Russia, US, historical and cultural processes, heuristic model, theory of science, round table

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