RUSSIAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Voluntary public scientific organization uniting the citizens of Russia, who lead scientific, pedagogical and educational work in the sphere of philosophy. Society is open to all interested in philosophy, as well as for those who do not have Russian citizenship, regardless of their place of residence.
RPhS was established in 1992 as a successor to the Philosophical Society of the USSR, created in 1971. It has an extensive network of primary organizations and offices (more than 150) in almost all regions of Russia, includes as eight associate members of Philosophical Societies (Moscow, Saint- Petersburg, Ural, Don, Yakutsk, etc.) and has about 6 thousand members.
The main directions of the RPhS include organizing and conducting research activities, publishing activities, establishment and development of scientific communication, both within Russia and abroad. Every year, on the initiative of the Company or its direct involvement in the whole country held about 150 conferences, seminars, round tables, meetings, etc, much of which is devoted to global issues.
RPhS is a full member of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies and its members invariably participate in World Congress of Philosophy. The most important form of creative communication philosophers are Russian Congress of Philosophy, held under the auspices of the RPhS once in 3-4 years in different regions of Russia. At congresses there always work some sections, round table discussions, seminars in the field of philosophical and socio-political issues and globalization. Thus, at the First Russian Congress of Philosophy «Man — Philosophy — Humanism», held in 1997 in St. Petersburg, deep concern was expressed over the state of the spiritual health of society and its basic values. Members of Congress supported the retention of priority values to revive Russian culture, which would be able to without loss of identity and tradition to meet the challenges of globalization, information civilization and market relations.
Second Russian Congress on Philosophy «The XXI century: Russia’s future in the philosophical dimension» was held in Yekaterinburg (1999) and became the largest event in the philosophical life of our country in the late twentieth century, as the prospects of development of Russia were considered through the prism of holistic peace and global relations.
The following Russian Congress of Philosophy were held: in Rostov-on-Don, «Rationalism and culture on the brink of the Millennium III» (2002), in Moscow, «Philosophy and the Future of Civilization» (2005), in Novosibirsk «Science. Philosophy. Society «(2009) and in Nizhny Novgorod, «Philosophy in the modern world: the dialogue of worldviews «(2012) These congresses consistently considered the topic of globalization and its impact as one of the major issues.
World Congress of Philosophy are also of great importance for the development of globalistics. The congresses are held since 1900, once in 5 years and the members of the RPhS always take an active part in them.
So, at the XVIII Congress of «philosophical understanding of man», held in 1988 in Brighton (England), though still not too common, but it is a clear concern of the world community of philosophical global challenges and future of humanity was considered.
The following XIX Congress held in 1993 in Moscow was called «Humanity is at a turning point: philosophical perspectives». A clearly anxiety about the future of life on Earth and growing concern over the widening gap in socio-economic development of various countries and regions of the world appeared there. It is important to emphasize that until 1993 in the world philosophical thought there had not yet been used the term «globalization», and focus was made only on the global challenges of current times, besides with a clear emphasis on the environment.
XX Congress on «Philosophy in the education of mankind,» which took place in 1998 in Boston (USA) increased attention to global issues on quite a wide range of issues appeared — from environmental issues to education, ethics and global consciousness. In addition, for the first time in the scientific program the term used «globalization» was officially used. The re participated about 60 Russian philosophers. They actively participated in all sections and round tables, and discussed global issues, as well as organized a meeting with the American philosophy, where, together with colleagues from different countries were engaged into a dialogue on the responsibility for maintaining the security of philosophers in the modern world.
However the philosophers of the world started to talk about globalization in the next — XXI World Congress of Philosophy called «Philosophy Facing global challenges», which was held in Istanbul (Turkey) in 2003, i.e 35 years later after the Club of Rome called on the international community to unite to confront global threats. Since the main theme of the congress was devoted entirely to the world’s problems, it was directly or indirectly reflected in most of the presentations and discussions. It is noteworthy that along with the active use of the term «globalization», the set of sessions was devoted to topics in the title which used such terms as «global system», «global responsibility», «world problems», «global institutions», «global justice «,» global capitalism «,» global age «, etc. However, the philosophical analysis (compared to previous congresses), although shifted in the humanitarian sphere, nevertheless still was largely based on data of natural science and science. Philosophers also actively (although to a lesser extent than before) used empirical material operated with facts and figures, reinforcing the more convincing for their theoretical positions and conclusions.
