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Bulletin
of the Russian Philosophical Society
No. 1 (49) 2009
(240 p.)

We hereby announce publication and circulation of the Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society No. 1, 2009 (Editor-in-Chief, Professor A. N. Chumakov; Executive Secretary, Professor N. Z. Yaroschuk).

The opening Editors Column is titled Once Again About Civil Society.

Our traditional column Information from the RPhS Regional Branches and Organisations includes materials about the initial activities of the RPhS Irkutsk Regional Branch; the activities of the RPhS Kyrgyz Branch and Saratov Branch; the round table on The Principle of Integrity in Cognition of Social Reality in Lipetsk; the Eighth Conference on Creation of Human Society held by the Baikal Primary Organisation in Irkutsk.

See News from the Moscow Philosophical Society for information about the forthcoming general meeting of the Moscow Philosophical Society; the conference on Science and Pseudoscientific Forms of Culture at the Russian Friendship of Peoples University; the workshop on Humanism and Philosophical Values held in memory of Rafik Kurbanov at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences; the Third International Workshop on Humanitarians Issues of Our Time at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering; the first meeting of the Moscow-Petersburg Philosophical Club discussing The Time of the End of Times. Time and Eternity in Contemporary Culture at the Russian Abroad Library Foundation; the round table held at the Central Scientists Club to discuss Pr. I. A. Gobozovs Where Is Philosophy Falling.

Events and Comments inform about the conference on Truth and Good: The Selivanov Readings in Tyumen; the Third International Conference on The Soviet Culture: Problems of Theoretical Understanding in St. Petersburg; the meeting of the Nizhegorod Philosophical Seminar discussing a presentation by M. Cremo, Professor of Archeology from the USA.

The section Summarising the Twenty-second World Congress of Philosophy and the Philosophy Train includes From the Congress to the Crisis by Pr. N. Z. Yaroshchuk (Moscow); The European Reason and the Asian Soul in Philosophy and Science by Pr. M. I. Bilalov (Makhachkala); Immortology and the Challenge of Rethinking in Contemporary Philosophy by Pr. I. V. Vishev (Chelyabinsk); Going by the Transsiberian Philosophy Train by Pr. Timi Ecimovic and (Ljubljana, Slovania) and Pr. Sang-Yang Song (Seoul, Republic of Korea); The Philosophy Forum: Overcoming Geographical and Mental Barriers by Pr. Xiaotin Liu and Baichun Zhan (Peking, China); To Rethink or to Foresee by A. D. Korolyov, CandPhilos. Sc. (Moscow).

See Philosophy Abroad for a letter of congratulation to Louise Dreyer, a notable functionary of the International Association of Philosophy Teachers (AIPPh), on her 80th birthday.

Problems of Teaching Philosophy are discussed in Intellect as a Cultural Value 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 and Religious Studies, the Instructional-Methodological Association for Classical University Education, at the Faculty of Philosophy, the Lomonosov Moscow State University; and Prolegomena to the Ethical Code of a Russian Philosopher by Pr. V. A. Bazhanov (Ulyanovsk).

A Topical Issue is discussed in How to Improve the Expert Evaluation of Dissertations by Pr. I. A. Gobozov (Moscow).

See Raising an Issue for On Some Specific Features of Philosophic Activity under Conditions of Informatisation and Globalisation by D. I. Dubrovsky, D. Phil. Sc. (Moscow); Nanophilosophy as the Philosophy of the Nanotechnological Era by Pr. P. L. Karabushchenko (Astrakhan); Political Responsibility by B. I. Zelenko, D. Polit. Sc. (Moscow).

This issues Important Talk is by Pr. V. V. Cheshev (Tomsk) on The Notion of Activity in the Studies of Anthropogenesis.

Civil Society presents Civil Society as an Outcome of Self-organisation by V. I. Dolzhenko (Moscow).

Standpoint presents On Revolutionary Reformism by Ass. Pr. I. I. Shevchuk (Moscow).

Published By Way of Discussion are The Garden of Philosophy: On the Culture of Philosophical Cultivation of Life and Philosophy Itself by Pr. S. M. Khalin (Tyumen); Once Again on Ecology by Ass. Pr. I. F. Ponizovkina (Moscow); An Eurasian One? Yes and No by Pr. N. N. Slonov (Saratov); The Riddle of the Phenomenon of Work by Pr. V. Ye. Zolotukhin (Rostov-on-Don).

