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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 4 (40) 2006
(240 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 4, 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 presenting his New Year congratulations and summing up the preceding year in Are There Limits to Growth?

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about The Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy, 2006; the International Conference on The Great Rivers and World Civilisations held in Astrakhan to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the city; the 10th anniversary of the Orenburg RPhS Branch; the Symposium on Ethics in Tyumen; the Conference on Ontology in the 20th century: Problems and Prospects (St. Petersburg); the International Seminar on Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Changes (Elista).

Events and Comments inform about the session and the decisions of the Presidium of the Russian National Educational and Methodological Council for Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies on classical university education (21 September 2006); the proceedings of the Russian National Congress of Sociology on Globalisation and Social Change in Contemporary Russia; the Fourth Askin Readings on Time, Space, and Values of Civilisation in Saratov; the International Symposium dedicated to Alexander Bogdanov on Russian Alternatives in the 20th Century in Helsinki; the Theoretical Seminar on Innovative Activities under Conditions of Globalisation in Izhevsk; the new memorial exposition and monument to Alexei Losev in Moscow; the Fourth Kuzbass Philosophical Readings on Terrorism as an Object of Multidisciplinary Analysis; the International Symposium on Philosophy of Education and Educational Policies in Russia and the Region in Chita; on the Open Scholarly Conference commemorating the 175th anniversary of Helena Blavatsky in St. Petersburg.

See Towards the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy for the basic information about the congress to be held from July 30 to August 5, 2008 in Seoul.

UNESCO and Philosophy informs of the International Philosophy Day in Morocco; the Symposium on Philosophy in Russia and in the World held by the Russian Philosophical Society and the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) to commemorate the World Philosophy Day; the events on the Philosophy in Krasnoyarsk and Kazan.

Problems of Reaching Philosophy presents Imitation of Philosophy as a Complex of Inferiority Symptom by Prof. V. N. Porus (Moscow); and On the Functions of Philosophy in Society and Technological University Education by Assoc. Prof. A. N. Avdonin (Ufa).

Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches presents an interview with Prof. A. G. Barabyshev, Dean, Faculty of State and Municipal Management, Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

Experience of Philosophical Cooperation presents The Ideological Current of Practical Materialism in Contemporary China by Assoc. Prof. Chao Yan and Prof. An Chinan (Peking).

The Philosophical Life in the Near Abroad presents Uniformitas, an analytical article on contemporary Ukraine, by D. L. Udovik, a political scientist (Kiev); and Interrelation of Nationalism and democracy by Mekhti Sharifov, Ph. D. (Baku).

For topics of the recent meetings of the Global Studies Regular Seminar at the RPhS Presidium, see the Global Studies column. The column also presents Globalisation: The Derzhava-Minded Society, Regional and Local Self-Governed Societies, Working Collective, and Personality by S. A. Butov, Advisor ob Global Issues to the President, the Russian Labour Confederation (Moscow).

The Standpoint presents Criticism of the 25 October 2006 Direct Line: Excellent to the President, Unsatisfactory to Political Technologists by Sergey Sharakshané (Moscow); Life Without Co- by S. V. Belozertsev, Ph. D. (Moscow); Consciousness and Its Objective Manifestations by N. N. Rodnova, Secretary, Presidium, the RPhS (Moscow).

Responses to Our Publications include A Critique of the Energetisist Concept of Consciousness, a response to Pr. A. I. Yakovlevs article published in RPhS Bulletin No. 1, 2006 by Prof. V. P. Popov, D. Sc. (Chemistry) and Prof. I. V. Kraynyuchenko, D. Sc. (Philosophy) (both Pyatigorsk); and On the Scientific Status of Philosophy by A. K. Chekalov, Ph. D. (Kamensk-Shakhtinsk, Rostov Oblast).

Raising an Issue presents The Philosophy of Managing Complex Sustems by Prof. I. V. Kraynyuchenko and Assoc. Prof. E. P. Bogdanova (Pyatigorsk).

