Russian Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century: An Anthology provides the English-speaking world with access to post-Soviet philosophic thought in Russia for the first time. The Anthology presents the fundamental range of contemporary philosophical problems in the works of prominent Russian thinkers. In contrast to the “single-mindedness” of Soviet-era philosophers and the bias toward Orthodox Christianity of émigré philosophers, it offers to its readers the authors’ plurality of different positions in widely diverse texts. Here one finds strictly academic philosophical works and those in an applied, pragmatic format—secular and religious—that are dedicated to complex social and political matters, to pressing cultural topics or insights into international terrorism, as well as to contemporary science and global challenges.
Mikhail Sergeev (Ph.D. Temple University, 1997), Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, has authored or edited numerous articles, journals and books, including
Theory of Religious Cycles: Tradition, Modernity and the Bahá’í Faith (Brill, 2015).
Alexander Chumakov (Ph.D. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1981), Professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University since 1993 and editor-in-chief of the journal
Age of Globalization, is the author of more than 650 research works (including 28 monographs and textbooks). He has published in many languages and is the 2015 laureate of the Gusi Peace Prize International.
Mary Theis (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983), Professor emerita of Russian and French (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania), has authored or edited articles, journals and books, including
Mothers and Masters in Contemporary Utopian and Dystopian Literature (Peter Lang, 2009).
From the Editors
Foreword: Russian Philosophy as Anthology
Historical and Philosophical Aspects of Global Studies in the Modern Scientific System
Solving the Mind-Body Problem: Thomas Nagel’s Article, “Conceiving the Impossible and the Mind-Body Problem,” Revisited
From Analysis to Synthesis: conceiving a Transformative Metaphysics for the Twenty-first Century
Terrorism: an Attempt at Conceptualization
On Culture’s Turn to Nonconceptual Thinking
Philosophy of the Event and Hermeneutics of Memory: evidence of Assertion
The Theme of Man in Russian Philosophy
All who are interested in philosophy and contemporary Russian thought or concerned with global challenges facing humanity, including social and political matters, pressing cultural issues, or insights into international terrorism.