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The Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS Institute of Philosophy) is the principal institute in Russia for academic research in this field. Academic study of the highest quality is pursued here, covering all the main thematic areas and current problems of contemporary philosophy.


In the Institute of Philosophy there are working at the present time more than 280 academic collaborators, among whom are many famous scholars of world class, including nine fellows of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The fact that they all work as a single academic team and form a single collaborative academic society makes the Institute unique among philosophical institutions. The members of the Institute produce each year more than 100 books and above 1000 articles. The integration of academic work and education is successfully realized: faculties of philosophy and politics have been created within the Institute, as well as an Oriental department within the Faculty of Philosophy in the State University for the Humanities. The professorial and teaching staffs of these faculties and of the Oriental Department is made up principally from the academic fellows of the Institute. The students enjoy a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of research in the fields of philosophy, politics and the study of oriental philosophy, and also to attain competence in the principal oriental languages, Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit and Hindi.


The international academic links of the Institute are under active development, and its activities are already widely known in many countries of the world. There is close collaboration with philosophers in the Federal Republic of Germany, the USA, France, Finland and other countries. The Institute is a member of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies. In recognition of the achievements of Russian philosophy, UNESCO had taken the decision to hold the International Philosophy Day for 2009 in Moscow, in order that this highly representative symposium may mark the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy. In 2008 the Institute was chosen for establishing a UNESCO Philosophy Chair, the only one in Russia (and twelfth in the world), under the motto of “Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures”.


In 2006, to the Directorship of the Institute of Philosophy was elected Abdusalam Guseinov, fellow of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a renowned expert in philosophical ethics, author of such books as Idea of the Absolute in Morals (2004), Ancient Ethics (2003), Philosophy, Morals, Politics (2002), Ethics (1998, with other authors), Great Moralists (1995), The Golden Rule of Morality (1979) and others. He has been awarded the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Medal “For an outstanding contribution to the promotion of tolerance and non-violence” (1996) and the National State Award in Science and Technology (2003).





Photo contest

Photo contest "EXISTENTIA", 10.08.2020-10.10.2020.


We invite you to participate in the photo contest "EXISTENTIA" (for the world day of philosophy-2020). The photo contest is dedicated to the phenomenon of existence – the sphere of self-existence, which is sought and sought not only by philosophers, scientists, artists, poets, writers, but also by everyone in their understanding of life and self-understanding. The competition accepts original works by professional photographers and Amateurs without age restrictions from August 10 to October 10, 2020.


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18th Congress-WOSC2020. Moscow, 16th to 18th September 2020

World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics, 18th Congress-WOSC2020. Moscow, 16th to 18th September 2020


Aim in WOSC 2020 is to bring CyberSystemic scientists, and in particular younger researchers, together with politicians and practitioners to debate pressing economic, social and ecological problems of humanity, at all levels from local communities to global societies. For this purpose, we propose to focus the discussions on the following four themes: philosophical and methodological foundations for the development of the systems approach and cybernetics, the cybernetics of democracy, the cybernetics of hybrid reality, and governance in an increasingly interconnected, ecologically sensitive, world. Short summaries of these themes are introduced below.

Organisers: Russian Academy of sciences, RAS Institute of Philosophy, Institute of control sciences of Russian Academy of sciences, Strategic & Tactical Technologies.


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Open competition of philosophical works on "The benefits and dangers of philosophy for life"

In connection with the 90th anniversary celebrated in 2019, the Institute of philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences announces an open competition of philosophical works on "The benefits and dangers of philosophy for life". "The benefit of philosophy has not been proven, and the harm from it is possible" – this statement was Made by p. A. Shirinsky-Shikhmatov, who in 1850 became the Minister of public education of Russia, after which the philosophical departments were closed and the teaching of philosophy in the universities of the Russian Empire for a long time stopped... It is obvious that the question of "benefit and harm" of philosophy is no less interesting and relevant today. The purpose of this competition is to find convincing answers to this question based on the heritage of the past and taking into account the challenges of our time.

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International conference «Philosophy of religion on the nature of atheism», 22-23 may 2019 year

International conference «Philosophy of religion on the nature of atheism», 22-23 may 2019 year

The topic of the conference touches issues as: rationality of atheism, atheism as a rational worldview, atheism’s place in the contemporary culture. We are planning to focus on the problem of atheism which is motivated by the view that science disproves the existence of God, so the questions of relation science and religion, theistic and naturalistic worldview are the dominant in the papers for the conference. Participants: P. Clavier (Metz), A. Gaginsky (Moscow), G. Gasser (Innsbruck), B. Faul (St.-Petersburg), K. Karpov (Moscow), V. Sleptsova (Moscow), M. Stenmark (Uppsala), M. Sysoev (Voronezh), V. Shokhin (Moscow), V. Weidner (Munich)

22-23 may 2019 year, 11:00 (Moscow, Institute of philosophy, room 416)






Международная конференция «Иван Сергееевич Тургенев: философствующий писатель и политический философ. К 200-летию со дня рождения», 15 ноября 2018 г.

