About the Conference


17-21 July 2021

International Scientific Conference



What is the mutual difference between the elements of many scientific disciplines, as well as philosophical trends (in the absence of even a unity of views on the subject, whether philosophy is a certain science or a family of sciences and whether it is desirable for it to be or become a science)? There is still a naturalistic, that is, archaic, view that this difference is entirely due to the difference in objects.

A different, promising position is methodological, according to which the role of the method of activity (method) of scientists in the course of obtaining new knowledge is decisive. As a rule, the methods of a particular discipline are largely formed spontaneously-historically, scientists are rarely interested in the reflection of methods (that is, in the methodology itself), as well as in methodological achievements in other, even related sciences. The conference is intended to contribute to overcoming spontaneity and is devoted specifically to methodological approaches in philosophy and such sciences and humanities in which the experiment either does not take place at all, or is marginalized, that is, dealing primarily with texts and producing texts in natural and symbolic languages: this is textual science, the history of philosophy, philology, primarily in Oriental studies, a number of areas of linguistics, translation studies, as well as mathematics and logic. Among the specific methods that have already been proposed for discussion are Oberhammer’s religious hermeneutics, Sorina’s method of content analysis of texts, the situational hermeneutics of Pskhu, and the civilizational-typological approach to the study of rationality by A. Smirnov and A. Paribok (Great Western, Afrasian, South Asian, and Far Eastern civilizations) etc. If we accept the well-known pair «explanation and understanding», then the subject definitely tends to the primacy of understanding, and explanation is its consequence.

Reports are accepted a) on specific modern methods in the outlined disciplines b) on the history of methods, their struggle and continuity c) on comparing the results of applying different methods to a certain object domain. d) a comprehensive methodology for the study of highly developed non-European cultures. e) transcendental Hermeneutics of G. Oberhammer in the history of European and Indian Philosophical traditions.

Messages of a non-monologue nature, i.e. designed for discussion on the spot, are welcome. It is possible to organize a round table based on the materials of the reports. To participate, you should send the topic of the report no later than 07 July 2021.

Russian is the working language of the conference, and reports in English are allowed if you do not know Russian. The conference proceedings are scheduled to be published in English, indexed in WoS.