Head of the Section of Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology and Law of the Department for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director Emeritus of the Institute of Philosophy of the RAS, Academician of the RAS, Dr. Sc. (Philosophy), Professor. Author more than 750 scientific works, including 30 monographs: Formation of the Scientific Theory, Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Science, A Scientific Picture of the World in Culture of a Technogenic Civilization, Philosophy of Science and Equipment, An Era of Changes and Scenarios of the Future, Theoretical Knowledge (2000; in Spain Stiopin V.S. El Saber Teorica. Estructura, Evolucion Hictorica, 2004; in English Stepin V. Theoretical Knowledge. Springer, 2005), Science Philosophy: Common Problems, Civilization and Culture, Scientific Knowledge of a Social Context, History and Philosophy of Science, Human Knowledge and Culture, Philosophy and Methodology of Science, Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture, Human. Behavior.Culture etc. President of the Russian philosophical society. Foreign member of national academies of Sciences of Belarus, Ukraine, full member of the International institute (academy) of philosophy (Paris), full member of the International academy of philosophy of science (Brussels), professor emeritus of Lomonosov Moscow State University, honourable doctor of the Karlsruhe University (Germany), honourable doctor of the Novgorod State University, Rostov State University, Bashkir State University, honourable professor of the Belarusian State University. Laureate of the Award of the Government of the Russian Federation in the Field of Science and Technology. Was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples, and For Merit to the Fartherland, IV degree. Honorary Doctor of SPbUHSS.