Congress 2020

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Program of the II Congress of the Russian Society of History and Philosophy of Science

Plenary sessions

Invited lectures

Welcoming Address of Secretary General of DLMPST/IUHPST Benedikt Löwe









Dear participants of the Second Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science!

The Program and Organizing committees of Congress are concerned about the risks associated with the current epidemic situation in Russia and in the world.

However, we hope on a successful resolution of this situation before the end of summer. Therefore, we still plan to hold the Congress in September 2020, and we continue to prepare it. Currently, we make our best to hold the offline Congress on the indicated dates, and editorial preparations are underway for the publication of Congress materials.

The order of SPbU on holding the Congress has already been issued. We will continue to send invitations after the decision of the St Petersburg administration on holding public events.

We would like to do our best to minimize uncertainty and possible threats to the participants. We recommend buying refundable air and train tickets to St Petersburg.

NEW: Registration fee:

Early registration (before December 31, 2019) : 1000 Russian Rubles (RUB) is the regular fee and 500 RUR is the student fee.

Late registration (from January 1 to March 1, 2020) : 1500 RUBis the regular fee and 750 RUB is the student fee.

The fee can be payed by using a bank card via one of the following links:

Regular Fee 

Student Fee

Additional 50 RUB will be charged for banking.

After the payment please save the electronic receipt and forward in to this email address:

membership (at) rshps (dot) org

 putting “Congress 2020” in the subject line and mentioning your name.

The registration fee for the Second Congress of RSHPS 2020 may count as your membership fee in RSHPS until the end of 2020. If you would like to become a member of RSHPS please let us know about it in the same message.

If you have queries concerning the registration fee, please, contact us  at membership (at) rshps (dot) org.

The Organisers



Science as a Public Good

The Second Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS)

  September 25-27, 2020, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The Organizing Committee cordially invites historians, philosophers and all scientists interested in HPS from all over the world to participate at the Second Open Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS) entitled “Science as a public good”, to be held on September 25-27, 2020, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The Congress will be organized by the Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science and Saint Petersburg State University.

Organizing Committee

  • Dudnik S.I., co-chair, Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Saint Petersburg University
  • Shipovalova L.V., co-chair, professor, Saint Petersburg University
  • Evdokimova Y.S., co-chair, leading specialist at Event Management and Partner Relations department, Saint Petersburg University
  • Chebotareva E.E., deputy chair, assistant professor, Saint Petersburg University
  • Khokhlova Y.I., manager at Department for the Organization of Scientific Research in History, Psychology, Philosophy and Jurisprudence, Saint Petersburg University
  • Andreeva I.G., specialist at Public relations department, Saint Petersburg University
  • Belova M.V., officer-in-charge of Technical Support Service, Saint Petersburg University
  • Belova L.V., chief of integrated support service, Saint Petersburg University

Program Committee

  • Kasavin I.T., Chair, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow
  • Dudnik S.I., Сo-chair, Saint Petersburg University
  • Shipovalova L.V., Сo-chair, Saint Petersburg University
  • Rodin A.V., Deputy chair, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow
  • Chebotareva E.E., Deputy chair, Saint Petersburg University
  • Bayuk D.A., Financial University, Moscow
  • Bazhanov V.A., Ulyanovsk State University
  • Daudov A.H., Saint Petersburg University
  • Griftzova I.N., Moscow Pedagogical State University
  • Lektorsky V.A., Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow
  • Leshkevitch T.G., Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don
  • Nevvazhai I.D., Saratov State Law Academy
  • Markin V.I., Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Maslanov E.V., Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow
  • Mironov V.V., Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Perov V.Yu., Saint Petersburg University
  • Prushinin B.I., Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow
  • Sirotkina I.E., Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Moscow
  • Skvortsov N.G., Saint Petersburg University
  • Surovtsev V.A., Scientific Center SB Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk
  • Shaboltas A.V., Saint Petersburg University
  • Sevalnikov A.Yu., Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow
  • Tselishchev V.V., SB Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy and Law
  • Trufanova E.O., Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow
  • Terekhovich V.E., Saint Petersburg University
  • Tulchinsky G.L., Saint Petersburg University
  • Shakhnovich M.M., Saint Petersburg University
  • Steve Fuller, University of Warwick, UK
  • Benedikt Löwe, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Pechenkin A.A. – Lomonosov Moscow State University. 

The Congress covers all areas of HPS & STS, which are present today in Russia, including new emerging areas, which only begin to develop in this country. With the theme “Science as a public good” the Second Congress will emphasize the issues in relationships between philosophical, scientific, technological research and society in the modern times and historical perspective. Among them are the connection of scientific activity with significant public purposes, the place of scientific expertise in topical public discussions, the ability of scientific knowledge to respond to the big challenges of our time.

