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Svetlana Bankovskaya. Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2014. No. 70.
   The paper is based on the outcomes and inferences from the experiment with urban heterotopia found on the Manezhnaya square in Moscow. The main point of the experimental design (ethnomethodological in its intent) is to explore in vivo the heterotopical properties of the urban environment as the condition of this environment’s creativity and its interaction with the mobile actors. Creativity of the urban environment was interpreted as a particular kind of spatial order accumulating in counterfinal effects of collective behavior in the unique constellation --“heterotopia”. The flâneur was chosen as the most appropriate actor displaying the properties of an object and that of a receptive mobile interactant. The object of the experiment was the fragment of the metropolitan environment which combines the logic of the urban social organization (embodied in its concrete place) and the paralogy of the counterfinality of the mobilities inside this particular environment.Two modes of interaction were provoked in the experiment: first, intended, but unpurposive action observed by the passage through the ambiances of the specific fragment of the city by the flâneur, and focusing on his affective states during these actions (the affective profile of the place thus was achieved); and second, observing and mapping the flâneur’s movements as a purposive interaction with the same fragment of the environment, but in the form of dérive (observation of the movement by the means of movement). The end of the observation in movement was to focus on the flâneur’s movements and to depict his route through the observable details of the spatial/social order of the environment.
Added: Oct 22, 2014
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Verbitsky M. arxiv.org. math. Cornell University, 2010. No. 1003.3174.
Let M be a G2-manifold. We consider an almost CR-structure on the sphere bundle of unit tangent vectors on M, called the CR twistor space. This CR-structure is integrable if and only if M is a holonomy G2 manifold. We interpret G2-instanton bundles as CR-holomorphic bundles on its twistor space.
Added: Nov 2, 2012
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Bessmertnaya O. Basic research program. WP BRP. National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2017. No. 158/HUM/2017.
The paper discusses constructing various versions of Muslim identity by politically opposite actors, the government and Muslim activists, involved in ‘placing’ Muslims in modernizing late-imperial Russia. The problem is approached through the extreme case of M.-B. Hadjetlaché (ca 1870-1929), a baptized Jew reinventing himself as Circassian and Muslim and as such working as a State agent against Muslim opposition and vice versa. His strategies of deceit and reasons to trust him in different cultural and political milieus reveal reciprocal and often shared Orientalisms of the ‘regimes of truth’ defining the processes under study.
Added: Nov 15, 2017
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Schang F. Logic in Religious Discourse. ISBN 3110319578. Ontos Verlag, De Gruyter Series, 2010
Added: Nov 4, 2014
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Liviu O., Verbitsky M. arxiv.org. math. Cornell University, 2010. No. 1002.3473.
We present an overview of recent results in locally conformally K¨ahler geometry, with focus on the topological properties which obstruct the existence of such structures on compact manifolds.
Added: Nov 2, 2012
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Kostenko V., Kuzmichev P., Ponarin E. Sociology. SOC. Высшая школа экономики, 2014. No. 50.
This paper analyzes the relationship between support of democracy and attitudes to human rights: in particular, support for gender equality in the countries covered by the first wave of the Arab Barometer project. We used cluster analysis and negative binomial regression modeling to show that, unlike in most countries of the world, the correlation between support of democracy and gender equality is very low in Arab countries. There is a group of people in the region who support both democracy and gender equality, but they are a small group (about 17% of the population) of elderly and middle-aged people characterized by higher education and social status. A substantial number of poorly educated males express support for democracy, but not for gender equality. Many people (especially young males aged 25-35 in 2007) are against both gender equality and democracy. Younger people tend to be both better educated and more conservative -- those belonging to the 25-34 age group are the most patriarchal in their gender attitudes. Controlling for age, education still has a positive effect on gender equality attitudes. Nevertheless, this phenomenon probably means that there are two simultaneous processes going on in the Middle East. On the one hand, people are becoming more educated, urbanized etc., which means the continuation of modernization. On the other hand, we observed a certain retrogression of social values.
Added: Aug 27, 2014
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Anton Afanasiev. Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2017
This study aims to present that A.V. Mikhailov’s historical method is systematic. Special attention is given to historical-anthropological dimension of the A. V. Mikhailov's theory of baroque. The article shows that Mikhailov's historical anthropology should be viewed as a constitutive part of his “Kulturwissenschaft”, opposed both to the literary science and to the positivist historiography by means of commitment to historize human sciences (the notion of «new historiсism»).
