Solonin Yury Nikiforovich – Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Head of the Chair for Theoretical and Applied Cultural Studies, Dean of the Philosophical Faculty at the Saint-Petersburg State University.
The paper considers possibility of constructing theory of culture on the bases of scientific rationality. Present-day philosophy is disabled to present these principles. The author deems appropriate to address ontological bases of science.
Key words: systemic approach, philosophy of wholeness, methodological nihilism, rationality.