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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 1 (37) 2006
(256 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 1, 2006 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

The opening Editors Column is titled On the Civil Society and deals with Philosophical Societys jubilee activities in May.

The next column Towards the Jubilee informs of the three memorable dates: the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the USSR Philosophical Society, the 15th anniversary of the Russian Philosophical Society, the 10th anniversary of the RPhS Bulletin, and the Russian nation-wide conference The Making of Civil Society in Russia: The Role and Mission of Philosophy to be held in Moscow Oblast from 25 to 28 May 2006 to commemorate the occasions. Their ideas on the forthcoming event are presented by PrsG. V. Drach (Rostov-on-Don), A. V. Pertsev (Yekaterinburg) , I. S. Utrobin (Perm), M. N. Fomina (Chita) , N. S. Rybakov (Pskov), T. P. Lolayev (Vladikavkaz).

Read Pericles Funeral Oration in Thucydides History by Pr. F. Kh. Kessidi (Athens, Greece) under the column From the History of Civil Society.

The News of the Day presents A Standard State Philosophy, or Retrogrades Disgraced, a satirical rendering of the discussion of texts produced by the Ministry of Education and Science functionaries in the Educational Methodic Council for Philosophy.

Under the column Summarising the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy find the verbatim record of the night lecture on Postsovietism read by Pr. A. A. Zinoviev (Moscow) at the RCPh IV )24-28 May 2005).

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the activities of the Novosibirsk, Saratov, Kursk regional branches, the Philosophical Society of Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, and the RPhS Student Section at the Moscow Aviation Institute.

The Events and Comments section informs of the philosophical seminars held in Losevs House Library on History of Russian Philosophy and Culture (Moscow); the recent meeting of the Continuous Symposium on Philosophy and Methodology of Scientific Cognition (Moscow State University); the conference on Education and Management initiated in St. Petersburg by the Section on Philosophy of Education, Head Council for Philosophy, Ministry of Education and Science; the regional conference on Problems of Fighting Terrorism and Extremism in Vladikavkaz; the Afanasiev Managerial Readings (Moscow); the Third Torchinov Readings at the Faculty of Philosophy, St. Petersburg University; the opening session of Seminar on Social Cognition: World Russia Siberia at the Institute of Philosophy and Law, the Russian Academy of Sciences Siberian Branch (Novosibirsk); the conference on Problems of Primary and Secondary Modernisation in Russian Cultural Context hosted by the Faculty of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Rostov State University (Rostov-on-Don); the conference on Globalisation: Legal, Economical and Sociocultural Aspects held at the Moscow State Academy of Jurisprudence; the International Forum of Youth in the Political and Legal Space of the 21st Century at the Peoples Friendship University of Russia (Moscow); the results of the 2005 Young Scholars and Students Competition in Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and Legal Studies.

The UNESCO and Philosophy column informs of the activities commemorating the World Philosophy Day (17 November 2005) in Tver.

The Problems of Teaching Philosophy column presents a controversial publication Philosophy for Postgraduate Students as a Key to Problems of Russian Philosophy by Pr. V. N. Porus (Moscow).

See the Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches column for Pr. V. A. Bazhanovs (Ulyanovsk) article on The State Strategy for Support of Science and University Education.

See the Civil Society column for an interview with S. A. Markov, the RPhS representative in the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, and the article On Prospects for Civil Society in Chechnya by H. G. Soltagereyev (Member of the Public Chamber, Grozny).

Responses to Our Publications include Public Chamber Instead of Civil Society? by Ass. Pr. S. V. Belozyortsev (Moscow).

The Standpoint column presents Foundations of Science by Ass. Pr. V. D. Ruta (Moscow), The Caricature Conflict and Its Cause by Ass. Pr. A. G. Pyrin (Moscow), On Secularism by I. I. Kondrashin, Ph.D. (Moscow).

See Our Contemporaries section for Politics and Morals by S. A. Sharakshané (Moscow) commemorating Mikhail Gorbachevs 75th birthday.

See the Global Studies section for information on the recent activities of Seminar on Philosophical and Methodological Studies of Globalisation Processes, and the article on Man in the World Process of Glonalisation by Pr. Wojciech Slomsky (Warsaw, Poland).

