Faculty of philosophy, theology and religious studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Professor of political philosophy at Radboud University, Nijmegen (Netherlands). His research and publications are focused, apart from political philosophy, on Russian philosophy in the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries (more specifically political philosophy and Soviet philosophy, particularly scientific history of philosophy; Vl. S. Solovyov, the «Vekhi authors», M. Maria Skobtsova, Ė. V. Il’enkov, M.K. Mamardashvili, N.V. Motroshilova. His books include Soviet Historiography of Philosophy; Istoriko-Filosofskaja Nauka (1997); avec Wil v.d. Bercken, Manon de Courten, Evert van der Zweerde (réd.), Vladimir Solov'ëv: Reconciler and Polemicist (2000); avec Gerrit Steunebrink, Evert van der Zweerde (réd.), Civil Society, Religion, and the Nation; Modernization in Intercultural Context: Russia, Japan (2004); с Alfons Brüning, Evert van der Zweerde (réd.), Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights (2012); с Alexander Agadjanian, Ansgar Jödicke, Evert van der Zweerde (réd.), Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus (2015); Over grenzen; een filosoof in den vreemde (2017); Взгляд со стороны на историю русской и советской философии; сборник статей (2017) [en grèque: Η φιλοσοφια στη Ρωσια απο τον Σολοβιοφ στην περεστροικα και μετα (2022); Russian Political Philosophy; Anarchy, Authority, Autocracy (Edinburgh UP, 2022).
Professor of the History of Philosophy at the University of Turin (Italy). Her research focuses on the 19th and 20th-century Russian philosophy (in particular Russian Marxism and materialism, P. Y. Chaadaev, S. L. Vygotsky, M. K. Mamardashvili, A. A. Zinoviev), the influence of Western European philosophical traditions (Spinoza, Kant, empirio-criticism, pragmatism) on the Russian and Soviet thought, the history of Italian studies of Russian thought (in particular, the works of Franco Venturi and Giovanni Mastroianni), and the tradition of philosophical historiography in Russia and the USSR. Her books include Genesis and Development of Plekhanov's Theory of Knowledge (1991), Vita/Morte (2009), Science and Revolution. Reception of Empiriocriticism in Russian Culture (1877–1910) (2013) and Gor’kij-Bogdanov e la scuola di Capri. Una corrispondenza inedita (1908–1911) (2017, co-authored with Jutta Scherer).
Lecturer at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and director of UR HIPHIMO: Center for the History of Modern Philosophy of the Sorbonne. Editor of Bulletin de Philosophie Anglaise (in Archives de Philosophie). His research topics are Modern philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of language. His research is currently focused on the relationship between imagination, language and politics, on the problem of articulation in modern and contemporary philosophy. He is author of Léviathan et la loi des marchands ( 2012), The art of thinking and the art of speaking (2019) and of several papers on Bacon, Locke, Malebranche, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Hume.
A former student of the École Normale Supérieure, agrégé in Russian langage and civilisation, Françoise Lesourd is currently professor emeritа at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University. She has translated several Russian poets (Pasternak, Gallimard, La Pléiade; Annenski, etc., Anthologie de la Poésie russe, La Découverte), literary studies (Andreï Baldine, Le Prolongement du point, Voyages littéraires, 2015, Verdier), several works by Soljénitsyn for Arthème Fayard (from Les Esquisses d’exil, 2001, to the Journal de la Roue Rouge, 2018). She studied and published in French the work of D. S. Likhachev (Poétique historique de la littérature russe, L’Age d’Homme, 1988), then Le Poème de la mort, by Lev Karsavine (L’Age d’Homme, 2003 ); directed the translation of the Dictionary of Russian Philosophy (L’Age d’Homme, 2010) and that of the Philosophy of the Common Work, by N. Fiodorov (Les Syrtes, 2021). She was interested in Tolstoy (editing Cahier Tolstoy N°23, Tolstoy and the intellectual life of his time), Vladimir Solovyov's dialogue with Tolstoy and with N. Fiodorov, as well as Viatcheslav Ivanov (Correspondence with his children, Roman Sonnets). She has edited several study volumes: Religious Changes in Russia: Conversions and Secularization (Slavica Occitania, No. 41), Russian Cosmism and Nikolai Fiodorov (Slavica Occitania, No. 46 and 47). Since 2016, she has devoted herself to the influence of Blaise Pascal on Russian thinkers (at the Classiques Garnier, translation of Boris Tarassov’s book, Le Roseau pensant, and in co-direction with Laurent Thirouin, publication of the study Lectures russes de Pascal, hier et aujourd’hui). As part of the IRPhiL (Institut de Recherches Philosophiques de Lyon), she continues to study the history of Russian thought.
