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Head of the “Philosophical Problems of Creativity” Dept.

Dr. habil. philos., Prof., Principal Research Fellow of the Institute of Philosophy RAS


Education: 

  • 1971-1976:  study at Moscow Lomonosov State University, Philosophy Dept.;
  • 1976 – Honors Degree in Philosophy awarded by Moscow Lomonosov State University;
  • 1976– 1979 г.: Post-graduate study, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Philosophy Dept.

 

Scientific degrees awarded:

  • 1980 – Ph. D. (Philosophy),  Moscow Lomonosov State University;
  • 1998 – Dr. habil. in Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences with the thesis “Phenomenology in the Study of Social Life”.

 

Academic credential:

 

  • 2001- Professor (Philosophy) awarded by Moscow Lomonosov State University.



Fields of Research Interests

 

 

  • Epistemology, philosophy of science, social philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of creativity.

 

 

 

Current Academic position
(full time)
  • Philosophical Problems of Creativity Dept., Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences  - Chair (since 2013).

 

Scientific activities/ membership:

  • "Voprosi socialnoy teorii" ("Questions of Social Theory") scientific almanach's Editorial Board member (V.S. Stepin, Chair)
  • Editor-in-Chief of annual “Philosophy of Creativity” edition;
  •  IPH. RAS Theoretical seminar “Philosophical Problems of Creativity”, Chair;
  • “Philosophy of Science and Technology” - Editorial Board’s member (since 2015);

  • Editorial Board’s member of the journal “ Epistemology and Philosophy of Science” (2008-2012);
  • Russian Academy’s of Education Counsel on History’s and Social Sciences’ teaching (since 2010);
  • Special Scientific Counsel in Philosophical Anthropology, Religious and Cultural Studies at Moscow Lomonosov State University (2002-2010);
  • International Husserl and Phenomenological Research Society (since 2003) ; 
  • Special Scientific Counsel  in Social Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (since 2000) ; 
  • International Society for the Study of European Ideas –ISSEI (since 1998) ; 
  • Russian Phenomenological society (since 1993) ; 
  • Russian Philosophical society (since 1976).

International Research Scholarship:

1995 – International project “Trends in the scholarship”, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities And Social Sciences (NIAS), Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands.

 

International Scientific Participation:
  • First Congress of Russian Society on History and Philosophy of Sciences “History and Philosophy of Sciences  in the epoch of transformation” Moscow, IPH RAS, September, 14-15, 2018.

  • XIX International conference  “Music. Philosophy.   Creativity: Musical Education and Humanities”. Nizniy Novgorod, May, 24-25, 2018.
  • Scientific-theoretical conference (with international participation) “Philosophical dimensions of  architectural creativity in meaningful space of contemporary culture”. Moscow, April, 26-27, 2018;
  • VI International scientific conference “Music – Philosophy – Culture: One’s  Own and Strange”.   Moscow, April, 24-26, 2018;
  • IV International Russian-Turkish Forum (24-25 May, Almaty)
  • Scientific Conference of:  Pontifico Instituto Orientale di Roma, 15-21 ottobre 2015. Centro di cultura e storia Amalfitana 15-21 ottobre 2015
  • International Vienna Conference of International Journal for Fine arts and Sciences (8-10 April, 2014)
  • XXIII World Congress of Philosophy “Philosophy as Inquiry and Way of Life” – Athens 04-10, August 2013.
  • XIII  International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. Beijing, China, 2007.
  • XIX International  Phenomenology Congress,  Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2005),
  • Visiting Professor  of the British-Kazachstan University (Almaty, 2005-2006),
  • III World Phenomenology Congress, Oxford, Great Britain (2004, workshop’s chair);
  • International Conference “East and West: Dialogue of Cultures”, Baku, Azerbaijan (2004),
  • World Congress “Education on the Verge of III Millennium”, Rome, Italy (2003),
  • VIII Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Aberystwyth, Great Britain, (2002, workshop’s chair),
  • II World Phenomenology Congress, Rome, Italy (2001, workshop’s chair),
  • VII Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Bergen,  Norway (2000),
  • World Millennium Forum of University Professors, Rome, Italy (2000),
  • VI Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Haifa, Israel (1998),
  • XX Congress on History of Sciences, Liege, Belgium  (1997),
  • “Trends in the scholarship”, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities And Social Sciences (NIAS), Royal Academy of Sciences, The Netherlands (1995),

Teaching Activities:

