of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 3 (31) 2004 (256 p.)
We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 3 2004 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).
The Bulletin is opened with The Editor’s Column. Pr. A. N. Chumakov, co-chair of the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy Organising Committee, explicates the principles and framework of the forthcoming philosophical forum.
Further details concerning the congress to be held in Moscow from 24 to 28 May 2005 to discuss Philosophy and the Future of Civilisation are available from the column Towards the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy. These include memberships of the Organising Committee and the Program Committee; the new (second) version of the Congress program enumerating panels (sections), symposiums, colloquiums, round tables, workshops and their chairs; procedure for the final version of the program; conditions for participation and requirements for abstracts; the relevant addresses and telephones. Readers are referred to websites www.philos.msu.ru/congress and www.logic.ru/~phil-soc for online information.
Under the column Discussing Preparations for the Congress read opinions and proposals of Pr. M. D. Shchelkunov (Kazan) and Pr. Streltsov (Kaluga). The RPhS members and our readers are invited to join the discussion.
Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the Round Table on Contemporary Philosophy: Modernising or Rejecting Traditions? held at the MGIMO-University; the Conference on The Phenomenon of Amateur Philosophising in St. Petersburg; the International Workshop on Male and Female: The Parallel Worlds (Philosophy, Politics, Jounalism) at the Faculty of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University.
The Events and Comments column informs of The Third World Congres of Phenomenology (Oxford, 15-21 August 2004); the International Conference on Fichte, Plato. Machiavelli and the Idea of the Rule of Law in Ufa; the International Workshop on The International Communist and Leftist Movement under Conditions of Imperialist Globalisation in Moscow; the Russian National Conference on Life of Providential Creativity: A. S. Khomyakov in Moscow; the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Socioethical Aspects of Success in Valdai, Novgorod Oblast; the Republican In- and Extramural Conference on Problems of Social Humanism: The Past and the Present. The Fourth Marxist Readings in Nizhnevartovsk; The Twenty-Sixth Moscow Film Festival.
Under the column Textbooks: The 21st Century read Do We Need a Textbook on Philosophy, or Once Again on the Specific Character of Philosophical Knowledge by Pr. V. V. Mironov. The author, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Moscow State Lomonosov University, communicates his ideas concerning contemporary philosophical literature for students.
Under the column Experience of Philosophical Cooperation Pr. Sayyed Mohammad Khamenei, President, Foundation of Islamic Philosophy Sadra, answers questions about the philosophical activities in Iran, the Russo-Iranian cooperation in the field of philosophy and the possible participation of Iranian philosophers in the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy presented by the Bulletin’s Editor-in-Chief, Pr. A. N. Chumakov.
The Global Studies column informs of recent activities of the Seminar on Philosophical and Methodological Studies of Processes of Globalisation (Moscow), in particular the proposed International Encyclopedic Dictionary of Global Studies to be adapted from the recently published Global Studies Encyclopedia with substantial expansion of both authorship and substance (list of entries).
In the new column Society and Terrorism read our Presidium’s letter of condolence addressed to relatives of victims of the hideous act of terrorism in Northern Ossetia. We also publish Alexander Katsura’s poem Beslan; information on the seminar on international terrorism held at the Institute of Philosophy, RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences); articles ‘Sovereign’ Nation-States as Source of Terror and the Potency of World Order by Dr. Glen T. Martin, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Redford University, President of the International Organisation Philosophers for Peace; and Human Conditions and Actions in Extreme Situations by Pr. M. M. Reshetnikov (St. Petersburg).
Under the column Discussing Topical Philosophical Problems read Social Aggressiveness and Humanitarian Research by Pr. V. I. Krasikov (Kemerovo) with information on The Third Kuzbass Philosophical Readings.
The column Problems of Teaching Philosophy presents Once Again on the Structure and Contents of the Academic Course of Philosophy by Pr. V. I. Przhilensky (Stavropol) and ‘Philosophy for Children’ in Russia and America by Pr. L. T. Retyunskikh (Moscow).
Under the new column History and Philosophy of Science read Weltanschauung, Epistemological and Methodological Attitudes and Scientific Discoveries of a Researcher (On the 100th Anniversary of I. P. Pavlov’s Nobel Prize) by Pr. G. Kh. Shingarov (Moscow).
Published By Way of Discussion are The Law of Conservation of Health in a Healthy Human by Pr. A. G. Busygin and Pr. A. L. Busygina (Samara); Compression of Social Time by Assoc. Pr. A. G. Pyrin (Moscow); On the Essence of the Gender and Other World Outlooks by Pr. I. I. Bulychyov (Tambov).
This issue’s Important Talk is given by A. K. Kazmin (Moscow) on the subject of The Philosophical Principle of the Concept of Human Evolution.
The new section Oriental Philosophies presents Categories and Categoriology in Indian Philosophy by V. K. Shokhin, D. Phil. (Moscow).
Under the Standpoint column read Yu. F. Karyakin’s controversial article An Immortal (the untranslatable play on words meaning also a mortal devil – on Lenin).
In Memoriam column is dedicated to The 75th Anniversary of Academician I. T. Frolov.
The Feedback column publishes review of RPhS Bulletin No. 2, 2004 by Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow).
The Philosophy in the Internet column comes with a summary of Philosophical Projects of RUNET by D. G. Shkayev (Moscow).
In the New Notions and Terms column (supervised by Pr. Mikhail Epstein, Atlanta, USA) read about as if and under-.
Mentioned as Noteworthy is information on the FISP Steering Committee’s decision on the official subject of the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy (August 2008, Seoul, Republic of Korea), viz. Philosophy Rethinking the World. Read also about new textbooks on philosophy following Russia’s joining the Bologna Process and about changes in the candidate examination in philosophy. We also inform of the forthcoming Russian National Forum National Health as the Basis of Russia’s Prosperity to be held by the League for National Health with the support of the Russian Philosophical Society in June 2005 in Moscow.
Read Useful Information about the Days of Petersburg Philosophy in November; the Second Navigation Prize awarded by the St. Petersburg Philosophical Society in 2004; on the Russian National Interdisciplinary Conference on Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (Moscow, January 2005); the conference on The Problem of Violence in Contemporary Society (Ivanovo, November 2004); on the activities of the RPhS Virtual Studies Section until end of 2004.
We announce a new column Philosophy. Labour Market: Demand and Proposals and await advertisements from the interested agencies/persons.
This issue’s Contemporary Foreign Journals column informs of Alpha Omega published by Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy.
See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information on books and journals available at the Presidium of the Russian Philosophical Society, doctoral (12) and candidate (85) dissertations in philosophy defended in the third quarter of 2004.
The Philosophers Joke Too column presents collections Thoughts on the Congress: By Lips of the Great by Pr. N. Z. Yaroshchuk(Moscow) and Impossible to Invent by Pr. N. F. Buchilo (Moscow).
On the Poetic Page read letters to the column supervisor and verses by Sergei Pitash (Simferopol), Boris Blinov (Perm), Musa Kurbanov (Makhachkala), Alexander Katsura (Moscow), Xenia Atarova (Moscow).
Published also are letters of congratulations on jubilees, rewards, other notable events and obituaries.
We also inform of the structure of the Russian Philosophical Society that includes the Presidium, the Auditing Commission, regional branches (numbering 99), field research branches (numbering 31), primary organizations of the Moscow Philosophical Society (numbering 51), complete list of RPhS members as of 1 October 2004 (4441 members).
Following are requirements for RPhS membership for 2005. 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; additions to the membership lists, in RPhS Bulletin No. 4.
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