We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 2, 2006 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).
We dedicate this issue to the three jubilees, viz. the 35th anniversary of the USSR Philosophical Society, the 15th anniversary of the Russian Philosophical Society, and the 10th anniversary of the RPhS Bulletin.
The first part of the journal deals with the principal jubilee event, the All-Russian Conference on Problems of Making Civil Society in Russia: The Role and Duty of Philosophy held in Moscow Oblast from 25 to 28 May 2006. Please, read information about the proceedings of the conference and the list of 72 members to have received Certificates of Honour for their personal contributions in the activities of the Russian Philosophical Society, as well as congratulatory letters addressed to the RPhS Presidium and the RPhS Bulletin Editorial Board.
The reader will also find
the verbatim record of the opening speech by Pr. A. N. Chumakov, RPhS First Vice-President, titled The Russian Philosophical Society: From the Past to the Future;
and summaries of the plenary speech by Pr. A. V. Pertsev, RPhS Vice-President and Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, the
Urals State University (Yekaterinburg), on Russian Philosophers as a Community; and the speech by Pr. Ye. M. Malikitov, President,
Association, on Learning to Live in the
21st Century. Speeches, Opinions and Judgements include materials by Pr. V. A. Kuvakin, President,
Russian Humanist Society (Moscow) on The
Mission of Philosophy in Russia: The 21st Century; Pr. M. I. Bilalov, Chairman, RPhS Dagestan Branch (Makhachkala),
On Fruitfulness of Critical Refklection; Pr. G. V. Drach, Dean, Faculty
of Philosophy, Rostov State University (Rostov-on-Don) on Philosophy
and Civic Self-Consciousness; Pr. V. A. Konev, Chairman, RPhS Samara Branch, on What Is Our Way to the Civil Society?; Assoc. Pr. I. I. Ivanova, Chairperson, RPhS Kyrgyz Branch (Bishkek) on Philosophy Today: Should We Seek to Save It or Save Ourselves with
Its Help?; Pr. M. D. Shchelkunov, Chairman, RPhS Tatar Branch (Kazan), on Problems of Meking
Civil Society in Russia; Assoc. Pr. O. V. Chistyakova, Chairperson, RPhS Novorossiysk Branch (Novorossiysk), on RPhS as a Part of Civil Society; Pr. Ya. S. Yaskevich, Chairperson, RPhS
Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about Inter-University Workshop Russian Religious Philosophy on Russia and Its Fate (April, Novorossiysk); the activities of the Continuous Seminar on Philosophy of Contemporary Management (Krasnoyarsk); the activities of Interdisciplinary Seminar of Transhumanism and Scientific Immortalism (Moscow); the activities of RPhS Irkutsk and Udmurtiya Branches.
Comments inform about the Eighth Ilyenkov Readings – 2006 (
of Teaching Philosophy present
controversial Meditations on the New
Candidate Examination by Pr. V. I. Przhilensky (Stavropol); How to
Save University Philosophy& by S. S. Peruansky, Cand. Phys.-Math. Sc. (
Read Managing Education: Contemporary
Approaches for an interview with
Pr. S. D. Nikolayev, Rector,
of Foreign Colleagues include Ideological Russian Philology in Poland
de Lazari, Editor,
Russo-Polish-English Lexicon (
Read Civil Society for an interview with Academician T. I. Oyzerman and Intellectual Superiority Underrated
(Reading the 2006 Federal Assembly Address) by S. A. Sharakshané, RPhS Member (
and Contemporary World present Philosophical Foundations of a World
Parliament by Pr. Glen T. Martin (
to Our Publications include Barbarianism in Grimaces of Civilisation
by Assoc. Pr. M. G. Kurbanov (
Position presents Work is
Air-conditioned GULAG by A. G. Pyrin (
Standpoint presents Leibniz:
To Substitute Sorites for Controversy by A. G. Voytov (
Read Raising an Issue for the concluding section (begun in RPhS
Bulletin, 2006:1/37) of Philosophy of
Economics Raises a Problem by Pr. Yu. M. Osipov and
Published By Way of Discussion are Live Ethics:
Topical Contemporary Doctrine by Assoc. Pr. G. B. Svyatokhina (Ufa); Silence as a
Form of Love of Wisdom by S. A. Maltseva, D. Phil.
(St. Petersburg); Mystery as
Being, as Truth in Itself by Pr. V. I. Kholodny (Moscow); Necessity of Philosophy by I. L. Alekseyev, RPhS Member (Tula); Philosophy as Presenter and Representative
of Secular Culture’s Spiritual and Moral Values by Pr. V. D. Zhukotsky (Nizhnevartovsk); Education
in the Age of Information by L. A. Zaytseva, Ph.D.
(Moscow); Education as a Philosophical
Category by N. S. Fomin, D. Pedag. Sc. (
Topical Issues are discussed in On Identity and Duties of Russian Philosophy by Assoc. Pr. K. S. Khrutskoy (Novgorod) and Novelty, Its Genesis and Development by Ariz Avyaz ogly Gezalov, Ph.D. (Baku).
Talk is by Assoc. Pr. A. G. Myasnikov (
A new column Philosophical Anthropology presents Inexhaustibility
of Anthropological Experience by Pr. P. S. Gurevich (
Pursuing the Topic, T. V. Kuznetsova, D. Phil., deliberates Ancient Greeks’ Notion of Beauty.
History of Russian Philosophy
presents Philosophy in Post-Soviet
Russia by Pr. A. V. Yarakhtin (
Philosophies present On a Specific Feature of Definition of
Notions in Indian Philosophy by Pr. V. K. Shokhin (
Philosophy and Natural Science
presents The 50th Anniversary of
Russell-Einstein Manifesto by M. A. Lebedev, Executive
Secretary, Russian Pugwash Committee, the
Feedback presents analytical review of RPhS Bulletin 2006:1 by Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (
The Young Philosopher’s Page presents Brands
by R. M. Musayev, postgraduate student (
See Philosophy in the Internet for Philosophical
Preferences of Runet Users by
Assoc. Pr. I. Shkuratov (
Read Pro Memoria of Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zinovyev and Moisey Samoilovich Kagan.
Mentioned as Noteworthy is the first issue of Russian Philosophical Gazette.
Read Useful Information about this year (2006) events at the National Library (Plekhanov House).
See also book
reviews, annotations, book announcements, information on new books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium,
books published by the
We also present a Contemporary Foreign Journal Hekmat va falsafen (Wisdom and Philosophy).
Among Philosophers Joke Too are Sergey Peruansky (
The Poetic Page presents verse by Sergey Goncharuk (Moscow), Valery Shpak (Lugansk), Lev Ovechyev (Pavlovo-Posad, Moscow Oblast), and Vyacheslav Kirillov (Moscow).
Published also are letters of congratulations on jubilees and other notable events and obituaries.
Read also requirements for the RPhS membership for 2006. 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; additions to the membership lists, in RPhS Bulletin No. 4.
The Bulletin’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com. Our Internet website is www.logic.ru/~phil-soc. To contact the Editors, please, call (495) 201-24-02 or (495) 203-92-98.