Dr. Jean Toschenko
Dr. Jean Toschenko

Dr. Jean Toschenko

Department of History and Theory of Sociology

Chair of the Department, Corresponding Member of the RAS

Academic degree
Dr. hab. in Philosophy, Professor

State awards, honors, recognitions
Corresponding Member of RAS


  • Born in 1935
  • 1957 - graduated from Moscow State University
  • until 1975 - worked in the Komsomol organs of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Krasnoyarsk University
  • 1975 - 1991 – Academy of Social Sciences
  • 1995-2018 - Ch. editor of SOCIS magazine
  • 1995 – present - RSUH

Academic and educational activity

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to sociology,
  • Sociology of labor,
  • Paradoxes of public consciousness,
  • Sociology of Management,
  • and others.

Lectured in Carleton University(Canada), Moscow State University, Russian Social University, RSUH, and many other Russian universities, including the Academy of Social Sciences and the Russian Academy of Civil Service. Since 1999, has organized (RSUH) annual conferences on the topics of the intelligentsia, discussing the current state of this social layer, the interaction of intelligentsia and the authorities, the position of culture in the system of mass communications and in the world of cultural interaction, intellectual property, etc. (the series of collective monographs "Intelligentsia and society"). Supervised over 50 Ph.D. and 23 Dr. hab. dissertations.

Area of expertise

Dr. Toschenko put forward and substantiated the possibility of a special paradigm that presents sociology as the sociology of life. It interprets the object of sociology as the civil society and the subject of sociology as a the interconnected unity of a functioning social consciousness, activity (behavior) and objective conditions. Important original theoretical and methodological ideas are the study of the phenomenon of “paradoxical man”, “Centaurism” and “phantom-ness”, which reflected the basic and at the same time, specific changes in the public consciousness and behavior of people, in their real life, when they are (in one and the same time) sincerely pursuing mutually exclusive goals.

Another area of ​​academic interest is connected with the social dimension of labor and management, the development of which he began by conducting research at factories. The third area of ​​academic interest is connected with political sociology, development trends of real consciousness and behavior.

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