Teleology of Scientific and Technical Progress

  • Igor V. AstafyevEmail author
  • Dmitry P. Sokolov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 91)


Scientific and technical progress as a complex systemic phenomenon is one of the main factors of socio-economic development. As any element of a system of relations, STP has a complex objective function, which, on the one hand, defines its tasks, on the other, it predetermines results and consequences.

The teleology of scientific and technical progress has two clearly expressed directions - cognitive process and the growth of the quantity and quality of consumption. These areas are closely interrelated.

The article focuses on the features of scientific and technical progress in terms of its goals and objectives at the present stage of civilizational development.


Civilization Society Scientific and technological progress Macroeconomic system Work objectives Market Commodity goods Science Marginal utility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil Society Development FoundationKostromaRussia
  2. 2.Financial University under the Government of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia

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