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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 3 (39) 2006
(256 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 3, 2006 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

The issue opens with the Editors Column by Pr. A. N. Chumakov writing on The Social responsibility of Philosophy.

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the new RPhS section on General Foundations of Being; the conference on Creating a Humane Society held at the Baikal State University for Economics and Law (Irkutsk); the proceedings of the Virtual Studies section (Moscow).

Events and Comments inform about the First Russian National Students and Young Scholars Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Philosophy, Methodology, Innovations at the Moscow State Institute for Radio Technology, Electronics and Automatics; on the Sixth International Jubilee Readings on The Optina Pustyn and Russian Culture (Kaluga); the Interuniversity Symposium on Problems of Humanism (Vladimir); the Russian National conference on Risk Society and the 21st Century Humans: Alternatives and Scenarios (Saratov).

We introduce a new column: Towards the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy. Here the readers will find the basic information about the congress to be held from July 30 to August 5, 2008 in Seoul.

UNESCO and Philosophy informs of the proceedings of the UNESCO Baikal International Conference on Ecological Ethics and Education for Sustainable Development (Lake Baikal) and its documents.

Under Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches Pr. V. N. Belov, Dean, Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology, Chernyshevsky State University (Saratov) shares his University experience in philosophical education.

Opinions of Foreign Colleagues include The Problem of Man in Contemporary Philosophical Anthropology by V. Bukreyev, Ph. D. (Jerusalem, Israel).

Experience of Philosophical Cooperation informs of the meeting with Chinese philosophers at the RPhS Presidium; and the conference on A. Bogdanov and Philosophical Discourse in Russian in the Context of Modernity (Marburg, Germany).

Read Civil Society for Civic-mindedness as Educational Problem by Pr. A. I. Orekhovsky and O. B. Fomichyova (Novosibrsk).

The Global Studies column informs of the proceedings of the Global Studies regular seminar at the RPhS Presidium.

In the First Person presents Antiquity and Modernity by Pr. F. H. Kessidi (Athens, Greece).

The Standpoint presents The Beautiful Stranger Named Soul by Pr. A. A. Krushanov (Moscow) and Dynamic Metareality by A. D. Korolyov (Moscow).

Thinking Aloud is Assoc. Pr. L. A. Dyomina in her hermeneutical apology titled Essay on Friendship.

Published By Way of Discussion are Soviet and Post-Soviet Philosophy: Past and Thoughts by Pr. V. I. Krasikov (Kemerovo); On Methodological Approaches to the Problem of Criminality by Pr. N. A. Shermuhamedova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan).

A Topical Issue is discussed in Needed a Commission on Science in the RAS [the Russian Academy of Sciences interpreter] by Pr. T. P. Lolayev (Vladikavkaz).

This issues Important Talks are by Assoc. Pr. K. S. Khrutsky (Novgorod) on the subject of Why Russian Society Took No Interest in the National Congress of Philosophy and Pr. V. D. Zhukotsky (Nizhnevartovsk) on Philosophy as a Means of Consolidating Humanities and Secular Culture.

Philosophical Anthropology presents On Human in Postmodernism by Assoc. Pr. R. M. Aleinik (Moscow).

Under Philosophy and Culture column read Two Phenomena of Our National Culture by L. A. Bulavka, Ph. D. (Moscow).

From the History of Russian Philosophy presents The Theme of Russia in the Writings of I. A. Ilyin by Assoc. Pr. Ye. V. Vinogradova (Novorossiysk) and The Russian Idea: The Philosophical and the Cultural Standpoints by Pr. V. I. Kurashov (Kazan).

The News of the Day presents The Presidents Wife as a Would-Be President by Assoc. Pr. A. G. Pyrin (Moscow).

The Young Philosophers Page presents Early 20th-century Russian Philosophers on Social Crisis by A. A. Cherepanov, postgraduate student (Tver).

See Philosophy in the Internet for The Internet as a Means of Mass Communication and Information by Ye. Yu. Zhuravlyova, postgraduate student (Moscow).

Contemporary Foreign Journal presents Bulletin of the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna.

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about joining the cultural pilgrimage to Italy; the RPhS Global Studies sections new initiative to elaborate the topic of Preserving Cultural Diversity of Peoples of Russia under Conditions of Globalisation; the website

Read Useful Information about the Russian Philosophical Gazette; the analytical newspaper Argumenty nedeli [The Arguments of the Week]; the Sixth Frolov Readings; the conference on Problems of Informatics: Philosophy, Theory of Science, Education (St. Petersburg); the conference on The Philosophy of Conscience: History and the Present (Faculty of Philosophy, Moscow State Lomonosov University); The Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy, 2006; the philosophical congress to be held in India.

Read the Feedback for the analytical review of RPhS Bulletin 2006:2 presented by independent reviewer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow).

The section Projects and Proposals of RPhS Members informs of the voluntary contributions to the RPhS fund by A. G. Pyrin (23,000 roubles) and G. N. Mezentsev (50,000 roubles).

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 (6) and candidate (29) dissertations in philosophy defended in the third quarter of 2006.

See Philosophers Joke Too for The Cellular Phone by Fyodor Selivanov (Tyumen).

The Poetic Page presents Immortality by Anatoly Averyanov (Moscow).

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

The readers are informed of the Russian Philosophical Societys organizational structure, consisting of the Presidium, the Inspection Committee, 114 regional branches, 49 field branches, 53 primary units of the Moscow Philosophical Society; we also publish the complete RPhS membership list (5,337 members).

Read also requirements for the RPhS membership for 2007. 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.

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