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Shkurkin, Anatoly Mikhailovich Shkurkin, Anatoly Mikhailovich Doctor of Philosophy, Candidate of Economy, Professor of the Chair of Social Work and Sociology at the Far Eastern State Transportation University, chief research officer of the Institute of Complex Analysis of Regional Problems of FEB of RAS. He was born on June 6, 1946, in Sumy of the Ukraine SSR. In 1984, he graduated from the Kharkov State University, the Mechanic-Mathematics Faculty. The theme of his Doctoral dissertation was Transformation of the Adaptation characteristics of Labor within the Processes of the Social Medium Self-Organization. His academic interests include research of behavior of social phenomena under condition of transition on the new levels of complexity, or under crisis; transformation of regional socio-economic systems; human in crisis social medium. He is the author of more than 140 research papers, including 17 monographs.



Shkurkin .. Human Labor: Premises, Genesis, Future. Vladivostok: Dalnauka, 2000. 155 p.
Shkurkin .. Labor Conceptions in the History of Philosophical Thought. Vladivostok-Khabarovsk: FEB RAS, 2003. 407 p.
Shkurkin .. Adaptative Function of Labor in the Synergetic World View. Khabarovsk: FESTU, 2005. 201 p.
Shkurkin .. Immigration Labor Potential of the Russian Far East (the Chinese in the Labor Market of the Far Eastern region). Khabarovsk: FESTU, 2007. 167 p.


Shkurkin .. Labor Phenomenon: Synergetic View // Social Studies and the Present. 1998. 1. P. 122131.
Shkurkin .. Picture of the World of Antique Civilization and its Reflection in Labor Ethics // Herald of the FEB RAS, 2003. 4. P. 107121.
Shkurkin .. Aggression of Intellect // Dalny Vostok, 2005. 1. P. 150165.

Educational Aids

Shkurkin .. Essays on the History of Philosophy and Sociology of Labor. Educational Aids. Khabarovsk: Khabarovsk State Technic Unversity, FEB RAS, 2003. 237 p.
Shkurkin .. Human Labor. Unbalanced World. Transforming Social Medium. (Two-volume Educational Aids). Part 1. History of Philosophy of Labor. Khabarovsk: FESTU. 2007. 230 p.
Shkurkin .. Human Labor. Unbalanced world. Transforming Social Medium (Two-volume Educational Aids). Part 2. Labor within the Context of Unbalanced World. Khabarovsk: FESTU. 2007. 217 p.

Shkurkin A. M.


The recent tendency of shifting labor as a social value to the lower levels of public consciousness prevails in the hierarchies of different social groups. From the 1950s the researches, especially foreign, often have opposed labor to creative work. The main conclusion drawn by them is that in the post-industrial age, the labor society is substituted by creative society. Is this opposition correct? If it is, where is the border between "the labor for need" and "creative labor"? The answers for these questions are determined by the meaning implied to human labor as the eternal philosophic category.

Key words: Labor, labor conceptions, human activity, creative work, adaptation characteristics of labor.

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