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  Olga Stolyarova
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Olga Stolyarova

Academic Positions

 

Present

  • Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Epistemology, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (IF RAN), Moscow, Volchonka, 14.
  • Associate professor (Docent), Department of Theoretical Sociology and Epistemology, Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow

 

2003-2011

  • Associate professor (Docent), Department of Ontology, Logic, and Theory of Knowledge, Faculty of Philosophy, State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow 125319 Kotchnovsky proezd, 3.

 

Educational Background:

  • Institute of Philosophy, The Russian Academy of Science (Moscow): Ph.D.(Department for History of Philosophy, Sector of Modern Western Philosophy; Dissertation: Phenomenological Critique of the Scientific-Technological Civilization), 2000.
  • Russian State University for Humanities (Moscow): Diploma (M.A.).(School for Museology, Department of the History and Theory of Culture; major in Comparative Studies of World Religions, minor in Philosophy), 1995.  

Academic Degree

PhD (Candidate of Sciences)

 

Research Interests

History and Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies, Relational Ontologies, Realistic Interpretations of Constructivist Epistemology, System Theories, Process Philosophy

 

Teaching

  • Contemporary Natural Sciences’ Concepts, Department of Philosophy and Sociology, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow (baccalaureate)
  • Introduction to History and Philosophy of Scientific Experiment, Department of Philosophy, State University -- Higher School of Economics, Moscow (baccalaureate). Co-author: Assistant Professor Daria Drozdova.
  • Science and Technology Studies: A Philosophical Introduction, Department of Philosophy, State University -- Higher School of Economics, Moscow (baccalaureate)
  •  Science and Technology Studies: Contemporary Issues, Department of Philosophy, State University -- Higher School of Economics, Moscow (magistracy)
  • Historical Epistemology, Department of Philosophy and Sociology, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow (baccalaureate)

Research Grants, Fellowships and Awards

  • Russian Foundation for the Humanities, Research Grant # 12-03-00600A, Constructivism as Ontology, 2012-2014.
  • CEU - Tomsk State University, HESP, Departmental Development Partnership Program, REC ‘Policy Analysis and Study of Technologies’, participant.
  • The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Individual research Grant # 65, The Non-Classical Approaches to Science and Technology, 2012.
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Moscow, Symposium Grant (International Interdisciplinary Conference “Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between ‘Natural’ and ‘Artificial’ Components of the Lifeworld” (November 15-16, 2010, State University—Higher School of Economics, Moscow), project № 10-06-06180 “g”, Head of project.
  • State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Travel grant (Tokyo, Japan), 2010.
  • State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Collective Inter-Institutional Research Grant, 2010 (project: Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation Between “Natural” and “Artificial” Components of the Lifeworld), Head of research team.
  • State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Collective Research Grant, 2009, (project: Ontology of Possible Worlds), participant.
  • Fulbright Occasional Lecture Program, Travel Award (Claremont, CA, USA), 2009
  • State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Individual Research Grant, 2008-2009 (project: An Introduction to STS: A Philosophical Aspect).
  • Fulbright International Senior Scholar Exchange Program, Six-Month Visiting Scholar Award, 2008-2009.
  • State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Individual Research Grant, 2007-2008 (project: Dialectic in XX century).
  • Central European University, Curriculum Resource Center, Budapest, Hungary, Course Development Competition Grant, March-December 2007 (project: the teaching course ‘Science and Technology Studies: From Ontology to Epistemology and Vice Versa’, and the ‘Course Portfolio Project’)
  • State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Research Grant for Young Scholars, 2006-2007 (project: Dialectic in XX century).
  • State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Travel Grants: 2006 (Austria, Graz); 2007 (Austria, Graz), 2008 (UK, Oxford)
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Travel Grant (Paris), 2004
  • Russian Foundation for the Humanities, Research Grant #04-03-00023A Social Constructionism: An Ontological Turn. The Analysis of Some Trends of Postmodern Approaches to Science and Technology through the Reading of STS, 2004-2005
  • IAS-STS, Graz, Austria, Travel Grants, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Budapest Center of International Society for Hermeneutics and Science (ISHS), Conference Grant, 2003
  • University of Bielefeld, ZIF, Germany, Travel and Conference Grant, 2003
  • Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and
  • Society (IAS-STS), Graz, Austria, Fellowship at the IAS-STS, October 2002-June 2003 (project: A Postmodern Image of Science and Technology: Technoscience Studies)
  • Russian Foundation for the Humanities, Travel Grant (Hungary), 2001 
Professional Visits and Visiting Affiliations (selected)
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Lincoln University, June 2013.
  • SEESHOP 6, Cardiff School for Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK, June 8-10, 2012.
  • Senior Research Fellow at the Research Educational Center ‘Policy Analysis and Study of Technologies’, Tomsk State University (REC PAST), Tomsk, Russia, September 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015.
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Lincoln University, January 2009.
  • Research Fellow at the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values, History and Philosophy of Science Program, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA. September, 2008 – March, 2009.
  • International Summer Workshop  ‘A Turn to Ontology in STS? - ambivalence, multiplicity and deferral’, Oxford Said Business School, UK. 25-26 June 2008.
  • Higher Education Training Workshops for Course Development Competition Grantees, Central European University, Curriculum Resource Center, Budapest, Hungary,  April, 11-19 2007 and June, 18 -25 2007 (project: the teaching course ‘Science and Technology Studies: From Ontology to Epistemology and Vice Versa’).  
  • Conference ‘Instruments in Art and Science -- On the Architectonics of Cultural Boundaries in the 17th Century’, The Free University of Berlin, Department of Philosophy and Human Sciences, Germany. October, 30 - November, 1 2003.
  • Conference ‘Models, Simulations and the Application of Mathematics’, The University of Bielefeld, ZIF, Germany. June 4-7, 2003.
  • Seminar on Philosophy of Technology, the University of Hull, Department of Philosophy, UK, May 11, 2003.
  • Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz, Austria. October, 2002 - June, 2003
  • Seminar ‘Science, Technology and Technoscience in a Hermeneutic Perspective’, Eötvös University, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Hungary, Budapest. June, 10 -14 2001
  • Seminar “Imaging technologies: Philosophical, Hermeneutic and Media Perspectives on Hi-tech Realities’’. The University of Aarhus, Denmark. Oct, 25-29 1999
Main Publications