Full professor of sociology at LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (Rome). With a background in Comparative Literature and Russian at the University of Innsbruck (2001) and International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (2003), she holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence (2007). Her dissertation, in which she studied the life and works of late-soviet religious intellectuals (Khoruzhii, Bibikhin, Averincev), was published under the title Community after Totalitarianism. The Russian Orthodox Intellectual Tradition and the Philosophical Discourse of Political Modernity (2009). Her current research areas are sociology of religion, political sociology and political theory, with a focus on politics and religion, on state-religion relations in Russia, norm and anti-gender mobilizations and transnational religious actors. She has recently published (together with Dmitry Uzlaner) The Moralist International. Russia in the Global Culture Wars (2022) as well as numerous journal articles in Religion, State and Society, Voprosy Filosofii, Global Networks, Journal of Contemporary Religion and others.
Associate Professor and McMillan Chair of Russian Studies at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University (Canada). Director of the SSHRC-funded project “Russian Media Observation and Research” (RuMOR). Dr Goode’s research broadly focuses on nationalism and authoritarianism in Russia and Eurasia. He has published in a variety of journals including Perspectives on Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Slavic Review, Europe-Asia Studies, and Social Science Quarterly. Professor Goode is Editor-in-Chief of Communist and Post-Communist Studies. He also serves on the editorial boards for Nationalities Papers, Russian Politics and Social Science Quarterly, and the international advisory board for Nations and Nationalism. Dr Goode is also a longstanding member of the Program Committee and the advisory board for the Association for the Study of Nationalities.
Professor of Intellectual History at the College of St. Scholastica, co-director of the Northwestern University Research Initiative for the Study of Russian Philosophy and Religious Thought, and a fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University School of Law. He is the translator and editor of Problems of Idealism: Essays in Russian Social Philosophy (2003) and co-editor of five other volumes: A History of Russian Philosophy, 1830–1930: Faith, Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity (2010, 2013), Religious Freedom in Modern Russia (2018), The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought (2020), Evgenii Trubetskoi: Icon and Philosophy (2021), and Law and the Christian Tradition in Modern Russia (2022). He is also the author of many articles and book chapters on Russian intellectual history, philosophy, and religion.
Professor of Russian Politics at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland. For many years, he taught at the European University at St.Petersburg, Russia. His research focuses on issues such as authoritarianism, political regime dynamics, political institutions, governance and policy-making, and sub-national politics and government in Russia and Eurasia. He is an author and/or editor of more than twenty books, including Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes (2015), Authoritarian Modernization in Russia: Ideas, Institutions, and Policies (2017), and The Politics of Bad Governance in Contemporary Russia (2022). He is also author of more than 150 research articles, published in International Political Science Review, Democratization, Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, East European Politics, and other journals.
