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  Irina A. Beskova
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Irina Beskova

 


 ResearcherID:N-3719-2018

 

 ORCID iD icon  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5542-9873


Scopus Author ID: 56298407300

Year and place of birth

 

1954, Tbilisy, USSR

 

 

Education

 

Moscow State University, Philosophical Department, Chair of Logic, 1980

 

 

Degrees

  • Dr. Habil. in Philosophy
  • Doctor of Science Dissertation “Creative Thinking as a Philosophical Problem”, 1993
  • Ph. D. Dissertation “Logically semantic Means of the Natural Language Analysis”, 1980

Fields of research

Evolutionary Epistemology, Philosophy of Consciousness, Philosophy of Corporeality, Creative Thinking, Philosophy of Dreaming, Philosophy of Language, Methodology of a Cognitive Complexity

 

Professional appointments

Leading Research Associate

 

Publications

 

Books

  • Beskova I.A. Language, Meaning, Creativity. M.: IPhRAS, 2015. –141 p.. (in Co-authorship with Smirnova N.M. and Majdanov A.S.);
  • Beskova I.A. The Nature and Images of Corporeality. M.: Progress-Tradition, 2011. – 456 p. (in Co-authorship with Knyazeva H.N. and Beskova D.A.);
  • Beskova I.A. The Phenomenon of Consciousness (in Co-authorship with Gerasimova I.A. and Merkulov I.P.). M.: Progress-Tradition, 2010. – 366 p.
  • Beskova I.A. The Nature of Dreamings (epistemological analysis). M.: IPhRAS, 2005. – 239 p.;
  • Beskova I.A. Evolution and Consciousness: New Outlook. M.: Indric, 2002. – 256 p.;
  • Beskova I.A. Evolution and Consciousness (cognitive and symbolic analysis). M.: IPhRAS, 2001;
  • Beskova I.A. How is Creative Thinking Possible? M.: IPhRAS, 1993.

Papers

  • Beskova I.A. Logical-methodological analysis of the establishment of self-position // Philosophical Thought. 2018, N 2. P. 1-14. (Erih)

  • Beskova I.A. The Logic of Creative Capacities’ Coming into Being and their Manifesting in Creative Process // Philosophy of Creativity. Creation and the Person’s Life-World». Vol. 3. M.: Iintell, 2017. P. 130-168.

