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New Rationalism - Spiritual Rationalism (by Alexander Voin)

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First three chapters of the book published in the "Bulletin de l'Académie Internationale CONCORDE", 2019, N 1.

  1. The critique of the modern theories of knowledge and the beginning of the model of cognition by models

  2. The Model of Cognition by Models and Adjacent Questions

  3. Determinism of the social development and adjacent problems in the model approach

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This web page represents some works and thoughts by Alexander Voin. We find it very useful and topical in the current period of 21st century, and especially its core: the theory of cognition in the New Rationalism. However, we do not share all thoughts and conclusions of the author.

Personal pages of Alexander Voin:

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Classical rationalism, which lies at the basis of the unusually rapid progress of Western society in the recent past, both in the field of science and technology and in the social sphere, faced with difficulties in explaining certain paradoxes in modern physics, entered a phase of crisis. This led to today's global crisis of the most Western society and humanity as a whole. Attempts to correct classical rationalism so far have been unsuccessful.

In his books and articles, Alexander Voin proposes his own concept of revised classical rationalism, which he calls “New rationalism” or “Spiritual rationalism”. His works contain new theories of knowledge, determinism, freedom, ethics and rational theory of the spirit. There is also an analysis of the causes of the crisis of classical rationalism, the reasons for the failure of previous attempts to correct it and an analysis of the position of philosophers who accepted the impossibility of correcting it.

Most of his works are in Russian, here we present some of the translations to English from

  • The geoversal civilization and the unified method of substantiation of scientific theories (The article analyzes the project of the "geoversal civilization", developed by the Chinese philosopher Zhang Shaohua, which was discussed at the 5th World Congress of Geoversal Civilization, held on 16.7-21.7 in Nairobi.)

    • My speech at the 5th World Congress of Geoversal Civilization (The speech is devoted to the problem of the lack of mutual understanding between the participants of all such congresses and the solution of this problem on the basis of the author's philosophy)

    • An open letter to Professor Roberto Mongabeyra Unger, philosopher (The article examines the philosophical, economic and educational ideas of the famous philosopher and economist Professor Roberto Mongabeyra Unger and compares them with the ideas and works of the author in this field. The comparison is including the degree of scientific. The ideas of Unger, who was in particular an Obama teacher at the university, and then his adviser when he was president, have had and continue to have a significant impact on Western economic thought. Therefore, an assessment of the degree of scientific nature of these ideas gives an idea of ​​the degree of scientific nature of Western economic thought in general)

    • Two ways (The global crisis of modern humanity is fraught with two paths of possible development of events: global chaos and the establishment of a world dictatorship. In order for neither to happen, it is necessary to understand what is true and what is false, what is good and what is bad, what is fair and what is unfair. People have a different understanding of all this, but they cannot agree, because there is no common language. Such a common language can only provide the unified method for substantiating scientific theories proposed by the author. The recognition and application of this method will allow to resolve conflicts between states on the basis of justice, and not through the use of force, as well as to make founded solutions to human problems.)

    • Modern democracy (The rapid scientific and technological progress complicates rapidly the reality in which we live. As a result, most people's understanding of what is happening in society and the world is declining.)

  • The global crisis of Humanity and the scientific technological progress (The subject of this issue is negative relationship between the scientific and technological progress and crises. Crises in the narrow sense, including the current financial and economic crisis and the crisis of global humanity, which has already begun and threatens to unpredictable consequences.)

    • Ideology in the modern world (The comparison of ideologies common today in the world is given. It is shown that none of them is relevant to the changes that have occurred in the world due to scientific and technological progress and globalization. The beginning of a new ideology is proposed.)

    • Economics and Morality (The issue investigates the connection between economics and morality. It is shown that opposite to oppinion both of marxism and ideologs of free market economy economics has strong dependens from morality.)

    • What happens in the world (The world is becoming more complex and less stable, and the processes that are flowing in it are flowing faster and more threatening the very existence of mankind. This article is an attempt to see a general picture of what is happening today in the world, to find the main factors that determine the course of the process, and on this basis to offer a way out of the situation.)

    • Conspiracy of the doomed (The article is devoted to the situation in the world connected with the state of the humanities and social sciences which does not able to solve problems standing today before humanity. The author offers his way to change the situation.)

  • TALKS ABOUT SCIENCE Scientific theories and Unified method for their justification

  • Ask Ethan: Is Spacetime Really A Fabric

  • Is Bioethics a Science?

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About Neo Rationalism from wikipedia:Неорационализм

Neo-rationalism — a direction in European philosophy of science, which is a reformation of classical rationalism. Gaston Bachelard is typically considered a creator of Neo-rationalism, a French philosopher. However there are also many other philosophers, like Ferdinand Gonseth, Émile Meyerson, Jean Piaget and others, including philosophers of critical rationalism, who theoretically could be the founding fathers of Neo-rationalism.

These attempts to build Neo-rationalism happened before works by Alexander Voin. In his book Alexander Voin elaborates the attempt by Gaston Bachelard and shows its inconsistency.