World philosophy day. International conference "Ivan Turgenev: philosophizing writer and political philosopher. To the 200th anniversary of the birth", 15 November 2018


On November 15, 2018 the Institute of philosophy of RAS with the support of the Federal Agency of scientific organizations (Agreement No. 007-02-2018-589/1), the Ministry of science and higher education of the Russian Federation (Agreement No. 007-02-2018-589/2) held an International conference "Ivan Turgenev: a philosophical writer and political philosopher. To the 200th anniversary of the birth", dedicated to the celebration of the world philosophy Day.





Project "Philosophical workshop"


Project manager: Deputy Director of the Institute of philosophy of RAS for scientific work,head of the sector of philosophy, Professor of the RAS Sineokaya Yulia Vadimovna. Visualization of the project: Junior researcher Ekaterina Marshukova. Project coordination: PhD.N. D. O. Aronson, Phys.N. A. G. Zhavoronkov, PhD.N. O. I. Kosenko, A.V. Simonyan, PhD.N. N.. Tatarenko, A. T. Yunusov.


In May 2018, the "Laboratory" Cycle of the "Philosophical workshop" project began. More>>

In September 2018, the cycle "Master class" of the project "Philosophical workshop" begins. More>>




А cooperation Agreement was signed between the Institute of philosophy of Beijing pedagogical University and the Institute of philosophy of RAS.


Cooperation agreement with the Institute of philosophy of Beijing pedagogical University, 24.04.2018


Доклад А.В. Смирнова «Предикация: логика процесса и логика субстанции»


Director of the Institute of philosophy RAS acad. A. V. Smirnov gave a course of lectures in Beijing, from 16 to 24 April 2018.


Проект «Repubblica Verde: Зеленая философия в пространстве города»


Project of the Institute of Philosophy RAS, Moscow Museum and library Dostoevsky's "Repubblica Verde"


14-ая  Международная конференция «Биотехнологическое улучшениe человека: социально-этические проблемы», 12−13 октября 2017 г.

Biotechnological Human Enhancement: Social and Ethical Issues, October 12−13, 2017

Institute of Philosophy Russian Academy of Sciences and International Society for Clinical Bioethics (ISCB) will hold the 14 th International Conference “Biotechnological Human Enhancement: Social and Ethical Issues”. Supported by the Grant of the Russian Scientific Foundation No 15-18-30057 «Humanitarian analysis of biotechnological projects of human enhancement».


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Revolution and evolution in Islamic thought and history, 5 and 6 October 2017



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Международная научная конференция «Памяти В. Г. Горохова. Философия и социология техники в XXI веке», 24-26 мая 2017 г.

Vitaly Gorokhov Memorial International Conference, Moscow, 2017, May 24-26


Vitaly Gorokhov Memorial International Conference “Philosophy and Sociology of Technology in XXI Century” will take place in Moscow, 24-26 of May, 2017. The conference is timed to seventieth of Vitaly Gorokhov (25.05.1947-10.09.2016), an outstanding scholar in philosophy of technology. The Conference is sponsored by Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Political Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University.







Presentation of Gold medal of the RAS to Yuliya Vadimovna Sineokaya, 16 Feb 2017







The Institute of philosophy of RAS and the centre for Franco-Russian research in Moscow opened The French philosophical club for Francophones of Moscow "LA PHILOSOPHIE D'EXPRESSION FRANCAISE».




Institute of Philosophy (Russian Academy of Sciences) and Tibetan Culture and Information Center in Moscow invite to the International Conference “Buddhism and Phenomenology”, Moscow, November 7-8, 2016.



Меморандум о взаимопонимании по вопросу о продолжении работы кафедры индийской философии имени Махатмы Ганди в Институте философии РАН , 4 октября 2016 г.










Moscow International Aristotle Conference 2016 “The Legacies of Aristotle as Constitutive Element of European Rationality”



Moscow International Aristotle Conference 2016 “The Legacies of Aristotle as Constitutive Element of European Rationality” organized by RAS Institute of Philosophy, RAS Insitute of World History, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Novosibirsk State University, Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture (Athens) will take place in Moscow in October 17–19, 2016 and will be held at the RAS Institute of Philosophy. 


This event is a part of a multiple congress “Aristotle today — Aristoteles heute — Aristote aujourd’hui” which includes colloquia in different countries celebrating the anniversary of 2400 years since the birth of Aristotle. 


The 2016 MIAC comprises a 3-day program of sessions, round tables, and special lectures, covering a wide range of Aristotle-related topics, such as metaphysics, ethics, logic as well as biology, natural science etc. It will also include topics corresponding to the reception and transformation of Aristotelian tradition in later periods and cultures. We consider this conference to become the interdisciplinary forum for intellectual debate in all areas of Aristotelian tradition.






Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures, 2016



Workshop “Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures”, Rhodes, October 1, 2016

In the framework of the XIV World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” entitled “The Chaos of Multiplicity: an Urgent Call for Dialogue” (Rhodes, Greece) was held workshop “Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures” (organizer and moderator – Prof. Marietta Stepanyants). At the opening of the workshop Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (headquartered in Berlin) gave a presentation of the «Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures» project.




Marietta Stepanyants on Indian Standard Time, Avril 9, 2016.



Marietta Stepanyants on Indian Standard Time, April 9, 2016.


In conversation with Marietta Stepanyants, Former Head, Centre for Oriental Philosophies Studies, Russia.
Anchor: Siddharth Varadarajan

Rajya Sabha TV, April 9, 2016 (26 minutes).


Video (YouTube)