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Department of Philosophical Problems of Creativity

Head of the Department:  Main Research Fellow  at the IPhRAS, Prof., DSc in Philosophy Natalia M. Smirnova.

 

In 2013 Evolutionary Epistemology Dept. was transformed into the Department of Philosophical problems of creativity. The former was founded in 1992 on the basis of the previous Department of Philosophical Problems of Thinking and Creativity which was in its turn created at the Institute of Philosophy, USSR Academy of Sciences in 1986.  Up to 2008, the Department of Evolutionary Epistemology was headed by Dr. habil. in Philosophy Igor P. Merkulov. 2008-2013 years  department was chaired by Dr. habil. in Philosophy Helena N. Knyazeva. In the year  2013 the Dept. has been transformed into  the Department of philosophical problems of creativity, chaired by Dr. habil. in Philosophy Natalia M. Smirnova.

 

Main research fields 2015-2018


  • Comprehensive philosophical  analysis of cognitive and socio-cultural dimensions of creativity as meaning-constituting human activity;
  • Philosophic-methodological analysis of creativity as cognitive extension of semantic space of human activity, thinking and social organization; 
  • Cognitive presumptions’ analysis in the study of meaning as ideal subject matter of epistemology and intentional object of logic-methodological analysis;
  • Research work in the field of phenomenology of meaning in the context of critique of contemporary  radical naturalistic approaches in philosophical theory of knowledge;
  • Conceptual analysis of meaning-constituting human  activity in the framework of  modern significant philosophical projects: analytical philosophy of language, phenomenology, post-structural philosophy;
  • Comparative analysis of heuristic power  of lingua-communicative, mental and bodily-oriented approaches in the study of meaning;
  • Language and theory formation for the study of creative unconscious and meaning-constituting dynamics correlated to different stages of creative capacities evolution process;
  • Interdisciplinary researches of meaning genesis in language: semantic split-sense, epistemology of metaphor, the role of imagination and memory in  meaning-constituting process, contemporary aspects of mind-body and language-thinking problems;
  • The study of the current trends in epistemology (tacit knowledge, computer metaphor of consciousness, neurophilosophy, philosophy of artificial intelligence and so on) for the purpose of cognitive foundation of creativity process’ reconstruction;
  • Philosophical transformations of meanings in cognitive projects of hermeneutics;
  • Cultural ontology of artistic reality’s problems;
  • Human creative capabilities’ expansion on the basis of digital technologies

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Collective Publications:


  • Philosophy of Creativity. 4 th Issue. Images of Creativity in the Diversity of Socio-cultural practices /Eds.: Natalia Smirnova, Irina Beskova. Moscow: IIntell, 2018. ISBN 978-3-98956-023-3

  • Philosophy of Creativity. 3nd  Issue. Creativity and Human Life-World / Eds: Natalia Smirnova, Irina Beskova. Moscow: IIntell, 2017. – 382 p.

  • Philosophy of Creativity. 2nd  Issue. Cognitive and Sociocultural Dimensions / Eds: Natalia Smirnova, Anatoly Maidanov. Moscow: IIntell, 2016. – 314 p.
  • Philosophy of Creativity  / Eds: Smirnova, Andrei Alexeev. Moscow: IIntell, 2015. – 476 p.
  • Experience and Meaning / Ed. by Natalia Smirnova. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2014. – 476 p.
  • Intersubjectivity in Science and Philosophy / Ed. by Natalia Smirnova. Moscow: Canon+, 2014. – 416 p.
  • The Problem of Imagination in Evolutionary Epistemology  / Ed. by Helena Knyazeva. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2013. – 207 p.
  • Evolutionary Epistemology:  the Modern Discussion and Trends  / Eds: Helena Knyazeva. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2012. – 236 p.
  • Creativity: Epistemological Analysis / Eds: Helena Knyazeva. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2011. – 226 p.
  • The Embodiment as an Epistemological Phenomenon. / Eds: Irina Beskova. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2009. – 231 p.
  • Multidimentionality of Truth / Eds: Anatoly A. Gorelov and Michail M. Novoselov. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2008. – 215 p.
  • Oppositions and Paradoxes (Methodological Analysis). / Eds: Irina A. Gerasimova. Moscow: Canon+, 2008.
  • The Visual Image (Interdisciplinary Studies). / Eds: Irina A. Gerasimova. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2008.
  • Philosophy of Science. Issue 12 (The Phenomenon of Cosciousness). / Eds: Igor P. Merkulov. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2006.
  • Contradiction and Discourse. / Eds: Irina A. Gerasimova. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2005.
  • Philosophy. Encyclopaedia. / Eds: Alexander A. Ivin. Moscow: Gardariki, 2004. – 1072 p.
  • Evolution. Thinking. Cosciousness. / Eds: Igor P. Merkulov. Moscow: Canon+, 2004. – 352 p.
  • Thought and the Art of Argumentation. / Eds: Irina A. Gerasimova. Moscow: Progress-Tradition, 2003.
  • Evolution. Language. Cognition. / Eds: Igor P. Merkulov. Moscow: Languages of the Russian Culture, 2000.
  • Facets of Scientific Creativity. / Eds: Anatoly S. Majdanov. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 1999. – 284 p.
  • Evolutionary Epistemology: Problems and Prospects. / Eds: Igor P. Merkulov. Moscow: The Russian Political Encyclopaedia Publishers, 1996.
  • Evolution, Culture, Cognition. / Eds: Igor P. Merkulov. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 1996.
  • The Scientific Progress: The Cognitive and Socio-cultural Aspects. / Eds: Igor P. Merkulov. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 1993. – 197 p. 

