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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 2 (42) 2007
(240 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 2, 2007 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

The opening column is titled Towards the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy to be held from July 30 to August 5, 2008 in Seoul (The Republic of Korea). The Congresss main theme will be Rethinking Philosophy Today (for full information about the Congress, see Our column provides a list of plenary sessions, symposiums and sections, and specifies the application and registration procedures. Please, pay attention that the application deadline is November 1, 2007. We also inform our readers of the cultural event to follow the Congress that is planned by the Presidium of the Russian Philosophical Society. Participants of the event will travel by air from Seoul to Vladivostok and then by train to Moscow with stops in Khabarovsk, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk (a side trip to Lake Baikal included), Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, and Kazan to meet colleagues, attend conferences and round tables, and visit local landmarks.

To those who will not attend the Congress for various reasons (the would-be participants that might miss the deadlines, the accompanying persons, sponsors, etc.) but would like to join this subsequent train trip a special cultural program will be offered to keep them entertained in South Korea throughout the Congress days.

Please, e-mail or fax your applications to join the trip to the RPhS Presidium to or +7-494 637-2402.

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the activities of the Kursk and Udmurtiya RPhS Branches; the Taymyr Readings in Norilsk; the elections in the Moscow Philosophical Society.

Events and Comments inform about the Zinoviev Readings in Moscow in memory of the distinguished philosopher Alexander Zinoviev; the forthcoming Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy; the conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of Georgy Plekhanov at the Plekhanov Academy of Economics (Moscow); the seminar on the philosophy and semiotics of culture in Tver; the International Congress-Exhibition Global Education Education without Borders in Moscow; the Second Russian National Methodological Conference on the Philosophy Manual in Kazan; the International Philosophy Club in Astrakhan; the Marx Readings in Nizhnevartovsk; the Alaya art project within the framework of the Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy; the Russian National Conference on The Problems of Personal and Social Freedom in the Social and Humanitarian Discourse un Kursk; the International Conference on Semyon Franks Philosophical Legacy and Our Time in Saratov.

Problems of Teaching Philosophy present Revival through Suicide? by Pr. V. N. Porus (Moscow) and The Philosophy of Seminar by D. A. Olshansky (St. Petersburg).

Read Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches for Interactive Education of Adults as an Instrument of development by L. A. Ovchintseva, Ph. D., (Moscow) and Factors and Criteria of Quality in Philosophical Education by Pr. A. I. Yakovlev (Moscow).

Read Topical Interview with Pr. O. V. Inshakov, Rector, Volgograd State University, titled Science and Power.

Read Philosophy Abroad for the analytical review of the Interim World Philosophy Congress in India by Pr. V. P. Gritsenko (Krasmodar).

We have opened a new Chinese Philosophy Page as our contribution to the Year of China in Russia. Read here Pr. V. G. Burovs reviews of Where Does Russia Go: Russian Post-Soviet Philosophy by Pr. An Chinyan (Peking) and Contemporary Orthodox Theological Ideas: Russian orthodox Theology by Pr. Chang Baichun (Shanghai).

Read Civil Society for Civic Non-Profit Organisations in Regional Dimension analysing new trends in the development of civil society in Russia (based on the Expert Report presented to the Public Chamber, the Russian Federation).

Read Standpoint for Mans Hidden Hypostases by Pr. A. A. Krushanov (Moscow).

See Raising an Issue for The Biosocial and Mythological Sources of Proterrorist Consciousness by V. B. Petukhov, Cand. Hist. Sc. (Ulyanovsk) and Innovation and Noveltys Hidden Problems by Pr. M. M. Prokhorov (Nizhny Novgorod).

Pursuing the Topic presents The Other Aspect of Morality as an Imperative of Demographic Security by Assoc. Pr. A. M. Strakhov (Belgorod); Youth and Its Place in the Contemporary World by Pr. Ye. V. Vinogradova (Novorossiysk); The Dual Goal of Practical Immortality and Real Resurrection by Pr. I. V. Vishev (Chelyabinsk).

This issues Important Talk is On the Philosophy of Marx by Pr. K. N. Lyubutin (Yekaterinburg).

Published By Way of Discussion are Innovative Humanist School and the Spartian Humanist Centre by Pr. V. I. Stolyarov (Moscow); The Problem of Harmony and the Search for It in the Noosphere by Pr. T. N. Suminova (Moscow); On One Concept of Mentality by Assoc. Pr. D. V. Polezhayev (Volgograd); The Twilight of Postindustrial Society and the Philosophic Sense of the Concept of Neoindustrialism by Pr. S. N. Nekrasov (Yekaterinburg); The Russian Philosophy in the Globalised World by Pr. V. I. Krasikov (Kemerovo).

