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of the Russian Philosophical Society
2 (38) 2006 (256 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 2, 2006 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

We dedicate this issue to the three jubilees, viz. the 35th anniversary of the USSR Philosophical Society, the 15th anniversary of the Russian Philosophical Society, and the 10th anniversary of the RPhS Bulletin.

The first part of the journal deals with the principal jubilee event, the All-Russian Conference on Problems of Making Civil Society in Russia: The Role and Duty of Philosophy held in Moscow Oblast from 25 to 28 May 2006. Please, read information about the proceedings of the conference and the list of 72 members to have received Certificates of Honour for their personal contributions in the activities of the Russian Philosophical Society, as well as congratulatory letters addressed to the RPhS Presidium and the RPhS Bulletin Editorial Board.

The reader will also find the verbatim record of the opening speech by Pr. A. N. Chumakov, RPhS First Vice-President, titled The Russian Philosophical Society: From the Past to the Future; and summaries of the plenary speech by Pr. A. V. Pertsev, RPhS Vice-President and Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, the Urals State University (Yekaterinburg), on Russian Philosophers as a Community; and the speech by Pr. Ye. M. Malikitov, President, International Znanie Association, on Learning to Live in the 21st Century. Speeches, Opinions and Judgements include materials by Pr. V. A. Kuvakin, President, Russian Humanist Society (Moscow) on The Mission of Philosophy in Russia: The 21st Century; Pr. M. I. Bilalov, Chairman, RPhS Dagestan Branch (Makhachkala), On Fruitfulness of Critical Refklection; Pr. G. V. Drach, Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Rostov State University (Rostov-on-Don) on Philosophy and Civic Self-Consciousness; Pr. V. A. Konev, Chairman, RPhS Samara Branch, on What Is Our Way to the Civil Society?; Assoc. Pr. I. I. Ivanova, Chairperson, RPhS Kyrgyz Branch (Bishkek) on Philosophy Today: Should We Seek to Save It or Save Ourselves with Its Help?; Pr. M. D. Shchelkunov, Chairman, RPhS Tatar Branch (Kazan), on Problems of Meking Civil Society in Russia; Assoc. Pr. O. V. Chistyakova, Chairperson, RPhS Novorossiysk Branch (Novorossiysk), on RPhS as a Part of Civil Society; Pr. Ya. S. Yaskevich, Chairperson, RPhS Minsk Branch (Minsk), on Civil Society, National Idea and Ideology of State: Forms of Interaction; Pr. Ye. A. Kogay, Chairperson, RPhS Kursk Branch (Kursk), on Dilemmas of Russian Self-Consciousness and Civil Society; Pr. I. I. Bulychyov, Chairman, RPhS Tambov Branch (Tambov), on Democracy and Counterdemocracy; Pr. A. S. Kolesnikov, Member, RPhS Presidium (St. Petersburg), on Philosophy in Civil Society; PrV. N. Porus, Member, RPhS Bulletin Editorial Board (Moscow), on Whether University Philosophy in Russia is Destined to Live Long? These are followed by recommendations by various sections: The RPhS and Contemporary Challenges; Bank of Knowledge in the Making of Civil Society; Philosophy and Culture; State and Civil Society. We finally publish the Concluding Resolution of the All-Russian Conference, summarizing the functions of philosophy in science and education and its role in the making of civil society, and specifying concrete proposals.

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about Inter-University Workshop Russian Religious Philosophy on Russia and Its Fate (April, Novorossiysk); the activities of the Continuous Seminar on Philosophy of Contemporary Management (Krasnoyarsk); the activities of Interdisciplinary Seminar of Transhumanism and Scientific Immortalism (Moscow); the activities of RPhS Irkutsk and Udmurtiya Branches.

Events and Comments inform about the Eighth Ilyenkov Readings 2006 (Kiev, Ukraine); the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Machines, Humans. Values commemorating the 85th anniversary of Pr. S. M. Shalyutin (Kurgan); on events commemorating the 400th anniversary of Patriarch Nikon; the seminar held by Section on Globalisation of Morals: New Dialogue Between Humans (Moscow); the round table on Philosophy and Civil Society (Moscow).

Problems of Teaching Philosophy present controversial Meditations on the New Candidate Examination by Pr. V. I. Przhilensky (Stavropol); How to Save University Philosophy& by S. S. Peruansky, Cand. Phys.-Math. Sc. (Moscow); Contemporary Russian Philosophysing: Lost Illusions by Pr. V. I. Krasikov (Kemerovo).

Read Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches for an interview with Pr. S. D. Nikolayev, Rector, Moscow State Textile University.

Opinions of Foreign Colleagues include Ideological Russian Philology in Poland by Andrzej de Lazari, Editor, Russo-Polish-English Lexicon (Lodz, Poland); Sustainable development and Education: France in Search of New Ethics by Jana Prosperini (France).

