Institute of Philosophy
Russian Academy of Sciences




  Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science
Home Page » » Department of Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science » Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science

Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science

 

 

CENTRE FOR ANCIENT AND MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE (CAMPaS)

 

Director - Valery V. Petroff, DSc

 

The Centre was established in 2004 for promotion of interdisciplinary research in philosophy, science, intellectual history and culture of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and for consolidation of the research efforts of specialists from various fields of knowledge. The Centre works on the basis of the Department for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science. The Centre works in cooperation with scholars from various academic and educational institutions of Moscow, St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tula, Paris, Toronto.

 

CAMPaS     

     Contacts:

 

     Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science

      at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    

     Room 516, Volkhonka 14/5, Moscow 119991, RUSSIA

 

     Tel.: (+7 495) 697-58-55

 

     Fax: (+7 495) 609-93-50

 

     E-mail: CAMPaS.IPh@gmail.com

                                                              

CAMPaS on Facebook:      

      

NEWS

  

April 12, 2013. The session «Platonic Gnosis» was organized as part of the international symposium «Ways of Gnosis: Mystic and Esoteric Traditions from Antiquity to Present Time»

 

 

The session programme:

14.30 – 15.45. Papers. Moderator: Roman Svetlov (Saint-Petersburg).

- Roman Svetlov (Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy, Saint-Petersburg).

«The Periods of Kronos and Zeus in Plato's Dialogues and the Epoch of Demiurge in the Gnostics' Approach to History».

 

- Irina Protopopova (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow).

«Platonic Dialogue as the Means of Self-Knowledge: Levels of Interpretation».

 

- Valery Petroff (Institute of Philosophy, Moscow).

«Gnosis in Maximus the Confessor».

 

15.45 – 16.00. Coffee Break.

 

- Andrey Petrov (Saint Petersburg State University).

«Neoplatonic Theurgy and Magical Practice: State of Absurdity».

 

- Dmitry Alexeev(translator).

«Demiurge and Yaldabaoth: Wrong Identity».

 

17.15 – 17.30. Coffee Break.

 

17.30 – 19.00. Round Table. Moderators: Irina Protopopova and Valery Petroff (Moscow).

 — Presentation and Discussion of the Platonic Section in Logos (№ 6. 2013), a journal in philosophy.

— Presentation and Discussion of the books on Platonism recently published by Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science (Institute of Philosophy, Moscow).  

  

  

April 5, 2013. Fellows of the Centre took part in a round table ΠΛΑΤΩΝ organized by Logos journal and the Centre for Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Philosophical Department of Moscow State Unioversity. Scholars from the Institute of Philosophy, Russian State University for the Humanities, and Philosophical Department of Moscow State University, as also the editors of Logos, a journal for contemporary philosophy, discussed the possibilities of  "non-classical" interpretations of Plato. The speakers were: Irina Protopopova, Alexey Gloukhov, Michail Mayatsky, Andrei Rossius, Svetlana Mesyats, Valery Petroff, Maya Petrova, Dmitry Bugai. Moderator: Alexander Bikbov.  

 

After the discussion the was a presentation of the Platonic section of Logos journal № 6 (2013), as also the presentation of the books recently published by the CAMPaS:
• ΠΛΑΤΩΝΙΚΑ ΖΗΤΗΜΑΤΑ. Studies in the History of Platonism. Ed. by Valery V. Petroff. Moscow: Krugh, 2013.
• Proclus. Commentary in Timaeus. Book I. Translation, foreword, and notes by Svetlana Mesyats. Moscow: Museum Graeco-Latinum, 2012.
• Macrobius. Saturnalia. Translation by Vitold Zvirevich. Edited with introduction and notes by Maya Petrova. Moscow: Krugh, 2013.

 

 

 

 

(from left to right): M. Mayatsky, A. Gloukhov, S. Mesyats, V. Petroff, A. Bikbov                      Valery Petroff           Valery Petroff, Alexander Bikbov, Irina Protopopova

 

                             Mikhail Mayatsky                          Irina Protopopova, Andrei Rossius              Andrei Rossius

 

 

               Maya Petrova                           Dmitry Bugai                  Igor Chubarov, Sergey Melnikov, Yakov Okhonko

 

 

                    Vladimir Mironov (to the right)                          Irina Mochalova

 

Photos and collage by Tamara Kornil'eva

 

 

 

 

March 11 and 12 2013. The CAMPaS took part in the organization of the international conference «Interpretations of Philosophical and Theological Thought of Aristotle in European Philosophical Culture».


This was done in cooperation with

University of Sorbonne (Paris-IV)

St  Tikhon's Orthodox  University

Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy.