  • 2006 – 2015 - Professor of  History and Philosophy of Science Dept. , Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences – part-time.
  • 2009–2012 – Visiting Professor at Orenburg State University (part-time).
  • 2006–2011 – Professor of Philosophy at Russian State University for Humanities, Social Philosophy and Phenomenology Dept.,
  • 2002–2005 – Professor of Theoretical Sociology at Russian State University for Humanities, Sociology Dept.,
  • 2005–2006 – Professor of Philosophy at British–Kazahkstan University (Almaty),
  • 1998–2001 – Professor of Philosophy at Moscow State Institute for Electronics and Mathematics (Technical University),
  • 1992–2002 – Professor of Philosophy at Moscow Lomonosov State University, Philosophical Anthropology Dept. (Deputy Chair),
  • 1979–1990 – Professor of Philosophy at Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute

Teaching Activity at present:

  • Since 2001 – Professor of Philosophy at State Academic University for Humanities and Social Sciences (SAUHSS). Since 2015 -  Social Philosophy Dept. Chair - part-time,

Teaching Courses:

  • General Course in Philosophy for High Schools’ Institutions (Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute, Moscow State Institute for Electronics and Mathematics, British- Kazahkstan University),
  • Philosophical Anthropology (Moscow Lomonosov State University),
  • Social Philosophy (State Academic University for Humanities and Social Sciences),
  • Theoretical Sociology (Russian State University for Humanities, Sociology Dept., British- Kazahkstan University),
  • Phenomenological Sociology (Russian State University for Humanities),
  • Methodology of Social Analysis (Russian State University for Humanities),
  • History and Philosophy of Science (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science Dept.)
 Scientific Supervisor:
  • Zaitsev I. D. defenced his Ph.D thesis: “Intersubjectivity as the Problem of Social Philosophy” –   Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (2008). 
  • Alekseev A.U.  “Computer Metaphor: philosophical and anthropological Analysis” –  Moscow Lomonosov State University (2004),
  • Ledeneva E.V. “Constitution and Deconstruction: Comparative Analysis of Husserl’s and Derrida’s Conceptions of Language” at Moscow Lomonosov State University (2003).

Research Projects supported by Foundations (individual or chaired only):

  • 2013-2015 – “Phenomenology of meaning: cognitive analysis”. Chair of the project.
  • 2010–2012 – “Intersubjectivity as the Problem of Social Epistemology” – Russian Foundation for Humanities. Chair of the project.
  • 2005–2007 – “Phenomenological  Epistemology in Trans-Disciplinary Researches” – Russian Foundation for Fundamental Researches. Chair of the project.
  • 2003–2005 – “Phenomenological Sociology in the Study of Contemporary Society” – Russian Foundation for Humanities. Individual project.
  • 1996–1998 – “Social Metaphysics and Phenomenology of the “Natural Attitude””. The Open Society Institute – Soros Foundation. Individual Research Support Scheme RSS N 979/1996.
  • 1994 – “New Trends in Social Sciences’ Methodology” – The Open Society Institute – Soros Foundation. ZZ/5000/412 (1994).
Research Projects at Present:
  • 2015-2019 – “Epistemology of Creativity: Cognitive and Sociocultural Dimentions” – Chair. 

Scientific publications

Total amount of publications: 269


Books:

  • Natalia M. Smirnova. Meaning and Creativity. Moscow, Canon+ , 2017. – 304 p.
  • Philosophy of Creativity. 3nd Issue. Creatitity and Human Life-World (Smirnova N.M.,  Beskova I.A. – eds). – Moscow, IIntell, 2017 -382 p. Preface, Summary – p. 7-12, 381
  • Philosophy of Creativity. 2nd Issue. Cognitive and sociocultural dimensions (Smirnova N.M.,  Maidanov A.S. – eds). – Moscow, IIntell, 2016 -314 p. Preface, Summary – p. 7-15, 133.
  • Smirnova N.M., Gorelov A.A., Morkina J.S. Creativity, Meaning, Interpretation. –  Moscow, IPH RAS 2016 – 139p.
  • Smirnova N.M., Beskova I.A., Maidanov A.S. Language, Meaning, Creativity. – Moscow, IPH RAS 2015 – 141p.
  • Smirnova N.M. Methodology of Socio-Humanitarian Cognition. – Moscow, Humanitarian, 2011.- 48 p.
  • Smirnova N.M. Social Phenomenology in the Study of Contemporary Society. –  Moscow, Canon+ , 2009. – 400 p.
  • Smirnova N.M. Bogolubov L.N., Lazebnikova A.U. (eds). Social Science. Textbook for secondary schools. –  Moscow, Public Education, 2007 – 415 p.
  • Schutz A. Selected papers. ( Smirnova N.M.: editing, composition of volume, translation, afterword). – Moscow. Rosspen, 2004.- 1055 p.
  • Cooley Ch. H. Human Nature and the Social Order. (Smirnova N.M.: editing, translation, Preface). – Moscow, Idea-Press, 2001. – 275 p.  
  • Smirnova N.M. From Social Metaphysics to Phenomenology of the “Natural Attitude”Moscow, IPH RAS (ed.). 1997.- 220p.

  

Contribution to Encyclopaedias:

  • New Philosophical Encyclopaedia. Moscow, Thought, 2000-2001: Anthropocentrism (Vol.1. P.142-143), Historicism (Vol.I1. P.175-176), Life-World (Motroshilova N.V., co-author, Vol.1I. P.28-29), Social subject (Vol.II1. P.661-662), Ethnomethodology (Ogurtsov A.P., co-athor, Vol. IV. P. 484-485).
  • Encyclopaedia of Epistemology and Philosophy of Science - Moscow, Canon+, 2009:
  • Congruency of the perspectives (p.114), General Thesis of Alter Ego’ existence (p. 131), natural attitude (p. 224-225), meaning sedimentation process (p.254), idiographic method (p.270-271), phenomenological sociology (p. 925-926), social distribution of knowledge (p. 915), finite  province of meaning (p.1089), ethnomethodology (p.1179-1180), relevance phenomenological (p.816-817).
  • Encyclopaedia of Globalization. Moscow, Raduga, 2003: Modernity.

  

Research Articles in Journals (2013-2018):

  • Smirnova N.M. The Epistemic Preconditions of Philosophical Analysis of Creativity //Voprosy Filosofii. (Questions of Philosophy) 2018. Vol. 11. P. 65–75
  • Smirnova N.M. Cognitive implications of  phenomenological constructivism // Philosophy of science and technology (Filosofiya nauki I tekhniki). Moscow, 2018, vol. 23, № 2, P. 10-13
  • Stepin V.S., Smirnova N.M., Sineokaya U.V. Does the methodological isomorphism between natural and social sciences exist? // The Philosophy Journal (Filosofskii zhurnal) 2018 Vol. 11№   3. P. 150-165
  • Smirnova N.M.  Imagination and creativity: Cognitive  analysis // International Journal Socio-Humanitarian Review  (IJSHR). Moscow, 2018 №3 p. 12-21
  • Lectorsky V.A., Pruzhinin B.I.,Ivanov D.V., KarpenkoA.S., Levin G.D., Mamchur E.A. Pirozhkova S.V., Rodin A.V., Smirnova N.M., Trufanova E.O., Chertkova E.L. “Realistic Turn” in contemporary epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science?”- Tound table discussion.  In: Voprosi   Filosofii (Questions of philosophy) 2017.  № 1. C. 5-38. 
  • Smirnova N.M. From the study of mass-consciousness to the method of biographical narration: creative biography and research program of N.N. kozlova’s reconstruction – In: Russian State Univ. for Humanities’ Bulletin: Psychology, pedagogic and education. 2016 №2 (4). P. 9-17;
  • Smirnova N.M. New mark in collaboration of Russian and Kazakh philosophers – In: Bulletin of Russian Philosophical society, 2016.№ 1. P. 102-105;
  • Smirnova N.M. Alexeev A.U. The first all-Russian scientific conference “Philosophy of Creativity” (Moscow, 8-9 April, 2015) – In: Philosophy of science and technology, 2016. №1. P. 188-199;
  • Smirnova N.M., Nurisheva G.J. Philosophy, scientific social knowledge and human life-world – In: Al-Farabi, Almaty, 2015, №4 (52). P. 3-17;
  • Smirnova N.M. Alexeev A.U. The first all-Russian scientific conference “Philosophy of Creativity” (Moscow, 8-9 April, 2015) – In: Russian scientific foundation for humanities’ bulletin, 2015 №3 (80). P. 216-221;
  • Smirnova N.M. The concept of intersubjectivity in the framework of interdisciplinary research – In: Philosophy of science. 19th issue. Moscow, IPH RAS, 2014. P. 145-163;
  • Smirnova N.M. Voprosi filosofii (Questions of Philosophy)’s round table discussion’s participation  on the subject of  V.S. Stepin’s book “Civilization and culture” -  In: Voprosi filosofii (Questions of Philosophy), 2013 №12 P. 3-34;
  • Smirnova N.M. Complexity concept in meaning-communicative dimensions of social reality – In: Tomsk State Univ. bulletin 2013 № 12, P. 169-175;
  • Smirnova N.M. Avtonomova N.S. Philosophical language of J. Derrida – In: Voprosi filosofii (Questions of Philosophy), 2013. № 6 P. 181-185;
  • Smirnova .N.M. About V.A. Lektorsky’s book – In: Voprosi filosofii (Questions of Philosophy), 2013 № 4 P. 176-179. 

