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Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society
2 (34) 2005 (240 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 2, 2005 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk). This issue opens publication of proceedings of the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy Philosophy and the Future of Civilisation held from May 24 to May 28, 2005 on the grounds of the Moscow State Lomonosov University.

The opening Editors Column is titled The Recent Congress as a Cause for Contemplation.

Under the column Summarising the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy read the general information about and The Final Resolution of the Congress. Among the addresses to the Congress participants published in this section are those by President V. V. Putin, Chair of the State Duma B. V. Gryzlov, Chair of the Council of Federation S. M. Mironov, Presidential Envoy to the Central Federal District G. Poltavchenko, Moscow Mayor Yu. M. Luzhkov, Deputy Prime Minister A. Zhukov. One can also read about the organisational session (general meeting) of the Russian Philosophical Society that heard, discussed and approved the accounts of the Presidium and of the Revisory Board, elected the President, First Vice President and the Chief Scientific Secretary, as well as the new Presidium and Revisory Board, amended the RPhS Statute and decided to hold the Fifth Russian Congress of Philosophy in 2009 in Novosibirsk. The first meeting of the new Presidium elected the RPhS vice presidents.

Published here are also the Account of the RPhS Presidium presented by RPhS First Vice President A. N. Chumakov; membership lists of the RPhS governing bodies, viz. the Presidium and the Revisory Board; the amended RPhS Statute; the plenary papers by Academician V. A. Sadovnichy, Rector, Moscow State Lomonosov University, on Knowledge and Wisdom in the Globalising World, and A. S. Karmin, Professor of Applied Psychology and Sociology, St. Petersburg State University for Means of Communication, on Philosophy of Culture in the Informational Society: Problems and Prospects.

Opinions, Judgements and Impressions of the Congress include those by Prof. I. A. Gobozov, Professor, Moscow State University; Prof. V. I. Przhilensky, Chair, RPhS Stavropol Branch; I. I. Kondrashin, Ph.D. (Moscow); Prof. V. F. Druzhinin, Moscow Region State University, Editor, Philosophical Gazette; Prof. A. P. Romanova, Astrakhan University; Prof. I. I. Bulychov, Chair, RPhS Tambov Branch; V. M. Adrov, State Councillor (Moscow and Astrakhan); O. V. Malyukova, Chair, Department of History and Philosophy, Moscow State University of Engineering Ecology, Prof. V. N. Porus, State University Higher School of Economics (Moscow); Assoc. Prof. M. G. Kurbanov (Makhachkala).

Information about Sections, Round Tables, Colloquia, and Symposia includes Marxism: Past, Present and Future by Prof. D. V. Dzhokhadze (Moscow); Latin America and Europe Meeting at the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy by Ye. M. Belotsvetova, Student, Russian University of Peoples Friendship; Philosophy to Children: Russian Landmarks by Prof. S. I. Levikova (Moscow); Philosophy as Ideology and Culture of Humanistic Discourse by Prof. V. A. Kuvakin (Moscow) and Prof. V. D. Zhukotsky (Nizhnevartovsk); Post-Modernism and the Definition of Art by Assoc. Prof. S. B. Kozhevnikov, Kuban State University (Krasnodar); Youth at the Congress by D. G. Shkayev and D. V. Yurkov, Students, Russian University of Peoples Friendship.

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the seminar on the Dialectics of Being and Creative Activities in Ufa; the activities of the RPhS Tynda Branch in 2004; the tenth anniversary of the RPhS Neryungri Branch in Yakut-Sakha.

The Events and Comments column informs of the Sartre Readings held at the Rostov University to commemorate Jean-Paul Sartres centenary; the InternationalDays of the Philosophical Faculty 2005 in Kiev; the activities of the recently established Free Philosophers Section (Irkutsk).

In the Philosophy in UNESCO section read UNESCO Director General Koitiro Matsuuras speech on intersectorial strategy in philosophy and other papers related to teaching philosophy throughout the world and progress in philosophical research.

In the Problems of Teaching Philosophy section read about the UNESCO Expert Group that met in Moscow in January 2005 to discuss problems of teaching ethics and bioethics.

Under the new column Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches read Managing Education: Decision-Making in Educational Activity by Prof. G. V. Sorina (Moscow) and What Has Happened, or On the Evil of the Day by V. I. Krasikov (Kemerovo).

The Philosophical Life in Near-Abroad section informs of the conference on Christianity and Neighbourly Cooperation of Spiritual Values in the European Community in Minsk (Belarus).

In the Experience of Philosophical Cooperation section read A Chinese Scholars View of the Contemporary Russian Philosophy by An Tsinnan (Peking, China)

The Global Studies column informs of the latest sessions of Seminar on Philosophical and Methodological Studies of Processes of Globalisation (Moscow) discussing papers Global Studies and Palindromes by A. V. Bubnov, D. Philological Sc., and Cycles and Waves of Global History by Prof. V. G. Pantin; read also Pr. Meadows Lecture at the Mendeleyev University and Elaboration of His Ideas in Russia by A. P. Fedotov, D. Technical Sc. (Moscow).

