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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 2 (46) 2008
(240 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 2, 2008 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

The Editors Column titled Change of Paradigm outlines the Societys primary taks, including organization of the Fifth Russian Philosophical Congress to be held in Novosibirsk from 24 till 27 June 2009 on the subject of Science, Philosophy, Society.

See Towards the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy for the basic information about the forthcoming congress on Rethinking Philosophy Today (Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 30 August 5, 2008) and the schedule of the Philosophy Train project. The projects participants will 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.

Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the activities of the Pskov RPhS Branch; the next Frolov Readings to be held at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences; the round table on provincial philosophers interaction (Nizhny Novgorod); the Sixth Marxian Readings in Nizhnevartovsk.

See News from the Moscow Philosophical Society for information about the MPhS activities in the last year; the students circle for philosophy and ethics at the Moscow State Juridical Academy; the round table, joined by the cultural branch of the Iranian Embassy in Moscow, on Imam Khomeinis Philosophical Ideas in the Context of the Eurasian Conception of Uniting the Peoples of the World.

Events and Comments inform about the conference Towards the 22nd World Congress of Philosophy in Kazan; the 10th anniversary of the Solovyov Seminar in Ivanovo; the international workshop commemorating Karl Marxs 190th anniversary at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow); the Youth Forum of Youth. Culture, Development in Podporozhye and Sosnovyy Bor, Leningrad oblast.

Problems of Teaching Philosophy present Prof. V. N. Poruss (Moscow) answers to the questions proposed by the Organising Committee of the Fifth International Conference on Higher Education for the 21st Century to be held in Moscow in November 2008.

Read Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches for Modernising Projects in Education ManagementModernising Projects in Education Management by V. V. Mironov, Corresponding Member, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice Presiden, the Russian Philosophical Society (Moscow).

See Scholarly Life in the Near Abroad for information about contemporary cultural research in Azerbaijan and the international conference Science Days at the Faculty of Philosophy, 2008 in Kiev Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine).

Civil Society presents Laws and Society by T. B. Dlugach, D. Philos. Sc.

Important Talk presents Nature, Man, Society as Philosophical Subjects by Sais Shermihamedov, President, Uzbekistan Philosophical Society, and The Culture of the Informational Society: Specifics and Trends by Prof. O. B. Skorodumova (Moscow).

Published By Way of Discussion are The Sociocultural Aspect of Forming Integral Perosnality by A. A. Somkin (Saransk); Categories as a Contemporary Philosophical Problem by N. N. Rodnova (Moscow); The Methodological Project of Paradigmal Renovation of the Dialectics Theory by Prof. E. G. Vonograi (Kemerovo); Morals as the Evolving Dimension of Spiritual Life by Assoc. Prof. T. I. Koval (Moscow).

A Topical Issue is discussed in Evolution Theory and Cultures Ethical Guidelines by L. V. Fesenkova, Cand. Philos. Sc. (Moscow).

Read History and Philosophy of Science for information about International Workshop on Modern Challenges in the Light of History and Philosophy of World Economy in Cheboksary.

Polemics present The Time of Objective Reality: Its Philosophical Foundation and Experimental Confirmation by T. P. Lolayev (Vladikavkaz) followed by a review of T. P. Lolayevs article by A. Yu. Sevalnikov (Moscow) and the authors response.

Pursuing the Topic presents Time and/or Eternity: Social Roots of Religious Turn in Philosophy (Apropos the Theory of P. P. Gaidenko) by Prof. M. M. Prokhorov (Moscow).

Eurasianism: Prospects of Understanding presents Sufism and Eurasianism: Common Sources by Prof. M. I. Bilalov (Makhachkala) and Globalisation and the Ideas of Eurasianism by Prof. G. S. Tabatadze (Volgograd).

Philosophy and Culture presents The Fascination of Theatre by Prof. N. Z. Yaroshchuk (Moscow) and The Russian Dan Brown? by Prof. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow), a comprehensive review of Alexander Katsuras novel Outlines to the Theory of Miracles.

Philosophy of Nations Health presents an article by Ye. K. Matevosova, student (Moscow); To Be or Not to Be? (Euthanasia from the Standpoint of a Dying Person) by Prof. A. G. Pyrin (Moscow); Philosophy of Health by Assoc. Prof. S. V. Turovskaya (Moscow).

Read Philosophy of Business for Globalisation Processes and Economies of Russian Regions: The North West by V. A. Galich (Petrozavodsk).

Read Continuing the Debate for Barriers in Comprehensive Education of Our Young Co-Citizens Are Inadmissible by Yu. V. Burdakov (Moscow); Theology and Divinity? by Prof. N. N. Slonov (Saratov); A Word Addressed to Men of Science by M. Ya. Zemlitskiy, Engineer (Podolsk region, Moscow oblast); Professional Education in Humanities without Theology and, Perhaps, without Philosophy? by Prof. V. N. Belov (Saratov).

See Responses to Our Publications for Does Society Need Philosophy? by A. B. Shulyndina, Cand. Philos. Sc. (Nizhny Novgorod), a response to Prof. V. N. Poruss articles; Why Did Hegel Ascribe Dynamics of Process to an Abstract Subject? by V. I. Dolzhenko (Moscow), a response to A. N. Arluchevs article.

Feedback presents an analytical review of RPhS Bulletin 2008:1 by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow) and RPhS Bulletin 2007:4, RPhS Bulletin 2008:1 by S. S. Peruansky, Cand. Phys. & Math. Sc. (Moscow).

The Young Philosophers Page presents The Problem of Social Contract in Contemporary Russian Society by I. L. Alekseyev, postgraduate student (Tula) and Global Economy as a New Economic Paradigm by I. V. Login, postgraduate student (Moscow).

See Philosophy in the Internet for Social Networks: We Are Catching, We Are Being Caught by R. M. Maslennikov, postgraduate student (Tver).

New Journals presents Bulletin of the RPhS Chuvash and Mari Branches. See the last page for information about a new theoretical journal The Age of Globalisation and the contents its opening issue.

Philosophers Joke Too present parodies of Siver Age poets by Alexander Dzyuras (Norilsk) and ironic verses by Pyotr Bystrov (Moscow).

On the Poetic Page read verses by Tatiana Dubovitskaya (Sterlotamak) and Yulia Azarova (Moscow).

To Remember presents Prof. V. A. Razumnys reminiscences of meeting with J. Stalin.

Read Competition: The Results for information about winners of the Second Navigation awards (the St. Petersbur Philosophical Society).

Read Useful Information about jubilee events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first sociological association; the International Baikal Forum of Philosophy (August 14-15, Ulan-Ude); the Russian National Conference on Intellect, Culture, Education (September 16-18, Novosibirsk); the Russian National Workshop on Ethnonational Values under Conditions of Globalisation (September 25-28, Makhachkala); the Russian National Conference on Transient and Eternal (October 21-22, Novgorod); the Russian National Conference on Science, Education, Innovations (November 10-12, the Institute of Scholarly Information on Social Sciences, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow); the Russian National Workshop on Man Amid Social and Cultural Interactions (November 20-21, Khabarovsk - Birobijan).

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the forthcoming conference on The Dialogue of Civilisations in the Globalised World (October, 2008, Moscow); the interuniversity round table on Cultural Identity in Northern Caucasus under Conditions of Globalistion (November 20, Maikop, to time with the Day of Philosophy).

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information about books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (5) and candidate (37) dissertations in philosophy defended in the second 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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