CENTRE FOR ANCIENT AND MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE (CAMPaS)
Director - Valery V. Petroff, DSc
The Centre was established in 2004 for promotion of interdisciplinary research in philosophy, science, intellectual history and culture of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and for consolidation of the research efforts of specialists from various fields of knowledge. The Centre works on the basis of the Department for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science. The Centre works in cooperation with scholars from various academic and educational institutions of Moscow, St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tula, Paris, Toronto.
Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science
at the RAS Institute of Philosophy
Tel.: (+7 495) 697-58-55
Fax: (+7 495) 609-93-50
April 12, 2013. The session «Platonic Gnosis» was organized as part of the international symposium«Ways of Gnosis: Mystic and Esoteric Traditions from Antiquity to Present Time».
The session programme:
14.30 – 15.45. Papers. Moderator: Roman Svetlov (Saint-Petersburg).
- Roman Svetlov (Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy, Saint-Petersburg).
«The Periods of Kronos and Zeus in Plato's Dialogues and the Epoch of Demiurge in the Gnostics' Approach to History».
- Irina Protopopova (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow).
«Platonic Dialogue as the Means of Self-Knowledge: Levels of Interpretation».
- Valery Petroff (Institute of Philosophy, Moscow).
«Gnosis in Maximus the Confessor».
15.45 – 16.00. Coffee Break.
- Andrey Petrov (Saint Petersburg State University).
«Neoplatonic Theurgy and Magical Practice: State of Absurdity».
- Dmitry Alexeev(translator).
«Demiurge and Yaldabaoth: Wrong Identity».
17.15 – 17.30. Coffee Break.
17.30 – 19.00. Round Table. Moderators: Irina Protopopova and Valery Petroff (Moscow).
— Presentation and Discussion of the Platonic Section in Logos (№ 6. 2013), a journal in philosophy.
— Presentation and Discussion of the books on Platonism recently published by Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science (Institute of Philosophy, Moscow).
April 5, 2013. Fellows of the Centre took part in a round table ΠΛΑΤΩΝ organized by Logos journal and the Centre for Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Philosophical Department of Moscow State Unioversity. Scholars from the Institute of Philosophy, Russian State University for the Humanities, and Philosophical Department of Moscow State University, as also the editors of Logos, a journal for contemporary philosophy, discussed the possibilities of "non-classical" interpretations of Plato. The speakers were: Irina Protopopova, Alexey Gloukhov, Michail Mayatsky, Andrei Rossius, Svetlana Mesyats, Valery Petroff, Maya Petrova, Dmitry Bugai. Moderator: Alexander Bikbov.
After the discussion the was a presentation of the Platonic section of Logos journal № 6 (2013), as also the presentation of the books recently published by the CAMPaS:
Photos and collage by Tamara Kornil'eva
March 11 and 12 2013. The CAMPaS took part in the organization of the international conference «Interpretations of Philosophical and Theological Thought of Aristotle in European Philosophical Culture».
This was done in cooperation with
University of Sorbonne (Paris-IV)
St Tikhon's Orthodox University
Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy.
The papers deliveres at the session held at the Institute of Philosophy:
— Enrico Berti (president of International Institute of Philosophy, Paris)
«La notion de théologie et la conception de la téléologie chez Aristote»
— Eugeny Orlov (Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences; Novosibirsk State University)
«Aristotle's Criticism of Dichotomy»
— Valery Petroff (Institute of Philosophy at the Russian Academy of Sciences)
«The Teaching on the εἶδος of the Changing Body in the Aristotelian Tradition and Christian Eschatology: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Origen, Methodius of Olympus, Gregory of Nyssa, Philoponus»
— Marie-Odile Boulnois (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des sciences religieuses, Paris)
«L’utilisation de la logique aristotélicienne chez Cyrille d’Alexandrie»
— Michail Burmistrov (St Tikhon's Orthodox University, Paris)
«Basil the Great and Aristotle: the Problems of Interpretation»
— Ruben Apresyan (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)
«Golden Rule in Aristotle's Ethics»
— Svetlana Mesyats (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)
«Aristotle on the Nature of Colour»
— Andrei Rossius (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)
«Criticism of Aristotelian Physics in the Works of Bernardino Telesio andf Giordano Bruno»
— Galina Vdovina (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)
«Aristotle or Saussure? The Problem of Written Signs in the 17th Century Semiotic Treatises»
— Alexey Phokin (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)
«Aristotelian Categories in the Latin Trinitarian Theology: Marius Victorinus, Augustine, Boethius»
September 6-8, 2012 International conference «Plato and Platonism in European Culture» was held. The conference was organized by The Institute "Russian School of Anthropology", Philosophy Department of the State University - Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg Plato Philosophical Society, Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science (Institute of Philosophy RAS). Conference Programme.
The papers presented at the session "Neoplatonism and Patristics":
- Nadezhda Volkova (Institute of Philosophy RAS), «Plutarch and Plotinus as Exegets of Plato's Timaeus»;
- Maya Petrova (Institute of World History RAS), «Polemic between Epicureans and Platonists concerning the Use of Myths in Philosophy as presented in Macrobius' Commentary on the Dream of Scipio»;
- Dmitry Kurdybailo (St Petersburg State University), «Number, Being and Space in Plotinus' Philosophy»;
- Valery Petroff (Institute of Philosophy RAS), «Anagogic Prayer in Iamblichus and Proclus and Its Reception in Christian Platonism»;
- Filip Ivanovic (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim), «Participation in Dionysius the Areopagite».
SEMINAR "PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY OF ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES"
A monthly seminar Philosophy and Theology of Antiquity and the Middle Ages is held at the CAMPaS. The lectures at the seminar have been delivered by the scholars from the Institute for the History of Christian Thought at the Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy (St Petersburg); Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk); Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow); Institute of the World History; Leningrad State University; Moscow State University; Novosibirsk State University; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Publishing Department of the Moscow Patriarchate; Russian State University for the Humanities; St Petersburg State University; St Tikhon's Orthodox University; State University - Higher School of Economics; The Orthodox Encyclopedia Church Research Center; The Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation; Tula State Pedagogical Institute; Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Paris); Institut catholique de Paris.
PAPERS DELIVERED AT THE SEMINAR: