|Full name:||Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences|
|Short name:||IPL SB RAS|
Location: 630090, Novosibirsk, Nikolaeva str., 8. (View on map)
Main research areas according to the charter of IPL SB RAS: The main area of the Institute’s research in philosophy, sociology and law is: “Civilizational processes in contemporary Russia: values, ideals and the social role of education and science in the process of Russia’s integration into the world community.”
Priority areas according to the “Program of Fundamental Scientific Research of State Academies of Sciences for 2013-2020”:
XI.175. Philosophy in socio-cultural and spiritual life in Russia.
XI.179. Social changes in post-reform Russia: transformation of social structure, dynamics of mass consciousness and of socio-political processes.
The Institute hosts three established communities, of those researchers who conduct their activities in the same field and use common principles and methodological approaches. This allows qualifying those communities as scientific schools, and these schools are: Novosibirsk School of Philosophy of Mathematics, Novosibirsk Scientific Ethno-Sociological School, and Novosibirsk School of History of Philosophy. The Institute conducts a multi-leveled integration of the research and teaching activities. The chief area of this integration is cooperation with the Novosibirsk State University, which includes lecturing, developing and updating curricula, writing of textbooks, administration of academic departments, advising in preparation of the undergraduate and graduate theses, etc. The Institute runs postgraduate and postdoctoral programs. The teaching is being conducted for two specialization areas. The Institute has its own dissertation council. The Institute originated three journals: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Education (published also in English since 2007 and indexed in Scopus), and ΣΧΟΛΗ (Schole). Philosophical Studies of Antiquity and Classical Tradition (the editorial board contains five leading international Classical scholars; the journal is indexed in Scopus).
The Institute’s structure includes three departments – Department of Philosophy, Department of Sociology and Law, and Department of Postgraduate Studies. The Institute has 62 employees, 49 of them are scientific collaborators; 41 of the scientists have a Ph.D. degree, and 23 of them have a Doctor of Sciences degree.
The Institute’s Main Scientific Achievements:
- IPL SB RAS is a leading institution in the world in introduction and development of a new area in the philosophy of mathematics called “conceptual pragmatism.” IPL prepared and published an unprecedented compendium on the contemporary philosophy of mathematics, which consists of eight volumes and covers various areas of foundations of logic of mathematics.
- IPL SB RAS has a leading role in Russia in the large-scale special sociological research of the interconnection between ethno-social and civilizational processes in Inner Eurasia (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Mongolia). The obtained results allow making a relevant description of the socio-cultural reality in the region; they have enriched the concept of Eurasianism, and they received a high appraisal both from the scientific community and from the regional authorities, being recognized as strategically important determinants of the Eurasian integration.
- IPL SB RAS has developed a unique systematic analysis of epistemology based on Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics. This analysis covers all of the stages of the scientific inquiry in Aristotle, and the argumentative strategies in ethical theories. It reconstructs Aristotle’s justification of the ultimate value of virtuous activity (foundationalist strategy) and of the necessity of the external goods for this activity (hermeneutic strategy). The results are published in two monographs.
- The study of Law is represented in philosophical and judiciary theoretical research of the foundations of mechanism of legal regulation. The main areas of research are the analytic jurisprudence, normativism, critical theory of law, ancient and medieval history of law. The civilistic research is conducted in the areas of intellectual property, business law, corporative law, and medical law. The research of the international law covers procedural and law-enforcement aspects of the system of international justice, and the legal regime of the Eurasian integration. The IPL employees play an active role in developing, implementing and practical exercising of innovative forms of cooperation between the state and the civil society: public evaluation of legal acts, public-private partnership etc.
International Scientific Cooperation:
IPL SB RAS has established cooperative connections with the following scientific organizations: International Network of Philosophers of Education (Brussels, Belgium); Charles University, Faculty of Civic Education (Prague, Czech Republic); Khovd State University (Khovd, Mongolia); Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan); Institute for Philosophy, Political Science and Religion Studies (Almaty, Kazakhstan); Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus); Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine); Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (Baku, Azerbaijan).