Keeping in mind the main issue of the Congress, the Russian scientists who have reached at that time significant results in the study of global issues and globalization processes, were thoroughly prepared for it. In particular, the Russian delegation of 150 people arrived at Istanbul from Novorossiysk on specially chartered for this purpose ship «Maria Ermolova» and then in memory of the expulsion in 1922 of the largest Russian philosophers, held a symbolic return of the «philosophical steamer» at home. Even two years before the Congress, they began active work on the preparation and publication of an international multidisciplinary encyclopedia «Global Studies» in Russian and English languages. This project, which combined efforts of ultimately 445 scientists and experts from 28 countries, was successfully implemented and appreciated by the world philosophical community (see: www.globalistika.ru ). The discussion of encyclopedia was included in the main program of the congress, which had a great success during the presentation. This fact, together with arriving of the «philosophical steamer» to Istanbul with an unusual mission, made the participation of the Russian delegation at the World Congress of Philosophy not just notable international event, but it also significantly adjusted the attitude of the international community to the philosophical achievements of Russian science and global studies in particular. The statements of prominent scientists of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies and reviews received by the Bureau of the Congress after the RPhS (see Bulletin of the RPhS. 2003. No. 3, 4) prove this fact.
XXII World Congress of Philosophy «Rethinking Philosophy Today» (Seoul, South Korea, 2008),wasn`t an exception in understanding of the global world. Opening the Congress the president of the Korean Organizing Committee Prof. Myung-Hyun Lee focused his speech on global issues: «Today mankind faces grandiose changes. That’s why Congress is called «Rethinking Philosophy Today» in order to reflect on the philosophical level the state of philosophical thought, facing global challenges and threats to the future of civilization. A new era requires a new philosophy, a new grammar of thinking. «The speech of General Director of UNESCO Koichiro Matsuura to the Congress was filled with global thematics. In particular, he said that «global issues approached closely to mankind and require an immediate solution. Like no one else philosophers are able to see these issues and they should try to develop a methodology to solve them. This task is not easy. Philosophers and scientists of certain states are unable to solve it separately.» Matsuura expressed hope that the World Congress of Philosophy will help to determine the development of human civilization for the next five years.
These speeches set the appropriate tone for the work of the Congress, which was different from previous ones, because here a conversation about contemporary issues of mankind was associated primarily not with concrete figures, facts and graphs, borrowed from the natural sciences and exact sciences, but with philosophical understanding of them, when themes of globalization and cosmopolitanism, civil society and world civilization, national identity and global outlook came to the forefront. The issue of cosmopolitanism was firstly formulated with the utmost clarity and the discussion was versatile and thorough. We can say that philosophy turns to issues of worldview and ethical plan in understanding of global issues of world. It is quite natural, that a modern world came to such a level of development that it cannot be developed in the future without a proper regulation (control). But morality and law underlies the control of public life. In other words, there is no control of society beyond moral and legal regulation. That is why human values, a global outlook, planetary ethics are more actively discussed and debated also at international forums.
Mentioned activity of the Russian Philosophic Society (RPhS) is fully reflected in the pages of its main magazine — «Herald of the Russian Philosophical Society.»
Besides the regular column «Globalistics», where new ideas and discussion materials on this topic are published, materials are printed periodically, considering various aspects of contemporary global issues, ecology, etc.
Many offices and organizations of RPhS are also engaged in an active publishing activity, which is closely related to globalistics.
As already mentioned the work on the preparation and publication of interdisciplinary encyclopedia «Globalistics» in Russian and English languages (Moscow: Raduga, 2003) was performed under the auspices of the RPhS and on its basis from the end of the 1990s, In 2003, it was titled «Book of the Year», according to the results of the annual contest of publishers of Russia in the nomination «Encyclopedist», and in 2004 it received the International Prize named after N.K. Baybakova.
