• Nadezhda Subbotina Zabaikalsky State University, Russian Federation
Keywords: social evolution, dialectics, identity, difference, preservation, changing, development


Investigation of the social evolution process and its differences from the natural evolution requires methodological substantiation. This article proposes a methodological approach based on the Hegelian dialectics.  We distinguish two types of development: development based on external premises and development based on own foundation (self-development). The dialectics of preservation and change shows itself differently among these types.  

Social evolution is a new branch of the global evolution; its motion vector is directed toward big changes and acceleration. At the same time, the speed of natural evolution remains slow.  Emerging “scissors” create tension between the human’s natural and social sides. Natural evolution requires a person to perform the preservation functions, while social evolution requires changing functions.


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