Institute of Philosophy
Russian Academy of Sciences




  Valery V. Petroff
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Valery V. Petroff

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Valery V. Petroff

Head of the Department of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Science 

 

Chief Research Fellow of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences  

 

Director of the Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences 


Academic Degrees

  • DSc in Philosophy
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy
  • M.A. in Mediaeval Sudies


Doctor of Science Dissertation: «The Teaching of Maximus the Confessor in the Context of Late Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy and Theology» (Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2008)


Ph.D. Dissertation: «Nature in the Teaching of John Scottus» (Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1997)

 

M.A. Thesis: «Aulae sidereae - the World by Eriugena» (Central European University, Mediaeval Department, Budapest, 1996) 

Fields of Studies 
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Science,
  • Platonism, Neoplatonism, Christian Platonism, Aristotle and Aristotelian tradidion,
  • history of Ideas, intellectual history, 
  • post-classical science and philosophy,
  • hermeneutics, writing and editorial theories,
  • Russian philosophy, science and literature of the Modernist period 
Membership in Scholarly Societies
Teaching 2015-2016: Evening courses at the University of Dmitry Pozharsky2010-2011: The Sts Cyril and Methodius Graduate and Doctoral School (Department of Theology)2003–2009: St Thomas’ Institute of Philosophy, Theology, and History2000–2006: State Academic University for the Humanities (Philosophy Department)1992–2000: International Slavic Institute (Department of the Humanities) Courses Taught:
  • «Philosophy and Intellectual World of John Scottus Eriugena»
  • «Carolingian Intellectual Culture» 
  • «Intellectual Culture from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages» 
  • «Early Medieval Ireland»
  • «The Cult of the Saints in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages» 
  • «The Beginnings of Christian Philosophy (Patrology)»
  • «Christian Theology»
  • «The Reception of Ancient Philosophy in the Patristics»

Publications    


Full List of Publications

Books (in Russian):

 

Recent Publications (in Russian if not indicated otherwise): 

2018

  • “The Revolution in Physics and Andrei Bely’s Anthroposophical Doctrine of the Solar Atom,” Intellectual Traditions in Past and Present 4 (2018), p. 349–390. DOI: 10.21267/aquilo.2018.4.17534
  • “Valentin Asmus and Andrei Bely in 1936,” Intellectual Traditions in Past and Present 4 (2018), p. 415–452. DOI: 10.21267/aquilo.2018.4.17539
  • “The Revolution of 1917 in its Contemporary Literary-Philosophical Apocalyptics”, Revolution, Evolution and Dialogue of cultures. Papers on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution on the World Philosophy Day at the RAS Institute of Philosophy, November 14 and 16, 2017 / Ed. by Anatoly Chernyaev (Moscow: Gnosis, 2018), p. 69-92.
  • “Vyacheslav Ivanov and his Exegesis of the Word ‘Earth’ in the Gospels”, New Testament Imagery and Themes in the Culture of Russian Modernism. Ed. by Olga Bogdanova, Anastacia Gacheva. Moscow: Indrik, 2018, 78-97.
  • Frater Tertius in Apostle Paul, Peter Abelard and Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky”, Dialogue with Time 63 (2018), 339–346.
  • “The doctrinal content and sources of Vyacheslav Ivanov’s paper “The Meaning of the Word ‘Earth’ in the Gospels””, Literaturnyi fakt 7 (2018), 257–287.
  • "Appropriation of foreign learning in Ancient and Medieval Latin tradition", ΣΧΟΛΗ 12.2 (2018) 569–581.
  • “‘Two abysses’ in the Russian literary and philosophical tradition: Fyodor Tyutchev, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, and Vyacheslav Ivanov”, Dmitry Merezhkovsky: Writer — Critic — Thinker: Collection of essays / Ed. by Oleg Korostelev, Alexey Kholikov. Moscow: “Dmitri Sechin” Press, Litfakt, 2018. P. 240-268.
  • “Languages of Civilizations, Identity and Transgression in the Essayism of Péter Nádas”, Civilization and Barbarity. 2018. Vol. 6. P. 260-279.
  • “Kinnor and Nevel in the String Instruments Family of the Near East, the Mediterranean and the Western Asia”, Conceptualization of music in the Abrahamic traditions: a collective monograph. Ed. by Giula Shamilli. Moscow: The State Institute of Art Studies, 2018. ISBN 978-5-98287-133-6.
  • “Teleology, the Fourth Dimension and Time Running Backwards in the Works of Andrei Bely, Vyacheslav Ivanov, and Maximilian Voloshin”, Vyacheslav Ivanov: Studies and Texts. Issue 3. Eds. Svetlana Fedotova amd Andrei Chichkine. Moscow: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Science, 2018. P. 13-61. ISBN 978-5-9208-0561-4.


2016

  • “Self and Its Corporeality in the History of European Thought”, A Living Body in the History of Philosophy. Proceedings of the Conference held at the RAS Institute of Philosophy, 19.05.2015. Moscow, Saint Petersburg: The Humanitarian Initiative Centre, 2016, 11-42.
  • “Conceptual and Perceptual Space in the Earlier Writings of Andrei Bely”, Intellectual Traditions in Past and Present. Vol. III (Moscow: Aquilo Press, 2016), 287-331.
  • “Elements of Aristotelian Doctrine of Growth and Growing in Origen, Methodius of Olympus and Gregory of Nyssa”, Schole 10.1 (2016), 117-130. 
  • “Philosophical Discourse as Hymn-singing in Late Platonism and the Corpus Areopagiticum”, Platonic Investigations IV (Moscow, Saint Petersburg,2016), 76-97.  