Book:

 

  • Editor: ‘Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between ‘Natural’ and ‘Artificial’ Components of the Lifeworld’ [Ontologii artefaktov: vzaimodejstvie ‘estesstvennyh’ I ‘isrkustvennyh’ komponentov zhiznennogo mira]  (Moscow: Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration: “Delo”) 2012. 

 

Articles and other publications:

(in Russian)

  •  “Sociology of Science Vs. Philosophy of Science: Going Beyond the Bounds of Descriptivism-Normativism Dilemma”, Philosophical Problems [Voprosy filosofii] (Moscow), 2014, No 4: In Print.
  • “Skolkovo”: Architectural Trading Zones”, Sociology of Science and Technologies [Sotsiologija nauki I technologij] (Moscow) 2013, No 4: In Print.
  • “The Alliance Between Science and Philosophy in the Early Twentieth Century: Three Philosophical Projects”, Philosophical Studies [Filosofskie nauki] (Moscow) 2012, No 9: 79-93.
  • “Is It Possible to Get Too Much of Being?”, Epistemology & Philsophy of Science [Epistemologija i filosofija nauki] (Moscow) 2013, Vol. XXXV, No 1: 82-84.
  • “The Ontological Significance of History of Science: Panel Discussion”, Epistemology & Philsophy of Science [Epistemologija i filosofija nauki] (Moscow) 2013, Vol. XXXV, No 1: 55-65.
  • “Two Faces of Apriorism”, Epistemology & Philsophy of Science [Epistemologija i filosofija nauki] (Moscow) 2012, Vol. XXXIV, No 4: 42-58.
  • “On the Possibility of a Criticism of Science and Technology”, Sociology of Power [Sotsiologija Vlasti] (Moscow) 2012, Vol. 6-7: 13-26.
  • “David Hume’s Philosophy and Process Thought: Expanding Subjective Experience into the Universe”, David Hume and Modern Thought [Devid Jum i sovremennaja filosofija], Ed. Ilya Kassavine. (Moscow) 2012: 201-214.
  • “A Historical Context of Science: Material Culture and Ontologies”, Epistemology & Philsophy of Science [Epistemologija i filosofija nauki] (Moscow) 2011, Vol. XXX, No 4: 32-50.
  • “Ontologies of Artifacts: The Lifeworld as a Common Measure. Preface”, Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between “Natural” and “Artificial” [Ontologii artefaktov: vzaimodejstvie ‘estesstvennyh’ i ‘isrkustvennyh’ komponentov zhiznennogo mira]  Components of the Lifeworld (Moscow) 2012: 7-17.
  • “The Lifeworld and Basic Ontological Premises: A Problem of Genesis”, Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between “Natural” and “Artificial” Components of the Lifeworld (Moscow) 2012: 113-134.
  • “The Notion of the Concrete in the Light of Metaphysical Discussions on Possibility”, In Possible Worlds: Semantics, Ontology, Metaphysics [Vozmozhnye miry: semantic, ontologija, metaphisika], ed. Elena Dragalina-Chernaya (Moscow: Canon) 2011: 300-313.
  • “Broadening of the Cognitive: A Problem of Social Context”, Philosophical Studies [Filosofskie nauki] (Moscow) 2010, No 11: 78-87.
  • “A Controversy between Epistemologies”, Epistemology & Philsophy of Science [Epistemologija I filosofija nauki] (Moscow) 2010, Vol. 24, No 2: 65-67.
  • “Cyborg Identities’ (Aarhus, Denmark, October 21-22, 1999): Review of materials of the conference”, A Man: Image and Essense [Chelovek: obraz I suschtnost’] (Mosco: INION RAN) 2009, No 1: 216-237.
  • “Postnonclassical Image of Science: ‘Technoscience Studies’ (review)”, A Man: Image and Essense [Chelovek: obraz I suschtnost’] (Moscow: INION RAN) 2009, No 1: 237-277.
  • “L. Daston and P. Galison ‘Objectivity’”, Philosophical Problems [Voprosy filosofii] (Moscow), 2009, No 12: 164-169.
  • “‘Science and Technology Studies: Tracing the History of their Beginnings”, In Social and Humanitarian Knowledge in the Contemporary World [Social’no-gumanitarnoe znanie v sovremennom mire] (Moscow: MESI) 2009: 29-42.
  • “Whitehead’s Relational Ontology and Its Constructivist Interpretation”, Philosophical Problems [Voprosy filosofii] (Moscow), 2008, No 12: 84-103.
  • “From Constructivism to Metaphysics: An Afterword on Andrew Pickering’s Article”, Russian Scientific Journal [Rossiyskiy nauchniy zhurnal] (Moscow) 2008, Vol 5 (6): 92-96.
  • “Pandora’s Hope”, Dictionary Entry, Encyclopedia of Epistemology and Philosophy of Science [Entsiklopedija epistemologii I filosofii nauki] (Moscow), 2009: 552-554.
  • “Between “Reality” and “Construction”: Philosophy Seeks for a New Objectivity”, Philosophical Studies [Filosofskie nauki] (Moscow) 2006, No 8: 74-90.
  • “Social Constructionism: An Ontological Turn (an afterword on Bruno Latour’s article)”, Bulletin of Moscow State University, Seria 7 ‘Philosophy’ [Vestnik Moskovskogo universiteta] (Moscow) 2003, No 3: 39-51.
  • “Postnonclassical Image of Science: ‘Technoscience Studies’ (review)”, Philosophy in 20st century: Collection of reviews [Filosofija v XX veke: Sbornik obzorov], Parts 1-2, ed. Alexander Panchenko. (Moscow: Institute of Scientific Information in Social Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences) Part 2., 2003, p. 41-81.
  • “Cyborg Identities’ (Aarhus, Denmark, October 21-22, 1999): Review of materials of the conference”, Referative Journal 'Social Sciences and Humanities' [Sotsial’nye I gumanitarnye nauki], Seria 3: 'Philosophy' (Moscow: Institute of Scientific Information in Social Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences), 2000, No 2: 45-63.
  • “Don Ihde's Instrumental Realism”, Journal of History of Philosophy [Istorija Filosofii] (Moscow: Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences) 2000, No 5: 113-138
  • “Husserl on Descartes”, Journal of the History of Philosophy [Istorija Filosofii] (Moscow: Institute of Philosophy of Russia Academy of Sciences) 1998, No. 3: 76-92

 

(in English)