The work on the preparation and publication of the International Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Global Studies (Moscow, St. Petersburg, 2006 — in Russian lang.) was held under the auspices of the RPhS and on its basis.
A scientific section «Globalistics» works under the Presidium of the RPhS (Chairman — Prof.. A. N. Chumakov, Academic Secretary — Assoc. A. D. Korolev), which provides methodological guidance to an ongoing seminar «Philosophical and Methodological studies of globalistics.»
Philosophical and methodological studies of globalistics
A monthly interdisciplinary seminar, acting under the auspices of the Presidium of the Russian Philosophical Society and the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Founded in 2001 by the Doctor of Philosophy, Professor A.N. Chumakov as a monthly interdisciplinary research seminar. First meetings were organized at the Academy of Public Service under the President of Russia. Since 2002, the seminar is held on the last Wednesday of each month (starting at 16.00) under the auspices of the Russian Philosophical Society in the Institute of Philosophy (Institute of Philosophy) at the address: 119991, Moscow, str. Volhonka, 14, Institute of Philosophy, the 5th Floor, aud. 525 (M. «Kropotkinskaya»).
The main task of the seminar is study of the nature and genesis, the causes and conditions for the onset, dynamics and trends of development, positive and negative effects of globalization and global processes in general. A considerable attention is also paid to the identification of the connection of globalization with scientific and technical progress, socio-economic, political, socio-cultural and civilizational components of the development of the society. Issues of applied nature, which are aimed at searching for specific solutions of the various aspects of globalization, or global issues caused by it, are discussed.
Usually the leading domestic or foreign scientist, social or political activist, who works in the sphere of the theory or practice of the solution of issues of globalization, its essence, the genesis and development trends, performs at the seminar with a main speech on the preliminary stated theme.
Then the speaker answers questions, after what the participants speak out and discuss the theme. There were among the keynote speakers at the seminar: RAS Academician Yuri Israel, RAS Academician S.P. Kapitsa, RAS Corresponding Member V. Danilov-Danil’yan, RAS Corresponding Member, R. I. Khasbulatov, Founder and President of the largest in the world City Montessori School (Lakhnou, India) Dr. J. Gandhi, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor A.I. Utkin, Doctor of Economics, Professor A. V. Buzgalin, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on NGOs of the State Duma of Russian Federation Council S.A. Markin, Chairman of the State Duma Security A.I. Gurov and many others.
Results of the seminar are covered in the press, particularly in the magazine «Herald of the Russian Philosophical Society», «Age of Globalization», in Russian philosophical newspaper and etc.
Seminar heads: Ph.D, prof. A. N. Chumakov, PhD, Professor. I. K. Liseev, PhD A. V. Katsura; Academic Secretary — PhD, Assoc. A. D. Korolev.
International Winter Seminar 2019 « Practicing Philosophy » (February 25th — March 2nd, 2019)
Some among the different issues on which the seminar will focus are the following.
- Philosophy in business and organization: how to think together, how to evaluate individuals through philosophical tools.
- Philosophical consultation: art of questioning, obstacles to philosophical inquiry, problematization.
- Philosophy with children: creating exercises for the classroom, working on attitudes and competencies.
- Personal development: self-consciousness through philosophical exercise.
- Argumentation: argumentation problems, evaluating arguments.
In this context, philosophy is not an academic activity centered on the history of ideas, and one does not come simply to narrate what he does in his home country, but get acquainted with the many ways of philosophizing, as an activity constitutive of the mind and the self. Philosophy with children, philosophical consultation, philosophy workshops, Socratic dialogue, etc., one is introduced to the many forms and variants of such an endeavor. It is not so much knowledge that is at stake here, but acquiring and developing skills. How to conceptualize, how to problematize, how to deepen understanding of given ideas, and especially how to create a situation where this activity can be induced, are the main focus of the work.
Philosophers, philosophy professors or practicing philosophers who wish to present their methodology during the seminar are invited to forward by electronic mail their proposal, before December 31st, 2018.
It should primarily take the form of workshops, not lectures. These proposals can deal with the various aspects of philosophical practice.
