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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 4 (48) 2008
(240 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 4, 2008 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

The opening Editors Column is titled The Dialectics of Crisis. This is followed by the official information on the Russian Philosophical Society Presidium guest session in St. Petersburg. The session reviewed the RPhS participation in the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy and the Philosophy Train cultural event and discussed the forthcoming Fifth Russian Congress of Philosophy in Novosibirsk. The Congress new time is 25-28 August 2009. To contact the organisers write to The Congress web site is

The section Summarising the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy and the Philosophy Train includes Philosophical Dialogues in Asia by Pr. R. A. Kurenkova (Vladimir); The Portrait of the 22nd WCP and the Philosophy Train by Pr. M. S. Solodkaya (Orenburg); On the Value Foundations of Contemporary Korean Culture by Ass. Pr. T. A. Smetanina (Nizhny Novgorod); The 22nd WCP and the Development of Social Sciences by Pr. L. G. Titova (Moscow); The Russian Truth by F. T. Valishin (Kazan); The Seoul National University by Pr. T. G. Leshkevich (Rostov-on-Don); Meditative Phenomena of the Eurasian Congress by Pr. V. S. Funtusov (Vladivostok).

Our traditional column Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the All-Russian Theoretical Conference on Ethnic and National Values under Conditions of Globalisation held in Makhachkala; the All-Russian Workshop on Contemporary Federalism: Russian Problems in Comparative Perspective in St. Petersburg within the framework of the Days of St. Petersburg Philosophy; the All-Russian Workshop on Religions of the Volga Region: Social Service Issues in Nizhny Novgorod; the First Strakhov Readings (dedicated to the memory of philosopher N. N. Strakhov) in Belgorod.

See News from the Moscow Philosophical Society for information about the World Philosophy Day and the related scholarly events in Moscow; the newly completed research project on Problems of Preserving the Diversity of Cultural Traditions of Russia under Conditions of Globalisation; the Second Workshop on Philosophical Problems of Biology and Medicine: Interdisciplinary Aspects in Moscow.

Events and Comments inform about the Fourth Tauric Readings in the Crimea; the Seventeenth Theoretical Conference on Topical Problems of Scientific Philosophy in Perm; the International Scholarly and Public Conference on The 80th Anniversary of N. K. Roerichs Central Asian Expedition (1924-28) at The Roerichs International Centre in Moscow; bestowing the title of Honorary Citizen of Kostroma Oblast on philosopher Alexander Zinoviev (posthumously); the 30th anniversary of the Department of Philosophy at the Siberian State Technological University, Krasnoyarsk.

Problems of Teaching Philosophy present Once More on Philosophical Journal: From Illusion to Reality and Back? by Pr. V. N. Porus (Moscow).

Read Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches for information about the recent meeting of the Presidium of the Council for Instruction Methods in Philosophy, Political and Religious Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, the Lomonosov Moscow State University; and New Challenges to the System of Professional Training in Business and Politics by S. V. Ivanova, D. Phil. Sc. (Moscow)

A Topical Issue is discussed in On the Road to Silicon Community by Pr. A. A. Krushanov (Moscow) and Philosophical Problems of Contemporary Information Technologies by S. N. Konyaev, Cand. Phys. & Math. Sc. (Moscow).

Read Scholarly Life in the Near Abroad for Secular Education and the Origins of Enlightenment in Azerbaijan by N. K. Mamedov (Baku).

This issues Important Talk is by Pr. N. I. Kiyashchenko (Moscow) on the subject of Ethical and Esthetical Education and the Humanities.

Published By Way of Discussion are Ripples in the Water by Pr. V. A. Kutyrev (Nizhny Novgorod); Towards the History of Curable Philosophical Diseases: Phenomenology and Its Apologists by Pr. V. I. Kurashov (Kazan); Philosophy and Simulation by Pr. M. M. Prokhorov (Nizhny Novgorod); A Word in Defence of Wisdom by Prs. G. Kh. Shenkao and M. A. Shenkao (Cherkessk); The Role and Place of Oriental Philosophy in the Work of C. Jung by Ass. Pr. G. M. Ruzmatova (Tashkent); On the Question of Notions and Definitions by Ass. Pr. T. S. Suleimenov (Chimkent, Kazakhstan).