The papers deliveres at the session held at the Institute of Philosophy:

— Enrico Berti (president of International Institute of Philosophy, Paris)

«La notion de théologie et la conception de la téléologie chez Aristote»

 

Eugeny Orlov (Institute  of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian  Academy of  Sciences;  Novosibirsk State  University)

«Aristotle's Criticism of Dichotomy»

 

Valery Petroff (Institute of Philosophy at the Russian Academy of Sciences)

«The Teaching on the εἶδος of the Changing Body in the Aristotelian Tradition and Christian Eschatology: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Origen, Methodius of Olympus, Gregory of Nyssa, Philoponus»

 

Marie-Odile Boulnois (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des sciences religieuses, Paris

«L’utilisation de la logique aristotélicienne chez Cyrille d’Alexandrie»

 

Michail Burmistrov (St  Tikhon's Orthodox  University, Paris)

«Basil the Great and Aristotle: the Problems of Interpretation»

 

Ruben Apresyan  (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)

«Golden Rule in Aristotle's Ethics»  

 

Svetlana Mesyats (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)

«Aristotle on the Nature of Colour»

 

Andrei Rossius (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)

«Criticism of Aristotelian Physics in the Works of Bernardino Telesio andf Giordano Bruno»

 

Galina Vdovina (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)

«Aristotle or Saussure? The Problem of Written Signs in the 17th Century Semiotic Treatises»

 

Alexey Phokin (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)

«Aristotelian Categories in the Latin Trinitarian Theology: Marius Victorinus, Augustine, Boethius»

 

(from left to right): A. Guseinov, V. Petroff, A. Rossius, E. Berti, O. Boulnois. E. Orlov is speaking.                              Enriko Berti    Evgeny Orlov

 

                  Valery Petroff                   Marie-Odile Boulnois                    (from left to right): E. Orlov, A. Guseinov, V. Petroff, A. Rossius, E. Berti

 

                    (from left to right): S. Mesyats, V. Petroff. G. Samuilov, A. Phokin                      Michail Burmistrov                     Ruben Apresyan

 

             Svetlana Mesyats                 Alexey Phokin                Olovier Boulnois

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 6-8, 2012 International conference «Plato and Platonism in European Culture» was held. The conference was organized by The Institute "Russian School of Anthropology", Philosophy Department of the State University - Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg Plato Philosophical Society, Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science (Institute of Philosophy RAS). Conference Programme.

 

 

 

 

The papers presented at the session "Neoplatonism and Patristics":

- Nadezhda Volkova (Institute of Philosophy RAS), «Plutarch and Plotinus as Exegets of Plato's Timaeus»;

- Maya Petrova (Institute of World History RAS), «Polemic between Epicureans and Platonists concerning the Use of Myths in Philosophy as presented in Macrobius' Commentary on the Dream of Scipio»;

- Dmitry Kurdybailo (St Petersburg State University), «Number, Being and Space in Plotinus' Philosophy»;

- Valery Petroff (Institute of Philosophy RAS), «Anagogic Prayer in Iamblichus and Proclus and Its Reception in Christian Platonism»;

- Filip Ivanovic (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim), «Participation in Dionysius the Areopagite».

 

 

Nadezhda Volkova

Dmitry Kurdybailo

 

   

Maya Petrova

Neoplatonism and Patristics Session

 

   

Valery Petroff

Filip Ivanovic

 

   

(from left to right): Marina Volf, Andrey Rossius, Alexander Mikhailovsky, Irina Mochalova

(from left to right): Mikhail Mayatsky, Alexander Mikhailovsky, Andrey Rossius, Irina Protopopova,

                             Roman Svetlov, Irina Mochalova, Alexey Glukhov, Valery Petroff

 

 (more news)

 

 

CAMPaS PUBLICATIONS 

 

 

Macrobius. Saturnalia. Translation by Vitold Zvirevich. Edited with introduction and notes by Maya Petrova. Moscow: Krugh, 2013. 880 p.

(Humanitarian Sciences in Studies and Translations IV). 

 

 

Сатурналии Макробия — выдающееся произведение Поздней Античности, относящееся к жанру «симпосиев», начало которому положили одноименными диалогами Платон и Ксенофонт и продолжили Плутарх (Застольные беседы) и Афиней (Пирующие мудрецы). Участники пира обсуждают вопросы самого разнообразного содержания и характера (от смешных и забавных до сложных и серьезных), подтверждая доводы цитатами из древних текстов, как правило, утраченных в настоящее время. Собрание ценнейших памятников античной литературы и удивительное мастерство Макробия в построении изложения ставит это сочинение в ряд выдающихся произведений древнегреческой и римской литературы.

 

 

 

 

 ΠΛΑΤΩΝΙΚΑ ΖΗΤΗΜΑΤΑ. Studies in the History of Platonism. Ed. by Valery V. Petroff. Moscow: Krugh, 2013. 880 p.

(Humanitarian Sciences in Studies and Translations III) ISBN 978–5–7396–0256–5

 

  

КОСМОС И ДУША. Вып. 2: Учения о природе и мышлении в Античности, Средние века и Новое время (исследования и переводы)

 

Под ред. А.В. Серегина

 

Москва: Прогресс-Традиция, 2010
512 с.
ISBN 978-5-89826-332-4

 

  

Интеллектуальные традиции

Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Studies and Translations). Ed. by Maya S. Petrova. Moscow: Krugh, 2010. 736 p.

