Department of History and Theory of Sociology
Chair of the Department, Corresponding Member of the RAS
Dr. hab. in Philosophy, Professor
State awards, honors, recognitions
Corresponding Member of RAS
Academic and educational activity
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.