of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 4 (48) 2008 (240 p.)
We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 4, 2008 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).
opening Editor’s Column is titled The Dialectics of Crisis. This is followed by the official
information on the Russian Philosophical Society Presidium guest session in
section Summarising the
Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy and the Philosophy Train includes Philosophical Dialogues in Asia by Pr. R. A. Kurenkova (
Our traditional column Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the All-Russian Theoretical Conference on Ethnic and National Values under Conditions of Globalisation held in Makhachkala; the All-Russian Workshop on Contemporary Federalism: Russian Problems in Comparative Perspective in St. Petersburg within the framework of the Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy; the All-Russian Workshop on Religions of the Volga Region: Social Service Issues in Nizhny Novgorod; the First Strakhov Readings (dedicated to the memory of philosopher N. N. Strakhov) in Belgorod.
from the Moscow Philosophical Society for information about the World
Philosophy Day and the related scholarly events in
Events and Comments inform about the Fourth Tauric Readings in the Crimea; the Seventeenth Theoretical Conference on Topical Problems of Scientific Philosophy in Perm; the International Scholarly and Public Conference on The 80th Anniversary of N. K. Roerich’s Central Asian Expedition (1924-28) at The Roerichs International Centre in Moscow; bestowing the title of Honorary Citizen of Kostroma Oblast on philosopher Alexander Zinoviev (posthumously); the 30th anniversary of the Department of Philosophy at the Siberian State Technological University, Krasnoyarsk.
Problems of Teaching Philosophy present Once More on Philosophical Journal: From
Illusion to Reality… and Back? by Pr. V. N. Porus (
Education: Contemporary Approaches for information about the recent meeting of
the Presidium of the Council for Instruction Methods in Philosophy, Political
and Religious Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, the
A Topical Issue is discussed
in On the Road to Silicon Community
by Pr. A. A. Krushanov
Life in the Near Abroad for Secular Education and the Origins of
This issue’s Important Talk is by Pr. N. I. Kiyashchenko (
Way of Discussion are Ripples in
the Water by Pr. V. A. Kutyrev
(Nizhny Novgorod); Towards the History of
Curable Philosophical Diseases: Phenomenology and Its Apologists by Pr. V. I. Kurashov (
See Global Studies
column for information about the recent meeting of the Regular Seminar for the
Philosophy and Methodology of Global Studies on the subject of Compulsion by Force and Its Peculiarities
under Conditions of Globalisation; and the article on The Dynamics of Global Transformations by A. A. Gezalov (
See Eurasianism: Prospects of Understanding column for The East-West Dialogue in the Context of the
Eurasianism by G. G. Mayorov
Philosophical Anthropology presents The
Metaphysics of Human Loneliness by A. V. Katsura,
Cand. Phil. Sc. (
Philosophy and Culture presents On
the Fundamental Question of the Philosophy of Music by G. G. Kolomiets (
Philosophy of Nation’s Health presents The Origins of the Philosophy of Medicine
and Health by I. L. Alekseyev,
postgraduate student (
See Philosophy of Business for Brand
in the Structure of Marketing by D. G. Shkayev,
postgraduate student (
Discussion Continues – on the relations between knowledge and
faith, Church and education – in The
Letter of the Ten Academicians: A Year Later by I. I. Kondrashin, Cand. Phil. Sc. (
Responses to Our
by Yu. L. Pivovarov,
Cand. Tech. Sc. (
A Letter to the Editors was sent by A. I. Sofronitsky, journalist, titled A Remark by a Moscow Dilettante.
Feedback presents analytical reviews of RPhS Bulletin 2008:3, by an independent
observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin
(Moscow); and RPhS Bulletin 2008:2, RPhS Bulletin 2008:3, by S. S. Peruansky, Cand. Phys. & Math. Sc.
Read the Young Philosopher’s Page for The Russian Constitution: 15 Years in Legal Space by G. N. Gamkrelidze, student (Mowcow)
See Philosophy in the Internet for The Internet, Autumn 2008 by R. M. Maslennikov, postgraduate student (Tver).
New Journals present The Age of Globalisation.
Philosophical Prose presents Kolobok,
or Where May Computer Literacy Lead by Vitaly Gorokhov (
Read Philosophers Joke Too for a collection of jokes from Nikolai Biryukov on the subject of the Law of Sufficient Reason.
On the Poetic
Page read verses by Svetlana Gromova
(Yekaterinburg) and Anatoly Deyev (
Read Attention: The Competition! for information about the competition of philosophical projects on the subject of The Philosophy of Public Service and Counteraction Against Corruption announced by the Russian Philosophical Gazette.
Information about the forthcoming Seventh All-Russian Workshop on Optina Pustyn and the Russian Culture (The
Kireyevsky Readings) in
Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the RPhS new website: www.r-f-o.org.
See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information about books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (16) and candidate (128) dissertations in philosophy defended in the fourth quarter of 2008.
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 (2009, 97 events), and supplement to the information about the RPhS Structure and the RPhS Membership List as published in RPhS Bulletin 2008:3 (47), viz. 14 additional regional branches (totalling 113), 2 additional field branches (totalling 45), new RPhS individual members (totalling 5,885).
Read also requirements for the RPhS membership for 2009. Like in 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.
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