 

(Humanitarian Sciences in Studies and Translations I) 

  

ISBN 978-5-7396-0167-4

 

The book was prepared in cooperation with the Centre for Intellectual History of the Institute of World History RAS.

 

 

 Valery V. Petroff. Maximus the Confessor: Ontology and Method in Byzantine Philosophy in the 7th Century. Moscow: Institute of Philosophy, 2007. 200 p.  

ISBN 978-5-9540-0074-0.

 

В книге исследуется метафизика и диалектический метод Максима Исповедника (582-662) – одного из наиболее глубоких и сложных византийских мыслителей. Реконструируется понятийная система Максима и источники его построений в предшествующей античной и христианской традиции. Рассматриваются соответствующие концепции Платона, Аристотеля, Плотина, Прокла, а также учения христианских философов – Оригена, Григория Нисского и пс.-Дионисия Ареопагита. Многие тексты впервые переведены с греческого языка.

Космос и Душа

COSMOS AND SOUL. Part 2: Teachings on Nature and Mind in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Time (Studies and Translations)

 

Edited by Andrey V. Seryogin.

 

Moscow: Progress-Tradition, 2010
512 p.,
ISBN 978-5-89826-332-4

 

The teachings on nature, mind and God in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Time are under consideration in this collection of essays. The book includes scholarly studies and also the translations into Russian of the works of Origen, Plotinus, Thierry of Chartres, Roger Bacon, Petro Hurtado de Mendoza.

Интеллектуальные традиции

Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Studies and Translations)

 

The book is prepared in cooperation with the Centre for Intellectual History (Institute of the World History, Russian Academy of Sciences).

 

Edited by Maya S. Petrova.

 

Moscow: Krugh, 2010
736 p.
ISBN 978-5-7396-0167-4

 

The essays of the book treat the intellectual traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages in their continuity and interpenetration. The contributors of the book show how often different traditions of science and education, ideology and culture, and also different ideas and concepts interacted, transformed each other and were influenced by each other. Russian translations of the works by Aristotle, Macrobius, Cassiodorus, Bede the Venerable, John Scottus (Eriugena), Thomas Aquinas, Aldhelm of Malmesbury, etc. are published with commentaries.

Космос и Душа

COSMOS AND SOUL. Teachings on the Universe and Man in Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Essays and Translations)

 

Eds. Piama P. Gaidenko and Valery V. Petroff

 

Moscow: Progress-Tradition, 2005
880 p.
ISBN 978-5-89826-332-4

 

The book includes studies pertaining to the ancient and medieval teachings on man, the world, and God. The articles are written by leading Russian specialists in the history of philosophy and science. New translations of the works by Aristotle, Themistius, Plotinus, Origen, Maximus the Confessor, Thomas Aquinas, and Robert Grosseteste are published.  

Философия природы

Philosophy of Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

 

Eds. Piama P. Gaidenko and Valery V. Petroff

 

Moscow: Progress-Tradition, 2000.
608 p.
ISBN 5-89826-067-6

 

This collection of essays is dedicated to the memory of Ivan D. Rozhansky (1913-1994) - the prominent specialist in the history of ancient science and philosophy. The book includes the essays by contemporary scholars and also translations of the philosophical works of late Antiquity and early Middle Ages. The works by Plutarch, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Plotinus, Proclus, Thomas Aquinas are publiched. Selected parts of the writings by Simplicius, Macrobius, Bede the Venerable, John Scottus (Eriugena), and some anonymous Carolingian commentators are translated and published with extensive notes.

 

SEMINAR "PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY OF ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES"

 

A monthly seminar Philosophy and Theology of Antiquity and the Middle Ages is held at the CAMPaS. The lectures at the seminar have been delivered by the scholars from the Institute for the History of Christian Thought at the Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy (St Petersburg); Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk); Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow); Institute of the World History; Leningrad State University; Moscow State University; Novosibirsk State University; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Publishing Department of the Moscow Patriarchate; Russian State University for the Humanities; St Petersburg State University; St Tikhon's Orthodox University; State University - Higher School of Economics; The Orthodox Encyclopedia Church Research Center; The Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation; Tula State Pedagogical Institute; Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Paris); Institut catholique de Paris.

 

(read more)

 

PAPERS DELIVERED AT THE SEMINAR:  

 

The Academic Year 2013–2014

 

The Academic Year 2012-2013

 

The Academic Year 2011–2012

 

The Academic Year 2010–2011

 

The Academic Year 2009–2010

 

The Academic Year 2008–2009

 

The Academic Year 2007–2008

 

The Academic Year 2006–2007

 

The Academic Year 2005–2006

 

The Academic Year 2004–2005