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Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 3 (35) 2005 (256 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 3, 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 Editors Column is titled The RPhS Bulletin as the Mirror of the Russian Philosophy.

This issue continues publication of the 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.

Under the column Summarising the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy read papers delivered at the Congress plenary sessions: Contemporary Communication Space as a Factor of Cultural and Philosophical Transformations by Pr. V. V. Mironov, Vice-Rector, Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Moscow State University, and The Changing Role of Social Philosophy and Civilisational Projects by Pr. V. Ye. Kemerov, Chair, Department of Social Philosophy, the Urals M. Gorky State University (Yekaterinburg).

The section Evening Lectures Delivered at the 4th RCPh presents Academician G. V. Osipovs lecture on The Sociology of Globalisation.

Opinions, Judgements and Impressions of the Congress include: On the Fourth Congress: Axiology and Something Else by Pr. N. S. Rybakov (Pskov); The Recent Congress: A Response from Petrozavodsk by Pr. V. M. Pivoyev (Petrozavodsk); Philosophy and the Future of Civilisation: Istanbul  Moscow  Seoul by Pr. Ya. S. Yaskevich and Pr. V. K. Lukashevich (Minsk); Russia as a Philosophical State by Pr. L. Ye. Grinin (Volgograd); Philosophy and the Future of Civilisation for Philosophy and the Future of Civilisations by Assoc. Pr. I. I. Ivanova (Bishkek); The Russian World Congress of Philosophy? by Assoc. Pr. A. G. Pyrin (Moscow); The Moscow Congress Has United the Philosophers of Russia by Pr. G. V. Drach and O. S. Tumanova, Ph.D. (Rostov-on-Don); Press Release of the 4th RCPh (On Iranian Philosophers at the 4th RCPh) by Gudrat Seifi (Moscow).

Information about Sections, Round Tables, Colloquia, and Symposia includes: Symposium on the Ecological Imperatives of Contemporary Civilisation by Pr. E. V. Girusov and Pr. I. K. Liseyev (Moscow); The Philosophy and Methodology of the Social and Ecological Policies: the Round Table by Pr. V. N. Rastorguyev (Moscow).

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the Herzen Philosophical Society in St. Petersburg; a symposium on the Dialogue of Weltanschauungen in Nizhny Novgorod; the Virtual Studies Sections plans until end of 2005.

The Events and Comments section informs of the International Conference on Universities and Intelligentsia in Russia (Late 19th Early 20th Century) held at the Rostov State University; the yearly conference on The Development of Scientific Philosophy at the Perm Staet University; the round table commemorating the Tyumen universitys jubilee as a part of the International Conference on Modernisation of Education under Conditions of Globalisation at the Tyumen University; the 18th Moscow International Book Fair.

Under the column Philosophical Journey to Greece impressions about the recent scholarly and cultural event, a trip to Greece of thirty RPhS members from Russia and China by a Philosophical Bus, are shared by Pr. A. N. Chumakov, Assoc. Pr. A. G. Pyrin, Ye. B. Zolotykh, Ph. D. (Geology and Mineralogy) (all from Moscow), Doctoral Student Zhao Yan (China), Assoc. Pr. O. D. Masloboyeva (St. Petersburg).

In the UNESCO and Philosophy section read about events to mark the World Philosophy Day, November 17, 2005, in Russia.

See the Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches column for an interview with the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences V. I. Zhukov, the Founding Rector, the Russian State Social University.

In the Foreign Colleagues Opinions section read History of Russian Science: A Chinese View by Doctoral Students Zhen Wuyhun and Zhei Weili (Peking, PRC).

Published in the Global Studies section is On Global Studies and the Philosophy Thereof by Pr. A. I. Uvarov (Moscow).

Under the Union of Philosophy and Natural Sciences column find General Principles of Normal Vital Activity: Individual Norm as the Basis of Health by Academician K. V. Sudakov, the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow).

In Responses to Our Publications read a letter by Ye. V. Orlova (Moscow) responding to Our Universities: Titles and Essences (on the Role and Significance of True Universities) by A. V. Katsura and A. N. Chumakov published in the RPhS Bulletin, No. 1, 2005. Also published under that column are Is Earthly Resurrection Practically Possible? by Pr. V. A. Ignatyev (Ryazan), a response to I. V. Vishevs proposal to carry on a debate on practical immortality and real resurrection (RPhS Bulletin, No. 2, 2005), and notes D. Tserkovny and Yu. Guseva, students from Lipetsk, commenting on A. A. Krushanovs Civilisations Strategic Reserves (RPhS Bulletin, No. 1, 2005).

