• The role of sustainable development in the export intensity of small and medium-size enterprises represents an open research question. We consider sustainable development through the environmental, social, and governance dimensions as well as via firms’ innovative activity indicators. Our objective is to reveal the sustainability determinants of export intensity of SMEs in emerging markets subject to financial constraints, which is one of the major obstacles for SMEs. Our sample is based on the …Read more
  • Complex Interplay of Eastern Bloc SMEs Trade Credit Determinants: Changes due to the Global Financial Crisis
    with Tamara Teplova, Kristina Galenskaya, and Mariya Gubareva
    Complexity 2022 1-13. 2022.
    We investigate whether the determinants of small and medium enterprises’ trade credits taken for purchasing fixed assets suffered substantial changes due to the global financial crisis. The geographical focus of this paper covers 18 former Eastern bloc countries. The data sample comprises opinions of the SMEs top managers relative to the trade credit financing. The two-step Heckman procedure is applied to study complexity of the trade credit determinants. We find that before the GFC the equity c…Read more
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    A Priori in the Classical Model of Science
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 59 (1): 81-93. 2022.
    The paper is devoted to the concept of a priori and a priori knowledge within the framework of the classical model of science proposed for conducting research on the history of concepts, and in particular, the concept of “science” by digital humanities [de Jong, Betti, 2010]. In the first part of the article, I refer to the concept of model and consider the classical model of science in terms of its heuristic potential for philosophical research, and define the main structural parts of the model…Read more
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    The article analyzes the conflict between the “analytic” and “continental” approaches in philosophy on the example of the development of historical epistemology, which can be considered as “French style” in the philosophy of science. The French tradition is especially interesting due to the specificity of the reception of analytic philosophy that took place in it, where analytic philosophy did not receive an institutional form. The phrase “analytic philosophy” was problematized in the French aca…Read more
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    A Priori in the Philosophy of Science
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 57 (3): 60-74. 2020.
    The article is devoted to the analysis of research approaches and attitudes to the study of the a priori in the philosophy of science. In the first part, I outline the basic premises of this study: scientific knowledge as the highest manifestation of rationality; the normative nature of scientific knowledge. In the second part, I turn to the difference in the subject of philosophical research on the history of science – the history of science as a “history of facts” vs the history of science as …Read more
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    Gaston Bachelard and the Topicality of Historical Epistemology
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 48 (2): 209-219. 2016.
    The article deals with the phenomenon of French historical epistemology and Gaston Bachelard's role in its theoretical and institutional establishment. It analyses the place of history of sciences in French historical epistemology, which was considered in France as epistemology perse from the beginning of XX century. The article accompanies first Russian translation of Bachelard's lecture "Topicality of the History of Science" and argues that this text represents Bachelardian program for reforma…Read more
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    Historical Epistemology in France
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 56 (1): 150-168. 2019.
    As an independent philosophical discipline, historical epistemology had been forming in the French Academy from the early 20 century and to its middle developed to the point where it left behind other types of epistemologies, which succeeded to take revenge only in the late 1980s. However, historians and sociologists often consider French historical epistemology as a “marginal” discipline, compared to other areas of philosophical research. The focus of the study is the formation of the French ve…Read more
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    Philosophy of Science
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 56 (1): 47-53. 2019.
    The article is a response to the arguments by I.T. Kasavin on the emergence of the philosophy of science as an independent philosophical discipline from the phenomenon of rapid scientific development in Victorian England. The article consists of three parts. The first one supports the thesis on the formation of the philosophy of science as a separate philosophical discipline in the first half of the XIX century. The second part criticizes the primacy of William Whewell in the formulation of the …Read more
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    William Whewell’s philosophy of science and Immanuel Kant’s apriorism
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 55 (2): 180-185. 2018.
    The article is the introduction to the Russian translation of the preface and Book I of William Whewell’s classic work “Novum Organon Renovatum”. In his theory for the philosophy of science, Whewell of­fers a conception, which radically differs from a positivist or an inductivist models of science – the most influential doctrines of his time. Presupposing that the scientific activity is impossible without acceptance of a metaphysical doctrine, Whewell goes against the contemporary tendencies in …Read more
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    Computer Science: features of Russian classification
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 55 (1): 31-35. 2018.
    The article deals with Russian scientific classifications of computer science in comparison with Western scien­tific classifications Fields of Science and Technology and Universal Decimal Classification. The author analyzes the basics and principles of these classifications, identifies their strong and weak points as well as their influence on the devel­opment of computer sciences. She also provides some recom­mendations on adjustments of Russian scientific classifications aiming to make them mo…Read more
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    Why so complicated?
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 52 (2): 47-51. 2017.
    In the article, author criticizes some points made by S.M. Gavrilenko regarding the status of historical epistemology and other social and humanitarian disciplines. Here the author relies mainly on the French tradition of historical epistemology, as well as emphasizes the need to keep clear the disciplinary boundaries between epistemology, philosophy of science, history and sociology of science.
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    The Notion of a priori in Logical Empiricism and Its First Critics
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 45 (3): 80-97. 2015.
    The philosophy of logical empiricism has largely determined the direction and the range of problems of the philosophy, which later became known as analytic philosophy. Philosophers of the Vienna Circle and their followers had to dissociate their program from other philosophies predominant in the early twentieth century. As a part of this task the revision of the concepts of classical epistemology, including the concept of apriori was carried out. The paper examines how, in the framework of logic…Read more
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    Philosophy of Inductive Sciences, founded upon their history. Book 3, Chapter 4
    with William Whewell, A. Nikiforov, and I. Kasavin
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 49 (3): 198-215. 2016.
    The text continues the translation series of William Whewell's book «The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, founded upon their history». The chapter devoted to the establishment of such concepts of statics and dynamics, as equilibrium, measure of statical forces, gravity, oblique forces, and the parallelogram of forces. Whewell substantiates the fundamental principles of mechanics by analogy with the axioms of geometry, but his justification of the necessity of mechanical laws is based on the…Read more
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    A priori and the Philosophy of Science (review)
    Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 49 (3): 225-231. 2016.
    The new book by Professor David J. Stump explores and develops the theories of the a priori, which are rarely considered in contemporary epistemology and philosophy of science: the theories of pragmatic and functional a priori, proposed in the early XX century by Clarence Irving Lewis and Arthur Pap. The author begins with the analysis of «constitutive elements of science» and Henri Poincare's conventionalism. He consistently and historically examines the approaches towards the theories of the a…Read more