Institute of Philosophy
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  Alexandra Y. Berdnikova
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Alexandra Y. Berdnikova



Year and place of birth                                                                                                                              

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1607-5061Русскоязычная версия страницы   
Reseacher ID: J-6115-2018
Scopus Author ID: 57215213545

1991, Saratov





The Faculty of Philosophy (SSU, 2013)





Ph.D. in Philosophy (2016)


Professional appointments
  • 2015 - lecturer in philosophy, social sciences and humanities at Moscow State Institue (University) of Culture (MGIK)
  • Since 2016 - Research assistant of the Department of the History of Russian Philosophy at the IPh RAS
Field of Studies Russian philosophy of XIX-XX centuries, Neo-Leibnizianism in Russia, metaphysical personalism, dialogue of Russian and Western philosophic thought


Research projects
  • Primary sources of Russian philosophy of the XIX-XX centuries in the Russian archives: actual state and prospects of study. RSF grant No. 22-28-01805 (project executor) (2022-2023);
  • Grant of the Foundation for the Development of Science, Education and Family "Living Tradition" PSTGU № 1-101/22н "S.L. Frank between the ontology of unity and understanding the existence of man and society” (project executor, 2022-2023);
  • Current reception of Russian philosophy abroad. RFBR, project No. 19-011-00764a (project participant, 2019-2021);
  • Grant of the PSTGU Development Fund No. 01-0718 / n “S.L. Frank between neo-Kantianism and absolute realism: politics, culture, philosophy, religion” (project participant, 2019-2021);
  • "Life and work of F.M. Dostoevsky in philosophical reflection and literary criticism of A.S. Glinka (Volzhsky)”, RFBR, project No. 18-011-90007 (project manager, 2018-2019);
  • Grant of the PSTGU Development Fund No. 08-0317 / KIP3 “S.L. Frank between political economy and philosophy: from Marxism to idealism through Nietzsche and Kant” (project participant, 2017-2018);
Participation in scientific conferences and seminars


