Author: Sergey Kamenskiy, M.Sc. (Eng).
In 2016 the Humanity will celebrate the 2400–year jubilee of Aristotle, the great Ancient Greece thinker, scientist and philosopher, who was the first to create all–embracing philosophical system, embracing and uniting all spheres of human development: politics, sociology, logic, physic.
The series of celebrations dedicated to his 2400–year jubilee will take place all over the world, and Russia won`t be an exception. In October this year ceremonial events announcing Aristotle`s Year and popularizing philosophy in our country will be held in Moscow.
Chosen as the central site of the festival was The Russian State Library (RSL). On September 27, at 20.30 the ceremony of solemnly opening the Aristotle`s Year in Russia will begin at RSL. It will be staged at RSL`s huge marble staircase where an atmosphere of antique amphitheatre would have been recreated. Right there, at the stairs, dancers, ballet artists and acrobats will be make their festive show, and well–known actors read the lines from not yet published and for the first time translated into Russian, works of Aristotle and his followers.
Leading Russian philosophers and scholars – originators of “Aristotle`s heritage as the constituating element of European rationality” research project – will tell of unique findings of the great thinker, and philosophy`s role in our country. Following this, an international round table “Aristotle today: ethics, religion, medicine” will be held on October 29 at the Library of Russian Philosophy and Culture, “A.F. Losev`s House”.
It is to gather leading philosophers, theologists and public figures from Russia and foreign countries. Besides, a series of open lectures will be held at Moscow. The scientists will tell of the riddles of antique philosophy and its links with contemporary world realities. A large city quest, various competitions and theateralized performances will be staged.
In addition, a wide sequence of scientific events will be taking place in 2916. These were planned and scheduled by Russian scholars from the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of sciences, RAS` Institute of General History, The First Moscow Medical University named after Sechenov, and Novosibirsk State University.
A detailed program of Aristotle`s Year will be at V.Kontakte and Facebook social nets` pages.
An access to all events will be free.
Aristotle`s Year Aristotle`s philosophy Russia, Russian Philosophy Institute of Philosophy State University in open access.
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