Added: Oct 20, 2017
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Zaporozhets O. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2014. No. BRP 52.
This paper focuses on a subway user, one of the main characters of mundane mobility in big cities. It is based on the field research conducted by the author in two Russian cities (Moscow and Kazan) in 2013-2014. The subway is considered not only as public transportation, but more broadly as a regulation tool that is used by homo mobilis to construct a wide network of relationships: with the city, with time, with one's daily activities. The notion of “affect management” - the urbanite's ability to manage their own emotional states and experiences - is suggested to describe the role of the subway in everyday life planning
Added: May 5, 2014
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Schang F. The Right to Believe: Perspectives in Religious Epistemology. ISBN 9783868381320. Ontos Verlag, 2012
An argument for the rationality of religious belief in the existence of God is defended. After reviewing three preconditions for rational belief, I show reasons to privilege the criterion of consistency. Taking the inconsistency of the religious belief in God and the belief in the scientificworld picture as the impediment to a rational belief in God, I propose that we can overcome thisobjection by assuming, firstly, that God is a universal class. This allows us to put the problem of God in set-theoretic terms, such that the antinomy that follows from such an assumption can beovercome by assuming that God is not a subject but a strict class that cannot be individuated. I conclude that that the self-contradictory nature of God does not prevent the believer from making arational, ethical assessment that the contradiction resides in the possibility of using language toexplain his existence, but that this does not make belief in the existence of God unjustifiable – onthe contrary. In this way, we can say statements that claim God exists are justifiable.
Added: Nov 4, 2014
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Schang F. Philisophy of Language and Linguistics (The Formal Turn). ISBN 3110330105. De Gruyter, Editiones Scholasticae, 2010. No. 2.
One of the most prominent in analytic philosophy is the so-called "Fregean Axiom", according to which the reference of a sentence is a truth-value. In contrast to this referential semantics, a use-based formal semantics will be constructed in which the logical value of a sentence is not its putative referent but the information it conveys. Let us call "Question Answer Semantics" (thereafter: QAS) the corresponding formal semantics: a non-Fregean many-valued logic, where the meaning of any sentence is an ordered n-tuple of yes-no answers to corresponding questions. A sample of philosophical problems will be approached in order to justify the relevance of QAS. These include: (1) illocutionary forces, and the logical analysis of speech-acts; (2) the variety of logical negations, and their characterization in terms of restricted ranges of logical values; (3) change in meaning, and ute use of dynamic oppositions for belief sets.
Added: Nov 4, 2014
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Artamkin I. arxiv.org. math. Cornell University, 2010. No. 1005.2958.
Added: Nov 2, 2012
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Artamkin I. MPIM. MPIM. Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, 2007. No. 1/2007.
Added: Nov 2, 2012
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Sokolov P. Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2015. No. WP BRP 92/HUM/2015.
This article deals with the ways of approaching plagiarism in the early modern Europe, mostly in the writings of two German intellectuals, J. Thomasius and J. C. Schwartz. The phenomenon of plagiarism is treated not only as an instrument of “symbolic violence” and “policing force of knowledge” in the Republic of letters, but primarily as a point of intersection of different discourses of the erudite culture: jurisprudence, moral medicine, Ciceronian rhetoric, hermeneutics and simultaneously – as a touchstone revealing the various dimensions of rival models of scientific knowledge (Protestant Aristotelianism, Barock eruditism, enlightened rationalism)
Added: Mar 30, 2015
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Savelieva I. M. Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2013. No. 13/HUM/2013.
The paper analyzes the objects, concepts and methods of cultural history / histoire culturelle / Kulturgeschichte / kulturnaya istoriya, a modern historical subdiscipline that exists in different national historiographical traditions. This subdiscipline’s objects of study, such as social institutions, social networks, daily interactions, childhood, cultural memory, corporality, etc., lie in a borderland. Therefore, the paper focuses on interdisciplinary interaction in relation to history and raises the question of the institutional boundaries of disciplines.
Added: Mar 4, 2013
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Knorre B. K. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. WP BRP 56/HUM/2014.