The working languages of the Congress are Russian and English

Keynote speakers

Plenary speakers
Annemarie Mol, Professor Anthropology of the Body, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Good for what? On scientific worth in practice
Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology at the Department of sociology at University of Warwick, UK. If Science Is a Public Good, Why Do Scientists Own It?
Abdusalam A. Guseinov, Prof. Dr., Full Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, Principal Adviser for Academic Affairs, RAS Institute of Philosophy. Science and Morality
Ilya T. Kasavin, Prof. Dr., Chair in Social Epistemology, Correspondent Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RAS Institute of Philosophy. Science as a Public Good

Invited Lecturers
Otávio Bueno, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami. Editor-in-Chief of Synthese. Evidence, Objectivity, and Styles of Scientific Reasoning
Vladislav A. Lektorsky, Prof. Dr., Full Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, RAS Institute of Philosophy. Technologization of Science as an Existential Challenge

Invited Speakers
Anjan Chakravartty – Appignani Foundation Professor Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, USA. Scientific Knowledge in the Public Sphere
Jean-Yves, Beziau – Prof. Dr., Department of Philosophy, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, President of the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy. Brazil. What is an Axiom?
Nathalie Gontier – Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab, Center for Philosophy of Sciences; RG 1: Epistemology & Methodology Department for History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Science as a public good: Lessons from Mutual Aid and Symbiology
Thomas Henry Bristol – President, Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy Portland State University, USA. Rethinking the History of Science

Registration and Conference Fee : 

Early-bird Registration: 1000 Russian Rubles (regular) and 500 Russian Rubles (for students);

Late Registration: 1500 Russian Rubles (regular) and 750 Russian Rubles (for students).

The fee covers coffee breaks, welcoming party and Russian visa support.

Modalities of registration and payment of the registration fee will be published on the Congress website and communicated to contributors by December 1, 2019.


Potential contributors are asked to send abstracts up to 10 000 character or up to 1500 words by October 15, 2019 to congress20 (at) rshps (dot) org as attachments in RTF or DOC format (or PDF in case of complex formulas and graphs). In the beginning of the abstract please specify your full name, affiliation, email and the name of section or round table you prefer to participate in. Then add a short abstract (up to 100 words) and the main body of the submission. Please use automatic endnotes rather than footnotes.

Note that each person (or group of co-authors) may submit only one abstract. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Proceedings. The Organizing Committee reserve the right to offer a contributor a plenary or section time slot, participate in a round table or make a poster presentation. Abstracts must not be or have been published, presented at or submitted to any other meeting prior to the Congress.

Important dates:

Dates of the Conference ……………………….September 25-27, 2020

Deadline for Abstract Submission …………..October 15, 2019

Notification of Acceptance……………………..December 1, 2019

Early-bird Registration ends…………………..December 31, 2019

Late Registration ends………………………….March 1, 2020


History and Philosophy of Mathematics

(organizers: V.A. Bazhanov, A.N. Kritchevetz, G.I. Sinkevich).

Historical and Philosophical Issues of Natural Sciences

(organizers: D.A. Bayuk, A.Yu. Sevalnikov, I.S. Dmitriev, A.A. Pechenkin, V.E. Terekhovich).

Philosophy of Mind and Philosophical Problems of Cognitive Science

(organizers: V.V. Vasiliev, S.M. Levin).

Philosophical Logic

(organizers: V.I. Markin, I.B. Mikirtumov).

History and Philosophy of Social Sciences and Humanities

(organizers: I.E. Sirotkina, G.L. Tulchinsky).

History and Philosophy of Psychology

(organizers: I.A. Mironenko, V.F. Petrenko).

Philosophical Issues of Digital Reality and Information Technologies

(organizers: T.G. Leshkevich, N. A. Yastreb, E.E. Elkina, and K.A. Ocheretyany).

Rhetoric of Science

(organizers: I.N. Griftzova, E.N. Lisaniuk, G.V. Sorina).

History and Philosophy of Science in Russian Tradition

(organizers: S.S. Ilizarov, A.V. Malinov).

History of logical methods in science

(organizers:  I..A. Gerasimova, L.G. Tonoyan).

Round Tables:

Ethics and Normativity in the Context of Modern Science and Technology Transformations (organizers: I.D. Nevvazhai, V.Yu. Perov).

Ethical Issues in Medicine and Biotechnology

(organizers: E.G. Grebenshchkova, O.V. Popova, P.D. Tischenko, L.P. Churilov).

Science as a Vocation (organizers: I.T. Kasavin, K.S. Pigrov, E.E. Chebotareva).

Science and Religion (organizers: M.S. Kiselyova, M.M. Shakhnovich).

Science and Art (organizers: A.M. Sergeev, B.G. Sokolov).

Communication in Science Community (organizers: E.O. Trufanova, S.A. Dushina).

Relationships between Science and Society: History and Perspectives.  (organizers: O.E. Stoliarova, L.V. Shipovalova)

Issues in Teaching the Philosophy of Science and Technology

(organizers: N.I. Kuznetsova, M.I. Mikeshin)

Logical paradoxes and Contemporary Epistemology

(organizers: V.A. Surovtsev, Yu.Yu. Chernoskutov).

Transcendental Method and Contemporary Science

(organizers: S.L. Katrechko,  A.B.Patkul, V. P. Filatov).

Contact Information:

Office 22, 5 Mendeleevskaya Liniya, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia

Tel: +7 (812) 328 94 21 (1846)

ladaship(at)gmail(dot) com (for questions) – Lada Shipovalova, deputy head of the Congress organizing committee