Head of the Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche and the research unit at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, as well as honorary professor of philosophy at the Technical University of Berlin. He was associated professor at the Tongji University in Shanghai (2015-18) and member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2012-13). Educated in a tradition of critical theory, his research focuses on the emergence and self-reflection of the Western philosophical tradition, on European identity and on the cultural significance and function of reason and science. He worked on early Greek philosophy, Hegel, Adorno, Habermas and particularly on Nietzsche. He is co-editor of Nietzsche-Studien. Among his publications are Der Ursprungsmythos der Vernunft (2007); Frühgriechische Philosophie (2011); Nietzsches Wissenschaftsphilosophie (co-edited 2011); Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity (co-edited 2014); Paul Feyerabend. Philosophy of Nature (co-edited 2016); Nietzsche und die Reformation (co-edited 2020); and more recently Fortgesetzte Identitätskrise: Der Westen im Spiegel Chinas (2022).
ICREA Research Professor in philosophy and history of science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and Affiliated Researcher at the Wilhelm Wundt Center for Philosophy & History of Psychology, Universidade Federal Juiz de Fora (Brazil).
Before joining ICREA in 2014, he held positions at Marburg, the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences & Humanities (BBAW), the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and the UAB‘s Dept. of Philosophy (Ramón y Cajal Scholar, 2009-2014). Since 2019, he is a senior member of LOGOS, the leading group in Analytic Philosophy in Barcelona, and a member of the Academia Europaea.
His work centers on three related areas: Kant’s philosophy, theories of rationality, and the relations between philosophy and history of science. He is the author of Kant und die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (2009), and How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality (2013, with P. Erickson, J. Klein, L. Daston, R. Lemov & M. Gordin). Numerous articles in journals such as Erkenntnis, Kant-Studien, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Synthese, Philosophical Psychology, History of Psychology, or Journal of the History of the Behavioural Sciences.
Professor, Head of the Department of Russian and Byzantine Philosophy at the Pontifical John Paul II University in Krakow (Poland). Her research focuses on Russian religious philosophy, primarily on the work of V.S. Soloviev, S.L. Frank, N.O. Lossky, L.P. Karsavin, A.F. Losev, M.I. Lot-Borodina, the problem of the relationship between faith and knowledge and especially between science and religion in the Eastern Christian tradition and Russian philosophy. She regularly conducts archival research. Among her books are La philosophie religieuse russe (2014), Faith and Science in Russian Religious Thought, (2019), The Eastern Christian Tradition in Modern Russian Thought and Beyond (2022), Mirra Lot-Borodina. Historian, Writer, Philosopher, Theologian (2020, in Russian), Semyon Frank in European and Emigrant Culture (2023, in Russian).
Director of research at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris, France.
His research focuses on questions of political theology, ecumenical metaphysics, peacebuilding, the history of Orthodox Christian thought, and the history of Central and Eastern Europe.
Antoine Arjakovsky is a French historian, with a master's degree in history from the Sorbonne and a doctorate in History from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Former cooperation attaché at the French embassy in Moscow then deputy director of the French Institute in Kiev, he created the Lviv Institute of Ecumenical Studies in 2002. Having taught in several European and American universities, he is now he is now research director at the Collège des Bernardins. He is also today an administrator of the Social Weeks of France and president of the Association of Christian Philosophers and administrator of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience based in Prague.
He is the author of several books on the history of Russia and Ukraine such as The Generation of Religious Thinkers of Russian Emigration (2002); Russia-Ukraine, from war to peace? (2014); West-Russia how to get out of the conflict? (2017); Journey from Saint Petersburg to Moscow, Anatomy of the Russian Soul (2018); Essay on Ecumenical Metaphysics (2021); What is ecumenism? (2022); To get out of the war, defeat Russian aggression against Ukraine and democracy (DDB, 2023).
He initiated the “Truth-Justice and Reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine” dialogue commission with more than 200 experts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union between 2017 and 2019 which resulted in 30 proposals for peace. He also led a research seminar at the Collège des Bernardins which resulted in “18 proposals to support Ukraine and rebuild peace in Europe”. Since 2019, he has organized several seminars with the Normandy Peace Forum and the European Parliament's research service with representatives of Ukrainian and Russian civil society.