of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 4 (44) 2007 (256 p.)
We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 4, 2007 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).
This issue’s Editor’s Column has abandoned the customary analytical text for a versified New Year Toast from the Editor-in-Chief that alludes to the various activities of the editorial board members.
Our official column In
the Presidium of the Russian Philosophical Society informs of
the Presidium meeting on October 25, 2007 that summarised the RPhO’s activities
from 2005 to 2007; the forthcoming 22nd World Congress of Philosophy (Seoul,
2008) and the Philosophy Train to take the Congress’ participants from
Vladivostok to Moscow; the future monument to Vladimir Solovyov; the Russian Philosophical Gazette, etc. The
Presidium has scheduled the 5th Russian Congress of Philosophy
to be held from June 24 to June 27
See Towards the
Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy for the basic information about the
congress on Rethinking Philosophy Today.
(For full information, visit the Congress official website at www.wep2008.or.kr.)
Our column provides a list of plenary sessions, symposiums and sections, and
specifies the application procedures. Please, note that the new application
deadline is February 15, 2008. According to Pr. A. N. Chumakov,
First Vice President, the Russian Philsophical Society, and chief coordinator,
the Philosophy Train
cultural event, the participants, both Russian and foreign, will travel from Seoul
to Vladivostok to attend the International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in the Context of Intercultural Communications,
meet local scholars and visit local landmarks. The event participants and the
invited public figures and press persons will then travel to Moscow via Khabarovsk
(August 9; Round Table, the agenda is yet negotiated), Chita (August
11; Round Table on Russia-China
Relations: Problems and Prospects of Cooperation), Ulan-Ude
(August 12-14; International Baikal Philosophy Forum Dialogue in the 21st Century: Man and Nature as a follow-up of the
22nd World Congress of Philosophy), Irkutsk
(August 15; a boat trip up the Angara river and Lake Baikal; Round Table
on the problems of preservation and utilization of Baikal’ unique resources), Krasnoyarsk
(August 17), Novosibirsk (August 20-22; International Workshop Rethinking Philosophy of Science and
Education Today to serve both as another follow-up of the World Congress of
Philosophy and a preparatory event envisaging the 5th Russian Congress of
Philosophy to be held in the city from 24 to 27 June 2009), Yekaterinburg
(August 24; Seminar on Science and
Education in Contemporary Russia: The Regional Perspective [preliminary
topic]), Kazan (August 26-27; International Conference on Tolerance as a Principle of Interethnic and
Interconfessional Relations in a Russian Region). In addition to the above
events, the trip program envisages meeting local scholars and sightseeing. The
trip is culminate in
The Bulletin provides detailed information about
activities on the World Philosophy Day. The
Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the International Conference on Philosophy of Law in Russia: Theoretical Principles and Moral Foundations; the Seminar on Nonclassical Logic: Problems of Theory, History and Scientific Applications (both within the framework of the Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy); the activities of the World View Philosophy Club in Sosnovy Bor, the Leningrad Oblast, and the philosophical seminar for Theoretical Foundations of the Speculative and Practical Understanding of Reality at the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Customs Academy.
Events and Comments inform about the 7th Russian National Scientific Conference on Creation of a Humane Society at the Baikal State University for Economics and Law, Irkutsk, and the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; the 9th International Symposium on Dialogue of World Views: Public Initiatives and Movements in Nizhny Novgorod; the Seminar on Topical Issues of General Ecology at the Tupolev State Technological University, Kazan; the 3rd Russian national Conference on Sociocultural Portraits of Russian Regions: Sharing Experience in Kursk; the Third Tauris Anakharsis Readings in the Crimea.
Problems of Teaching
Philosophy present Once
Again About the University Philosophy by Pr. V. N. Porus
Under Managing Education:
Contemporary Approaches read the second part of Managerial Decisions in Contemporary
Educational System by Pr. G. V. Sorina (Moscow),
as well as information about the recent meeting of the Council for Instruction
Methods in Philosophy, Political and Religious Studies, the
Instructional-Methodological Association for Classical University Education, in
St. Petersburg and the International Exhibition Education EXPO
Under Philosophical Life
Abroad read Development
of Philosophical Culture by Dr. Werner Busch (
See the Chinese Philosophy
See the Civil Society
column for A State of
This issue’s Important Talk is about Language and Literature as Sociocultural Programs of Behaviour, Intercourse and Activity by Academician V. s. Styopin.
The Topical Interview is with A. K. Kazmin, Editor-in-Chief, the Russian Philosophical Gazette.