The purpose of this seminar is to exchange, discover, experiment and develop practices. This seminar does not require previous philosophical training. It can be an initiation to philosophical practice, or a deepening of the activity. Participants come from different parts of the world, and join for professional or personal reasons, in order to work on a practice that is applicable to many contexts: teaching children or adults, management, individual consultation, N. G. O. activities…
The duration will be almost a week, from February 25th until March 2nd, 2019, and the cost will be 600 Euros, including the workshops, food and accommodation in a private room. For people who are on a tight budget, this can be reduced to 350 Euros if you accept “camping style” accommodation. Our Institute can accept some people free of charge who have financial difficulties, but are highly motivated.
For more information, write to Isabelle Millon at the following address: Isabellemillon2013@gmail.com
Werner Busch «Clash of Interests – Creating Confidence»
Clash of Interests – Creating Confidence
Friday 17 August 2018, Peking University, R 206 A – 2 h
Roida Rzayeva Oktay, THE CHALLENGES OF CONTEMPORANEITY. POSTMODERNITY AND MULTICULTURALISM
Deputy Director Of the Institute of Philosophy, sociology and law of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan
- Professor Alexander N. Chumakov, First Vice-President of the Russian Philosophical Society Invited for Giving Lecture in “Philosophers’ Seats”
- REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ETHICAL CONSENSUS AND HUMAN MORAL DEVELOPMENT
- REPORT ON THE JIANGNAN CONTEXT FORUM
BULLETIN ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY 2018 IN MALAYSIA WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD PHILOSOPHICAL FORUM IGOR KONDRASHIN
ALL SOCIETIES — MEMBERS, ASSOCIATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETIES
To all member societies, associations, and institutes of Fisp.
Dear fellow philosophers, colleagues, and friends,
Today, we celebrate the first Philosophy Day after the grand World Congress that took place this past August in Beijing.
Much has changed in our views of philosophy over the last years. We can see the extent to which our ways of practicing philosophy are evolving across most, if not all, of our philosophical disciplines. Increasing space is made for themes, ideas, even styles that belong to a plurality of philosophical traditions; debates are taking place in our circles, societies, and institutions to reassess the specificity of philosophical methods while expanding the boundaries of philosophical research; histories of philosophy are being reconsidered in more comprehensive ways; areas of philosophical scholarship are diversely merging notions that proceed from a plurality of theoretical legacies.
Regardless of our individual stances, which are hopefully divergent and in fruitful disagreement, our discipline is thoroughly rethinking its theoretical and historical scope. In this process, its concerns are not unlike those of other fields in the humanities. Tenets that underpinned large parts of philosophical thought in the modern and contemporary era are being challenged by a growing sense of the diversity of philosophical concepts that are required to make sense of the social and ethical complexity of our world. While creativity, imagination, historical awareness, feeling, learning, critical thinking, and analysis are required to form new conceptual tools, this effort also confronts us with a very sensitive reappraisal of the nature of philosophy and its relations with other forms of spirituality, of science, and of religion.
We are certainly called to contribute, from contrasting standpoints and through different expertises, to this critical time of our discipline. This is also why today philosophy matters so much for our individual and social lives. While a large part of our world is still suffering from injustice, prevarication, exclusion, social, ethnic and gender discrimination, violence, and hunger, philosophers have a role to play in orienting cultural and social choices within our societies. Yes, philosophy may be an enjoyable activity; yet, its sensitivity for inclusiveness, its care for bringing to the fore intersectional forms of exclusion, and eventually eradicate them, is also a reason for pride, and for continued commitment.
As an international day of celebration, Philosophy Day may help us think of our discipline in a widely comprehensive way. I would like to wish us all a fruitful Day, and an opportunity for thinking of our discipline as a free, open space to argue, discuss, and work together.
Luca Maria Scarantino
President of Fisp.
