Gorina T.S. Habitualization of Scientific Enlightenment

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lp.jvolsu.2023.4.11

Tatyana S. Gorina
Candidate of Sciences (Philosophy), Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Theory of Law, Volgograd State University
Prosp. Universitetsky, 100, 400062 Volgograd, Russian Federation
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Abstract. The article discusses the features and results of the habitualization of scientific enlightenment. It is shown that such habitualization helps to overcome a number of obstacles that arise during the popularization of science, both on the part of scientists and on the part of the public. The application of P. Bourdieu's approach allows us to explain that, thanks to the cognitive and motivating structures formed during habitualization, members of the public can recognize high-quality popular science information and discover and use the opportunities associated with it. The habitualization of scientific enlightenment contributes to the emergence and development of a predisposition to perceive such information in various formats, which is associated with the need to change the attitude of the public both to science and to the methods of transmitting scientific knowledge to non-specialists. Based on habitus, patterns of perception, understanding, and evaluation that arise in the process of habitualization of scientific enlightenment, the scientific picture of the world is legitimized, which makes the scientific view of the world familiar and increases the access of subsequent generations to scientific resources. Habitualization leads to an increase in interest in the scientific explanation of reality on the part of ordinary people, the exchange of knowledge between scientists and the general public, and the latter's involvement in solving scientific problems. It is noted that habitualization creates a predisposition among scientists to participate in the popularization of science. Their involvement in scientific enlightenment is due to overcoming such barriers as reluctance to be distracted from scientific research, fears regarding misinterpretation or distortion of scientific ideas, difficulties in presenting scientific knowledge in a publicly accessible form, etc. It is emphasized that the habitualization of scientific enlightenment ensures integrity, stability, and orderliness of activities in the field of popularization of science, reduces the degree of conflict in the interaction of individuals with different social status, life experience, and basic training, and promotes the assimilation of the achievements of modern science through institutes of scientific enlightenment, allowing for the use of cognitive potential and the development of effective strategies for translating scientific knowledge.
Key words: habitus, Р. Bourdieu, scientific enlightenment, habitualization, cognitive skills, popularization of science, interiorization, dispositions.

Citation. Gorina T.S. Habitualization of Scientific Enlightenment. Logos et Praxis, 2023, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 107-114. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lp.jvolsu.2023.4.11

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