The Idea of Technology in Scientific Knowledge

  • Olga M. KalmykovaEmail author
  • Elena B. Ivushkina
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


The study of technology as a phenomenon of human society, which started in the ancient world and continued at early stages of cultural and historical development, is still popular. With a large multitude of works in the context of different theoretical approaches, there’s still no single opinion regarding understanding the sense of technology. This research takes into account the complex of main concepts of technology, but stick to the approach developed by modern Russian philosophers, within which technology is defined as a totality of artifacts and technical knowledge—from technical to theoretical, scientific & technical, and systemic & technical.


Technology Philosophy of technology Technical knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Service and Entrepreneurship (branch) of Don State Technical UniversityShakhtyRussia

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