 

Contribution to research books published (2013-2018):

  • Smirnova N.M. Civilisation’s  identity as methodological problem of socio-philosophical analysis // Voprosy socialnoy teorii. Nauchniy almanach. Moscow, IPH.RAS, 2018. Vol.  X. p.59-68
  • Smirnova N.M. The Concept of Meaning as Reflection of methodological practices. // Voprosy socialnoy teorii. Nauchniy almanach. Moscow, IPH.RAS, 2018. Vol.  X. p.25-37
  • Smirnova N.M. Images of Creativity in the variety of socio-cultural practices. Preface to edition // Philosophy of Creativity. 4nd Issue. Images of Creativity in the variety of socio-cultural practices. /Smirnova N.M.,  Beskova I.A. – eds. – Moscow, IIntell, 2018.
  • Smirnova N.M.  Materialistic interpretation of history’s theory formation as a strategy of creative thinking  // Philosophy of Creativity. 4nd Issue. Images of Creativity in the variety of socio-cultural practices. /Smirnova N.M.,  Beskova I.A. – eds. – Moscow, IIntell, 2018.
  • Smirnova N.M. How interdisciplinary model of intersubjectivity is possible? // Epistemology today. Ideas, problems, discussions / Kasavin I.T., Voronina N.N – eds. Nizhniy Novgorod,  Nizhniy Novgorod’s University edition, 2018. p. 247-261
  • Smirnova N.M. Humanities facing “naturalistic challenge”: http://rshps.ru/books/congress2018t5.pdf 
  • Smirnova N.M.  Philosophical Metamorphosis of Meaning in historical Types of Hermeneutics // Philosophy of Creativity. 3nd Issue Creatitity and Human Life-World /Smirnova N.M.,  Beskova I.A. – eds. – Moscow, IIntell, 2017. P. 48-84.
  • ·         Smirnova N.M. Cognitive Chellenges of  Naturalistic Evolutionism // Perspectives of  realism in contemporary philosophy/Lectorsky V.A. – ed. – Moscow, Canon+, 2017. P. 353-376.
  • ·         Smirnova N.M. Heuristic Power of Phenomenology for Contemporary cognitive Sciences // Subjective World in the Context of Chellenges of Contemporary Cognitive Sciences /  Lectorsky V.A., Trufanova E.O., Jakovleva A.F. – eds. Moscow, Akvilon, 2017. P. 58-70.
  • ·         Smirnova N.M.  Philosophy of Artificial Intelligtnce and Phenomenology: Complementary Research Strategies // Studies of the Conference in  Artificial Intelligtnce / Lectorsky V.A., Dubrovsky D.I., Allexeev A.U. – eds. Moscow, InteLL, 2017. P. 136-153.
  • Smirnova N.M. Epistemology of the Life-World: heuristic Power and Cognitive Limits // Voprosi socialnoj teorii (Questions of social theory) /Reznic U.M. – ed. Moscow, IPH RAS, Vjl. IX, 2017. P. 246-254. 
  • Smirnova N.M.  Philosophical Creativity as Subject Matter’s Transformation: Socio-Philosophical Implications of Transcendental Phenomenology. – In: Philosophy of Creativity. 2nd Issue. Cognitive and Sociocultural Dimensions /Smirnova N.M., Maidanov A.S., eds. Moscow, IIntell, 2016. P. 39-58; 
  •  Smirnova N.M., Zotov A.F. Philosophical Creativity in the Context of Phenomenological Tradition of  XXth Century’s  European Philosophy. – In: Philosophy of Creativity. 2nd Issue. Cognitive and Sociocultural Dimensions /Smirnova N.M., Maidanov A.S., eds. Moscow, IIntell, 2016. P. 16-38;  
  • Smirnova N.M. Creativity as Innovative Complexity. - In: Creativity as National Elements. The Meaning of Creativity: Innovation and Dasein. St.-Petersburg, 2016. P. 127-134;
  • Smirnova N.M. A. Schutz. World, illuminating by Meaning. – In: Anatomy of Philosophy: How the Text works / Sineokaja U.V., ed. Moscow. Languages of Slavic Cultures, 2016. P. 729-746;
  • Smirnova N.M. Creativity as the Process of New Meanings’ Constitution. – In: Philosophy of Creativity /Smirnova N.M., Alexeev A.U., eds. Moscow, Iintell, 2015. P. 63-77;