Published By Way of Discussion are On the Mission of Philosophy by Prof. Ye. YaRezhabek (Rostov-on-Don); Rumours About the Death of Philosophy Are Grossly Exaggerated S. S. Peruansky, Ph. D. (Physics and Mathematics) (Moscow); Perception of Time Flow: Philosophical and Psychological Aspects by Assoc. Prof. S. V. Dzyuba (Blagoveshchensk); The Notion of Power in N. Luhmanns Systems Theory by V. A. Popova (Moscow); Imitation: A Societys Malaise or a Societys Fate? by Prof. Ye. V. Zolotokhina-Abolina and Prof. V. YeZolotukhin (Rostov-on-Don).

A Topical Issue is discussed in Kondopoga as A Form of Social Being in Contemporary Russia by Prof. Kh. G. Tkhagapsoyev (Nalchik).

This issues Important Talks are by Prof. Yu. M. Khrustalyov (Moscow) on Morality as an Inperative of Demographical Security; by N. S. Molyakova, Ph. D. (Pedagogy) (Pskov) on Providing Access to Orthodox Cultural Values in Contemporary School; by M. A. Cherkasova, D. Sc. (Philosophy) (Kamensk-Shakhtinsk, Rostov Oblast) on The Problem of Scientific Status of Philosophy of Ecology.

Gistory and Philosophy of Science presents An Important Task of Science and of Educational Process by Prof. V. M. Kairov (Vladikavkaz); and The Language of Science in the Context of Postnonclassical Rationality by Assoc. profV. A. Ivanova (Barnaul).

Pursuing the Topic, Assoc. Prof. K. S. Khrutsky (Novgorod) concludes his previous publications with Contemporary Russian Philosophy: Time to Wake Up!

The Young Philosophers Page presents International Terrorism and Human Rights by Postgraduate Student R. M. Musayev (Moscow).

Contemporary Foreign Journal presents a review of Hans Küngs works on global ethics.

Mentioned as Noteworthy are information about joining the scholarly pilgrimage to Italy; the subscription to Russian Philosophical Gazette; the section on Social Medicine and Psychology.

Read Useful Information about the competition to be held by the Society Foundation within the framework of programme Peculiarities of Russian Culture and Mentality as a Factor of the Countrys Socioeconomic Development; the Sixth Russian National Competition among non-philosophical students on the subject of Man in Technogenic Civilisation; the forthcoming conference commemorating the forthcoming conference commemorating the 200th anniversary of The Phenomenology of Mind by G. W. F. Hegel; establishment of the Federal Institute of Education Development by the Ministry of Education and Science; professional skill enhancement in History and Philosophy of Science at the Moscow State Lomonosov University; the forthcoming conference on Man in Contemporary Philosophical Theories to be held in Volgograd.

Feedback presents an analytical review of RPhS Bulletin 2006:3 by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow).

A Remark presents If Its a True Feedback It Should Work Both Ways by Assoc. Prof. N. I. Biryukov (Moscow).

Pro Memoria presents Nails To Be Made of These Men in which Prof. V. A. Razumny (Moscow) recollects his meeting with Pyotr Mironovich Masherov.

Projects and Proposals of RPhS Members informs of the use of the voluntary contributions to the RPhS fund made by Assoc. Prof. A. G. Pyrin (Moscow) to the amount of 25,000 roubles.

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information on books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (21) and candidate (77) dissertations in philosophy defended in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Philosophers Joke Too presents On Jokes and Beyond by Marina Musiychik (Magnitogorsk).

The Poetic Page presents On Life, Death, and Immortality by Eduard Girusov (Moscow); A Thaw in December by Mikhail Zhikharevich (Pskov); Verse on Immortality by Igor Vishev (Chelyuabinsk).

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

Read also The RPhS Conferences Plan for 2007, envisaging 59 conferences.

We publish Supplement to the Russian Philosophical Society Structure, introducing 4 new regional branches (to the total number of 118), and Additions to the RPhS Membership List (amounting to 5,583 individual 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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