  •  ‘Objectivity: A History without a Hero: An Essay Review of Daston L. and P. Galison’s Objectivity’, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Vol. 2 N 42 (2010): 395-403.
  • ‘The First STS Course in Russia: The Author’s Preliminary Thoughts’, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Review 27 (3), September 2007, p. 22-25. 
  • A ‘White Coat Syndrome’: Is it Objective or Subjective?’, Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference ‘Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies’ 24th-25th May 2007, Graz: IAS-STS, 2007 (CD-Rom), IFZ Eigenverlag Graz 2007, ISBN 3-9502242-1-1.
  • ‘A Site for an Instrument in Holistic Versions of Sciense’, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference ‘Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies’ 26th-27th May 2006, Graz: IAS-STS, 2006 (CD-Rom), IFZ Eigenverlag Graz 2006, ISBN 3-9502242-0-3.
  • ‘Restoring Ontology of Objects: In Search for a New Objectivity’, Yearbook 2006 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (Profil-Verlag, Munich/Vienna). 2006. Vol.54:375-390.
  • ‘Beyond Translation: Conceptualizing Heterogeneous Micro-Communities: Report from the Joint 4S & EASST Conference, August 2004’, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Review 23 (3), September 2004, p. 4-6. 
  • ‘Ontological Criteria of Science and Perspectives for Sociology of Science’, Yearbook 2004 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (Muenchen-Wien) 2004, Vol 45: 181-192.

Media Publications:

  • Russian Journal [Russkij Zhurnal], interview “When Science Strikes Back”, 21 Oct 2011.
  • Postnauka.Ru, 5 Books in Historical Epistemology, 2012.
  • Postnauka.Ru, Technoscience, video comment, 2012. 

Translations from English into Russian:

