Scientific work of the Department of Philosophy
Readings in the history of philosophy memory of Marat Vernikov
September, 18 – 19, 2020 on the basis of faculty of history and philosophy will take place readings in the history of philosophy memory of Marat Vernikov on the subject: “The History of Philosophy as the History of Problems”
The conference proposes to discuss the following issues:
- Topical problems in the history of philosophy.
- The problem as a subject of philosophical discussion.
- Methodological aspects of the study of philosophical problems.
- East and West: the specifics of philosophical problems.
- Philosophical issues and the problem of unity of philosophy.
- Philosophical issues and the problem of progress in philosophy.
- Criteria for evaluating philosophical problems.
- Problem analysis: philosophical and methodological aspects.
- Problematic approach to Historical of Philosophy.
- Problem context: argumentation and interpretation.
Conference languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English.
Form of participation: full-time and correspondence
Readings in the history of philosophy memory of H.V. Florovsky
Department of Philosophy (Faculty of History & Philosophy) of Odesa I. I. Mechnykov National University welcomes students and postgraduate students to the All-Ukrainian scientific conference named “XXIV Scientific Readings in the Memory of Georges Florovsky” on November 21–22, 2022.
Georges Vasilievich Florovsky (1893–1979) graduated from the Faculty of History and Philology of the Imperial Novorossiysk University (now Odesa I. I. Mechnykov National University). He is one of the most famous and influential theologians of the 20th century, a philosopher, a cultural theoretician, a church historian, and a towering figure in the Ecumenical Movement for Christian unity. G. V. Florovsky knew that there was no place for him in the Soviet regime and decided to leave. He went to Europe and lived in Sophia, Prague, Paris, and Belgrade, where he lectured and continued his scientific works. G. V. Florovsky was ordained a priest of the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1932.
After the end of the Second World War, he moved to the USA where he taught at Columbia University, Princeton University, and Harvard University, and became the Dean of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York City.
G. V. Florovsky was always at the center of spiritual and intellectual life. Famous philosophers and theologians all over the world were inspired by his ideas and had discussions with him. Among the prominent American intellectuals who considered G. V. Florovsky the teacher were Jaroslav Pelikan, a church historian, the president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the president of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and James Billington, a historian of Slavic culture, the 13th Librarian of Congress, the initiator of the creation of The World Digital Library, and the person who determined the main directions of the cultural policy of the USA for decades.
During his student years, G. V. Florovsky studied not only history and philosophy but also took courses in physical chemistry, advanced mathematics, mental illness, and histology. Moreover, he was awarded the silver medal for his student scientific work on physiology, which received a favorable assessment from I. Pavlov.
We invite students and post-graduate students of all faculties and specialties to discuss a range of issues concerning philosophy, history, theology, religious studies, cultural studies, logic, and methodology of science and humanities. We believe that the conference will lead to interdisciplinary dialogue and harmonious unity of the scientific Ukrainian community.
We welcome students and postgraduate students of all specialties from higher educational institutions of all types of accreditation, based in Ukraine and abroad.
We plan to publish abstracts of participants’ reports, which will be placed in the repository of the scientific library of Odesa I. I. Mechnykov National University. It will be considered a full-fledged scientific publication.
You can read the collection of abstracts “XXIII Scientific Readings in the Memory of Georges Florovsky” here:
Materials of the conference of students and postgraduates “XXIII Scientific Readings in the Memory of Georges Florovsky” / edited by I. V. Golubovych & K. V. Reichert. Odesa: Odesa I. I. Mechnykov National University, 2021.
Terms of Participation
- Application form, which is attached below
- Theses (it’s optional)
Requirements for Theses
- These should be approximately 2–5 pages (A4), including references
- Paper must be written in Times New Roman (normal style and font size 14) with a single column with a 2 cm margin on both sides and 1.5 line spacing in MS-Word
- Forced hyphenation is forbidden
- The text should be justified with straight edges on both sides of the paragraph
- Write in the first line the name of the publication (it should be written in capitalised letters and centered), in the second line write your name (align it right and use italics & bold style), in the third line specify your scientific degree, academic rank, name of the university (align it right and use italics & bold style)
- Make an interval and write a summary of your topic, as well as a list of sources in the alphabetical order
- Indicate the references in the text by square brackets with the number of the source and with the number of the page/pages, for instance: [7, p. 16]
NB! Ukrainian & English are the conference working languages.
There is no conference registration fee. The publication of the abstract is also free of charge.
President of the Organizing Committee: Prof. Golubovych Inna Volodymyrivna
mob: +380730793777 (Telegram), +380974476746 (Viber)
Application for participation in “XXIV Scientific Readings in the Memory of Georges Florovsky” on November 21–22, 2022
Full Name Place of Study (university & faculty) Year of Study Topic Address Contacts (email, mob)
Several days before the online conference a letter with all the details will be sent to participants
Filling all the fields is necessary!