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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 1 (41) 2007
(256 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 1, 2007 (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 about the journals ten years experience, the editors policy and the principles of intercourse with authors and readers on the occasion of Entering the New Decade

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the activities of the RPhS Saratov regional branch in 2006; the past and present of St. Petersburg Philosophic Society; the session of the RPhS Magadan branch attended by RPhS Vice President A. N. Chumakov; the activities of the Geopolitics section; the RPhS Theological Scholars section; the RPhS Orenburg regional branch winning the competition for public financial support.

Events and Comments inform about the Round Table on Credo New and Contemporary Public Philosophical Debates in St. Petersburg; the Theoretical Seminar on Ethics in Science in Ulyanovsk State Technological University; the Sixth Frolov Readings On the Meaning of Life, on Death and Immortality at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow); the activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of Sigmund Freud; the International Young Political Scientitsts Forum Foros Siberia 2007 in Novosibirsk; the Round Table on Freedom and Responsibility at the Moscow State Juridical Academy; the International Public Workshop on Children of New Consciousness at the Nicholas Roerich Museum Centre in Moscow; the Fourth International Conference on The Activist Notion of Culture As a Form of Human Existence in Nizhnevartovsk; the International Workshop on Ontology and Understanding: Problems of Interrelation in Ufa; The Eleventh International Conference on Problems of Informatics, Theory of Science, Education in St. Petersburg; the Biblio-Globe Philosophy Club in Moscow.

Read Conference of Social Science Department Heads for information on the National Conference of Social Science Departments Chairs and Teachers of Humanities from the Education National Project Winner-Schools at the Moscow State Lomonosov University and the conferences recommendations, as well as responses to it: Silent Destruction by Pr. V. N. Belov (Saratov) and Conference of Humanitarians and Humanitarian Mission by Pr. V. I. Przhilensky (Stavropol).

See Towards the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy for information about the congress on Rethinking Philosophy to be held from July 30 to August 5, 2008 in Seoul, its plenary sessions, symposiums and sections, and application procedures. Readers are kindly requested to note that the application deadline is June 1, 2007. We also publish information on the Cultural Event to follow the Congress: some 100 Russian and foreign scholars will travel from Seoul to Vladivistok and then by chartered train along the Transsiberian Railway to Moscow with stops in major cities for conferences, scholarly meetings and sight-seeing (visit to Lake Baikal included).

UNESCO and Philosophy informs of the International Philosophy Day in Yakutsk and Makhachkala.

Problems of Reaching Philosophy presents Journal and Textbook Philosophy: Can Alienation Be Oversome? by Pr. V. N. Porus (Moscow) and Testization of the Entiry Land by Pr. N. S. Rybakov (Pskov).

Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches presents On Practicableness of Philosophical Education by Pr. V. S. Diev, Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Novosibirsk State University, discussing philosophy and methodology of decision-making as specialized degree field.

Union of Philosophy and Natural Sciences presents Ignorance Is Not an Argument by Pr. T. P. Lolayev (Vladikavkaz).

Experience of Philosophical Cooperation presents Russian Cultural Studies in China by Pr. Chan Baichun (Peking).

We dedicate a special Chinese Philosophy Page to the Russia Year in China. Read Influence of B. M. Kedrovs Ideas of the Chinese Philosophy of Science and Technology by Pr. Bao Ou (Peking) and What Causes Loss of the Spirit of Humanism? by Assoc. Prof. Lin Yanmei (Peking).

Civil Society presents excerpts from the Russian Federation Public Chamber Experts Report analyzing realities created by the developing civil society (to be continued).

The Standpoint presents Is Knowledge of Mind and Soul Scientific? by Pr. D. V. Pivovarov (Yekaterinburg).

Raising an Issue presents With What Is Renaissance of Philosophy to Begin? by Pr. V. A. Kharitonov (Moscow) and Factors and Criteria of Quality in Philosophical Education by Pr. A. I. Yakovlev (Moscow).

Published By Way of Discussion are Loss of the Meaning of Life as a Problem of Modern Society by I. F. Ponizovkina, Ph. D. (Moscow); Transformations of Soviet Culture by L. A. Bulavla, Ph. D. (Moscow); Aesthetic Space and Its Perception by N. N. Rodnova (Moscow); The Role of Text in Cognitive Interpretation by Pr. A. B. Belinskaya (Moscow); The Twinkling of Reason in the Darkness of Rationalities by Assoc. Prof. V. D. Zhirnova (Moscow).