The paper analyzes ethical-behavioral categories of the contemporary Orthodox ecclesiastic culture in Russia to determine the correlation of the cultural paradigms of "oppression" and "empowerment" therein. The main emphasis is placed on revealing oppressive stereotypes, social action imperatives, social regulators present in the cultural model of Russian Orthodoxy which condition the processes opposing the "empowerment" strategy and reducing its social capital. The hypothesis proposed by the author in this paper is that the key socio-cultural attitude conditioning the system of oppressive-restrictive stereotypes of behavior in the ecclesiastic milieu is the prevalence of the awareness of culpability in the modern ecclesiastic ethos, a certain "culture of guilt". In this connection the author pays most attention to the category of "guilt" and its discontent in Orthodoxy.
Added: May 14, 2014
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Schang F., Moktefi A. Diagrammatic Representation and Inference. ISBN-10: 3-540-87729-0. Springer-Verlag, 2008
Here are considered the conditions under which the method of diagrams is liable to include non-classical logics, among which the spatial representation of non-bivalent negation. This will be done with two intended purposes, namely: to review the basic concepts involved in the definition of logical negation; to account for a variety of epistemological obstacles against the introduction of non-classical negations within diagrammatic logic. It will be mainly argued that non-classical logics don't challenge dichotomy as such but merely show that a logical operator may be a negation without operating as a dichotomy.
Added: Nov 4, 2014
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Rogonyan G. Философия и исследования культуры. WP20. Высшая школа экономики, 2014. No. WP20/2014/02.
The aim of this paper is to show how and why the method of radical interpretation, proposed by Donald Davidson, can solve the problems that are formulated in a variety of skeptical scenarios. In particular, the method of radical interpretation deprives Cartesian scenario (both in its traditional and recent versions) all its force and even the status of philosophical problem. Appealing to the difference between intendede and unintended lies one can see how the global skeptical scenario gets solved in both cases. The paper also formulates an argument in favor of expanded version of naturalized epistemology that was offered by W. V. O. Quine - first of all, due to the introduction of social factors. In particualr, there are always at least two necessary limitations imposed by the communication on our hypothesis about knowledge and delusion. In addition, the paper explains the need for a moderate externalism (both perceptual and social) to the variants of Descartes and Hume's skeptical scenario.
Added: Apr 26, 2014
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Dobrohotov A. L. Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2015. No. 89.
Proposed study aims to clarify the nature of the rationality crisis in the European culture of Modernity. This crisis manifested itself in many ways already in the 17th-19th centuries, i.e. at the peak of rationalism. The study considers certain aspects of Cartesianism, which prevented it from dissolving entirely in the epistemology and methodology of Modernity and which, moreover, presuppose certain steps to be taken toward reconsidering the new European rationalism within the framework of overlapping philosophical ideas and literary images. The study focuses on three subjects implied by ‘cogito’: self-consciousness, will, and law.
Added: Apr 6, 2015
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Gusejnov G. Arbeitsheft der Forschungsstelle Osteuropa № 12. Рабочие тетради Исследовательского центра Восточной Европы в Бремене. Forschungsstelle Osteuropa and der Uni Bremen, 1996
Added: Apr 17, 2013
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Samutina N. Basic research program. WP BRP. National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2015. No. 99.
This paper focuses on fan fiction as a literary experience and especially on fan fiction readers’ receptive strategies. Methodologically, its approach is at the intersection of literary theory, theory of popular culture, and qualitative research into practices of communication within online communities. It presents a general characterization of fan fiction as a type of contemporary reading and writing, drawing upon the influential works by H. Jenkins, A. Dericho, K. Tosenberger, and others. Taking as an example the Russian Harry Potter fan fiction community, the paper poses a set of questions about meanings and contexts of immersive reading and affective reading, highly present among the reading strategies of this fan fiction community. The emotional reading of fan fiction communities is put into historical and theoretical context, with references to the works by researchers who analyzed and criticized the dichotomy of rational and affective reading, or «enchantment», in literary culture as one of the symptoms of modernity (M. Millner, M. Saler, R. Felski). The metaphor of «emotional landscapes of reading» is used in the paper for theorization of the reading strategies of fan fiction readers, and discussed through parallels with phenomenological theories of landscape. Among the «assemblage points of reading» of fan fiction, such specific elements are described as «selective reading», «kink reading», «first encounter with fan fiction texts» and «unpredictability»
Added: Apr 14, 2015
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Schang F. Key Terms in Logic. ISBN-10: 1847061141. Bloomsberry Academic, 2010
A definition of three logical concepts: "biconditional", "contingent", and "sentence".
Added: Nov 4, 2014