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Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science

CENTRE FOR ANCIENT AND MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE (CAMPaS)

 

Director - Valery V. Petroff, DSc

 

The Centre was established in 2004 for promotion of interdisciplinary research in philosophy, science, intellectual history and culture of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and for consolidation of the research efforts of specialists from various fields of knowledge. The Centre works on the basis of the Department for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science. The Centre works in cooperation with scholars from various academic and educational institutions of Moscow, St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tula, Paris, Toronto.

 

Contacts:

Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science

Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Room 516, Volkhonka 14, Moscow 119991, RUSSIA

Tel.: (+7 495) 697-58-55

Fax: (+7 495) 609-93-50

E-mail: CAMPaS.IPh@gmail.com 

 

 

NEWS

 

June 7, 2011 International Conference «Philosophy as Spiritual Exercise and a Way of Life» dedicated to the memory of Pierre Hadot (1922-2010), honorary professor at the Collège de France was organised by CAMPas and Museum Graeco-Latinum. The conference was opened by Abdusalam Guseinov, Director of the Institute of Philosophy. The papers were delivered by Iouri Chitchaline, Elena Chitchaline, Adrien Pagano, Victor Vizgin, Valery Petroff, Svetlana Messiats (conference program).

 

 

 

 

 

May 17, 2011. A workshop «Bede the Venerable: a scholar, a philosopher, a theologian» was held at the CAMPaS. The workshop was organised in cooperation with the Center for Intellectual History of the Institute of the World History. The moderator of the meeting was Maya Petrova (Institute of the World History). The papers were delivered by Alexey Phokin (Institute of Philosophy), Tatyana Borodai (Moscow State University), Valery Petroff (Institute of Philosophy), Maria Nenarokova (Institute of the World Literature), Maya Petrova (Institute of the World History) (Workshop Program).

 

 

 

December 8, 2010. Books on Medieval Studies published in 2009-2010 were presented at the cultural centre «Biblioteca dello Spirito» (Pokrovka, 27). The exhibition was organized by Medieval History Department of Moscow State University (Oleg Voskoboynikov, Olga Dmitrieva). During the event two books published by CAMPaS were presented: «Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages» (Maya Petrova) and «Cosmos and Soul. Part. 2 (Andrey Seregin).

 

Itellectual Traditions Cosmos & Soul

(from left to right): Maya Petrova, Olga Dmitrieva, Oleg Voskoboynikov

(from left to right): Andrey Seregin, Olga Dmitrieva, Oleg Voskoboynikov

 

September 23, 2010. In cooperation between the CAMPaS and the Department of Philosophy of the Catholic Institute of Paris, Valery Petroff delivered a lecture «Eriugena on the Spiritual Body» at a monthly meeting of the laboratory «Philosophie patristique et médiévale» directed by Prof. Emmanuel Falque, Dean of the Department.

 

 

 

May 11-12, 2010. Luc Brisson (Centre Jean Pépin, CNRS, Paris), one of the best specialists of the works of Plato and the Platonic tradition in Antiquity, was visiting the CAMPaS. On May 11 he delivered a lecture «Intériorité et identité chez Platon». On May 12 Prof. Brisson conducted the reading of Porphyry's Sententia 12 and explained its doctrinal details.  

Luc Brisson At the entrance

Luc Brisson on the door-steps of the Institute of Philosophy

(From left to right): IFRAN Vice Director Andrey Smirnov, Luc Brisson, Valery Petroff

March 18 and 25, 2010. Alexey Dunaev presented a paper «Conceptions Concerning the Nature of the Tabor Light during the Palamite Controversy». The video is available here: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4. The audio record of the presentation: part 1, part 2. An outline of the presentation and hand-outs: part 1, part 2

 

March 4, 2010. Emmanuel Falque, the Dean of the Philosophy Department of the Institut catholique de Paris, delivered a lecture at the CAMPaS. Prof. Falque was visiting Moscow being the main speaker at the International Conference on Medieval Philosophy held on March 1-5, 2010 by St Tikhon's Orthodox University. The paper  «La pratique phénoménologique de la philosophie médiévale» and its discussion at the CAMPaS made the fourth day of the Conference. See the coverage of the sessions: March 1, March 2, March 3, March 4, March 5 2010.

 

 

CAMPaS PUBLICATIONS 

 

Космос и Душа

COSMOS AND SOUL. Part 2: Teachings on Nature and Mind in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Time (Studies and Translations)

 

Edited by Andrey V. Seryogin.

 

Moscow: Progress-Tradition, 2010
512 p.,
ISBN 978-5-89826-332-4

 

The teachings on nature, mind and God in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Time are under consideration in this collection of essays. The book includes scholarly studies and also the translations into Russian of the works of Origen, Plotinus, Thierry of Chartres, Roger Bacon, Petro Hurtado de Mendoza.

 

Интеллектуальные традиции

Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Studies and Translations)

The book is prepared in cooperation with the Centre for Intellectual History (Institute of the World History, Russian Academy of Sciences).

 

Edited by Maya S. Petrova.

 

Moscow: Krugh, 2010
736 p.
ISBN 978-5-7396-0167-4

 

The essays of the book treat the intellectual traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages in their continuity and interpenetration. The contributors of the book show how often different traditions of science and education, ideology and culture, and also different ideas and concepts interacted, transformed each other and were influenced by each other. Russian translations of the works by Aristotle, Macrobius, Cassiodorus, Bede the Venerable, John Scottus (Eriugena), Thomas Aquinas, Aldhelm of Malmesbury, etc. are published with commentaries. 

 

Космос и Душа

COSMOS AND SOUL. Teachings on the Universe and Man in Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Essays and Translations)

 

Eds. Piama P. Gaidenko and Valery V. Petroff

 

Moscow: Progress-Tradition, 2005
880 p.
ISBN 978-5-89826-332-4

 

The book includes studies pertaining to the ancient and medieval teachings on man, the world, and God. The articles are written by leading Russian specialists in the history of philosophy and science. New translations of the works by Aristotle, Themistius, Plotinus, Origen, Maximus the Confessor, Thomas Aquinas, and Robert Grosseteste are published.   

 

Философия природы

Philosophy of Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

 

Eds. Piama P. Gaidenko and Valery V. Petroff

 

Moscow: Progress-Tradition, 2000.
608 p.
ISBN 5-89826-067-6

 

This collection of essays is dedicated to the memory of Ivan D. Rozhansky (1913-1994) - the prominent specialist in the history of ancient science and philosophy. The book includes the essays by contemporary scholars and also translations of the philosophical works of late Antiquity and early Middle Ages. The works by Plutarch, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Plotinus, Proclus, Thomas Aquinas are publiched. Selected parts of the writings by Simplicius, Macrobius, Bede the Venerable, John Scottus (Eriugena), and some anonymous Carolingian commentators are translated and published with extensive notes. 

 

SEMINAR "PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY OF ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES"

 

A monthly seminar Philosophy and Theology of Antiquity and the Middle Ages is held at the CAMPaS. The lectures at the seminar have been delivered by the scholars from the Institute for the History of Christian Thought at the Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy (St Petersburg); Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk); Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow); Institute of the World History; Leningrad State University; Moscow State University; Novosibirsk State University; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Publishing Department of the Moscow Patriarchate; Russian State University for the Humanities; St Petersburg State University; St Tikhon's Orthodox University; State University - Higher School of Economics; The Orthodox Encyclopedia Church Research Center; The Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation; Tula State Pedagogical Institute; Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Paris); Institut catholique de Paris.

 

 

PAPERS DELIVERED AT THE SEMINAR:  

 


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