  • Beskova I.A. Language of the Creative Unconscious // The Philosophy of Creativity // The Philosophy of Creativity. Cognitive and sociocultural Dimensions / Ex. by Smirnova N.M., Maidanov A.S. Moscow: IIntell, 2016 –314 p. ISBN 978-5-98956-014-1 – P. 111–151.
  • Beskova I.A.The Methodology of Cognitive Complexity Investigation // The Innovative Complexity. SPb.: Aletheya, 2016. (608 p.) P. 218-268.
  • Beskova I.A.The Nature of Creative Insight // The Philosophy of Creativity. Materials of the 1 Scientific Conference. IPhRAS. M.: IIntell, 2015.
  • Beskova I.A.The Dynamics of Meanings in Human Cognitive Development // Psychology and psycho-techniques. 2015. – N.8. P. 771-786. DOI: 10.7256/2070-8955.2015.8.16037.
  • Beskova I.A.Face in the Mirror: Me, Not Me, un-Me? // Human Face in Science, Art and Practice. M.: Cogito-Centre, 2014. (694 p). P.13-29.
  • Beskova I.A. Border Experience as a Background of a Meaning Emergence / Experience and Meaning. M.: IPhRAS, 2014. p. 155-175.
  • Beskova I.A. The Natural Intelligence, Interdisciplinary and the Integral Comprehension Phenomenon // Epistemology in Interdisciplinary Investigations (Philosophy of Science, V. 19). M.: IPhRAS, 2014. P. 163-183.
  • Beskova I.A.Corporeality: the key to analyzing the realm of the consciousness // Russian studies in Philosophy. FALL 2013. Vol. 52. No 2. P. 80-99.
  • Beskova I.A.The Creative Giftedness: the Nature, Premises, Manifestations / Epistemology of Creativity. M.: «Canon+» РООИ «Reabilitacija», 2013. P. 204-272.
  • Beskova I.A.The Complexity of a Human Embodiment / 23rd World Congress of Philosophy. Athens, School of Philosophy, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 2013. P. 120. - 0.2 а.л.
  • Beskova I.A.Intelligence – Imagination – Creativity: Approaches and Decisions. M.: IPRAS, 2013.  P. 72-90.
  • Beskova I.A.Human Embodiment as a Complex Phenomenon / Philosophy: Theory and Practice. Moscow: IPRAS, 2013. P. 32-36.
  • Beskova I.A. The Universes that Communicate / Philosophy of Science. Vol. 16. Epistemological Analysis of Communications. М.: IPRAS, 2012. P. 98-113.
  • Beskova I.A.Intelligence, Creativity, Culture / Evolutionary Epistemology. Anthology. М.: Centr gumanitarnych iniciativ, 2012. P. 556-602.
  • Beskova I.A.Gerald Edelman’s Conception of Consciousness / Evolutionary Epistemology. Anthology. М.: Centr gumanitarnych iniciativ, 2012. P. 409-419.
  • Beskova I.A.The Problem of Language and Cultural Translation in D. Smillie’s Conception Light / Evolutionary Epistemology. Anthology. М.: Centr gumanitarnych iniciativ, 2012. P. 362-366.
  • Beskova I.A.Evolutionary Epistemology as a Sphere of a Growing Complexity / Evolutionary Epistemology: Trends and Perspectives. М., IPRAS, 2012. P. 35-57.
  • Beskova I.A.The Ordinary Perception and the Perception of Ordinary: East – West / Actual Problems of a Modern Cognitive Science. Ivanovo, 2012. P. 145-155.
  • Beskova I.A.Philosophy as a Most Practical Science / Who Produces a Philosophy in Russia Today. M., 2011;
  • Beskova I.A.Creativity as Creation and Co-Creation / Liberty and Creativity. M., 2011.
  • Beskova I.A.Bidirection of the Causal Connections (Model where the Effect May Precede the Cause) / Philosophical Journal. M., 2008;
  • Beskova I.A. Logic of the Influence to a Human Life from the Dreaming Reality / Annals of the “Russian Anthropologic School” , M., 2008, V.5;
  • Beskova I.A. Self and Self-Consciousness in Cognitive Development of a Human Being / Evolution. Thinking. Consciousness. M., 2004.

 

Translations

Edelman G. Consciousness: The Remembered Present. In: Cajal and Consciousness. Scientific Approaches to Consciousness on the Centennial of Ramon y Cajal’s Textura. Ed. By Pedro C. Marijuan. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 929. N.Y., 2001. The Russian translation is published in: Psychology and Pychotecnics. 2009, N 7.

 

Papers at international conferences

Consciousness as Multy Levelled Phenomenon. 13th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. August 9-15, 2007 Beijing (China).

 

Conferences participation

  • International Scientific Conference “Problems of Art Methodology” – 12-14 of March 2018, Moscow, Moscow State Conservatory – “Integral Experience in the act of Co-Creation”.
  • The Round Table “100th anniversary of Russian revolution” – 26th of October 2017, Moscow, Institute of Philosophy - “Revolutionary Burning of Creativity”

Editing

  • The editor of the collective monograph «The Embodiment as Epistemological Phenomenon», M. : IPhRAS, 2009. –  232 p.;
  • Co-editor of the collective monograph «Philosophy of Creativity. Creation and the Person’s Life-World». M.: Iintell, 2017.