Published By Way of Discussion are The Century’s Starting Dynamics: A Verdict or a Cause to Think? by Pr. A. A. Krushanov (Moscow), Anthropocentrism, My Enemy by Pr. V. N. Sagatovsky (St. Petersburg), Name and Number: Two Principles of Different Ontologies by Pr. V. V. Kanafieva (Saratov), The Essence of Morality un the Light of Ontological Approachun the Light of Ontological Approach by N. N. Rodnova (Moscow).
Philosophical Anthropology presents Human Subjectivity by Pr. L. B. Buyeva
Philosophy of Health informs about the exhibition Civil Society: Healthy Life Style and Protection of People’s Health and Environment and the RPhS contribution of to the event.
See our Global Studies column for information about the
Symposium on Philosophy of Global and
Geopolitical Studies in
See Philosophy of
Business for Education
in Business and Education as Business by R. A. Novikov
Our Inviting to Debate column, under which initial responses to the Ten Academicians’ Open Letter to President Putin about ‘Clericalisation’ of Education were published, is renamed Continuing the Debate. New contributions to the debate are Students of Humanities Can Do Without a Degree, But the Constitution Must Be Binding on All by Pr. V. A. Ignatiev (Moscow); Do Teachers Have a Right to Tell Pupils About ‘The New Testament’ by A. V. Katsura, a writer (Moscow); Science, Philosophy and Clericalismus Militant by Pr. D. I. Dubrovsky (Moscow); To Preserve the Dialogue by Pr. Tsann-kai-si (Vladimir).
present The Problem of Consciousness’
Material Nature by Pr. G. T. Zhuravlyov (
See Responses to Our Publications for Pr. S. N. Trufanov’s (Samara) retort to K. S. Khrutskoy’s Contemporary Philosophical ‘Neocolonial’ Russia (published in RPhS Bulletin 2007:2).
Under the Standpoint column Pr. A. N. Chumakov and Assoc. Pr. A. D. Korolyov protest against the misuse of their names in the publications of the History and Philosophy of Cabbala section.
Feedback presents analytical reviews of RPhS Bulletins 2007:1, 2007:2 and 2007:3 by an independent observer
Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (
information about the Russian Max Scheler
Society (St. Petrsburg), the United
Scientific Centre for problems of Cosmic Thinking (
The Young Philosopher’s
Page presents What Kind
of Youth Organisation Do We Need? by F. I. Shelyapin,
postgraduate student (
See Philosophy in the Internet for Part 1 of Internet as a vector of Change: “From Things to Ideas!” by R. M. Maslennikov, postgraduate student (Tver).
See Philosophers Joke Too for
aphorisms by Pr. T. D. Dubovitskaya (
On the Poetic Page read verse
by Alexander Katsura (
Read Pro Memoria for reminiscences about Pr. A. Ya. Ilyin, a distinguished expert in the philosophical problems of biology, by Pr. I. K. Liseyev and T. A. Ilyina, the philosopher’s daughter.
Read Attention: The Competition! for information about the competitions to commemorate the 80th anniversary (in 2009) of the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences, viz. philosophical essays on the topic of Humanity at the Cross-Roads: Images of Future; philosophical essays on the topic of Humans in the Labyrinth of Identities; textbook on Fundamentals of Philosophy for higher schools and universities.
Read Useful Information about subscription to a new journal Kantian Collection; the Russian National Workshop on Topical Problems of the Philosophy of Social Sciences and Humanities to be held in Rostov-on-Don from March 20 to March 28, 2008; the forthcoming Complete Works by A. A. Zinovyev.
See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information about books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (15) and candidate (94) dissertations in philosophy defended in the fourth quarter of 2007.
We present two new journals: The Age of Globalisation: The Studies of Contemporary Global Process;
Philosophy of Social Communications;
and a foreign journal Newsletter on Computers
and Philosophy (
Published also are letters of congratulations on jubilees and other notable events in philosophers’ lives and obituaries.
As usual, the year’s concluding issue contains The RPhS Conferences Plan for the forthcoming year (2008, 81 events), and Supplement to the Russian Philosophical Society Structure and Additions to the RPhS Membership List (amounting to 5,717 individual members).
Read also requirements for the RPhS membership for 2008. Like in all other issues of the Bulletin it is explained that the Russian Philosophical Society counts as its members only those who have paid the yearly membership fee and have been consequently included in the current year membership list. They henceforward enjoy all the privileges of the Society members, including subscription to the RPhS Bulletin. Full membership lists are published yearly in RPhS Bulletin No. 3 for the year in question; additions to the membership lists, in RPhS Bulletin No. 4.
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