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October 17-19, 2016 

Moscow International Aristotle Conference "The legacies of Aristotle as constitutive element of european rationality",  organised by RAS Institute of Philosophy, RAS Institute of World History, Novosibirsk State University, Moscow State Medical University, Olympic Centre for Philosophy and Culture (Greece). 



April 5, 2013. 

Fellows of the Department 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:

  • ΠΛΑΤΩΝΙΚΑ ΖΗΤΗΜΑΤΑ. Studies in the History of Platonism. Ed. by Valery V. Petroff. Moscow: Krugh, 2013.
  • Proclus. Commentary in Timaeus. Book I. Translation, foreword, and notes by Svetlana Mesyats. Moscow: Museum Graeco-Latinum, 2012.
  • Macrobius. Saturnalia. Translation by Vitold Zvirevich. Edited with introduction and notes by Maya Petrova. Moscow: Krugh, 2013.





March 11 and 12 2013. 

The Department 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 Fokin (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 EconomicsSt 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».