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Annual Conference of the School of Philosophy

The modes of thinking, the ways of speaking

Subjects of the conference:

The conference focuses upon various ways of modeling miscellaneous philosophic problems trajected through the prism of social and cultural codes, as well as different obstacles in translation from ancient and modern languages; correction and development of the conceptual framework in the humanities. The interdisciplinary approach allows the Conference to engage different sections of human sciences, particularly a history of literature and language, epistemology, hermeneutics, significant issues of socio-cultural communication etc.

National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Philosophy Department, Faculty for the Humanities.



X International Conference

The Modes of Thinking, The Ways of Speaking  

Time of War and Time of Peace

Final program: 

The Modes of Thinking, The Ways of Speaking X: final program (PDF, 440 Кб) 





Special importance attaches the problem of time in European culture, at least, since the philosophy of Plato to the present day. This problem takes on special dimensions with the advent of Christianity. Since the first studies of the Church Fathers the whole attention of the theologians and philosophers is attached to the concept of human time and Divine timing, time of creation and life-time, finally, the state of timelessness / eternity / validity, opposed to the variability and verisimilitude of the human world. Out of the main concepts of temporal comprehension of the political life is "innocent state".  Later, while the early modern period, it led to "state of nature" concept.
       The debate about the nature of time (A- and B- theory of time, presentism, eternalism, the theory of the growing universe) and its various characteristics ((linearity, cyclicity, and poly-variance, the presence of temporary loops, etc.) are important for contemporary philosophy – continental and analytic.
       At the same time, the concept of time is important not only in itself, but also as a prism through which the existence of a wide class of objects (endurantism, perdurantism, temporal mereology), individuals (ages, stages, moments, personal identity), societies (eras, cycles, development) is considered.

        The HSE Philosophy Department invites you to take part in the annual international conference The Modes of Thinking, the Ways of Speaking. This year discussion will be focused on the concept of time and related issues. Рere is a list of the main conference sections:

Certainly, this list is not closed.


The official languages of the conference will be Russian and English.


The Conference will be held on April 22-25 2019, at the base of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE).


The Honour Committee of the Congress:


 Maria Yudkevich, Ph.D., a vice-Rector of the Higher School of Economics

 Alexey Rutkevich, Dr.Hab., full professor, Scientific Director of the faculty of Humanities

 Michail Boitsov, Dr.Hab., full professor, a Dean of the Faculty for the Humanities (HSE)

 Vladimir Porus, Dr.Hab., full professor, a Director of the Department of Philosophy (HSE)

 Dmitry Nosov, Ph.D., full professor, a vice-dean (HSE)

 Dmitry Bondarenko, Dr. Hab, full professor, member-cor. Russian Academy of Sciences (IAS RAS, NRU HSE)


 The Organizing Committee:

 President: Alexander Marey, Ph.D., assistant professor (HSE)

 Executive secretary: Maria Marey, Ph.D. (HSE)

Vice-chairman: Olga Alieva, Ph.D., assistant professor (HSE)

– Vice-chairman: Marina Pugacheva, senior research fellow, Centre for Fundamental Sociology (HSE)

 Vice-chairman: Victor Gorbatov, senior lecturer (HSE)

 Alexander Mishura, lecturer (HSE)

 Maria Schteinman, Ph.D., assistant professor (RSUH)

 Alexey Pleshkov, deputy director Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (HSE)

 Andrey Teslya, Ph.D., assistant professor (BSU, Kaliningrad)

 Elizaveta Zakharova, grad.student (HSE)

 Sophia Porfirieva, grad.student (HSE)

 Daria Chaganova, grad.student (HSE)


Participation fee:

Registration up to 30.03.2019

 two thousand rubles (2000 rub) for lecturers and research fellows

 one thousand rubles (1000 rub) for grad. students and postgrad. students

 Registration after 30.03.2019

 three thousand rubles (3000 rub) for lecturers and research fellows

 two thousand rubles (2000 rub) for grad. students and postgrad. students


     Members of the Organizing Committee, speakers of plenary sessions and all moderators of the sections are exempt from paying the registration fee. With regards to the other participants, the questions on the exemption from registration fee and/or providing scholarships for travel expenses to Moscow and hotel accommodation for the period of accommodation will be addressed on an individual basis.


Conditions for participants:

The Committee does not cover the travel expense and accommodation in Moscow, meanwhile, the possible places of accommodation may be provided.


Important dates:

  • 03.03.19 – completion of abstract submission;
  • 15.03.19 – the authors are informed about the decision of the Organizing Committee and sent a preliminary program of the event;
  • 21.03.19 – completion of registration of participants


Reference information:


  • For further information, please contact the Executive Secretary of the organizing Committee Maria Marey: mdyurlova@hse.ru
  • Conference organizing Committee address: 109028, Moscow, Basmannaya station., 21/4, who. 424. Tel: 8-926-535-61-87 (Victor Gorbatov); 8-916-396-32-12 (Alexander Marey); 8-960-000-80-22 (Maria Marey)


Formats of participation

  • Plenary session (speech aprox.40 min, question & discussion 20 min)
  • Thematic section (speech aprox.20 min, question & discussion 10 min)
  • Panel discussion (speech aprox.15 min, question & discussion 5 min)


Possible formats of applications for participation in the conference:

1. Abstracts up to 1000 words;

2. Proposal of the section, including the composition of participants and abstracts of their reports.


We invite authors to submit a 1000 words abstract by filling the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/snFmFR7bXV82VkjC3
The deadline for submissions is 3rd March 2019. 

The application should be made in English or in Russian with English annotation. Applications should be accompanied by reference information about the author (name, title, and position, place of work, contact details).

Questions should be directed to the e-mail of The Organization Committee: phillangcult@gmail.com.