By the ordinance of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR from December, 23th of 1947 the new structure of the Institute of philosophy of AoS of the USSR was established, where among the total of 9 departments the department of logic was approved (A.A. Chudov).
Since 1952 it ceased to exist as the department of logic and was transformed into a research group subordinate to the department of the dialectic materialism.
In 1961 the group has been transformed back into the department of logic. P.V. Tavanets became the head of the department.
In 1977 D.P. Gorskiy became the head of the department.
In 1987 the department was taken charge of by V.A. Smirnov
From 1996 to 1999 E.D. Smirnova was the acting head of the department.
Since 2000 the department is headed by A.S. Karpenko.
From the first years of existence of the department of logic, A.A. Zinoviev was working there.
In 60 years the department has produced ofver 30 collective monographies. Let us point out some of them:
The real rise and international acknowledgment came to the department of logic in 1987-1996 when it was headed by professor V.A. Smirnov. He also was the head of the department's logical seminar. It is largely through his involvement that since 1982 the works of that seminar have started being published, and in 1993 for the first time in our country the annuary “Logical investigations” has come of the press. In this publication the most important and original results in the field of moder philosophical logicare being published, including the works of the foreign authors.
The main fields of research are philosophical and symbolic logics. In the works of the department's faculty a fundamental development has been obtained in the area of non-classical logics, namely relevant logics, multivalued logics, alethetic, epistemic, deontic, temporal and other modal logics and also the applications of logic to the problems of the philosophy and methodology of science. The problems of non-classical logics still take the central part of the department's research. Recently, a lot of attention has been given to the logical analysis of paradoxes and to the applications of logic in computer science and theory of argumentation.
Conferences and Seminars:
Once in two years the Department of logic of the Institute of philosophy and the Department of logic of the Faculty of philosophy of the Moscow state university organize the international conferences in memory of professor Vladimir Alexandrovich Smirnov.
The Department of logic holds the research seminar of the Logical Center of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Headed by A.S. Karpenko).
Address: Goncharnaya 12/1, Moscow, 109240, Russian Federation. Room 308.
Phone: (8495) 697-96-65
E-Mail: department.logic @ gmail.com