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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 1 (45) 2008
(256 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 1, 2008 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

This issues Editors Column titled Strokes to the RPhS Activities Picture outlines the Societies immediate tasks.

Towards the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy reminds that the Congress with its main topic Rethinking Philosophy Today will take place from July 30 in Seoul (Republic of Korea) and that full information is available at the Congress official website: Pr. A. N. Chumakov, First Vice President of the RPhS and Chief Coordinator of the Philosophic Train project specifies that the participants, both Russian and foreign, are scheduled to arrive to Vladivostok from Seoul on August 8 to attend the International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in the Context of Intercultural Communications. The will also meet local scholars and visit local landmarks. The event participants and the invited public figures and press persons will then travel to Moscow with stops in Khabarovsk, Chita, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk (a boat trip to Lake Baikal included), Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, and Kazan. Conferences, round tables and other scholarly and cultural events await them along the route, viz. n Khabarovsk (August 11): Round Table on Sociopolitical and Humanitarian Problems of Russias Far East; in Chita (August 13): Round Table on Man in Transborder Situation; in Ulan-Ude (August 14-15): International Baikal Philosophy Forum Dialogue in the 21st Century: Man and Nature as a follow-up of the 22nd World Congress of Philosophy); in and near Irkutsk (August 16): Ecological Expedition up the Angara river and Lake Baikal and Round Table on the problems of preservation and utilization of Baikal unique resources; in Krasnoyarsk (August 17), in Novosibirsk (August 18-19): International Workshop Rethinking Philosophy of Science and Education Today (to serve both as another follow-up of the World Congress of Philosophy and a preparatory event envisaging the 5th Russian Congress of Philosophy to be held in the city from 24 to 27 June 2009); in Yekaterinburg (August 20); in Kazan (August 21): International Seminar on Tolerance as a Principle of Interethnic and Interconfessional Relations in a Russian Region. For all of the above places the trip program envisages meetings with local scholars and sightseeing. The travellers will arrive in Moscow on August 22, 2008. (Mark changes vis-à-vis the earlier schedule as published in RPhS Bulletin, 2007:4!).

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the activities of the Saratov and Udmurt RPhS Branches; International Conference on Russia and Bashkortostan: Sociohistotic Cooperation in Ufa; Seminar on the October Revolution jubilee at Lobachesvsky State University in Nizhny Novgorod; International Conference Education in Humanities and the Social Context: Gender Problems at St. Petersburg State University.

See News from the Moscow Philosophical Society for information about the Societys next general session; the joint meeting of the MPhS Executive Board and the section on Humanities and Creativity of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; Round Table on Freedom, Morality and Law: Is Their Union Possible? in the Kremlin of Dmitrov Museum.

Events and Comments inform about International Conference on Media as a Philosophical Subject in St. Petersburg; International Conference on Father Pavel Florenskys Legacy and Russias Museums in Kostroma; Conference on Philosophical Anthropology in the 21st Century: Prospects and Trends in Yekaterinburg; the Second International Youth Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Philosophy, Methodology, Innovations in St. Petersburg; International Public Conference Live Ethics and Science at the Roerich International Centre in Moscow; the Third Russian Open National Conference Sorokin Readings at the Lomonosov State University in Moscow; the International Youth Educational Forum Foros Siberia 2008 (within the framework of a o long-range educational project The Politics of the 21st Century. CIS Future Elite) in Novosibirsk; the Russian National Workshop on Traditions and Innovations in Teaching Cultural Sciences in St. Petersburg; the activities on the Methodological Seminar of the municipal educational institutions and research institutes at the Moscow State Pedagogical University; the 16th International Christmas Educational Readings in Moscow.

See Russian Philosophers Roman Vacation for the participants opinions about the recent trip to Italy.

Problems of Teaching Philosophy present On Solovyov Seminar and a Little Bit on Myself by Pr. V. N. Porus (Moscow).