Under the Society and Terrorism column read Rebels and Terrorists: The Dialectics of the Guerilla Warfare by Ye. S. Troitsky, D. Philos. Sc. (Moscow).

The section From the History of Russian Philosophy presents Traditions and Paradoxes of Russian Historiosophy (Chaadayev, Berdyaev, Panarin) by A. A. Antipov, Dept. of Philosophy, The Northern International University (Magadan).

In Kant and Our Time section read Kants Eternal Peace and the Right to Lie by Assoc. Pr. A. G. Myasnikov (Penza).

In Responses to Our Publications read Matter: How It Is to Be Understood by Assoc. Pr. T. S. Lapina (Moscow).

Polemics continue with A Few Words About One Attempt to Make Lenins Definition of Matter More Precise by V. Komarov (Kazan).

Under the Position column Prof. V. A. Kuvakin (Moscow) concludes his controversial Lenin: Effect of an Unexploded Bomb.

On the Sore Issue publishes the final part of What Our Philosophers Grieve Over And Suffer From? by Prof. N. S. Rybakov (Pskov).

In the Standpoint section read The Unholy Trinity: On the Main Constituents of Russian Mentality by A. G. Dybin, Member, RPhS (Moscow).

Published By Way of Discussion are The Conditions of Philosopher in Contemporary Russia by Assoc. Pr. L. P. Rychkova (Krasnoyarsk); The Evolotionary Hour of Russian Philosophy Has Struck: Wanted Rehabilitation of Russian Cultural Potentials by K. S. Khrutsky, Ph.D. (Veliky Novgorod); Sociophilosophical Analysis of Leadership Techniques in the Consumers Cooperation System by Pr. G. V. Brazhnik (Moscow); The Russian Family Today by Assoc. Pr. L. I. Maneshina (Moscow); The Problem of Mans Real Resurrection: The Philosophical and Scientific Aspects by Pr. I. V. Vishev (Chelyabinsk); On Pluralism in Philosophy and the Attainment of Truth by Pr. G. N. Gumnitsky and Pr. M. G. Zelentsova (Ivanovo).

In The Topical Issue section read The Problems of Ethics in Democratic Elections by Ye. R. Artemyev, a philologist, and Ye. L. Tyurin, Ph.D. (Physics and Mathematics) (Moscow); The Russian Electronic Journal of Philosophy, a Journal for Russia and Russian Future by Assoc. Pr. K. S. Khrutsky (Veliky Novgorod) and Assoc. Pr. A. G. Samarin (Moscow).

The Important Talks are by Pr. N. Kh. Rozov and A. P. Levich, Doct. Biological Sc. on What Do We Expect From the Study of Time; and by Assoc. Pr. I. B. Przhilenskaya (Stavropol) on Social Archaization and the Strategy for Survival.

Under the Philosophy and Culture column read Existentialism of Dance by O. S. Vasilyev, Ph.D. (Moscow).

In the Memory section read The Great Is Seen at a Distance by V. N. Molchanov (Moscow) about Yu. P. Trusov (the decennial of demise).

Under the Feedback column Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow) reviews RPhS Bulletin No. 1, 2005.

The Young Philosophers Page presents N. G. Sinagova, doctoral student from Yekaterinburg, and her Philosophical Anthropology of Roman Satire as a Topic of Research.

Under the Philosophy in the Internet column read Under WWW by D. G. Shkayev (Moscow).

Under the New Notions and Terms column (supervised by Pr. Mikhail Epstein, Atlanta, USA) read the concluding part of Sophian Disciplines.

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the first issue of Philosophical Gazette; the All-Russian Seminar on the Situational Approach in Cognition (October 2005, Kazan); the All-Russian Conference on History and Philosophy of Science: Interlinks Paradigms and Discourses (January 2006, St. Petersburg); the Days of Petersburg Philosophy (November 2005); the seminar on the Conceptual Foundations of Postnonclassical Philosophy (Yakutsk); the Third International Conference on The Activist Notion of Culture As a Form of Human Existence (December 2005, Nizhnevartovsk).

Read Useful Information about master vacancies in the Russian State University of Humanities.

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information on books and journals available at the Presidium of the Russian Philosophical Society, doctoral (16) and candidate (73) dissertations in philosophy defended in the second quarter of 2005.

In the Philosophers Joke Too column read the philosophical humoresque Congress in the Alps by Fyodor Selivanov (Tyumen) and aphorisms by Vladimir Zamyshlyaev (Krasnoyarsk).

On the Poetic Page read verse by Leonid Stolovich (Tartu), Aleksandr Dzyura (Norilsk), Marina Voronkova (Saratov).

Published also are letters of congratulations on jubilees and obituaries.

Read also information about the RPhS membership in 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.

The Bulletins subscription index in the Rospechat Catalogue is 79643. Please, email your messages addressed to the RPhS Presidium and the RPhS Bulletin Editorial Board to or Our Internet website is To contact the Editors, please, call (095) 201-24-02.


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