UdSSR/Russland. Das thematische Profil der Sammlungen
A survey of the Soviet and Russian parts of the Archive in Bremen; a catalogue of the Soviet/Russian documents: pp. 97-134.
A survey of the Samizdat Archive of the Institute of Eastern Europe in Bremen. Introductory texts and annotated catalogue.
In this paper, I offer a reading of Shaun Monson’s documentary Earthlings to analyse ideological assumptions and philosophical contradictions the arguments for vegetarianism presented in this film. I approach the documentary using the concept of the social contract between the film and the viewer. The contract includes the following three statements: firstly, the process of film perception leads to a particular emotional reaction; secondly, this reaction implies that the viewer takes on a particular ethical stance; thirdly, this ethical stance becomes a precondition for action. The film’s authors naturalize the connection between these three positions.
In addition, I analyse the philosophical assumptions that form the basis of the argument for vegetarianism. Those assumptions are the following: the differences between animals and humans are not relevant for ethics and appeal to fact can lay the foundation for ethical imperatives. I argue that the first assumption is logically wrong and that the second assumption contains hidden speciesism even though it is supposed to combat it. I also argue that the film’s authors propose the viewer no detailed description of alternative attitudes to animals while those explanations are able to help the viewer to take an ethical stance and act accordingly regarding currently accepted ways of dealing with animals.
The paper is based on the research that was funded by the Faculty of Philosophy of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in 2013.
This interview was held in March 2015 during the visit of Sergey Sergeevich Horujy to the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna. It was conducted by Kristina Stoeckl and Alexander Michailowski.
This paper examines how in the era of transition to sound Japanese filmmakers aspired to export the image of their country abroad.
N.I.Glazkov's poem "An Opinion of the Author" is discussed as a possible formal influence for I.A.Brodsky; the poem itself is found in the typewritten "Book 21th" (poems, 1961), preserved in Vs..N. Nekrasov'collection. The verse structure of the poem closely resembles the traits, that, when taken as a whole, by the mid-60s are perceived as individual marks of Brodsky's verse: the predominance of iambic pentameter with pyrrhics and enjambements, with a characteristic distribution of strong positions, stanzas, a series of feminine clausulae, prevailing over masculine. In other archival sources known to the researcher, as well as among the published materials, we have not found the poem in question.