See Raising an Issue column for the opening section of the analytical paper Philosophy of Economics Raises a Problem by Pr. Yu. M. Osipov and I. P. Smirnov, Ph.D. (Moscow) to be continued in the next issue. Under the same column read also Economic Structure of the Russian Society: Problems of Change by Ass. Pr. I. V. Mitina (Rostov-on-Don).

Published By Way of Discussion are An Alternative to Informisation by Pr. A. I. Uvarov (Moscow); Studies of Informational Society: A Methodological Dilemma by Ass. Pr. I. A. Latypov (Izhevsk); From a Conception to a Concept: The Meaning of Transition by Pr. V. A. Kutaryov (Nizhny Novgorod); Truth and Reality by Pr. N. I. Gubanov (Tyumen); On Developing Metaphysical Semiotics by Pr. G. ya. Uzilevsky (Oryol); The Energetisist Concept of Consciousness by Pr. A. I. Yakovlev (Moscow); Social Determination of Linguistic Communication Studies in the 20th and 21st Centuries by Pr. O. A. Loseva and I. A. Novikova, a postgraduate student (Saratov).

Read An Interesting Interview with Philosopher Alexander Pyatigorsky arguing that Conversation is Most Important.

The Philosophy and Culture column presents Youth for the Culture of Peace by V. V. Zhuravlyov, Advisor to the Mayor of Moscow, Chairman of the Union of Youth Organisations (Moscow).

See the Philosophy and Religion section for information about the Fourteenth International Christmas Educational Readings in Moscow, and writer Valentin Rasputins paper on The Role of Literature in Teaching and Orthodox Education.

The issues Important Talk is by N. V. Isakov, D. Phil. (Novosibirsk) on Methodological Priorities in Contemporary Philosophical Studies.

Under the Feedback column Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow) reviews RPhS Bulletin 2005:4.

The Young Philosophers Page presents articles on Man and Geography by Hussein Ibragimov, probationer with the Department of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow); Early Twentieth-century Russian Philosophers on the Problem of Social Crisis by A. A. Cherepanov, postgraduate student (Tver); Artificial Man in Artificial World by N. L. Udodova (Yekaterinburg).

See the Philosophy in the Internet section for Robert A. sanders on the Internet by D. G. Shkayev (Moscow).

The Pro Memoria section publishes articles in memory of Boris Pavlovich Shulyndin and Moisey Samoilovich Kagan.

Mentioned as Noteworthy are the appeal to share experience of the new candidate examination on history and philosophy of science; and information about International Symposium on Science and Education for Sustainable Development (Moscow); The Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy 2006; Workshop The World of Petersburg Culture; the Second N. A. Nosov Memorial Readings on The Concept of the Sense of Place at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Read Useful Information about development of the RPhS interactive website; the forthcoming additions to the biobibliographical dictionary Philosophers of Russia, the 19th and 20th Centuries: Biographies. Ideas. Works; the Kanon+ Publishers; the Prospect Publishers Ltd.

The section Projects and Proposals of RPhS Members informs of the voluntary contributions by our sponsors Tatiana Vasilievna Panfilova (10,000 roubles) and Alexander Grigorievich Pyrin (25,000 roubles).

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information on new books and journals available at the Presidium of the Russian Philosophical Society, doctoral (16) and candidate (68) dissertations in philosophy defended in the first quarter of 2006.

We also present a contemporary foreign journal Hekmat va falsafen (Wisdom and Philosophy).

See Philosophers Joke Too section for Fedoseyich and the Outcome of German Classical Philosophy, a philosophical novella by V. P. Gritsenko (Krasnodar).

On the Poetic Page find verse by Boris Blinov (Perm), Alexander Dybin (Moscow), Mikhail Zhikharevich (Pskov), as well as an essay about artist and poet Edward Lear.

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

We also publish Supplement to the RPhS Conferences Plan for 2006 (items 71-110); supplement the RPhS Structure as presented in RPhS Bulletin, 2005:3-4; and Additions to the RPhS Membership List (amounting to 5,762 individual members).

Read also requirements for the RPhS membership for 2006. 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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