Philosophical Anthropology presents Anthropological Renaissance by Pr. P. s. Gurevich (Moscow).

Philosophy and Culture presents Culture and Freedom by Pr. V. ZhKellé (Moscow).

Oriental Philosophies present Traces of Archaic Thinking in the Chinese Language by postgraduate student M. V. Bereznyak (Moscow).

History and Philosophy of Science present On the Systems Approach to Giving Classes on History and Philosophy of Science by Assoc. Pr. V. M. Kondratyev (Moscow) and On the Feasibility of a Course in History and Philosophy of Science by Pr. Yu. M. Shilkov (St. Petersburg).

Global Studies inform of the recent meetings of the Global Studies Regular Seminar under the RPhS Presidium discussing Global Problems and Ways to Solve Them as presented by Pr. A. M. Kovalyov (Moscow) and Political Orthodoxy in the Global World as presented A. V. Mitrofanova, D. Polit. Sc. Read also Philosophical and Sociopolitical Problems of Globalised Society by doctoral student A. A. Gezalov (Baku).

Responses to Our Publications present Turn to Culture to Protect Philosophy by Assoc. Prof. T. S. Lapina (Moscow).

From Correspondence with Our Readers presents a letter by Pr. Ph. KhKessidi (Athens) dealing with problems of university education.

Feedback presents an analytical review of RPhS Bulletin 2006:4 by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow). Read also To Take a Fresh Look by S. S. Peruansky, Cand. Phys.-Math. Sc. (Moscow) and Post Scriptum by Pr. A. N. Chumakov (Moscow).

The Young Philosophers Page presents Accessing Philosophy by Moscow students O. Golovanova, V. Turetskaya, and S. Shchenikova.

Philosophy in the Internet presents Is There Life in the Internet? by Dnepropetrovsk student M. Tarabakina.

Contemporary Foreign Journal presents U.S. and Belgian journals: The World of Classics, The Teaching of Idealism, International Philosophical Quarterly.

Transactions of the Russian Philosophical Society inform of the namesake publication providing all RPhS members with a unique chance of self-expression and self-assertion in presenting their writings on a wide range of subjects to the judgement of an exacting audience. The goals and purposes of the publication, as well as criteria of selection are explained Pr. Yu. M. Khrustalyov, Executive Editor.

Philosophers Joke Too present Speckled Hen and The Gender Interpretation of Dasein by Pr. V. A. Konev who has dedicated these philosophical humoresques to the Womens Day (March 8).

The Poetic Page presents poems by Alevtina Shiryaeva (Moscow), Aleksander Yankelevich (Moscow), TKnyazeva (Moscow).

Pro Memoria presents recollections of the distinguished Russian philosopher Pavel Vasilyevich Kopnin by Pr. F. A. Selivanov (Tyumen).

Our Contemporaries present Tamara Vasilyevna Samsonova and Andumalik Nysanbayev.

Read Useful Information about the results of the young scholars and students competition in philosophy, social science, psychology and law studies in 2006; Regulations for Application and Publication of Scholarly Papers in the Bulletin of the Tambov University; the launch of the UNESCO International Network of Women Philosophers; V. A. Stoff Centre for Contemporary Philosophy and Culture.

Published as Noteworthy are information about Presidential Grant of 300,000 roubles for the needs of RPhS regional branches; master vacancies in History and Philosophy of Science and Applied Ethics at the Faculty of Philosophy, Moscow State Lomonosov University; The Golden (Silver) Owl, Russias first philosophical medal; the Eurasian Studies Branch of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; the multimedia publications of the RPhS Social Medicine and Psychology section; the Sixth Young Authors School in Pushkin (off St. Petersburg); the International Philosophy Olympiad in Turkey.

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information on books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (8) and candidate (90) dissertations in philosophy defended in the first quarter of 2007.

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

We also publish Supplement to the RPhS Conferences Plan for 2007 (101 events); supplement the RPhS Structure informing of the Philosophy of Geopolitcs section; Additions to the RPhS Membership List (amounting to 5,665 individual members).

Read also requirements for the RPhS membership for 2007. 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.

On the occasion of the Bulletins 10th anniversary we publish photo portraits of Editorial Board members and column editors.

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 Our Internet website is To contact the Editors, please, call (495) 637-24-02 or (495) 637-92-98.



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