  • “Struggling for Logos”. B. Yakovenko, V. Ern and S. Frank discussing the ontologism of V. Gioberti and A. Rosmini (toghether with D.A. Chentsova) // Panel "Russia and Europe in the late 19th – the first half of the 20th centuries: intellectual and religious dialogue through concepts, representations, and personalities" / European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2022: Religion and Diversity, Bologna, Italy, 23 June 2022;
  • Studiare filosofia in Russia oggi // La lezione pubblica. Dipartamento di Filosofia e Scienze dell'Educazione. Insegnamenti di Storia della Filosofia Russa (prof.ssa Daniela Steila). Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia. 6 giugno, 2022 (in italiano);
  • The concept of 'time' in the system of the 'concrete spiritualism' of L.M. Lopatin // Round table "Personalism - traditions and modernity (in memory of S.M. Polovinkin and A.V. Sobolev)" within the framework of the VIII All-Russian Philosophical Congress. May 27, 2022;
  • N.A. Berdyaev in the West: Reception and Relevance of the Concept of the “New Middle Ages” from Its Appearance to the Present Day // Public Lecture at the Research and Educational Laboratory of Transcendental Philosophy, Higher School of Economics, April 27, 2022;
  • ”New Middle Ages” of N.A. Berdyaev: the crisis of Renaissance culture // Public lecture as part of the Educational Lecture Series "Philosophical Heritage of Russia" in Gorky Park, April 13, 2022;
  • “New Middle Ages” by N. Berdyaev in the context of modern culture // Scientific seminar of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of the Theological Faculty of PSTGU, March 24, 2022;
  • N.Ya. Danilevsky and Vl.S. Solovyov on the role of the Church and the concept of Christian unity // Round table “Creative heritage of N.Ya. Danilevsky: history and modernity”, March 15, 2022;
  • The project of the “world theocracy” by V. Solovyov: controversy, sources, reception. Speech at a scientific seminar of the Institute of Distance Education of PSTGU. February 28, 2022;
  • A new reading of the ontological proof of Saint Augustine in the works of S.L. Frank // XXXII Annual Theological Conference of PSTGU. Winter session. Round table "From abstract knowledge to the intuition of unity. "The Object of Knowledge" by S. Frank in the context of the reception and representation of epistemological ideas". January 25, 2022;
  • Anti-Intellectualism in Russia: S.L. Frank and M.N. Ershov // XXXII Annual Theological Conference of PSTGU. Section “Religious Experience and Religious Teaching in Western Philosophical Theology and Russian Religious Thought of the 19th–20th Centuries”, M.: PSTGU, November 26, 2021;
  • Collective mentality and self-knowledge of the Russian civilization (based on the example of the translation limits of the terms in a dialogue of philosophical cultures of Russia and Western Europe // International Conference "Second Stepin's Readings. Rationality in the Digital Age". Moscow: IPh RAS, November 9–10, 2021;
  • S.N. Bulgakov and S.L. Frank: from Marxism to idealism // International scientific conference "Philosophical and theological heritage of S.N. Bulgakov in the modern world (to the 150th anniversary of the thinker: 1871-2021)". M.: DRZ named by A.I. Solzhenitsyn, September 28, 2021;
  • Socialism and neo-Kantianism in the early works of S.L. Frank // International Scientific Conference "Krakow meetings-2021". "Semyon Frank - the philosophy of absolute realism", Tula, May 19-21, 2021;
  • Ideal-realism of N.O. Lossky: origins and ideological evolution // Round table discussion dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Nikolay O. Lossky "Nikolay Lossky and his philosophical heritage: ideas, problems, interpretations", December 16, 2020;
  • The S.L. Frank reaction toV.S. Solovyov's theocratic project  // XI International Conference of the School of Philosophy and Cultural Studies of the Higher School of Economics "Ways of thought, ways of speaking." Moscow, NRU HSE, October 7-10, 2020;
  • V.S. Solovyov's way to “The History and the Future of Theocracy”: early projects of the idea of the Ecumenical Church // All-Russian Conference with International Participation “Religious Studies: Past, Present, Future”. Moscow, April 10-11, 2020;
  • God, World and Human in the teachings of L. M. Lopatin // Theoretical seminar of the Department of the Philosophy of Religion "Scientiae de religione". Moscow, Institute of Philosophy RAS. February 25, 2020;
  • Draft Comments on Volume 3 of S.L. Frank's Complete Works // Round-table discussion "S. L. Frank: philosophical intuitions of the 1900s - 1910s." PSTGU, Moscow, January 28, 2020;
  • Criticism of C. Forlander's ideas in the context of S.L. Frank's early neo-Kantian views // "Correspondence of S.L. Frank and L. Binswanger in the context of Russian-German intellectual ties". IPhRAS, December 17, 2019;
  • Understanding the phenomenon of holiness in the religious philosophy of S.A. Alekseev (Askoldov) and the dialogue of Christian churches // Scientific conference «Russian religious philosophy in the era of post-secularism». Moscow. HSE. October 18, 2019;
