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  • June 22, 2016 – June 24, 2016

    We invite submissions on the following topics:

    • history of logic
    • symbolic logic
    • logical semantics and pragmatics
    • analytic philosophy and philosophical foundations of logic
    • theory of argumentation
    • Byzantine logical tradition

    The topics of plenary sessions are:

    • Logic and Cognitive Science
    • Argumentation: Formal-Logical Approaches
    • Formal Semantics and Pragmatics

    Working languages:

    English, Russian

    Program Committee

    Yaroslav Slinin (St. Petersburg, chair)

    Jean-Yves Béziau (Rio de Janeiro), Daniel Cohnitz (Tartu, Utrecht), Elena Dragalina-Chernaya (Moscow), Irina Ivanova (Bishkek), Edward Karavaev (St. Petersburg), Alexander Karpenko (Moscow), Iryna Khomenko (Kyiv), Marcus Kracht (Bielefeld), Vladimir Markin (Moscow), Anatoliy Migunov (St. Petersburg), Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (Tallinn), Henry Prakken (Groningen), Valery Surovtsev (Tomsk), Allard Tamminga (Groningen), Viktor Tchouechov (Minsk), Tomoyuki Yamada (Sapporo)

    Organizing Committee

    Yuri Chernoskutov (chair)

    Elena Lisanyuk, Ivan Mikirtumov, Daniel Tiskin (secretary)

    Important dates

    February 1, 2016 submission via EasyChair is open
    April 15 submissions due
    May 15 notification of acceptance and official invitations for those accepted
    June 1 confirmations of acceptance due
    June 22,9 a.m. registration at the conference venue is open
    June 22–24 the conference

    Abstract submission and review

    Abstracts are to be submitted exclusively via the EasyChair system. To make a submission, use the following link:

    The submitted materials will undergo double-blind review. The Program Committee reserves the right to reject submissions that do not fit into the scope of the conference or the formatting requirements.

    Formatting requirements: up to two pages, with a 2.5 cm margin (top margin: 3 cm), Times New Roman font, 12 pt size, single spacing. Footnotes are disallowed. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review. This means that neither the abstract nor the file metadata may contain the authors’ names, affiliations, or acknowledgements.

    We accept abstracts in PDF format only.

    The abstracts will be printed “as is” in the booklet to be distributed during the conference.

    Registration fees

    Regular fee: 1000 RUR.

    Student fee: 200 RUR.

    Fees are to be paid upon arrival.


    For any further questions and remarks, please contact Daniel Tiskin, the secretary of the Organizing


    Or visit the conference website:

    Venue and Accommodation

    Conference venue: St. Petersburg State University, Institute of Philosophy

    5 Mendeleevskaya liniya, St. Petersburg, Russia (Google Maps).

    Unfortunately, the Organizing Committee cannot provide accommodation for the conference participants. Please note that St. Petersburg is a popular tourist attraction in June, so you might wish to book an accommodation in advance.

Philosophical experience of children's literature: Moomins and the others (Tove Jansson's 100th anniversary)

  • October 9, 2014 – October 11, 2014

    In terms of total infantilism as psychological characteristics of modern European society formed over the past 50-100 years, because of political, economic and social conditions, the most important is the description of the factors influencing the formation of the image of childhood (Infanta), defining its cultural and ethical content. Among these factors is the particular interest in the phenomenon of children's literature, which remains outside the actual spatial and temporal boundaries. Conference is devoted to the 100th anniversary of the birth of T.Jansson, the writer who created adult books for children with profound philosophical content.

    Division between the adult world and the world of children existing in the culture is very conditional, but at the same time, belonging to the one or the other determines the psychological, moral, and social characteristics of the subject, his ethos . Blurring the boundaries between the adult world and the world of children allows an adult to find pleasure in the world of children, and children play in the world of adults, thus blurring the boundaries and the fixed social roles. Some works of literature, now understood as children’s stories, were created for adults (Gulliver's Travel  Robinson Crusoe, etc.), and others - were created  for children , but are very "adult" . This "borderline" group of works has the least clear target audience in terms of age. Authors of these works show a respectful attitude toward the reader and viewer, due to the lack of double standards ("adult", "child"), and therefore they don’t flirt with the reader or the viewer. T.Jansson is one of such authors. The purpose of this conference is to describe the phenomenon of "children's literature" in terms of its maturity (philosophy, culture, morality).

