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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 3 (5) 2009
(256 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 3, 2009 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

The opening material is about the last election (the organizational session) held by the Russian Philosophical Society during the Fifth Russian Congress of Philosophy on Science. Philosophy. Society (Novosibirsk, August 25-28, 2009). We publish: the Presidium report delivered by Pr. A. N. Chumakov, First Vice President of the Russian Philosophical Society; the Inspection Committees report delivered by Pr. E. V. Guirusov, Chair of the Inspection Committee, the Russian Philosophical Society; the membership lists for the new Presidium (Academician V. S. Styopin, President; Pr. A. N. Chumakov, First Vice President; Assoc. Pr. A. D. Korolyov, Chief Scientific Secretary; et al.) and the Inspection Committee (Pr. E. V. Guirusov, Chair; Assoc. Pr. O. V. Malyukova, Deputy Chair; et al.); the resolution on the Sixth Russian Congress of Philosophy to be held in 2012 in Nizhny Novgorod.

Summing-up the Fifth Russian Congress of Philosophy provides basic information about the Novosibirsk Congress. The Congress was actually attended by 1,074 participants; of these 752 persons were not local residents, including philosophers from a number of CIS countries, viz. Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan; as well as from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United States. Read the Comments, Opinions, Judgements subcolumn for the interview with Pr. N. S. Rozov (Novosibrsk) titled Routine is the Congresses Normal Feature, But the Professional Level Must Be Raised; and articles From the Heights of the Philosophy Forum by Pr. N. S. Konoplyov (Irkutsk); What Kind of Congresses of Philosophy Should There Be? by S. A. Sharakshané, CandPhilos. Sc. (Moscow); The Geography of the National Philosophy by Assoc. Pr. O. V. Malyukova (Moscow); What Was Forgotten to Be Said at the Congress by Pr. A. V. Kutyrev (Nizhny Novgorod); What There Was and What There Was Not at the Fifth Congress of Philosophy by A. M. Burovsky (St. Petersburg); The Global Crisis as Mirrored by the Contemporary Philosophy of History by Assoc. Pr. T. L. Shestova (Moscow); Notes from a Symposium by Pr. V. V. Pavlovsry (Kaluga); Seven Funny Sins of Philosophy by Pr. N. S. Rozov (Novosibrsk); a rejoinder to an article by Assoc. Pr. S. S. Peruansky (Moscow); Passions Concerning History by Assoc. Pr. O. K. Shimanskaya (Nizhny Novgorod) and Pr. T. V. Panfilova (Moscow); Demonstrating Pluralism of Ideas by Pr. A. V. Maslikhin (Yoshkar-Ola).

Our regular column Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the Seventh Marx Readings in Nizhnevartovsk on Philosophy as Vocation (In Memory of V. D. Zhukotsky); the activity of the Altai RPhS Branch; and the Novosibirsk Philosophical Assault on Odessa.

See News from the Moscow Philosophical Society for information about the forthcoming Board meeting to be joined by the primary units chairs at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences; and the Round Table on Truth as Goal and Value held at the Moscow State Law Academy.

Events and Comments inform about the Third Meeting of the International Philosophy Club at the Astrakhan State University on Problems of Civil Society in Russia and Abroad; the meeting of the Bashkir Regional Scientific-Methodological Seminar on Topical Problems of Complex Systems Studies in Ufa; the Twelfth International Fyodorov Readings commemorating the 180th anniversary of the Founder of Russian Cosmism and the opening ceremony of the monument to the philosopher in Borovsk, Kaluga Oblast; the International Workshop on Interaction of Cultures Under Conditions of Globalisation in memory of Geidar Aliev at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Problems of Teaching Philosophy present prize-winning students essays on the topic of What Is Missing from the University Philosophy Course You Studied, What Would You Add to It and What Would You Exclude? This competition was initiated .by the Petrozavodsk State University and the Oxford Russian Centre. The publication of the students essays is to be continued.

Read Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches for information about the recent meeting of the Presidium of the Council for Instruction Methods in Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Instructional-Methodological Association for Classical University Education, and the meeting of the Council for Scientific Methods in Philosophy, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Russian Federation. Both events took place within the framework of the Fifth Russian Congress of Philosophy in Novosibirsk.

To learn about Scholarly Life in the Near Abroad read Transformation of Youth Socialisation in the Kazakhstan Society by Pr. Z. S. Aidarbekov (Astana, Kazakhstan) and Global Thinking in the Light of World Political Processes by F. G. Nabiev, CandPhilos. Sc., and S. A. Kadieva (Baku, Azerbaijan).

A Topical Issue is discussed in Homo Sapiens, the Thinking Reed? by M. A. Sultanova, CandPhilos. Sc. (Moscow).

Civil Society presents And Once Again About the Civil Society by Pr.  I. A. Gobozov (Moscow).

See Raising an Issue for The Absolute and the Relative and the Moral Values by Pr. F. A. Selivanov (Tyumen).

Oriental Philosophies present The Chinese Experience (the Reform and Opening Process) and Political Development After 1978 by Chin Xuan (Peking).

Philosophy of Nations Health presents Emotions as the Subjective Informational Essence of Human Psychic Activity by Academician K. V. Sudakov, the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

Among Responses to Our Publications read What Made Nizhegorod Philosophers Shudder? by Pr. N. M. Solodukho (Kazan).

Feedback presents analytical reviews of RPhS Bulletin 2009:2 by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow) and S. S. Peruansky, CandPhys. & Math. Sc. (Moscow).

Read Philosophy in the Internet for the interview with L. V. Skvortsov, Chief Editor, Liberal Arts Information Portal The Humanities: The 21st Century.

See Philosophers Joke Too for humorous miniatures by poet Mikail Libin and Pr. Aleksandr Svitin (Krasnoyarsk).

The Poetic Page presents verses by Vladimir Gukhman (Tver).

Get Useful Information about the Thirteenth Vavilov Readings on Globalisation, Global Studies, Russias Potential and prospects in the Globalised World (Yoshkar-Ola, November 2009); the International Scholarly Readings on Yu. A. Zhdanov and His Contribution to the Fundamental Science and the Development of Scientific Potential in North Caucasus (Rostov-on-Don, October 2009); the scientific-philosophical conference on the Epistemological Aspects of the Emergence of Contemporary Educational Reality: Responding to the Challenge (Irkitsk, October 2009); the international conference commemorating the 130th anniversary of J. Stalin (Nizhny Novgorod, December 2009).

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the events on the World Philosophy Day Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures in St. Petersburg (November 19 to 21, 2009); the forthcoming encyclopaedic dictionary Philosophers of Russia, the Early 21st Century: Biographies, Ideas, Works.

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information about books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (7) and candidate (25) dissertations in philosophy defended in the third quarter of 2009.

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, 109 regional branches, 44 field branches, 35 primary units of the Moscow Philosophical Society, and 179 individual members; we also publish the complete RPhS membership list as of October 1, 2009 (5,646 members).

Read also requirements for the RPhS membership for 2010. 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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