  • Kinnaman, T. “Normativity and reflexivity in Hume”, David Hume and Modern Thought, Ed. Kassavine Ilya. (Moscow) 2012 : 307-315.
  • Fuller, S. “Nature as Artifact - And What it Means to be Human”, Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between “Natural” and “Cultural” Components of the Lifeworld (Moscow) 2012: 80-89.
  • Feenberg, A. “The mediation is the message: rationality and agency in the critical theory of technology”, Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between “Natural” and “Cultural” Components of the Lifeworld (Moscow) 2012: 214-248.
  • Sibum, O.Inventing Coulomb’s law: ‘une balance electrique’ or the material culture of French enlightened rationality”, Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between “Natural” and “Cultural” Components of the Lifeworld (Moscow) 2012: 397-416.
  • Pickering, A. “Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000”, Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between “Natural” and “Cultural” Components of the Lifeworld (Moscow) 2012: 375-396.
  • Radder, H. “On the Inherent Normativity of Technologies: a General Argument”, Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between “Natural” and “Cultural” Components of the Lifeworld (Moscow) 2012: 249-269.
  • Freudenthal, G. “The Emergence of Mechanics. A Marxist View: Translation from English”, Epistemology & Philosophy of Science [Epistemologija i filosofija nauki] (Moscow) 2009, Vol 3: 14-40.
  • Pickering, A. “On Becoming: Imagination, Metaphysics, and the Mangle: Translation from English”, Russian Scientific Journal [Rossiyskiy nauchniy zhurnal] (Moscow) 2008, Vol 5 (6): 73-91.
  • Latour, B. “The Promises of Constructivism: Translation from English”, Sociology of Things [Sotsiologija veschej] (Moscow) 2006: 365-390.
  • Latour, B. “When Things Strike Back: a Possible Contribution of ‘Science Studies” to the Social Sciences: Translation from English’, Bulletin of Moscow State University [Vestnik Moskovskogo universiteta], Seria 7 ‘Philosophy’ (Moscow) 2003, No 3: 20-39 (republished in Sociology of Things (Moscow) 2006: 342-362).
Presentations (selected)
  • Forthcoming Technologies in Responsibility and Care: Medical Innovations and Patients, Seminar “Care: Between Private and Public, February 28 – March 2 2014, Kazan Federal University, Kazan.
  • June 12, 2013 The Ontological Significance of History of Science, Faculty Seminar at the Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology, CA, USA
  • November 23, 2012 “Skolkovo”: Architectural Trading Zones, Research Educational Center ‘Policy Analysis and Study of Technologies’, REC PAST Tomsk State University, Tomsk.
  • September 18, 2012 The Ontological Significance of History of Science, Regular Seminar “Problems of Rational Philosophy”, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
  • June 21, 2012 History of Science as a Way to a Dynamic Ontology: Some Contemporary Constructivist Perspectives on Science and Reality, “Dynamic Being, International Conference on Ontology”, June 21-23 2012, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • November 17, 2011 David Hume’s Philosophy and Process Thought: Expanding Subjective Experience into the Universe. International Conference “David Hume and Modern Philosophy”, November 15-17, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
  • May 25, 2011 STS Ontologies. Public Lecture at Moscow Philosophical College.
  • May 16, 2011 What is STS? Public Lecture at Moscow Philosophical College.
  • May 6, 2011 The Possible in the Light of the Concrete: Whitehead's Perspective, “The Dynamic Ontologies of A.N. Whitehead and N.Hartmann", May 5-7, 2011, Whitehead Metaphysical Society, Katowice, Poland.
  • April 26, 2011 Scientific Languages: Incommensurability and a Possibility for Translation, Workshop “The Untranslatable in Philosophy and Culture”, The Institute of the World Cultures, Faculty of Philosophy, Moscow State University, Moscow.
  • November 15, 2010 The Lifeworld and Basic Ontological Premises: A Problem of Genesis, International Conference “Ontologies of Artefacts: Interrelations between “Natural” and “Artificial” Components of the Lifeworld”, November 15-16, State University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