Read Civil Society for an interview with Academician T. I. Oyzerman and Intellectual Superiority Underrated (Reading the 2006 Federal Assembly Address) by S. A. Sharakshané, RPhS Member (Moscow).

Philosophy and Contemporary World present Philosophical Foundations of a World Parliament by Pr. Glen T. Martin (USA) on the Ninth Session of the Provisional World Parliament held from 11 to 15 April in Tripoli (Libya).

Responses to Our Publications include Barbarianism in Grimaces of Civilisation by Assoc. Pr. M. G. Kurbanov (Makhachkala) after Pr. N. V. Motroshilovas paper presented at the Fourth Russian Congress of Philosophy.

Position presents Work is Air-conditioned GULAG by A. G. Pyrin (Moscow).

Standpoint presents Leibniz: To Substitute Sorites for Controversy by A. G. Voytov (Moscow); and Hegels Individuality Theorem by Assoc. Pr. V. D. Zhirnov (Moscow).

Read Raising an Issue for the concluding section (begun in RPhS Bulletin, 2006:1/37) of Philosophy of Economics Raises a Problem by Pr. Yu. M. Osipov and I. P. Smirnov, CandHist. Sc. (Moscow); On the Problem of Functioning of Heuristic Principles by Assoc. Pr. V. M. Darmogray (Saratov); and Virtual and Ideal by Assoc. Pr. Ye. V. Gryaznova (Nizhny Novgorod).

Published By Way of Discussion are Live Ethics: Topical Contemporary Doctrine by Assoc. Pr. G. B. Svyatokhina (Ufa); Silence as a Form of Love of Wisdom by S. A. Maltseva, D. Phil. (St. Petersburg); Mystery as Being, as Truth in Itself by Pr. V. I. Kholodny (Moscow); Necessity of Philosophy by I. L. Alekseyev, RPhS Member (Tula); Philosophy as Presenter and Representative of Secular Cultures Spiritual and Moral Values by Pr. V. D. Zhukotsky (Nizhnevartovsk); Education in the Age of Information by L. A. Zaytseva, Ph.D. (Moscow); Education as a Philosophical Category by N. S. Fomin, D. Pedag. Sc. (Moscow).

Topical Issues are discussed in On Identity and Duties of Russian Philosophy by Assoc. Pr. K. S. Khrutskoy (Novgorod) and Novelty, Its Genesis and Development by Ariz Avyaz ogly Gezalov, Ph.D. (Baku).

Important Talk is by Assoc. Pr. A. G. Myasnikov (Penza) on the subject of The Newest Middle Age, or On Fear of Autonomous Morality (Metropolitan Kirill and Kant).

A new column Philosophical Anthropology presents Inexhaustibility of Anthropological Experience by Pr. P. S. Gurevich (Moscow).

Pursuing the Topic, T. V. Kuznetsova, D. Phil., deliberates Ancient Greeks Notion of Beauty.

From the History of Russian Philosophy presents Philosophy in Post-Soviet Russia by Pr. A. V. Yarakhtin (Ivanovo).

Oriental Philosophies present On a Specific Feature of Definition of Notions in Indian Philosophy by Pr. V. K. Shokhin (Moscow).

Union of Philosophy and Natural Science presents The 50th Anniversary of Russell-Einstein Manifesto by M. A. Lebedev, Executive Secretary, Russian Pugwash Committee, the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).

Feedback presents analytical review of RPhS Bulletin 2006:1 by Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow).

The Young Philosophers Page presents Brands by R. M. Musayev, postgraduate student (Moscow).

See Philosophy in the Internet for Philosophical Preferences of Runet Users by Assoc. Pr. I. Shkuratov (Belgorod).

Read Pro Memoria of Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zinovyev and Moisey Samoilovich Kagan.

Mentioned as Noteworthy is the first issue of Russian Philosophical Gazette.

Read Useful Information about this year (2006) events at the National Library (Plekhanov House).

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information on new books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, books published by the Institute of Philosophy members in 2005, doctoral (33) and candidate (117) dissertations in philosophy defended in the second quarter of 2006.

We also present a Contemporary Foreign Journal Hekmat va falsafen (Wisdom and Philosophy).

Among Philosophers Joke Too are Sergey Peruansky (Moscow), O. Yanenagorsky (Nizhnevartovsk), Mikail Uvarov (St. Petersburg), Fyodor Selivanov (Tyumen).

The Poetic Page presents verse by Sergey Goncharuk (Moscow), Valery Shpak (Lugansk), Lev Ovechyev (Pavlovo-Posad, Moscow Oblast), and Vyacheslav Kirillov (Moscow).

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

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.

The Bulletins subscription index in the Rospechat Catalogue is 79643. Please, send your e-mail messages addressed to the RPhS Presidium and the RPhS Bulletin Editorial Board to and/or Our Internet website is To contact the Editors, please, call (495) 201-24-02 or (495) 203-92-98.



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