Institute of Philosophy
Russian Academy of Sciences

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The Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences makes a significant contribution to the process of integrating academic research and higher education in Russia. The Institute is the country’s central institution for preparing the reform of philosophical education, introducing innovative approaches, creating new educational standards, programmes and manuals in philosophical disciplines. In particular, fellows of the Institute have published new manuals of Philosophy (A.G. Spirkin, I.T Frolov), Ethics (R.G. Apresyan, A.A. Guseinov), Aesthetics (V.V. Bychkov), Cultural Studies (P.S. Gurevich, V.M. Rozin), Logic (A.A. Ivin), Philosophy of Science and Technology (V.S. Stepin, M.A. Rozov, V.G. Gorokhov), History of Philosophy (N.V. Motroshilova), History of Oriental Philosophical Traditions (M.T. Stepanyants, V.K. Shokhin) and others. Fellows of the Institute are also engaged in intense pedagogical activity. More than twenty research scholars form the Institute each year get invited to lecture at leading Western and Eastern universities.


Following the Decree of the Ministry for General and Professional Education, the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences became the base for establishing the Faculties of Philosophy and Political Science as well as the Department of Oriental Studies of the State Academic University for the Humanities (GAUGN). These institutions are committed to providing academic training for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students and to raising the professional skills of university teachers from Russia and the countries of the Commonwealth. The teaching staff of these Faculties and the Department consists largely of the research fellows of the Institute. Both students and postgraduate scholars have thus an excellent opportunity to witness ongoing debate at the front line of research in philosophy, political science and philosophical oriental studies, and to master such languages as Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Sanskrit, Farsi.


The Department of Philosophical Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow Lomonossov State University has been created as a branch of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences; fellows of the Institute are also Heads of other Departments in Moscow University and other institutions of higher education in Moscow. Owing to the efforts of German philosophers and the fellows of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Karlsruhe University of Germany hosts the Russian-German College of Philosophy, where Russian students and postgraduates stay for study.