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of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 2 (54) 2010
(240 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 2, 2010 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

The opening Editors Column is titled In the Beginning Was the Word. Here Professor A. N. Chumakov, Editor-in-Chief, reflects on a number of principal themes and questions related to important events within the philosophical community and the Bulletins editorial policies.

Read Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations for a detailed account of Academician V. S. Styopins visit to Tomsk; the meeting of Pr. A. N. Chumakov, First Vice President, RPhS, and Assoc. Pr. A. D. Korolyov, Chief Scientific Secretary, RPhS, with the leading functionaries of the Kuban RPhS Branch; the Round Table on Dialogue of Cultures Under Conditions of Globalisation organised by the Adygeya RPhS Branch; the Russian National Workshop on Sociology, Philosophy, Law as Scientific Foundations of Contemporary Social Development held by Krasnoyarsk Philosophical Society in cooperation with other organisations; the Fifth Russian National Askin Readings on Philosophers Life-World at the Age of Globalisation at the Saratov State University. Read also a review of the activities of the Saratov RPhS Branch in 2009; and recommendations of the Workshop on Philosophical Problems of Ethno-national Development in Contemporary Society held in Yakutsk.

See News from the Moscow Philosophical Society for report of the MPhS Governing Board about the Societys activities between April 2009 and April 2010 and membership of the newly elected Governing Board. Reed detailed account of the Russian National Workshop on Socio-humanitarian Problems of Civil Engineering at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering; and information about the International Workshop on Tourist Industry: Possibilities, Priorities, Problems and Prospects at the Gostiny Dvor Exhibition Centre; the Moscow State Law Academy students participation at the Conference on The Meaning of the Crisis of Technogenic Civilisation held at the Academic House.

Events and Comments inform about the International Conference held in Nizhny Novgorod within the framework of the Year of France in Russia and the Year of Russia in France to discuss Interconfessional Relations in Central Eurasia; the Interdisciplinary Round Table on Philosophy of Crisis: Pursuing the Talk at the Financial Academy; the conference in Ufa commemorating the 100th anniversary of V. I. Svidersky; the Power-4 Award (the Russian National Award in Socio-political Journalism) ceremony at the Institute of Social Design (Moscow); the Aristotle Readings in Rostov-on-Don; the 10th anniversary of Alexander Bogdanov International Institute (Yekaterinburg); the activities of the Herzen Philosophical Society (St. Petersburg); the International Students Conference on Life and Happiness in the Dynamics of Being: The Contemporary Youth Outlook in Kazan; the activities of the Interdisciplinary Seminar for Transhumanism and Scientific Immortalism over the last five years (Moscow).

Problems of Teaching Philosophy present Philosophy as an Educational Discipline in Russia of the 2010s by Pr. V. I. Krasikov (Kemerovo).

Read Managing Education: Contemporary Approaches for Basics of Modelling the External Environment of the Education Process by Pr. S. V. Ivanova (Moscow).

A Topical Issue is discussed in Science Beyond Tradition by Pr. A. A. Krushanov (Moscow).

To learn about Scholarly Life in the Near Abroad read The Days of Science in Kiev by Ye. V. Silina, postgraduate student (Moscow); The Method of Comparative Analysis in the Writings of Abu ar-Rayhan al-Biruni by Assoc. Pr. G. T. Kabulinyazova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan); Logics in the Post-Soviet Space by Assoc. Pr. O. V. Malyukova (Moscow).

Read Philosophical Life Abroad for Contemporary Polish Philosophy of History by O. K. Shevchenko, Cand. Philos. Sc. (Simferopol, Ukraine).

Civil Society presents On the Ideology of Liberalism, Truth and Good by Pr. G. N. Gumnitsky (Ivanovo).

Published By Way of Discussion are The Love for Meaning and the Meaning of Education by Pr. V. G. Torosyan (Krasnodar); The Sociology of Human Rights as a Branch of Science by R. M. Musayev, Visiting Scholar, Moscow State University; Is Philosophical Materialism Obsolete? By Pr. A. V. Yerakhtin (Ivanovo); Marxs Formations Theory in the Present-day Light by Pr. S. V. Sokolov (Nizhny Novgorod); Philosophy and Economy by Pr. V. D. Ivshin (Moscow); In the Direction of Existential Materialism by Pr. E. A. Taisina (Kazan); On the Nature of the Virtual by Pr. I. I. Bulychov (Ivanovo).