Under the Polemics column Pr. V. N. Porus (Moscow) challenges the principal theses of Pr. G. N. Gumnitsky and Pr. M. G. Zelentsova (Ivanovo, see On Pluralism in Philosophy and the Attainment of Truth, RPhS Bulletin, No. 2, 2005) in his Knout Instead of Ethics as an Argument of Dialectical Materialism.

Published By Way of Discussion are The Prime Principles and the Principal Syntagma of Epistemology by Pr. E. A. Taysina (Kazan).

The Oriental Philosophies are represented by Pr. V. K. Shokhins Nyaya-Vaishesika on Nonbeing and Its Varieties.

Under the Feedback column Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow) reviews RPhS Bulletin No. 2, 2005.

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

This issues Contemporary Foreign Journal is The Philosopher, No. 1, 2005 (U.K.), dealing with problems of Russian philosophy.

Mentioned as Noteworthy is the exclusive offer (to RPhS members only) to get the following RPhS issues: Nos. 3 & 4, 1998; No. 4, 1999; Nos. 2 to 4, 2000; Nos. 1 to 4, 2001; Nos. 1, 2 & 4, 2002; Nos. 1 to 4, 2003, at the unique price of RR 10 per issue. The offer is valid till December 25, 2005.

The readers are also informed of the forthcoming Golden Pages of the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy. The publication has been initiated by the Kuban Regional Branch and the Urals Philosophical Society. Papers are to be sent to or

RPhS members are also invited to join the competition for the best publication in the field of psychology and education to be held from September 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006.

Read Useful Information about

       the Fifth Frolov Readings held on November 15, 2005 at the Institute of Philosophy, RAS;

       the Russian National Workshop commemorating the 400th anniversary of Patriarch Nikon held on October 27-28, 2005 in Saransk; e-mil:;

       the inter-university students conference on Globalisation: Legal, Economic, Social and Cultural Aspects to be held on February 25, 2006 at the Moscow State Academy of Law; e-mail:;

       the St. Petersburg Philosophy Days to be held from November 16 to November 19, 2005; for details, call to (+7-812) 328-9440, extension 105, or fax to (+7-812) 328-4408; phone (+812) 328-9421; e-mail: and/or;

       the St. Petersburg Philosophical Societys Second Navigation Prize for 2005; for details, call Andrey Patkul at (+7-812) 318-5875; e-mail:;

       the Third Torchinov Readings in Religious and Oriental Studies in memory of the distinguished Russian Orientalist Ye. A. Torchinov (1956-2003) to be held from February 15 to February 18, 2006 in St. Petersburg; e-mail:;

       the International Conference on Youth, the Future of Civilisation to be held from November 15 to November 17, 2005 at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Customs Academy; for detail, call to (+7-812) 706-1365, fax to (+7-812) 706-1373 or visit and;

       a competition for the Russian Minerva Prize established by the Editorial Board, Political Class, to distinguish the most significant works in the field of Russian political thought; for details, call to (+7-095) 241-2773; the competition rules are available at and .

The new section Projects and Proposals of RPhS Members informs of G. N. Mezentsevs proposal for accumulating means to expand the RPhS activities and the first contributions by Alexander Grigoryevich PYRIN (RR 13,000) and Gennady Mikolayevich MEZENTSEV (RR 10,000).

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information on books and journals available at the Presidium of the Russian Philosophical Society, doctoral (19) and candidate (63) dissertations in philosophy defended in the third quarter of 2005.

In the Philosophers Joke Too column read Only Philosophers Do Joke! by Olga and Vasily Rusakovs (Yekaterinburg) and A Fairy Tale by Fyodor Selivanov (Tyumen).

On the Poetic Page read verse by Liliya Yegorova (Kazan) and Alexander Mayboroda (Rostov-on-Don).

Published also are letters of congratulations on jubilees, rewards, other notable events and obituaries.

The readers are reminded of the Russian Philosophical Societys organizational structure, viz. the Presidium, the Inspection Committee, 114 regional branches, 39 field branches, 53 primary units of the Moscow Philosophical Society; we also publish the complete membership list (5,457 members).

Read also requirements for the RPhS membership for 2006. 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.

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 (7-095) 201-24-02.


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