 

 

 Main  Monographs:

 

  • Anatoly Gorelov. Stanislava Filipenok, Elena Yaroslavtseva. Creativity, Human Being, Science. Moscow, IPH RAS, 2018. - 101 p. ISBN 978-5-9540-0336-9;

  • Anatoly Gorelov. Russian Revolution and the Civilizational Principles of Russia. Moscow, Telecom, 2018. 166 p. ISBN 978-5-9912-0717-1;


  • Natalia M. Smirnova. Meaning and Creativity. Moscow, Canon+ , 2017. – 304 p.
  • Julia Morkina. Poetic Creativity: Philosophical Analysis. Moscow, Canon+ , 2017. – 304 p.
  • Anatoly Majdanov. Epistemology and Logic of the Myth: the Heavenly, the Terrestrial, the Human. URSS, Moscow. 2017. – 600 p.
  • Natalia M. Smirnova, Anatoly A. Gorelov, Julia S. Morkina. Creativity, Meaning, Interpretation. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2016. – 137 p.
  • Natalia M. Smirnova,  Irina A. Beskova, Anatoly S. Majdanov. Language, Meaning, Creativity. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2015. – 141 p.
  • Natalia M. Smirnova. Social Phenomenology in the Study of Contemporary Society. Moscow: Canon+, 2009. – 400 p.
  • Irina A. Beskova,  Helena Knyazeva, Daria A. Beskova. The Nature and Images of Embodimentl. Moscow, Progress-Tradition, 2011. – 456 p.
  • Julia S. Morkina. Social Epistemology by David Bloor: Origins and Philosophical Meaning. Moscow, 2012. – 256p.
  • Natalia M. Smirnova. From Social Metaphisics to Phenomenology of  the “Natural Attitude”. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 1997. – 223 p.
  • Irina A. Beskova, Irina A. Gerasimova, Igor P. Merkulov. The Phenomenon of Consciousness. Moscow: Progress-Tradition, 2010. – 367 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. The Human Preferences. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2010.
  • Anatoly A. Gorelov. Truth and Meaning. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2010. – 152 p.
  • Anatoly S. Majdanov. Perception of Beauty by Blind People. Moscow: Canon+, 2010. – 648 p.
  • Anatoly S. Majdanov. Methodology of Scientific Creativity. Moscow: LKI Publishers, 2008. – 208 p.
  • Elena N. Shulga. Understanding and Interpretation. Moscow: Nauka, 2008. 
  • Helena Knyazeva, Sergei P. Kurdyumov. Synergetics: Nonlinearity of Time and Landscapes of Co-evolution. Moscow: KomKniga/URSS, 2007 (The 2nd extended edition, 2011).
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Axiology. Moscow: Higher School Publishers, 2006. – 390 p.
  • Igor P. Merkulov. Epistemology (Cognitive and Evolutionary Approach). Vol. 2. St. Petersburg, 2006.  
  • Helena Knyazeva, Sergei P. Kurdyumov. Foundations of Synergetics. Man Constructing Himself and His Future. Moscow: KomKniga/URSS, 2006 (The 4th edition, 2011).
  • Michail M. Novoselov. Abstraction in Labyrinths of Cognition (The Logical Analysis). Moscow, 2005 (The 2nd edition, 2010).
  • Helena Knyazeva, Sergei P. Kurdyumov. Foundations of Synergetics. The Synergetic Worldview. Moscow: KomKniga/URSS, 2005 (the 3rd extended edition, Librokom/URSS, 2010).
  • Irina A. Beskova. The Nature of Dreams (The Epistemological Analysis). Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2005.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. The Modern Philosophy of Science. Moscow: Higher School Publishers, 2005.
  • Elena N. Shulga. Problems of Pre-understanding in Hermeneitics, Phenomenology, Sociology. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2004.
  • Igor P. Merkulov. Epistemology (The Cognitive and Evolutionary Approach). Vol.1. St. Petersburg, 2003. – 472 p.
  • Elena N. Shulga. The Cognitive Hermeneutics. Moscow Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2002.
  • Anatoly S. Majdanov. The Process of Scientific Creative Activities. 2nd edition. Moscow, 2002. – 208 p.
  • Helena Knyazeva, Sergei P. Kurdyumov. Foundations of Synergetics. Blow-up Regimes, Self-organization, Tempo-worlds. St. Petersburg: Aletheia, 2002.
  • Irina A. Beskova. Evolution and Consciousness: A New View. Moscow: Indrik, 2002.
  • Michail M. Novoselov. Logic of Abstractions (The Methodological Analysis). Part 1. Moscow, 2000. Part 2. Moscow, 2003.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Jan Łukasiewicz’s Modal Theories.  Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2001.
  • Irina A. Beskova. Evolution and Consciousness. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2001.
  • Igor P. Merkulov. The Cognitive Evolution. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 1999. – 312 p.
  • Helena Knyazeva. The Odyssey of Scientific Mind: The Synergeic View of Scientific Progress. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 1995.

