INVITATION FOR FOREIGN COLLEAGUES-PHILOSOPHERS
TO TAKE PART IN A JOINT PROJECT
From July 30th to
August 5th 2008 Seoul (South Korea)
will host the XXII World Philosophical Congress under the headline
«RETHINKING PHILOSOPHY TODAY». About 150 Russian philosophers plan to take
part in this event.
Results of such congresses are
of great importance for revitalization and promotion of national philosophy;
that is why it is so important to acquaint the representatives of
philosophical and humanitarian studies in Russia
(especially in Siberia and in the Far East)
with the most advanced ideas through direct conversation with the leading
Russian and foreign scholars. Taking the above-said into consideration, the
Russian Philosophical Society plans a tremendous cultural and enlightening
action to be held after the Congress.
Participants of the action will
arrive by ferry from South Korea to Vladivostok and then travel back to
Moscow by train with stops in Khabarovsk, Chita, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk (with a
trip to the lake Baikal), Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg and Kazan
where, apart from cultural and educational programs, scholarly conferences,
roundtables, meetings with scholars will be organized. It will be a useful
exchange of experiences because not only the participants of the Congress
will be able to tell their colleagues about the event, but they, in their
turn, will learn many new things about living behind the Urals, in Siberia
and in the Far East. This idea has already
provoked great interest and is actively discussed among Russian and foreign
To put this project into being we
intend to reserve special carriages to bring philosophers from Vladivostok to Moscow
with stops in the above-mentioned cities.
This cultural and enlightening
action will be widely covered by mass media and will not only attract the
attention of the general public to philosophy and science in general, but
will also rise philosophers’ responsibility for the situation in the society.
During the Congress in South Korea there will be a
special cultural program for those who are not Congress participants but
intend to participate in the action (those who did not provide abstracts in
time, accompanying persons, sponsors, etc.).
The length of the trip (from Seoul
to Moscow) is
about 15 days. Suggested price is about 2 thousand euro. Final length and
price will be established by the beginning of April, 2008 while making the
final version of the program.
PROJECT OF SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL PROGRAM
is a local time)
Vladivostok – Arrival: August 8
(20.00); Departure: August 10 (20.00). Stay in a hotel. Famous Russian and foreign
philosophers (about 60 people) arrive from Seoul
to hold the International scholarly conference “Modern philosophy in
the context of intercultural communications”. They will also conduct
creative meetings with research community, give lectures, learn about sites
Khabarovsk (August 11) – Arrival: 08.00;
Departure: 16.30. – Short stop. Roundtable «Sociopolitical and humanitarian problems
of development of the Russian Far East”. Creative
meeting with the research community, sightseeing.
Chita (August 13) – Arrival: 09.00; Departure:
– Short stop. Roundtable «Russian-Chinese
relations: problems and prospects for cooperation”. Creative meeting with the research
Ulan-Ude – Arrival: August 14 (09.30);
Departure: August 15 (22.00). –
Stay in a hotel. International Baikal philosophical forum “Dialog of
the 21st century: man and nature” (based on the results of
the XXII World Philosophical Congress). Creative meeting with the research
community, sightseeing in the city
and its surroundings.
Irkutsk (August 16) – Arrival: 07.35; Departure:
– Prolonged stop. Ecological
expedition to Baikal by ship through the Angara
river and Baikal. A visit to Baikal liminological institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and holding a
roundtable on the problems of preserving and using the unique recourses of
Baikal. Sightseeing in the city of Irkutsk.
Krasnoyarsk (August 17) – Arrival: 13.48;
Departure: 22.30. – Short stop. Creative
meeting with the research community, sightseeing.
Novosibirsk – Arrival: August 18 (09.50);
Departure: August 19 (16.40). – Stay in a hotel. International scientific
and practical conference “Rethinking the philosophy of science and
education today” (based on the results of the XXII World
Philosophical Congress and on the forthcoming V
Russian philosophical congress to be held in Novosibirsk in June 2009). Creative meeting with the research
Ekaterinburg (August 20) – Arrival: 14.30; Departure: 22.27.– Short stop. Research seminar «Science and education in contemporary Russia: regional aspect”.
Creative meeting with the research community, sightseeing.
Kazan (August 21) – Arrival: 11.45;
Departure: 21.15. – Prolonged stop. International scholarly conference «Tolerance as a
principle for interethnic and interconfessional relations in a Russian region». Creative meeting with the research
August 22, 2008
(09.30) – arrival to Moscow.
questions and general coordination of the cultural and enlightening action Seoul – Vladivostok – Moscow
is done by the Presidium of the
Russian Philosophical Society.
who would like to take part in this action, should apply to the Presidium of the Russian Philosophical
Society. The application should include: Name, Country, City,
Position, Mailing and electronic addresses, Phone.
(and additional questions if any) are to be sent to the Presidium
of the Russian Philosophical Society by
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or by fax (495) 637-24-02.
foreign participants of the cultural
and enlightening action will have invitation and visa support.
Main coordinator of the Project,
Vice-president of the RPhS,