See History and Philosophy of Science for The Doomsday Science by Pr. V. A. Kutyryov (Nizhny Novgorod).

To learn more about the Union of Philosophy and Natural Sciences read Contemporary Astronomy: The Problem of Universe Self-organisation by T. N. Makarov, postgraduate student (Moscow) and A Study in the Categories of Finite and Infinite by Ye. G. Loginov (Moscow).

Read Continuing the Debate for Faith and Knowledge: On the Danger of Counterpoising Them While Teaching The Basics of Religious Cultures and Secular Ethics by Assoc. Pr. Yu. R. Furmanov (St. Petersburg); and Faith and Knowledge: Two Noncrossing Lines? by A. B. Shulyndin (Nizhny Novgorod).

Philosophical Anthropology presents On the Debates About Human Nature by Pr. L. P. Buyeva (Moscow).

Philosophy of Culture presents At the 23rd Tehran International Book Fair by B. S. Yesenkin, D. Econ. Sc. (Moscow).

Read Philosophy of Nations Health for On the Problem of Moratorium on Cloning Humans by Pr. I. V. Vushev (Chelyabinsk).

Read Global Studies for information about the IAGS [International Association for Global Studies]: A New International Organisation by Pr. A G. Pyrin (Moscow).

See Eurasianism: Prospects of Comprehension for The Zoroastrian Roots of Eurasianism by Assoc. Pr. Gudrat Seifi (Moscow).

Feedback presents analytical reviews of RPhS Bulletin 2010:1 by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow), and RPhS Bulletins 2009:3-4 & 2010:1 by S. S. Peruansky, Cand. Phys.-Math. Sc. (Moscow).

See the Young Philosophers Page for The Medieval Construction of Space-Time in Contemporary Culture by N. V. Minkova, postgraduate student (Moscow).

See Rejoinder for A Religious Rite as a Service by Pr. A. G. Pyrin (Moscow).

Standpoint presents The Philosophy of the Variable World by V. V. Farmakovsky (Nizhny Novgorod); Is Esoteric to Be Taken Seriously? By Pr. Ye. V. Zolotukhina-Abolina and Pr. V. Ye.  Zolotukhin (Rostov-on-Don); On Morality and Freedom by V. I. Dolzhenko (Moscow).

Read Polemics for How a Professor from Nizhny Novgorod Whipped Himself by Pr. N. M. Solodukho (Kazan), a response to Philosophy as a Game of Thimbles (RPhS Bulletin 2009:4).

Read Jubilee for Back to Lenin: Rethinking the Truths of Socialism: Towards the 140th Anniversary of V. I. Lenin by Pr. V. V. Mantatov (Ulan-Ude); and The Glorious Son of the Sakha People: Towards the 100th Anniversary of A. E. Mordvinov by Ivan Borisov, journalist (Yakutsk).

Our Contemporaries celebrate the 80th birthday of Yu. F. Karyakin.

Read Philosophers Joke Too for The Divine Comedy, a play by Pr. K. N. Lyubutin (Yekaterinburg).

The Poetic Page presents verses by David Dubrovsky (Moscow) and Larisa Matros (St. Louis, USA).

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the International Conference (with elements of school) of Young Scholars on Endowments: From Theory to Practice (October 1-5, 2010, Sochi); the Russian National Conference on Ethnos, Nation, Society: The Russian Realities and Prospects (October 2010, Moscow); the Russian National Conference on Modernisation of Russia: Science, Education, and High Technologies (November 15-17, 2010, Moscow); the Russian National (with international participation) Scientific and Philosophical Conference on the Situationality of Being (November 11-12, 2010, Kazan); the publication of he Philosophical Calendar, commemorating the 90th birthday of F. H. Kessidi.

Looking for a Job has become a regular column.

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information about books published by members of the Institute of Philosophy, RAS, in 2009, books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (6) and candidate (47) dissertations in philosophy defended in the second quarter of 2010. Read also information about the forthcoming competition in philosophical writing.

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 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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