The article substantiates that uncertainties, instabilities, and fluctuations accompanying the development processes in the modern world not only create difficulties for us, but also form a basis for our individual and collective creativity. The future is open and not given to us in advance, and it is in the power of a man to make a deliberate and measured choice of the further path of development from a whole spectrum of possibilities in states of instability or at points of bifurcation. The world is constructed by men and with their active participation taking into account some preferred images of the future. Such scientists and thinkers of the 20th century as Ilya Prigogine and Ivan Frolov combined philosophy and science and taught us to develop integrative, holistic, interdisciplinary strategies for understanding the present and constructing the future, guided by humanitarian values and a culture of reason.
This piece is a reaction to a series of articles on the state of IR discipline, which was started in previous issues of this journal. The authors emphasise problems of IR theory in Russia (insufficient attention to the current IR trends as well ideologisation of theories and methods, which leads to numerous difficulties of integration of the Russian academic community into the world academic discussion). Particular attention is paid to the specificity of the formation of new theoretical approaches where interdisciplinarity is key. Ignoring it would seriously limit capabilities and depth of Russian analytics. To illustrate these points the article addresses the analysis of the EU’s 2016 Global Strategy with ‘resilience’ being its key category. The article demonstrates inevitability of addressing theory for the sake of the analysis of this document as well as for the research of EU-Russian relations at large. The first part of the article examines the specificity of how IR theory is used by the Russian academic community. The second part is devoted to the main problems of the contemporary discussion on the essence of IR. The third part gives an illustration of how theoretical approaches can be used to analyse one specific document, which is important for EU-Russian relations.
The article presents the author’s reflection on the topic of scientific communication and forms of presentation of scientific results in the form of journal publications. As a starting point for reflection served the meeting that took place on March 28, 2019 held by the editor-in-chief of the journal "Russian Journal of Philosophical Sciences" Khachatur Marinosyan with new researchers. The event was mainly devoted to the structure of the representation of modern knowledge, a crucial role in which is continued to be played by a scientific journal, that should be considered as a special phenomenon of intellectual culture. Consideration of the work of the journal institution, both during the meeting and in the framework of the narrative of this article is based on the communicative perspective. In addition to the main topics of scientific communication some relevant to the institutional functioning of knowledge topics were also considered and discussed: ageism, interdisciplinarity, transmedia, formalization of knowledge, international unification and formal indexation of journals. The meeting, which format was unusual for contemporary Russian science, aroused the interest of the professional community. A partner in its organization was the Social Philosophy Department of the Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences. The relevance and just-in-time character of the "dialogical" approach to the functioning of science is evidenced by the participants, beginning scientists from Lomonosov Moscow State University, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, also joined by independent researchers who do not have an institutional position in academic institutions, but are engaged in research activities. The most important result of the meeting was the thesis about the possibility and necessity of thematic updating of humanitarian and, in particular, philosophical knowledge by the forces of beginning but promising authors, to which the editorial Board should be ready if it wants to maintain journal’s leading status and keep up with the times.
The aim of the paper is to discuss different approaches to the toponyms and their usefulness for the study of the historical culture in the urban space. In this discussion author adresses Soviet toponimical heritage and particularly to the case of "Sovietskaya street" which is rather common for (Post) Soviet cities.
The article presents a review of the development of social semiotics in the four recent decades of its existence. It focuses on its subject matter and disciplinary dimensions as well as on current challenges of multimodality and multidisciplinarity.