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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 3 (47) 2008
(256 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 3, 2008 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk). This special issue deals mainly with the recent 22nd World Congress of Philosophy and the Philosophy Train cultural event. This issue is illustrated with photos the Congress and Trains key events. The WCP on Rethinking Philosophy Today was held from July 30 to August 5, 2008 in Seoul.

The section The Congress as Seen by Its Participants opens with Pr. A. N. Chumakovs Preamble to Be Continued providing a brief summary of the Congress and the subsequent Philosophy Train event. For personal impressions and assessments of the Congress read Reflections on the Nature of Congresses of Philosophy by Pr. V. I. Krasikov (Kemerovo); The World Congress and the Orien Express by L. E. Grinin, D. Phil. Sc. (Volgograd); The Congress as Seen by a Novice by Pr. Ye. Yu. Leontieva (Volgograd); Sharing Experience about Sections Work by Pr. A. V. Dakhin (Nizhny Novgorod); Contemplating the results of the Congress by Pr. S. Shermukhamedov and Pr. N. Shermukhamedova (Tashkent); The Koreans and Seoul by Pr. I. M. Matskevich and O. V. Matskevich (Moscow).

The large section titled From Vladivostok to Moscow: The Philosophy Train informs of the trip participated by more than 80 Russian and foreign philosophers. The various conferences, round tables and other events held on the occasion are described in Philosophy Returns by Assoc. Pr. A. Yu. Moskvitin, Pr. S. V. Pishun, Pr. V. S. Funtusov (Vladivostok); The Far Eastern Perspective of Intercultural Communication by Pr. Z. R. Zhukotskaya (Nizhnevartovsk); The Philosophy Train in the Amur Region by Pr. Yu. M. Serdyukov (Khabarovsk); A Point on the Map: The Philosophy Train in Chita by Assoc. Pr. T. V. Bernyukevich and Pr. M. N. Fomina (Chita); Regional Discourse as a Popularising Resource for Ideas of Philosophy by S. V. Plotnikov, Cand. Cult. St. (Chita); The Baikal Philosophy Forum by Pr. V. V. Mantatov, Assoc. Pr. L. V. Mantatova, Pr. L. G. Sandakova, Assoc. Pr. S. M. Sokolov (Ulan-Ude); The Area of Free Philosophy by Yu. L. Dyunenok, a free-lance philosopher (Irkutsk); The Philosophy Train Makes a Stop in Irkutsk by Pr. N. S. Konoplyov (Irkutsk); From Seoul to Krasnoyarsk: The Ways We Choose by Pr. V. I. Kudashov (Krasnoyarsk); A Stop in Novosibirsk by Pr. V. S. Diev (Novosibirsk); Yekaterinburg of the Humanities by Pr. A. V. Pertsev (Yekaterinburg); The Philosophy Train in Kazan by Pr. M. D. Shchelkunov (Kazan). Read also information about the 13 round tables and other meetings held on route in the Philosophy Trains conference car.

The subsection titled Assessments, Opinions, Judgements presents The Philosophy Train as Seen From Within by S. A. Sharakshané (Moscow), a special correspondent of The Russian Philosophical Gazette. Read also Exclusive Thoughts of the Foreign Travellers of the Philosophy Train: Ioanna Kuçuradi, Professor, Istanbul University, Ex-President, International Federation of Philosophical Socities (Tirkey) ; Tomas Mariano Calvo Martinez, Professor, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain); Pr. Waltraud Ernst (Germany); Maria Teresa Reyes Perez (Spain); Pr.  Zhan Baichun (China); Pr. Liu Xiating (China).

Read about the cities visited by the Philosophy Train and the scholarly events held there on the occasion in Sketches from the Philosophy Summer by Pr. Kh. A. Barlybayev (Moscow); First Impressions by Pr. A. N. Arlychev (Moscow); From Seoul to Krasnoyarsk by Assoc. Pr. V. I. Ivanov (Krasnoyarsk); A Touch of Eurasia by Assoc. Pr. O. K. Shamanskaya (Nizhny Novgorod); With Thoughts on the Past by Pr. E. A. Taisina (Kazan); The Philosophy Train: A View from germany by Waltraud Ernst, Ph. D. (Germany). Read also letters of response and gratitude from foreign participants of the trip (in English). We take this opportunity to thank the Presidium of the Russian Philosophical Society and all those who supported the Russian participants of the 22nd World Congress of Philosophy and the trip on the Philosophy Train.

Our traditional column Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the principal events to be held from November 20 to November 22, 2008 within the framework of the Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy, 2008 (the Days topic is Man the Cogniser, Man the Creator, Man the Believer); the round table at the Department of Philosophy, Irkutsk State University, participated by Pr. A. N. Chumakov, First Vice-President, the Russian Philosophical Society, discussing the ways to enhance the creative activities of social scientists in the Baikal region; the activities of the RPhS Chechen Branch; the Russian Theoretical Conference on Ethnic and National Values under Conditions of Globalisation held in the Dagestan State University (Makhachkala).

Events and Comments inform about the Free Word Club at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences. The club is soon to terminate its activities that have lasted 20 years.

Problems of Teaching Philosophy present The Old Military Song: A Solo to the Void by Pr. V. N. Porus (Moscow).

Philosophy and Life present Towards Innovative Strategies or on the Way into Mirages? By Pr. Kh. G. Tkhagapsoyev (Malchik).

A Topical Issue is discussed in Self-Made Philosophers on the Offensive by Pr. D. I. Dubrovsky (Moscow).

Feedback presents an analytical review of some materials from RPhS Bulletin 2008:2 by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow).

Philosophy in the Internet presents The Internet as a Field of Battle... for Minds by R. M. Maslennikov, postgraduate student (Tver).

New Journals present The Bulletin of Leningrad Pushkin University (The Philosophy Series); and Chora, a journal of contemporary foreign philosophy and comparative studies in philosophy (Kursk).

Philosophers Joke Too present epigrams addressed to Pr. N. Z. Yaroshchuk on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

On the Poetic Page read verses by Alexander Katsura (Moscow), Lili Yegorova (Kazan), Alexander Yashin (Moscow).

Read Useful Information about the Municipal (St. Petersburg) Program for Tolerance at the Faculty of Journalism, St. Petersburg State University; the International Conference on State, Society, Church in Russian History of the 20th century to be held on February 11 and 12, 2009 in Ivanovo; the International Workshop on Corruption, the Principle Hindrance to the State of Law (April 2009, Moscow).

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the books published by the International Roerich Centre and by Shalva Amonashvili Publishing House.

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information about books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (8) and candidate (48) dissertations in philosophy defended in the third quarter of 2008.

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

As usual, the Bulletins third issue for each year contains information about the Russian Philosophical Societys organizational structure, which consists of the Presidium, the Inspection Committee, 99 regional branches, 43 field branches, 41 primary units of the Moscow Philosophical Society; we also publish the complete RPhS membership list (5,169 members).

The Bulletin informs of the forthcoming series Philosophy of Russia in the Second Half of the 20th century and the conditions for acquiring the issued volumes. For further information, call +7-495-334 82 42; e-mail: market@

Read also requirements for the RPhS membership for 2009. 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.

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 websites are;; To contact the Editors, please, call (495) 609-90-76 or (495) 203-92-98.


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