Read Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches for information on the innovative educational programme on Philosophy and methodology of Decision-Making (programme manager: Pr. G. V. Sorina) at the Faculty of Philosophy, Lomonosov State University (Moscow); the recent meeting of the Presidium of the Council for Instruction Methods in Philosophy, Political and Religious Studies, the Instructional-Methodological Association for Classical University Education, and its decisions; the professional skills enhancement trip to Paris of the humanities teachers of the Southern Federal District (Rostov-on-Don).

See Scholarly Life in the Near Abroad for information about International Conference on Social Responsibility as a Factor in Developing Civil Society in Kiev; International Conference on Philosophy and Social Progress in Tashkent.

Philosophical Life Abroad informs about International Conference on Knowledge, Creativity and Social Transformation in Vienna (Austria) patronised by Dr. H. Fischer, President of Austria, and supported by the UNESCO and EC.

On the Chinese Philosophy Page read the first of series of articles on the general subject of Teaching Philosophy in China by Pr. V. G. Burov.

Civil Society presents On Enhancing the Role of Social Work by Pr. V. A. Nikitin (Moscow).

Standpoint is taken by S. A. Sharakshané, Ph. D. (Moscow) on the matter of Why Does Philosophy Remain Unclaimed by Contemporary Russian Policy Makers? and by I. S. Bandurist (Tver) on What Kind of Philosophy We Do Not Need.

See Raising an Issue for The School of Future: Deformation of Socialisation or Deformalisation of Education? by G. Yu. Belyayev, Cand. Pedagog. Sc. (Moscow).

Important Talk presents Humanism versus Globalisation of Violence by Pr. V. I. Krasikov (Kemerovo) and The Art of Thinking on the Level of Scientific Knowledge Is a Matter of Learning by Pr. S. I. Goncharuk (Moscow).

Published By Way of Discussion are Categories of Specific Branches of Science in the Structure of Thinking by Assoc. Pr. M. Sharipov (Tashkent); Informational Approach to the Artosphere by Assoc. Pr. T. N. Suminova (Moscow); The Present Is One and the Same for All by Assoc. Pr. Ye. M. Suvorova (Rostov-on-Don); The First One to Theorise on Consciousness in World Philosophy by Pr. A. I. Yakovlev (Moscow); Existential Criticism of Atomism by Pr. A. N. Fatenkov (Nizhny Novgorod); Individualisation of Personality in the Ossetian Culture of the 18th early 20th centuries by M. A. Korytina (Vladikavkaz); Two Approaches to Understanding the Essence of Process (G. Hegel and H. Bergson) by Pr. A. N. Arlychev (Moscow).

A Topical Issue is discussed in The Social Chronotopos and the Problem of Subject in Social Ontology by Pr. V. Ye. Kemerov (Yekaterinburg) (conclusion).

A new column Eurasianism: Prospects of Understanding invites to dialogue on the problems related to the Eurosianist idea.

Philosophical Anthropology presents Ecological Personalism in the Philosophy of T. Rozzak by M. A. Sultanova, Ph.D. (Moscow).

Philosophy and Culture opens with Outlines to Alexander Katsuras Novel by D. I. Kornyushchenko (Moscow), a comprehensive review of Outlines to the Theory of Miracles, a new novel by the said author; and continues with Victor Argonovs Philosophic Opera by I. L. Kirilyuk (Moscow).

Philosophy of Nations Health presents Preservation of Health as a Factor of National Security by Pr. Yu. M. Khrustalyov (Moscow) and The Scientific and Technological Progress Must Assume Responsibility for the Health of Humankind by Assoc. Pr. Z. A. Kuliev (Moscow).

See our Global Studies column for information about the recent activities of the Regular Seminar for the Philosophy and Methodology of Global Studies.

Philosophy of Business presents On Protection of Intellectual Property by R. A. Novikov (Moscow).

Our Inviting to Debate column, under which initial responses to the Ten Academicians Open Letter to President Putin about Clericalisation of the Russian Society were published, is renamed Continuing the Debate. New contributions to the debate are On Clericalisation of the Russian Society by N. N. Kuznetsova (Pavlovsky Posad, Moscow Oblast); In Support of the 10 by Pr. I. V. Vishev (Chelyabinsk); To Understand Both Parties by Pr. N. N. Slonov (Saratov).

