Institute of Philosophy
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  Oleg Aronson
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Oleg Aronson

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Date and Place of birth

1964, Orsha


  • Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Moscow University of Transport Communications,1986.
  • Post-graduate of Institute of Philosophy, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1991–1994


Ph.D., 1997, “Philosophical Foundations for an Analysis of Cinematic Space,” field: aesthetics (09.00.04), Academic Council of the Institute of Philosophy, Moscow


  • Prize of the Russian Film Critics Guild, 2004
  • Andrei Bely Prize, 2008

Science Interests

Contemporary philosophy, theories of cinema, media theory, philosophy of mathematics 

Professional Activities

Since 2008 – senior research associate of the Institute of Philosophy, Moscow

2004–2008 – senior research associate of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow

2001–2004 – Doctoral studies, Institute of Philosophy

1991–2000 – research associate, Institute of Philosophy

1989–1991 – junior research associate, Institute of Philosophy

1986–1989 – programmer
Courses of lectures
  • “Philosophy and Mathematics” (Russian State University for the Humanities, State University – Higher School of Economics)
  • “Contemporary Theories of Cinema” (RSUH)
  • “Philosophy and Contemporary Art” (The Institute of Contemporary Art)
Scientific Supervision Post-graduate student of the Department of Aesthetics


  • Bohemia: The Experience of Community. An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Asocial. Moscow: Pragmatika kul’tury, 2002.
  • Metacinema. Moscow: Ad Marginem, 2003.
  • Communicative Image (Cinema. Literature. Philosophy). Moscow: NLO (New Literary Review), 2007.
  • Beyond Imagination. Contemporary Philosophy and Contemporary Art. Lectures. Nizhny Novgorod: NCCA, 2009 (coauthored with Helen Petrovsky).
  • Publication grant of the Soros Open Society Institute (1998)
  • Lotman Institute scholarship (Ruhr University, Germany, 2002)
  • Stipend of the Russian Humanities Academic Foundation for research on television (2004–2005)