See Global Studies column for information about the recent meeting of the Regular Seminar for the Philosophy and Methodology of Global Studies on the subject of Compulsion by Force and Its Peculiarities under Conditions of Globalisation; and the article on The Dynamics of Global Transformations by A. A. Gezalov (Moscow) and A. A. Gamzaev, Cand. Phil. Sc. (Baku)

See Eurasianism: Prospects of Understanding column for The East-West Dialogue in the Context of the Eurasianism by G. G. Mayorov (Moscow).

Philosophical Anthropology presents The Metaphysics of Human Loneliness by A. V. Katsura, Cand. Phil. Sc. (Moscow).

Philosophy and Culture presents On the Fundamental Question of the Philosophy of Music by G. G. Kolomiets (Orenburg) and The Philosophy of the New Hero by D. G. Shkayev, postgraduate student (Moscow).

Philosophy of Nations Health presents The Origins of the Philosophy of Medicine and Health by I. L. Alekseyev, postgraduate student (Moscow).

See Philosophy of Business for Brand in the Structure of Marketing by D. G. Shkayev, postgraduate student (Moscow).

Discussion Continues on the relations between knowledge and faith, Church and education in The Letter of the Ten Academicians: A Year Later by I. I. Kondrashin, Cand. Phil. Sc. (Moscow) and The Knowing Belief and the Believing Knowledge by Rev. Georgy (Ryabykh) (Moscow).

Responses to Our Publications are by Yu. L. Pivovarov, Cand. Tech. Sc. (Moscow), to Why Does Philosophy Remain Unclaimed by S. A. Sharakshané, Ph. D. (RPhS Bulletin 2008:1); and by V. I. Dolzhenko (Moscow), to Morals as the Evolving Dimension of Spiritual Life by T. I. Koval (RPhS Bulletin 2008:2).

A Letter to the Editors was sent by A. I. Sofronitsky, journalist, titled A Remark by a Moscow Dilettante.

Feedback presents analytical reviews of RPhS Bulletin 2008:3, by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow); and RPhS Bulletin 2008:2, RPhS Bulletin 2008:3, by S. S. Peruansky, Cand. Phys. & Math. Sc. (Moscow).

Read the Young Philosophers Page for The Russian Constitution: 15 Years in Legal Space by G. N. Gamkrelidze, student (Mowcow)

See Philosophy in the Internet for The Internet, Autumn 2008 by R. M. Maslennikov, postgraduate student (Tver).

New Journals present The Age of Globalisation.

Philosophical Prose presents Kolobok, or Where May Computer Literacy Lead by Vitaly Gorokhov (Moscow) [kolobok is a traditional Russian round loaf note by the interpreter].

Read Philosophers Joke Too for a collection of jokes from Nikolai Biryukov on the subject of the Law of Sufficient Reason.

On the Poetic Page read verses by Svetlana Gromova (Yekaterinburg) and Anatoly Deyev (Moscow)

Read Attention: The Competition! for information about the competition of philosophical projects on the subject of The Philosophy of Public Service and Counteraction Against Corruption announced by the Russian Philosophical Gazette.

Read Useful Information about the forthcoming Seventh All-Russian Workshop on Optina Pustyn and the Russian Culture (The Kireyevsky Readings) in Kaluga, 23-25 April 2009; and the call for cooperation from the Renaissance Experimental Creative Centre.

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the RPhS new website:

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information about books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (16) and candidate (128) dissertations in philosophy defended in the fourth quarter of 2008.

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

As usual, the years concluding issue contains The RPhS Conferences Plan for the forthcoming year (2009, 97 events), and supplement to the information about the RPhS Structure and the RPhS Membership List as published in RPhS Bulletin 2008:3 (47), viz. 14 additional regional branches (totalling 113), 2 additional field branches (totalling 45), new RPhS individual members (totalling 5,885).

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.

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