Socio-technique and Values. Methodological Questions
This analysis assumes the naturalistic interpretation of values and identifies them with certain state of affairs preferred by certain subjects. So conceived axiological values have some influence on programmes of socio-technique. The main purport of the paper is to analyze the mechanisms of this influence.
Socio-technique is a branch of activities undertaken in order to produce rationally designed social changes. It may grow to be a discipline which is formulated according to the requirements of the scientific methods, progressive expansion of knowledge and openly assumed evaluative principles. The paper tries to show what those evaluative principles should be like.