Logical aspects of rational agency

  • LARA–2014

    October 16, 2014 – October 18, 2014

    The Scope of the Conference

    The cognitive diversity of agents has been a recurrent topic of contemporary investigations in the fields of artificial intelligence, information science, psychology, linguistics, neuroscience and logic, opening new horizons for logical inquiry that focuses on the in-depth analysis of rational agency. Today it is a novel challenge and a cross point of various lines of research, including the study of formal theories, informal philosophical and logical approaches as well as their wider applications. We encourage the discussions related to the logical aspects of the diversity of agents, centered on the following topics:

    • Logic and Pragmatics of Verbal Communication
    • Logical Models of Agents’ Interaction
    • Action Analysis: Game-Theoretic, Model-Theoretic and Dynamic Approaches
    • Epistemic and Dynamic Epistemic Logics
    • Logical Theory of Rational Choice and Free Will
    • Game Theory and Game-Theoretical Semantics in the Study of Agency
    • Modality and Time
    • Formal Semantics for Modelling Rational Agents’ Behavior
    • Historical Issues in the Logical Theory of Agency

    Forms of Participation

    • Plenary talk (40 min.)
    • Poster paper (published in the proceedings of the conference)
    • Panel presentation (15 min.) in English or Russian
    • Discussant (without a presentation; to apply for this option please fill in the registration form below)

    Review and Selection

    The selection process consists of the following two stages:

    • first round based on short abstracts (up to 500 words);
    • second round based on full paper reviews (about 12 pages).

    Working Languages

    Plenary sessions: English

    Panel and poster sessions: English or Russian

    How to Apply

    Please submit a completed registration form (see below) and an abstract (up to 500 words, in LaTeX or Word) as an e-mail attachment.

    The Registration form should contain the following information:

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Title of presentation
    • Affiliation, position
    • Academic degree held
    • Postal address
    • E-mail
    • Phone and fax numbers

    Guidelines for abstract submission

    • Abstract submissions should not exceed 500 words (one A4 page, 12 pt, Times New Roman font, single line pitch, document margins: 2.5 cm / 1 inch on each side). No footnotes please.
    • The last name with initials and the title put in bold, 12 pt, center alignment.

    Guidelines for full paper submissions

    Full paper guidelines will be announced later.

    Registration Fees

    The registration fee of 750 roubles (200 roubles for students) is to be paid upon arrival at the registration desk.

    Grants for Participation in LARA—2014 provided by the Organizing Committee

    Information about grants will be announced later. We are looking forward to announce participation grants covering travel and accommodation as soon as financial support of LARA—2014 conference is gained from Saint Petersburg State University and other organizations.

  • June 27, 2016 – June 30, 2016

    It is the first Conference in the Post-Soviet area dedicated to Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Studies and Teaching.

  • October 3, 2014 – October 4, 2014

  • April 28, 2014 – April 29, 2014

    The Philosophy Saying ‘Yes’:
    Seduction and Struggle in Language and Thinking

    The international conference on the 170 years of Friedrich Nietzsche’s birth

    28.–29. April 2014, Saint Petersburg

    Topics for discussion

    • The overcoming of nihilism: the philosophy saying “Yes”
    • Struggle as existential and principle of thinking
    • Language as music and “melos”
    • Seduction of thinking by language and tactics of struggle against it
    • Nietzsche and mystical tradition
    • Aesthesis and poesis of thinking
    • Language and rhetoric of Nietzsche’s philosophy
    • Nietzsche and modernist and postmodernist discourses
    • The “Russian” Nietzsche
    • Nietzsche’s actuality

    Kinds of participation

    • The plenary report – 30 minutes (recommended duration of performance – 15 minutes, time for discussion – 15 minutes)
    • Presentation by Posters (Poster Session).

    Working languages: English, German and Russian.

    The publication of articles

    The editorial board of “Bulletin of the St.-Petersburg University” kindly offers an opportunity to publish plenary reports as articles of about 20000 printed characters in English or Russian. The information on terms and conditions of the publication of articles will be announced later.