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Department of Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science

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Head of the DepartmentValery V. Petroff, DSc

 

Department's History

The Department is a division of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was established in 1988 as «Department for Historical Types of Rationality» by Piama Gaidenko, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The main directions of research at that period were philosophical issues of natural science, philosophy and culture. From 2000 to 2011 the division finctioned as «Department for Philosophical Problems of the History of Science». The subjects of research were expanded to include study of philosophical and religious aspects of science, philosophy of education. In 2011 the division was transformed into «Department for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science», its Head became Valery V. Petroff, DSc. In-depth study of philosophical, theological, historical, intellectual and cultural issues of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, based on the philological analysis of the original texts was added to the existing fields of research.

 

Directions of Research

History of Philosophy, science and intellectual traditions of classical and Late Antiquity (both Greek and Latin), Byzantium, Early Middle Ages, scholasticism and Renaissance.  

 

Collective research projects

  • 2017-2020  Reception of the ancient and medieval philosophy in european thought.
  • 2015-2017. The legacies of Aristotle as constitutive element of european rationality. Head. Valery Petroff. 
  • 2011-2015. Man in the history of European philosophy (№ 01201160102). Heads: Valery V. Petroff and Galina Vdovina.
  • 2009-2010. Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and Middle Ages. Head: Valery Petroff. 
  • 2005-2010. Cosmos and Soul: Teachings on Nature and Mind in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Modern Time. Head: Andrey Seregin.
  • 2000-2005. Cosmos and Soul: Teachings on the Universe and Man in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Heads: Piama P. Gaidenko and Valery V. Petroff.

 

Fellows

 

Main Publications


                                                                     

 

Recent Publications 2015 - 2017  

  • The Legacies of Aristotle as constitutive Element of European Rationality. Proceedings of the Moscow International Conference on Aristotle / Ed. by Valery V. Petroff. Moscow, 2017. 
  • Volkova N. Plotinus on matter and evil. Moscow, 2017.
  • Intellectual traditions in the Past and Present / Ed. by Maya S. Petrova. Moscow, 2016.
  • The Measure of Things. Man in the History of European Thought / Ed. by Galina V. Vdovina, Moscow, 2015.

Conferences

  • 2017 September 1-10 Peripatetic Tradition. Reception of Aristotle's doctrined in philosophy, science and literature. Organised by Novosibirsk State University and department of Ancieny and Medieval History. 

 

Center for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science (CAMPaS) is a special structure associated with the Department and oriented towards inter-institutional cooperation and research. A monthly seminar Philosophy and Theology of Antiquity and the Middle Ages is held at the CAMPaS.

 

Department's Address:

Department for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science

Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Goncharnaya 12/1, Moscow, 109240, Russian Federation

 

Тел.: (495) 697-58-55

e-mail: CAMPaS.IPh@gmail.com