Russian Federation

UNESCO Chair in "Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures" (810), established in 2008 at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation).

Fields/Disciplines

Comparative philosophy, philosophy of cultures, religions and history.

Objectives

The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of comparative philosophy, particularly in the philosophy of cultures, religions and history. It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the Institute and other institutions in the Russian Federation.

The objective of its activities shall be to:

  • promote the development of cross regional perspectives in teaching philosophy and foster multiplicity of points of view, memories and opinions to be found in the various cultures of the world rather than impose one particular philosophy of the world;
  • highlight the new question raised by key concepts linked to issues relating to intercultural dialogue in order to clarify ambiguities and dispel misconceptions;
  • reflect on the challenges of diversity in a concomitantly globalized and fragmented world.

Host Institution

  • The Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Culture, Social and Human Sciences; UNESCO Office in Moscow.

Contact

Dr Prof Marietta Stepanyants, The Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Professor, UNESCO Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in "Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures"
E-Mail address - mstepani@iph.ras.ru
Work Phone - 7(495) 203-95-69
Fax - 7(495) 609-93-50
Street - 14 Volhonka Street
City - Moscow
Postal Code - 119992
Country - Russian Federation