Policy implementation regarding the building of a community of shared future for mankind
Statement by Dr. Hans d’Orville
17-19 October 2018
“Dialogue of Civilizations: Building a Community of Shared Future for Mankind”
Themed Forum Three:
Cultural Support to the Construction of a Community of
Shared Future for Mankind
Topic 1: ‘Policy implementation regarding the building of a community of shared future for mankind
18 October 2018
Dr. Hans d’Orville
Former UNESCO Deputy Director-General and Assistant Director-General for Strategic Planning
Honorary Professor, South China University for Technology
Dr. Hans d’Orville: «Policy implementation regarding the building of a community of shared future for mankind» — DOWNLOAD
The XXIV World Congress of Philosophy
Alexander N. Chumakov «Global world: clash of interests». Book reviewing by Edward Demenchonok
Chumakov A.N. The Globalized World from the Philosophical Point of View (Chinese Edition)
THE GLOBALIZED WORLD FROM THE PHILOSOPHICAL POINT OF VIEW
Translated by Baichun Zhang
Publisher: Book Jungle (USA), 2018. 244 pages.
Glova 1. Globalism in the system of modern scientific knowledge
Glova 2. The world order and the problem of global governance
Glova 3. Cultural and civilizational aspect of dialogue in the modern world
Glova 4. Russian philosophical society as an integral part of civil society
Glova 5. Modern Russian philosophy and human problem
Glova 6. Philosophy in the face of globalization
Collection of articles by the modern Russian philosopher, a well-known expert in the field of social philosophy and global studies Professor A.N. Chumakov is composed on the basis of his reports and lectures given by him in different years at Beijing pedagogical University and at conferences in different cities of China. A.N. Chumakov gained wide popularity in Russia and abroad, thanks to his research of globalization processes and global problems of our time. In the second half of the twentieth century, when active global studies were just beginning, he was one of the first in the field of philosophy to defend his PhD and then his doctoral thesis on global issues, and his book «Philosophy of global problems» (M.: Knowledge, 1994) in 1995 was translated into Chinese and became one of the first translated works in China on this topic. Also of great importance for the development of global studies were his natural history theory of globalization, which he described in his monographs, and a series of fundamental international reference books on globalism, the initiator and editor-in-chief of which he is.
The value of this collection is that for the first time it shows in such detail and from different sides a new interdisciplinary scientific direction – globalism, which was finally formed in recent decades and has firmly taken its special place in the system of modern scientific knowledge. The main task of globalism, as can be seen from the content of the proposed book, is to study from the perspective of various Sciences of global processes, globalization and global problems of mankind. At the same time, philosophy plays an extremely important role, which allows us to look at the modern world as a whole, where man and society are considered as an integral part of the biosphere, organically connected with the Geosphere of the Earth and space. Philosophy, thus, forms a new worldview of people, shows their changed situation in the modern world and orients (aims) to change their behavior and attitude to the environment, which is degraded under the influence of economic activity of the rapidly growing population of the planet. Professor A.N. Chumakov was one of the first to point out the fundamental difference between the regulation and management of social systems and attempted to explore the possibility of global governance in the modern world, where national States defend their interests by opposing each other. In addition to this topic, the collection also presents another idea of the author, according to which at the present stage only cultural and civilizational dialogue can ensure the peaceful coexistence of global humanity and make effective its efforts in achieving sustainable development and prosperity for all.
In addition to the actual problems of globalism and the role of philosophy in interdisciplinary research, the Chinese reader will be interested to get acquainted with the General state of Affairs in modern Russian philosophy, with its main directions and problems that it discusses today. Particular attention is paid to the Russian philosophical society, which unites more than five thousand members and is the largest philosophical organizations in the world. The value of this book lies in the fact that about the Russian philosophy and the Philosophical society tells A.N. Chumakov, who in 1987 was elected General Secretary of the Philosophical Society of the USSR, and since 1991 till now he is the First Vice-President of the Russian Philosophical Society.
The book will undoubtedly be interesting to a wide range of readers who are concerned about the current problems of the modern world and their understanding from the standpoint of philosophy.
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Beijing Normal University (Beijing, China)
Conference on globalisation, localisation and role rural development
Chumakov A.N., Blizkovsky, P. and Schneider J. «GLOCALIZATION: REPORT FROM CONFERENCE IN BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC» — DOWNLOAD