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
- 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
||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»
Full List of Publications
|Books (in Russian):
Recent Publications (in Russian if not indicated otherwise):
- “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.
- “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.
- “ 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.
- “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.
- “Plato and His Teaching in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (1887-1950)”, Logos 6  (2012), 58-84.
- “Ὑφίστημι and ὑπάρχω in Maximus the Confessor’s Ambigua”, The XXIIth Annual Theological Conference of St Tikhon’s Orthodox University. Vol. 1 (Moscow: St Tikhon’s University Press, 2012), 299-306.
- “ΠΛΑΤΩΝΙΚΑ ΖΗΤΗΜΑΤΑ: New Approaches to the Ancient Tradition”, ΠΛΑΤΩΝΙΚΑ ΖΗΤΗΜΑΤΑ. Studies in the History of Platonism. Ed. by Valery V. Petroff (Мoscow: Krugh 2013), 13-36.
- “Σύμβολα and συνθήματα in the Theurgical Neoplatonism of Iamblichus and Proclus”, Ibid., 220-225.
- “A Chain of Great Light: the Sun in the Platonism of Late Antiquity and the ‘Corpus Areopagiticum’”, Ibid., 240-263.
- “Symbol and the Sacred Action in the Later Neoplatonism and the 'Corpus Areopagiticum', Ibid., 264-308.
- “Theology of Symbol in Karl Rahner and Herbert Vorgrimler”, Ibid., 309-317.
- “ Ὑπάρχω and ὑφίστημι in Maximus the Confessor’s Ambigua”, Ibid., 338-375.
- “Transformation of Ancient Ontology in the ‘Corpus Areopagiticum’ and Maximus the Confessor”, Ibid., 376-393.
- “Plato and His Dialogues in the Writings of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky”, Ibid., 674-720.
- 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.
- 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.
- «History of Unwilled Alley: to a Short Story by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky», Toronto Slavic Quarterly 41 (2012), 85-102.
- Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky. “Unwilled Alley”. Text edition and notes by Valery V. Petroff, Toronto Slavic Quarterly 41 (2012), 103-128.
- “Symbol and the Sacred Action in the Later Neoplatonism and the Corpus Areopagiticum”, Theological Works 43-44 (2012), 305–341.
- “Eschatology of Bede the Venerable and Natural Philosophy of His Time”, Intellectual Traditions in Past and Present (studies and translations). Ed. by Maya S. Petrova (Moscow: Institute of World History, 2012), 102-114.
- “Seven Letters from Unwilled Alley: to the Publication of a Short Story by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky”, Intellectual Traditions in Past and Present (studies and translations). Ed. by Maya S. Petrova (Moscow: Institute of World History, 2012), 205-218.
- Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky. “Unwilled Alley”. Text edition and notes by Valery V. Petroff, Intellectual Traditions in Past and Present (studies and translations). Ed. by Maya S. Petrova (Moscow: Institute of World History, 2012), 219-236.
- in English: "Plato’s Phaedrus and Neoplatonic Teaching on Dissimilar Symbols and Sacred Fiction in the Corpus Areopagiticum", Byzantine Theology and Its Philosophical Background. Ed. Antonio Rigo [Studies in Byzantine History and Civilization, 4] (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), 32-49.
- «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 Tikhon’s Orthodox University. Series I: Theology. Philosophy 3  (2010), 36-52.