  • August 28, 2010 Philosophy Of/In STS: What STS Can Tell to a Faithful Philosopher, The 35th 4S Annual Meeting, held jointly with the Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies, “STS in Global Contexts”, August 25-29, Komaba I Campus, The University of Tokio, Japan.
  • October 30, 2009 The Notion of the Concrete in the Light of Metaphysical Discussions on Possibility, International Conference ‘Ontology of Possible Worlds’, October 29-30, Department of Philosophy, State University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
  • January 6, 2009 Whitehead’s Relational Ontology and Its Constructivist Interpretation, Faculty Seminar at the Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology, CA, USA
  • November 20, 2008 STS in Contemporary Russia: A Philosophical Introduction, Faculty Seminar at the J. J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
  • May 24, 2007 A ‘white coat syndrome’: Is it objective or subjective?, The 6th Annual Conference ‘Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, May, 24-25 2007, IAS-STS, Graz, Austria.
  • September 16, 2006 A ‘white coat syndrome’ in the framework of objectivist reading of scientific instrumentation, Conference ‘Mediated bodies’, September, 14-16, 2006, Faculty of Arts and Culture Maastricht University, Netherlands.
  • May 27, 2006 A site for an instrument in holistic versions of science, The 5th Annual Conference ‘Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies’, May, 26-27 2006, IAS-STS, Graz, Austria.
  • March 1, 2005 Can one do without ontology? On some aspects of STS philosophy, The 4th Annual Conference ‘Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies’, February, 28 – March, 1 2005, IAS-STS, Graz, Austria.
  • August 27, 2004 Whitehead’s Concept Of Concrescence And The Notion Of Heterogeneous Coupling: Internal Relations As Constituents Of Scientific Practice, The Joint 4S & EASST Conference 2004, August, 25-28, 2004, Paris, France
  • February 23, 2004 K. Popper’s Criticism of Dialectic and Dialectical “Solving” of the Demarcation Problem in Current STS, The 3rd Annual Conference ‘Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies’, February, 23-24, 2004, IAS-STS, Graz, Austria
  • June 8, 2003 I. Stengers: Ontological Criteria of Science and Perspectives for Sociology of Science, Conference ‘Hermeneutics and Science 2003’, June, 7-11, 2003, Budapest Center of International Society for Hermeneutics and Science (ISHS), Tihany, Hungary
  • May 22, 2003 Being as becoming and the model of technoscience: through the reading of current STS works, Workshop ‘Work-in-Progress’, IAS-STS, Graz, Austria
  • March 13, 2003 I. Stengers: Ontological Criteria of Science, Workshop ‘Work-in-Progress’, IAS-STS, Graz, Austria.
  • November 15, 2002 Social Constructionism: An Ontological Turn (Analysis of Some Trends of Postmodern Philosophy and Sociology of Science Through a Reading of Symmetries), Conference ‘Technology Studies in Perspective: An International Synopsis’, IAS-STS, Graz, Austria.
  • May 30, 2002 From Social Constructionism to Technoscience Symmetries, Symposium ‘Contemporary Philosophy in Cross-Cultural Space’, Moscow State University, Department of Philosophy and Methodology of Science, Moscow.
Conferences Organized
  • International Interdisciplinary Conference “Ontologies of Artifacts: An Interrelation between “Natural” and “Cultural” Components of the Lifeworld” (November 15-16, 2010, State University—Higher School of Economics, Moscow).
  • The Second Annual Conference on Social Sciences and Languages, Session “Pragmatics of Language”, in collaboration with Alexander Antonovsky (October 24-25 2012, Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow).
  • The First Annual International Conference “STS in the Changing World:
  • Politics of Co-production of Science and Technology”, Research Center “Policy Analysis and Studies of Technologies (PAST)”, in collaboration with Artem Rykun and Evgenia Popova (September 13-14 2013, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia).
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