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REDMSCS 2017 : Revolution and Evolution: Development Models in Science, Culture and Society


When Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 25, 2017
Where Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2017
Categories    philosophy   science studies   social epistemology   cognitive science

Call For Papers

Dear Colleagues,

National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, together with RAS Institute of Philosophy and Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, invites you to participate in the First All-Russian Scientific Conference "Revolution and Evolution: Development Models in Science, Culture and Society,” which will take place on 24 – 25 November 2017.

The 100th anniversary of the revolutionary events in Russia foregrounds a renewed philosophical interpretation of the phenomenon of revolution in its most diverse dimensions – social, cultural, scientific, technological, and anthropological. In the context of the dynamically changing outlines of contemporary world, it is the analysis of the revolutionary development model that is becoming the key to understanding current trends and phenomena. Within the conference theme, a revolution is contrasted to an evolution as an alternative model of changes in science, culture, and society. The choice between these two alternatives or a comprehended rejection of both of them facilitates both elucidating the current state of social existence and delineating further ways of its development.
We invite philosophers, scientists and scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in the history, current state, perspectives, and new opportunities of development of science and culture. Best papers sent to the conference will be published in an extended format in leading peer-reviewed academic journals.

Sessions and round tables:

Session 1. The Philosophy of Science: A Historical Perspective and Futurological Projections

Session 2. Innovative Development and the Prospects for Humanity.

Session 3. The Evolution of Natural and Artificial Cognitive Systems.

The round table dedicated to the 55th anniversary of T. Kuhn’s ‘The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.’

The round table “The Problem of Social Ideal and the Revolution” for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Key speakers

Steve Fuller, Ilya Kasavin, Tatyana Chernigovskaya, Yuri Alexandrov, Vladimir Porus, and others.

Forms of participation: an oral paper, invited comments, session and round table discussions, a poster presentation, and a virtual presentation.

Conference paper publication is free of charge.

Registration and paper submission:
To participate in sessions and round tables, please register via
until October 1 and submit your paper of approximately 10,000 characters. In case your paper is co-authored, all the co-authors should register via the online form.
Paper submission guidelines.
The conference papers should be submitted electronically (in DOC / RTF format) via an online registration form at
As a file name, please use the first author’s surname written in Latin letters. The manuscript should include a Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), the title of the paper, an abstract and keywords in Russian and English.
The abstract should be between 150 and 300 words. Please do not use automated machine translation to translate your abstract.
Your paper file should include the following information about each co-author: the first name, any middle names, and surname – all written in full; affiliation, country, and city. Please give the full official name of your organization.

The paper should be of 10,000 characters. Margins Left/Right and Top/Bottom 2 cm. A 14-point Times Roman font, 1.5 line spacing. First line indent 1 cm. Alignment justified.
Do not include automatic hyphenation and page numbers in your submission.
When referring to a reference in the text of the paper, put the number of the reference in square brackets, and then, after a comma, provide the page. Eg: [2, p. 5].
References should be given in alphabet order – first literature in Russian (if any) and then in other languages, according to the National Standard of the Russian Federation "Bibliographical reference. General Requirements and Rules of making" (GOST R 7.0.5 2008).

Contact Person:
Feygelman Artem Markovich,
the Organizing Committee Secretary

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