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  Andrey Smirnov
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Andrey Smirnov

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Andrey Smirnov

Date and place of birth

ORCID: 0000-0001-9671-9156

Researcher ID: K-3188-2018

Scopus ID: 56524873000

SPIN-код: 6975-5290, AuthorID: 104551

March 12, 1958. Moscow



  • 1986–1989  Correspondence Postgraduate Studies, Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy RAS.
  • 1975–1981 Department of Arabic, College of Afro-Asian Studies affiliated to the Moscow State University.




  • 1998 D.Sc. in Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy RAS. Thesis under the title  ‘Sense Generating Procedures in Classical Islamic Philosophy’, later enlarged and reworked into a volume published in 2001 under the title ‘Logic of Sense. Theory and its application to the study of classical Arab culture’.
  • 1989 Ph.D. in Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy RAS. Thesis under the title ‘The Philosophical Views of Ibn ‘Arabī’ is a systematic exposition of Ibn ‘Arabī’s philosophical doctrine. Published in 1993 as a book, with the first full Russian translation of Fuṣūṣ al‑Ḥikam.


  • Academician-Secretary of the Department of Social Sciences of RAS, 2017
  • Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2016
  • Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2006



NIAS (Netherland Institute for Advanced Studies), 2-month fellowship programme, March-April 1997, Wassenaar, the Netherlands


Current position

Courses in Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies
  • Classical Arab philosophy
  • Islamic ethics
  • Sufism and Islamic culture
  • Arab philosophy: texts and interpretation
  • Arabic language and Islamic doctrine


12 books and a number of articles in Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, Italian, Japanese, Persian, and Russian. Contributed to the 'New Philosophical Encyclopaedia', 'Dictionary of Ethics' and 'World Around Us' encyclopaedia (in Russian)



Detailed list of publications with downloadable texts at Russian and English personal pages






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