  • Religiosity of F.M. Dostoevsky and the social utopia of the circle of M.V. Petrashevsky (based on biographical research by A.S. Glinka (Volzhsky)) // III Congress of the Russian Religious Society «Religion and Religions: Discourses and Practices». St. Petersburg, October 4-6, 2019;
  • The controversy surrounding the project of "global theocracy": V.S. Soloviev and French magazines in the 1880s //  International scientific conference "Russian Logos-2: Modern - Borders of control". SPb., RSPU them. A.I. Herzen. September 25-28, 2019;
  • Vladimir Solovyov's doctrine of a man in reflection of A.S. Glinka (Volzhsky) // Krakow meetings 2019. Poland, Krakow, Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec. June 2-5, 2019;
  • Vladimir Solovyov's polemic against Kharkov theologians T. Stoyanov (K.E. Istomin) and A.P. Shost'in on the issue of dogmatic development in the Church // III International Scientific Conference "Meaning - Sense - Symbol: theology, philosophy and aesthetics at the turn of the century". Italy, Rome, Pontifico Istituto Orientale, November 26-28, 2018;
  • The ethical ideal in Vladimir Solovyov's "free theocracy": Kantian aspect // International scientific conference «Kant and Soloviev: convergence and divergence». Kaliningrad, BFU named after Immanuel Kant, November 15-16, 2018;
  • Reception of Leibniz's ideas in Russian philosophy at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries. // Round-table discussion “Leibniz today” in the framework of the project “Philosophical workshop”. The cycle "Master Class". Master class 2. Moscow, IPh RAS, November 6, 2018;
  • Criticism of Vladimir Solovyov's project of 'World Theocracy' in the writings of the French Orthodox theologian Fr. Vladimir Guettee // XIX Annual Theological Conference of PSTGU. Autumn Session, November-December 2018. Section "Mutual influence and interaction of Russian religious philosophy and Russian theology of the second half of the XIX - early XX centuries". Moscow, PSTGU, November 6, 2018;
  • Kant and Leibniz in Russian philosophy at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries: dialogue of worldviews // Round-table discussion on the basis of the Saratov philosophical seminar "Immanuel Kant and current problems of modern philosophy." Saratov, Saratov National Research University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky, October 20, 2018;
  • S.L. Frank. Critical ontology and neo-Kantianism (co-authored with D. A. Chentsova) // International scientific conference «Herman Kogen in the history of Russian philosophy. On the 100th anniversary of the death of the Marburg philosopher». Moscow, RUDN University, June 5, 2018;
  • Reception of the doctrine of deification in religious anthropology of V.I. Nesmelov and antinomistic monodualism of S.L. Frank (co-authored with D. A. Chentsova) // International Scientific Conference “XVIII Holy Trinity Annual Academic Readings in St. Petersburg”. St. Petersburg, RCAA, May 24, 2018;
  • V. I. Nesmelov: philosopher of religion or religious philosopher? // Interuniversity conference with all-Russian participation "The past and the future of religious reflection". Moscow, PSTGU, March 17, 2018;
  • The idea of religious experience in S.L. Frank // International Scientific Conference “S.L. Frank: The Post-Revolutionary Crash of Idols”. Moscow, HSE, November 24, 2017;
  • S.L. Frank and Russian metaphysical personalism // XVI International Theological Conference "Theology and Secular Sciences: Traditional and New Relationships". Kazan, Kazan Orthodox Theological Seminary, November 22, 2017;
  • 'Sobornost' and 'All-unity' in Christian anthropology of S.L. Frank and S.A. Alekseev (Askoldov) // International Scientific Conference «'Sobor' and 'Sobornost': the centenary of the beginning of a new era». Moscow, Theological Faculty of PSTGU, November 14, 2017;
  • Sergei Askoldov's project of the Christian revolution // Round-table discussion «Russian revolution & religion: breaks and connections». RAS Institute of Philosophy (Moscow), Febrary 14, 2017;
  • G. Teichmuller’s “Aristotelische Forschungen” as a logical step of the growing of his personalistic views // “The Legacies of Aristotle as Constitutive Element of European Rationality”, RAS Institute of Philosophy (Moscow), October 17-19, 2016;
  • Neo-Leibnizianism or Personalism? To the history of subject // Seminar of Research Center of the psychology of religion of Department of Religious Studies, St Tikhon’s Orthodox University, June 21, 2016;
  • «Religious consciousness» in philosophy of Russian Neo-Leibnizianism //  в философии русского неолейбницеанства // Saint-Trinity annual international academic readings in St. Petersburg, Russian Christian Academy for humanities, May 25-28, 2016;
  • «Forgotten» monadology of Y.S. Prodan // International Conference for Students and Young Scientists "Lomonosov-2016", MSU, April 11-15, 2016;
  • Russian symbolism and Neo-Leibnizianism (on example of Valery Bryusov’s theoretical search) // International scientific conference "On the philosophical crossroads: Vladimir Soloviev’s heritage in the XXI century", Moscow, Library of History of Russian Philosophy and Culture AF Losev House, November 19, 2015.