Regarding the concept of social and humanitarian cybernetics

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The main attributes of natural, humanitarian, social and technical sciences are described in the article. The peculiarity of cybernetics is its duality: on the one hand, it is a natural science that studies information processes, statics and dynamics of control systems; on the other hand, it is a technical science, the task of which is to epistemically ensure the development of algorithms and technical means for analyzing, forecasting and managing processes in technical and socio-activity systems. The synthesis of cybernetics as a natural science with the humanities and social sciences is necessary in cases where it is necessary to form a mechanism for effective management of socio-activity systems based on data obtained by methods of socio-humanities, taking into account the requirements of cybernetics for management systems, to optimize management, to provide socio-activity systems with the properties of self-organization and learning. Theoretically, such a synthesis is necessary for the development of a general management theory of socio-activity systems and the theoretical management foundations of socio-cultural society modernization, which is considered to be one of the most actual tasks of our time. Socio-humanitarian cybernetics at this stage of its development is formed as a set of concrete examples of the cybernetics’ synthesis with the humanities and social sciences. The formation of socio-humanitarian cybernetics as a separate science with all its attributes: specific ontological and methodological base, library of developed models, archive of factual data, specific language for describing all scientific elements, unique problematic area, standard methods’ libraries for solving problems, logically completed theory and a set of hypotheses for the purpose of the theory further development in the future.

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Victor Tslaf

Samara National Research University

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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2499-5252

Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, head of the Samara National Research University Scientific, Educational and Consulting Centre of System and Strategic Solutions in Economic and Management Sphere

Russian Federation, 34, Moskovskoe Shosse (st.), Samara, 443086, Russian Federation


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