A Topical Issue is discussed in Should There Be Academic Degrees in Humanities by Pr. I. A. Gobozov (Moscow); Contemporary Philosophical Neocolonial Russia by Assoc. Pr. K. S. Khrutskoi (Novgorod); The Principles of the Philosophy of Education Under Conditions of Globalisation by Pr. A. I. Uvarov (Moscow); Contemporary Press: The Frame Violation by S. N. Bogolyubova and Pr. V. Ye. Zolotukhin (Rostov-on-Don).

History and Philosophy of Science presents Paradoxes of Contemporary Philosophy of Science by Pr. T. G. Leshkevich (Rostov-on-Don).

Thoughts Aloud present Captive Moscow (Metaphysical Thoughts of a Former Muscovite) by Pr. A. V. Ivanov (Barnaul).

Read From the History of Russian Philosophy for The Moral and Legal Potential of the Classical Russian Liberalism by Assoc. Pr. V. P. Pozdnyakov (Moscow); The Organic and Organised Sovereignty of the Eurasian State by M. Sh. Sharifov, Ph. D. (Baku); Plekhanov and Our Time by V. S. Markov (Moscow).

Our Global Studies column informs of the recent meeting of the Regular Seminar for Global Studies at the RPhS Presidium on the subject of China Under Conditions of Globalisation; the principal speaker was M. V. Karpov, Cand. Hist. Sc.; and of new and forthcoming books in the field in question.

See Polemics for the clash of opinions on teaching philosophy to postgraduate students; arguing are Pr. B. I. Lipsky (St. Petersburg) and I. S. Dmitriyeva, Director, Mendeleyev Museum (St. Petersburg).

The Standpoint presents analysis of some recent publication about synergetics in an open letter by Pr. G. G. Malinetsky (Moscow) to Academician E. P. Kruglyakov, Chair, Commission Against Pseudoscience and Falsification of Scientific Research, the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Feedback presents an analytical review of RPhS Bulletin 2007:1 by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow).

The Young Philosophers Page presents Axiological Aspects of Corporate Culture as a Component of Culture by N. V. Kokorina (postgraduate student, Novosibirsk) and On the History of Kant Museum at Kaliningrad Cathedral by A. A. Gladkova (undergraduate student, Pskov).

Philosophy in the Internet presents Electronic University by V. Sutulov (Moscow).

See Philosophers Joke Too for excerpts from the chapter on Humour and Politics of Laughter: Sociophilosophical Analysis by A. V. Dmitriev, Corresponding Member, the Russian Academy of Sciences.

See the Poetic Page for verse by Mikhail Sergeyev (Philadelphia), Boris Blinov (Perm), Innokenty Sentyabrsky (Nizhnevartovsk).

In Pro Memoria Pr. N. S. Kirabayev (Moscow) writes about the distinguished philosopher, a leading authority on Arab philosophy Artur Vladimirovich Sagadeyev.

Our Contemporaries write about the life and works of Vladimir Aleksandrovich Konev (Samara).

Read Useful Information about the international project for Ecological Ethics in the Teaching of Social and Humanitarian Disciplines of the Department of Philosophy, Mordvin State University; the program of the Russian Max Scheler Society (St. Petersburg); the forthcoming Fifth Torchinov Readings on Philosophy, Religion and Culture of Oriental Countries (St. Petersburg).

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the new journal Historic Psychology and Sociology of History; the forthcoming conference on Reintegration of Brotherly Nations of Post-Soviet Republics: A Contemporary Categorical Imperative to be held in Moscow; the forthcoming seminar on Ecological Philosophy and the Concept of Universal Ecology in Kazan; the forthcoming Twelfth International Conference on Philosophical Problems of Social and Humanitarian Sciences in St. Petersburg; the competition on the subject of Scientific and Theological Epistemological Paradigms to be held by St. Apostle Andrew Biblical-Theological Institute.

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information about books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (24) and candidate (107) dissertations in philosophy defended in the second quarter of 2007.

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

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 years 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, email your messages addressed to the RPhS Presidium and the RPhS Bulletin Editorial Board to Our Internet website is To contact the Editors, please, call +7-495 637-2402 or +7-495 203-9298.

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