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Documents from the XIX World Congress of Philosophy

"Mankind at a Turning Point: Philosophical Perspectives"

Compiled by the Congress Organizing Committees

The 19th World Congress of Philosophy was held in Moscow in 1993. It was sponsored by the Russian Academy of Sciences, the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences, and UNESCO, in cooperation with the International Federation of Philosophical Societies. Proceedings were not published for this congrees, but these Documents from the XIX World Congress of Philosophy provide an overview of this event. The conference program, list of registered participants, and abstracts for each section are freely available.

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  • Participants included G. K. Ashin, A.V. Brushlinsky, Enrique Dussel, Jaakko Hintikka, Vladimir Katasonov, Guido Küng, Francisco Miró Quesada, Jerry Pelc, Paul Ricoeur, and Boris G. Yudin.

    Scheduled Meetings and Events

    • Plenary Opening Session
    • Introductory Lectures
    • Meetings of Philosophical Societies and Associations
    • Symposium 1 - Philosophy of Non-Violence
    • Symposium 2 - How to Conceive the "Universality" of Philosophy?
    • Plenary Session 1 - Philosophy and the Image of the Future
    • Plenary Session 2 - Destiny of Technological Civilization: The Price of Progress
    • Plenary Session 3 - Contemporary Humanism: Ideals and Reality
    • Plenary Session 4 - New Ways of Thinking: Traditions and Innovations
    • Colloquium 1 - The Problem of the Unity of Mankind in Russian Philosophy
    • Colloquium 2 - Man and Nature
    • Colloquium 3 - Knowledge and Understanding
    • Section 1 - Metaphysics
    • Section 2 - Ontology
    • Section 3 - Theory of Knowledge
    • Section 4 - Logic and Philosophy of Logic
    • Section 5 - Ethics
    • Section 6 - Bioethics
    • Section 7 - Philosophy of Values
    • Section 8 - Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
    • Section 9 - Philosophy of Science
    • Section 10 - Philosophy of Mathematics
    • Section 11 - Philosophy of Technology
    • Section 12 - Philosophy of Language
    • Section 13 - Philosophy of Action
    • Section 14 - Philosophy, Anthropology, and Psychology
    • Section 15 - Philosophy of Religion
    • Section 16 - Philosophy of History
    • Section 17 - Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
    • Section 18 - Philosophy of Culture
    • Section 19 - Different Models of Rationality
    • Section 20 - Personality and Alienation
    • Section 21 - Philosophical Problems of Artificial Intelligence
    • Section 22 - Philosophical Understanding of Human Rights and Duties
    • Section 23 - Women and Philosophy
    • Section 24 - Ecology and the Future of Life on Earth
    • Section 25 - Time in Physics and History
    • Section 26 - Asian Philosophies
    • Section 27 - African Philosophies
    • Section 28 - Philosophy in Latin America
    • Section 29 - Philosophical Traditions and Trends in the Countries of the CIS
    • Section 30 - Comparative Philosophy
    • Section 31 - History of Ancient Philosophy
    • Section 32 - History of Medieval Philosophy
    • Section 33 - History of Modern Philosophy
    • Section 34 - History of Contemporary Philosophy
    • Official Closing Ceremony

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    · ISBN-13: 978-1-63435-011-2 · These materials were prepared in 1993 for the Congress participants ·
    · 1 volume · Includes the conference program, list of participants, and all available abstracts ·

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