Special topics - 2022 (Vol. 1, 2 and 3)

Posted: 18.08.2021

Special theme of the first issue in 2022: «Philosophy of Russian Abroad»

This issue will be dedicated to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the expulsion of the Russian intellectuals from Soviet Russia in 1922–1923.These dramatic events were described by S.S. Khoruzhyi with the image of the so-called “Philosophy Steamship” (as in most cases it were the steamships — “Oberbürgermeister Haken” and “Preussen” that transported intellectuals who had been expelled from the country). This dramatic event led to the formation of the exclusive culture of the Russian Abroad, continuing the tradition of the Russian religious philosophy and formed a number of the intellectual centers of Russian immigrants, such as St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris or RNU (Ruská národní univerzita) in Prague.

The issue is supposed to have several thematic sections:

  • history of the Russian Abroad’ philosophy, focuing on the biographies and philosophical heritage of such authors as N. A. Berdyaev, S. N. Bulgakov, I. A. Ilyin, E. D. Kuskova, I. I. Lapshin, N. O. Lossky, L. P. Karsavin, P. Sorokin, F. A. Stepun, S. E. Trubetskoy, S. L. Frank, and others.
  • reception of the heritage of the Russian Abroad in the post-Soviet period. Can we say today that the legacy of Russian intellectuals was “returned” completely? How it has been adopted in the historical homeland? Were the ideas of the Russian spiritual revival, which had been proposed by these authors, in demand during the difficult period of perestroika — and are they in demand today, in the context of searcing for one's own national and cultural identity in the global world?

Submission of papers of no more than 40, 000 characters (inclusive of all matter) to be peer-reviewed should be sent by November 15, 2021, with the special issue published in January–February 2022.

Prof. D. Steila (Turin University), one of the leading specialists in the history of Russian philosophy, has agreed to be the guest editor of this special issue.



Special theme of the second issue in 2022: «Indian philosophical discourse: from classics to the modern time».

We invite you to publish scientific articles devoted to the analysis of the specific features of the classical and contemporary Indian philosophical discourse. The journal has been publishing the most interesting studies on Indian philosophy for many years. The specifics of the research of the philosophical thought of India presupposes both the analysis of the conceptual means used in modern researches, both domestic and foreign, to describe the basic features inherent in the classical Indian philosophical tradition, and to study the systems of Indian philosophy in a historical and philosophical way. Indian philosophical discourse embraces various traditional schools and intellectual movements of classical Indian philosophy, including also their transformations in modern times, and it is also one of the most demanded nowadays — especially in the context of searching for new approaches and ways to solve emerging intellectual and spiritual problems of modern culture.

Submission of papers of no more than 40, 000 characters (inclusive of all matter) to be peer-reviewed should be sent by February 15, 2022, with the special issue published in April 2022.

The guest editors of this special issue are the leading indologist prof. Purushottama Bilimoria (The University of Melbourne Parkville, Australia, Purushottama Research Center for Philosophy and Culture of India) and indologist prof. Ruzana Pskhu (RUDN, Russia, Purushottama Research Center for Philosophy and Culture of India).



Special theme of the third issue: «The Religious Philosophy of Franz Rozenzweig».

We invite you to publish scientific articles devoted to various aspects of the philosophy of one of the most prominent German-Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, including topics such as criticism and reception of German idealism, «new thinking» as a philosophical system, renewal of Jewish education and upbringing, philosophical interpretation of biblical texts, attitude to Kabbalah and mysticism, development of political theology, Rosenzweig’s place in the philosophy of dialogue, Rosenzweig in the context of Russian culture and many others.

Submission of papers of no more than 40, 000 characters (inclusive of all matter) to be peer-reviewed should be sent by May 15, 2022, with the special issue published in July-August 2022. 

This issue’s guest editor is Hanoch Ben Pazi, one of the leading specialists in Jewish philosophy of the 20th century, professor at Bar-Ilan University (Israel).





RUDN Journal of Philosophy is a peer-reviewed academic journal, indexed in Scopus, eLibrary and other databases. For many years, the journal has been a space to feature the best research of the leading Russian and international scholars in the fields of History of Philosophy, Ontology, Theory of Knowledge, Social Philosophy and other areas. Our editorial policy also involves the strong support of young talented scientists throughout the world. The experience and traditions of the school of philosophical thought of RUDN University are embodied in the journal.

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