Read Responses to Our Publications for The Subject and the Subjectivity of Man by Assoc. Pr. V. D. Ruta (Moscow) (a response Human Subjectivity by L. P. Buyeva) and Pr. L. P. Stankevich and Assoc. Pr. I. P. Polyakovas (both Lipetsk) retort to V. N. Sagatovskys article Anthropocentrism, My Enemy.

Pursuing the Topic presents On Four Quasireligious Trends in Philosophy by Pr. D. V. Pivovarov (Yekaterinburg).

Feedback presents an analytical review of RPhS Bulletin 2007:4 by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow).

Read Scholarly Communities for information about the new sociophilosophical school founed by V. Ye. Bugera, D. Phil. Sc. (Ufa) and the Weltanschaung Philosophy Club (Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Oblast).

See From the Editorial Boards Correspondence for selected letters to and from Pr. F. Kh. Kessidi (Athens, Greece).

The Young Philosophers Page presents The Tasks of University Youth in the Russian Political Process by F. I. Shelyapin, postgraduate student (Moscow).

See Philosophy in the Internet for Part 2 of Internet as a Vector of Change: From Things to Ideas! by R. M. Maslennikov, postgraduate student (Tver); and The News from Philosophical Sites by Ye. B. Zolotykh, Cand. Geol.-Mineral. Sc. (Moscow).

New Journals informs about the renewed publication of Polignothis and the forthcoming new quarterly Panorama of Eurasia (Ufa).

Read Philosophers Joke Too for a humoristic address to Pr. V. Ye. Davidovich (Rostov-on-Don) by Assoc. Pr. A. I. Dzyura (Norilsk); epigrams by Lancelot of the Behind-the-Lake (Moscow) and Vilen Ivanov (Moscow).

On the Poetic Page read verse by Boris Rezhabek (Moscow) and Evgeny Salov (Maikop).

Read Pro Memoria for reminiscences about Pr. R. S. Karpiskaya by Pr. I. K. Liseyev.

The Solovyovs Jubilee column reprints Appeal to Philosophers, Friends and Admirers of Russian Philosophy and reminds that donations to the future monument to the philosopher are to be transferred to the Presidiums special account INN 7704169045, Rossiyskoe Filosofskoe Obshchestvo OAO Bank Moskvy, Moscow, account No. 40703810500390000079, BIK 044525219; cor. acc. 30101810500000000219, OKPO 00071023, OKONH 98400, KPP 770401001. Read also On the Future Monument to Vladimir Solovyov in Moscow by Polish diplomat Stanislav Cieniuch; information about the musical recital dedicated to Vladimir Solovyov at the Silver Age Museum (Moscow).

Read Competition: The Results for information about the results of the young scholars and students competition in philosophy, social sciences< psychology and law in 2007.

Read Useful Information about the Third International Workshop on Philosophy to Children: The Dialogue of Cultures and the Culture of Dialogue to be held under UNESCO auspices in Moscow from June 4 to 7, 2008; the forthcoming collection of scholarly papers on Topical Problems of Sociohumanitarian Sciences to be published by the Moscow Pedagogical University; the next meeting of the Regular Seminar Marxist Readings at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences; the next Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy 2008 (Novemner 20-22, 2008).

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the forthcoming Sixth International Conference on problems of tolerance at the St. Petersburg State University; conference on Intelligentsia and Its Role in Search for Civic Concord to be held in Sevastopol )May 23-26, 2008); periodicals Ekonomicheskaya i filosofskaya gazeta (Economic and Philosophical Gazette) and Argumenty nedeli (The Weeks Arguments).

Read also Beware of Hack-Work by N. Z. Yaroshchuk (Moscow), a rejoinder about International Dictionary of Philosophy.

Supplement to the RPhS Conferences Plan for 2008 (see RPhS Bulletin 2007:4 for the main list) adds 13 new events (the total reaching 94).

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information on books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (7) and candidate (16) dissertations in philosophy defended in the first quarter of 2008.

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 2008. 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.

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