  • Smirnova N.M. The Concept of Communicative Complexity in (Post)nonclassical Paradigm of Rationality. – In: Innovative Complexity /Knyazeva E.N., ed. - Moscow, Aleteia, 2016. P. 268-295;
  • Smirnova N.M. Choice and Creativity. – In: Human Being before the  Choice in Contemporary World: Problems, Possibilities, Decisions. / Kiseleva, ed. In 3 vols. Vol. 1. Moscow, IPH.RAS. 2015. P. 42-47;
  • Smirnova N.M. Heuristic Power of Metaphoric Meaning. – In: N. Avtonomova’s Philosophical Toposos. Moscow, Rosspen, 2015. P. 203-220;
  • Smirnova N.M. Conceptual Projections of Relativism: Cognitive Analysis. – In: Relativism as Disease of Contemporary Philosophy /Lektorsky V.A., ed.. Moscow, Canon+ , 2015. P. 61-75;
  • Smirnova N.M. Cognitive Functions of Imagination. – In: Cultural and Historic Epistemology: Problems and Perspectives. To 70th anniversary of B. Pruzhinin. /Schedrina T.G, ed. Moscow, 2014. P. 237-252;
  • Smirnova N.M. The Concept of Intersubjectivity in the Framework of Transdisciplinary Synthesis. – In: Philosophy of Science.  19th issue. Moscow, IPH. RAS, 2014. P.1145-163;
  • Smirnova N.M. Editor’s Preface. – In:  Experience and Meaning  /Smirnova N.M., ed. Moscow, IPH. RAS, 2014. P. 7-14;
  • Smirnova N.M. Interactive Essence of Meaning: Epistemology of Metaphor. – In:  Experience and Meaning  /Smirnova N.M., ed. Moscow, IPH. RAS, 2014. P 15-38;
  • Smirnova N.M. Intersubjectivity of linguistic communications. - In: Intersubjectivity in Science and Philosophy /Smirnova N.M., ed. Moscow, Canon+ , 2014. P.226-248;
  • Smirnova N.M. Communicative Meaning of Intersubjectivity: Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences. - In: Intersubjectivity in Science and Philosophy (Smirnova N.M., ed). Moscow, Canon+ , 2014. P.273-302;
  • Smirnova N.M. Transcendental Intersubjectivity and “Other Minds” Problems. - In: Intersubjectivity in Science and Philosophy (Smirnova N.M., ed). Moscow, Canon+ , 2014. P.182-202;
  • Smirnova N.M. Cognitive Analysis of Phenomenological Conception of  Intersubjectivity . - In: Intersubjectivity in Science and Philosophy (Smirnova N.M., ed). Moscow, Canon+ , 2014. P.47-69;
  • Smirnova N.M. Intersubjectivity  as a Concept of Science and Philosophy. - In: Intersubjectivity in Science and Philosophy (Smirnova N.M., ed). Moscow, Canon+ , 2014. P. 3-13;
  • Smirnova N.M. Neofunctionalism in Philosophy of Consciousness: Heuristic Power and Cognitive Limits. – In: The Problem of Consciousness in Transdisciplinary Perspective (Lectorsky V.A., Dubrovsky D.I., - eds). Moscow, Canon+ , 2014. P. 255-262;
  • Smirnova N.M. Naturalistic Challenge to Contemporary Epistemology. – In: Philosophy. Theory and Practice. Moscow, Iph. RAS. 2013. P. 81-86;
  • Smirnova N.M. Imagination in the Framework of Cognitive Practices. – In: The Problem of Imagination in Evolutionary Epistemology.  (Knyazeva E.N., ed). - Moscow, IPH.RAS, 2013. P. 9-29;

Contribution to Analecta Husserliana:

  • Natalia Smirnova. A. Schutz’s Contribution to Phenomenological Theory of Intersubjectivity -  Analecta Husserliana. LXXIX. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2004; P.P. 313-321;
  • Natalia Smirnova. A.Schutz’s Conception of Relevance And Its Influence on Social Philosophy. - Analecta Husserliana XCI, Springer, 2006. Printed in the Netherlands P.P 203-217;
  • Natalia Smirnova. The Social Construction of  The Self: Contribution of Social Phenomenology. - Analecta Husserliana XCIV, Springer, 2007. P.P. 435-449.

 other publications see here

 

 

                             

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