 

Textbooks and Tutorials:

  

  • Gorelov A.A., Gorelova T.A. Fundamentals of Philosophy: a Tutorial. M.: KnoRus, 2017. 228 p.
  • Natalia M. Smirnova Methodology of Social-Humanitarian Cognition. Moscow, Humanity, 2011. – 48 p.
  • Bogolubov L., Lasebnikova, Natalia M. Smirnova (eds.). Social Knowledge. Textbook For Comprehensive School. Moscow, Prosveschenie, 2007. – 416 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Logic. Moscow: Higher School Publishers, 2010. – 304 p.
  • Anatoly A. Gorelov. Conceptions of the Modern Natural Sciences. Moscow: Akademia Press, 2009. – 335 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. The Modern Logic. (Series “Science for Everybody”). Fryazino: Vek-2, 2009. – 384 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Philosophy of Science. Moscow: URSS 2007. – 264 p.
  • Helena Knyazeva. Management and Synergetics. St. Petersburg: “Book House” Publishers, 2007 (The 2nd edition, St. Petersburg, 2009) (in co-authorship with Oleg Ya. Gelikh).
  • Igor P. Merkulov. The Cognitive Abilities. Moscow: The Institute of Philosophy of RAS Publishers, 2005. .– 182 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Foundations of Social Philosophy. Moscow: Higher School Publishers, 2005. – 440 p.
  • Anatoly A. Gorelov. Ethics. Moscow, 2005. - 416 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Logic. Moscow: Higher School Publishers, 2004.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Logic for Lawyers. Moscow: Gardariki, 2004. – 288 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Rhetoric: The Art to Convince. Moscow: Grand, 2002. – 304 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Logic for Journalists. Moscow: Aspect-Press, 2002. – 224 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. Logic. Elementary Course. Moscow: Gardariki, 2001. – 24 p.
  • Alexander A. Ivin. The Theory of Argumentation. Moscow: Gardariki, 2000.
  • Anatoly A. Gorelov. Philosophy. Moscow, 2001.


International Research Projects:

Innovative Complexity: Methodological, Cognitive and Social Aspects, Russian Foundation for Humanities- Byelorussian Foundation for Basic Research, 2011-2013, Head: Helena Knyazeva.

  

Main Research Projects Supported by Russian Foundations:

 

  • Phenomenology of Meaning: Cognitive Analysis, 2013-2015. Head: Natalia M. Smirnova. Executing Researchers: Marina S. Kiseleva,  Irina A. Beskova, Julia S. Morkina, Stanislava A. Filipenok.
  • Intersujectivity as  the Problem of Social Epistemology, 2010-2012,  Head: Natalia M. Smirnova.
  • Phenomenological  Epistemology in Trans-Disciplinary Researches,  2005–2007  – Russian Foundation for Fundamental Researches. Head: Natalia M. Smirnova.
  • Phenomenological Sociology in the Study of Contemporary Society, 2003–2005  – Russian Foundation for Humanities. Natalia M. Smirnova.Individual project.
  • To Perceive World through Body/Mind: Cognitive Science and the Philosophical the Philosophical Teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism about the Nature of Perception, Russian Foundations of Basic Research, 2010-2012, Head: Helena Knyazeva,  Executing Researchers: Irina A. Beskova and Victoria G. Lysenko.
  • Complexity of Human Embodiment: Structure and Dynamics, Russian Foundation for Humanities, 2007-2009, Head: Irina A. Beskova, Executing Researchers: Helena Knyazeva and Daria Beskova.
  • Consciousness: Evolutionary, Cognitive and Socio-cultural Aspects, Russian Foundation for Humanities, 2004-2006, Head: Irina A. Beskova.
  • The Cognitive Approach in Epistemology, Russian Foundation for Humanities, 2000-2002, Head: Igor P. Merkulov. 
  • The Creative Thinking and Its development, Russian Foundation for Humanities, 200-2002, Head: Anatoly S. Majdanov. 

 Academic events:

          The aim of the seminar is to attract due attention to philosophical problems of creativity.  The main topics discussed:

  • Human thinking as creative process,
  • Creative process in new complexity context,
  • Creative dimension in scientific thinking,
  • Bodily-oriented approaches in the study of creativity,
  • Language-based approaches to creativity

  

Contact Information:

Address: Goncharnaya 12/1, Moscow, 109240, Russian Federation, Office 420

Tel.: +7 (495) 697-91-28. 

E-mail: nsmirnova17@gmail.com