 

2015 

  • “ Ὑπάρχω and ὑφίστημι in Maximus the Confessor’s Ambigua”, The Architecture of the Cosmos: St. Maximus the Confessor. New perspectives. Eds. A. Lévy, P. Annala, O. Hallamaa, and T. Lankila (Helsinki: Luther-Agricola-Society, 2015), 93-122. 
  • The Ocean of Being, Life and Mind in the Philosophical, Mystical and Psychoanalytic Traditions”, The Measure of Things: Man in the History of European Thought. Ed. by Galina Vdovina (Moscow: Aquilo Press, 2015), 191-248. 
  • “Cognitive Psychology in Late Ancient and Early Christian Neo-Platonism”, The Measure of Things: Man in the History of European Thought. Ed. by Galina Vdovina (Moscow: Aquilo Press, 2015), 595-617.  
  • “Gnosis in Maximus the Confessor”,  The Measure of Things: Man in the History of European Thought. Ed. by Galina Vdovina (Moscow: Aquilo Press, 2015), 618-640. 
  • “Reality as Lived-Through Experience in Philosophical Writings of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky”, The Measure of Things: Man in the History of European Thought. Ed. by Galina Vdovina (Moscow: Aquilo Press, 2015), 247-271. 
  • “Friedrich Nietzsche and the Eternal Recurrence”, The Measure of Things: Man in the History of European Thought. Ed. by Galina Vdovina (Moscow: Aquilo Press, 2015), 773-879. 
  • Corpus Areopagiticum as an Example of Successful Reconciliation through Synthesis of Religious and Civilizational Differences”, Russia in Global World’s Architecture: Civilizational Dimension. Ed. by Andrei Smirnov (Moscow: Languages of Slavic Culture, 2015), 67-112. 
  • “Aristotelian Tradition on Flow and Continuity in the Ever-Changing Living Bodies of Individuals”, Dialogue with Time52 (2015), 82-92.  
  • “Aristotle and Alexander of Aphrodisias on Growth and Growing”, Schole 9.2 (2015), 394-403. 
  • Corpus Areopagiticum as a Project of Intertextuality”, Philosophical Journal 8.2 (2015), 56-75. 

 

 2014

  • “The Second Speech of Socrates from Plato’s Phaedrus as a Background for Liturgical Metaphysics of the Corpus Areopagiticum”, Platonic Investigations I (Moscow, Saint Petersburg,2014), 296-311. 
  • “Bede’s Eschatology and the Natural Philosophy of His Time”, Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities. Philosophica (Palacký University, Olomouc) 2 (2013), 104-111.
  • “Being and Logic in Philosophical Writings of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky”, Intellectual Traditions in Past and Present III (Moscow: Aquilo Press, 2014),340-372. 
  • “Books edited by the Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science”, Philosophical Sciences 5 (2014), 150-155.

 

2013  

 

Interviews:

  • Édouard Jeauneau, “Athens and Chartres”: a Conversation with Valery Petroff, Ibid., 581-629.
  • Luc Brisson, “‘Philosophy is what structures human being...’: a Conversation with Valery Petroff”, Ibid., 630-654.

 

Translations:

  • Jozef Matula, “Thomas Aquinas and His Criticism of Avempace’s Theory of the Intellect”, Ibid., 394-406.
  • Emmanuel Falque, “The Phenomenological Practice of Medieval Philosophy. I. Fons signatus: The Sealed Source. II. God-as-Phenomenon: John Scottus”. Translation by Andrey Seregin. Revised by Valery Petroff, Ibid., 505-580. 

 

2012


2011


2010

  • «Epilogue of John Scottus’ Aulae sidereae (vv. 72-101) and the Earlier Poetic Tradition», Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Studies and Translations), ed. by Maya S. Petrova (Moscow: Krugh, 2010), 465-483. 
  • «Kinnor, Cithara, Psaltery in Iconography and Texts: to the Interpretation of an Anglo-Saxon Gloss», Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Studies and Translations), ed. by Maya S. Petrova (Moscow: Krugh, 2010), 589-714. 
  • «Noeric Hymn and Anagogic Prayer in Dionysius the Areopagite and His Neoplatonic Predecessors», COSMOS AND SOUL. Teachings on the Universe and Man in Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Essays and Translations). Part II. Ed. Andrey V. Seregin (Moscow: Progress-Tradition, 2010), p. 210-239. 
  • «Anagogic Rays of the Good: the Sun in the Platonism of Late Antiquity and the Corpus Areopagiticum», History of Philosophy Yearbook 2009 (Moscow: Center for Humanitarian Initiatives, 2010), 112-139. 
  • «The Real Symbol in the Neoplatonism and in the Christian Tradition (in the Corpus Areopagiticum and in Karl Rahner)», Bulletin of St Tikhons Orthodox University. Series I: Theology. Philosophy 3 [31] (2010), 36-52.
 
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