Research projects

  • RFFI № 10-06-00433 «To Perceive the World through Body / Mind: Cognitive Sciences and Teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism  on the Nature of Experience»;
  • RHSF № 2008-2010, № 08-03-00098а «Problem of a Freedom in Epistemological Investigations of Creativity»;
  • RHSF № 2008, № 08-03-16103д, «Phenomenon of Consciousness»;
  • RHSF № 2007-2009, № 07-03-00196а «Complexity of a Human Embodiment:  the Structure and Dynamics»;
  • RHSF № 2004-2006, № 04-03-00311а «Consciousness: Evolutionary, Cognitive and Sociocultural Aspects»;
  • RHSF № 2003-2005, №03-03-00163а, «Argumentative Models of Contradictory Discourses».

Main results

It is argued that there is a correlation between a person’s  cognitive capacities coming into being stage with the state of non-dual integrity of the one. Therefore there exist the profound prerequisites for the essential dissimilarity of the adult and of the child worldview. It has been substantiated that the researchers’ unconscious attitude, associated with the interpretation of a small child behavior within the adult’s categorical frames, provokes an incorrect interpretation of the logic of self-formation in a human cognitive development. It is shown that the resources of the formation of cognitive abilities, as well as an initial nature of creativity, are correlated with the mode of non-dual integrity of a human being and, on the contrary, are masked in the duality mode (when viewed from the observer's position). In this regard, the idea of constructing the epistemology of non-duality is put forward, which can substantially complement the classical epistemology of a dual worldview. (2018).

There were examined some aspects of the specificity of self-position establishment and functioning during the childhood. It was argued that an unconscious orientation of some researchers when the young child behavior is interpreted within the framework of the world perception categorical scale of adult, provokes inaccurate outlook upon the interpretation of logics of selfness’ establishment within the cognitive development of a person. It was shown that there exists an essential demarcation between the stages when a phenomenon is only coming into being and its further development: the first one is holistic and non dual while the other correlates with the state of duality. Therefore an extrapolation of experiments’ interpretation from one to another causes a conceptual discordance of the self- and world perception of a child and an adult experience and cognition (2018).

The analysis of meanings’ formation and development in a human cognitive evolution from the earliest stages of phylogenies is proposed. The mechanisms of these processes is offered. In accordance with these points the logic of the natural language emergence, formation and development is formulated.

The volumetric approach to analysis of complex phenomena is worked out. The notion of integral corporeality is offered. Laws of its formation, development and functioning are investigated. The model of a subconscious-unconscious functioning (in their relation with conscious and self-conscious activities) is proposed. The understanding of dreaming/awakened realities’ interconnection and of their influence to a human being reality is worked out. The nature of giftedness in the context of human creative and co-creative capacities is investigated. The questions of specificity of creativeness are developed. Is shown that a creative product is the concentrated form of the creator’s personality manifestation. That’s why it is necessary to understand the phenomenon of human being existence and development in a whole spectrum of personality’s manifestations and in a whole volume of its deepest potentials (including nonduality of mind, wholeness of the integral embodiment organization and the specificity of structural dynamics, arising in a complex phenomena and leading to a formation of principally new emergent qualities in a previously designed patterns of possible). The language of the creative unconscious was investigated and the concept of the some kind pf derivative language that permits to express some aspects of the inexpressible experience without arising of paradoxes was offered.

It was argued, that essential characteristics of the human cognitive capacities, as well as specifics of their realization in person’s creative activity, can be adequately understood only if we track logic of their ontogenetic coming into being. The access to the earliest person’s impressions was provided by the technique of the hypnotic analysis developed by G. Frankl. On this basis it was shown that resources of cognitive abilities’ formation (as well as the genuine nature of human creativity) correlate to the mode of non dual integrity of human existence and, on the contrary, all of them are masked in the duality mode of their analysis from the external point of view (from the observer’s position). It was argued also that it is necessary to work out an epistemology of non duality which will add effectively an epistemology of a dual world understanding prevailing nowadays. It will permit to elaborate more adequate creativity outlook.

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