NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2018, Book 1

Education and educational research

THE EARLY PERIOD OF THE “DIGITAL REVOLUTION” FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Assoc. Prof. Aleksei Miloslavov, Assos. Prof. Olga Kuzmina

ABSTRACT

At present, in the literature that are devoted on social life, it has become commonplace to claim that we live in the era of the "digital revolution". Our paper deal with computer science in the period from the late 40's to early 60's of the twentieth century, which is considered from the point of view of "intellectual history". We concern with, in the main, two problems. First is self-consciousness of members of computer science community in relation to other spheres of scientific and engineering-practical activity, including the question about the correlation of theoretical and applied components in the structure of the knowledge. Secondly, we tell about interactions of a new sphere of professional activity have been occurred in this period with various social practices - scientific, industrial, political and so on. Based on the texts that reflect the incipience of computer science in the West and in the Soviet Union, we reveal some features of the "philosophy" of the early period of the digital revolution in the context of the existence of two ideological systems.

KEYWORDS

Digital revolution, computer science, Intellectual history

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2018 Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-00-3, THE EARLY PERIOD OF THE “DIGITAL REVOLUTION” FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, 195-203 pp, DOI paper