Read From the History of Russian Philosophy for The Development of the Slavophile Tradition and the Problem of Import of Philosophical Ideas by Pr. V. I. Krasikov (Kemerovo); The Russian Philosophy as a Philosophical Problem in the Writings of K. D. Kavelin by A. O. Belous, CandPhilos. Sc. (St. Petersburg).

Philosophical Anthropology presents Symbol in Contemporary Culture by E. M. Spirova, CandPhilos. Sc., and M. A. Sultanova, Cand. Philos. Sc. (Moscow).

See Philosophy of Culture for The Feast Culture of Caucasian Peoples by Pr. M. A. Shenkao (Cherkessk) and The Problem of Synthesizing the Main Definitions of Culture by Pr. D. V. Pivovarov (Yekaterinburg).

Cultural Life is depicted in Expendable Cinema with a Pretension to Morality (On The Admiral) by Pr. A. G. Myasnikov (Penza) and Oscar 2008: A Show of Show by D. G. Shkayev, postgraduate student (Moscow).

Read Philosophy of Business for an interview with D. V. Yurkov, Director, Regional Centre for Security of Education Institutions, the Russian Friendship of Peoples University.

Responses to Our Publications are by Pr. V. A. Ignatiev (Ryazan), to The Attainment of Practical Immortality and Real Resurrection by Pr. I. V. Vishev (RPhS Bulletin 2007:2); Pr. V. G. Torosyan (Krasnodar), to Does Society Need Philosophy? by A. B. Shulyndina (RPhS Bulletin 2008:2); V. V. Farmakovsky (Nizhny Novgorod), to Why Does (Is) Not Our Civilisation Love (Loved by) Wisdom? by Pr. V. A. Kutyryov (RPhS Bulletin 2007:3).

Feedback presents analytical reviews of RPhS Bulletin 2008:4 by an independent observer Pr. V. F. Druzhinin (Moscow) and S. S. Peruansky, CandPhys. & Math. Sc. (Moscow).

Read the Young Philosophers Page for Kuznetsovas Honeycomb and the Principle of Cinema FilmKuznetsovas Honeycomb and the Principle of Cinema Film by I. I. Rudyak, postgraduate student (Moscow); The Basic Categories of Kuo Hsiangs Philosophical Doctrine, by R. V. Gordeyev, postgraduate student (Moscow); The Socety of the 21st Century:Civilisation of Innovations by M. V. Maksimova, postgraduate student (Rostov-on-Don); The Future of Philosophy Belongs to Plato by A. Kovtunenko, D. Nyudlchiyev, and Ye. Filippova, students (Moscow)

See Philosophy in the Internet for Scientific Communities in the Internet by Ass. Pr. Ye. A. Nikitina, and R. S. Ivliyev and S. F. Zhukova, postgraduate students (Moscow).

See New Journals for information about Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, a journal published by the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Philosophers Joke Too presents On Morality and To Scolders of Intelligentsia, satirical poems by Boris Rezhabek (Moscow), a response to the recent debate on the issue of morality.

On the Poetic Page read verses by Andrei Ippolitov (Moscow)

Read Competition: The Results for information about the results of the 2008 young scholars and students competition in philosophy, social sciences, psychology and law.

Read Attention: The Competition! for information about the competition of philosophical projects on the issue of Fighting Corruption held by the Russian Philosophical Gazette with the support of the Presidential Administration.

Mentioned as Noteworthy is information about the new date of the conference in Kaluga.

See also book reviews, annotations, book announcements, information about books and journals available at the RPhS Presidium, doctoral (2) and candidate (108) dissertations in philosophy defended in the first quarter of 2009.

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

Read Supplement to the RPhS Conferences Plan for 2009 (totalling 120 events).

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.

The Bulletins 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 rphs@iph.ras.ru or rfo.presidium@gmail.com. Our Internet websites are www.logic.ru/~phil-soc; www.dialog21.ru; www.globalistika.ru; www.r-f-o.org. To contact the Editors, please, call (495) 609-90-76 or (495) 203-92-98

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