Философский факультет
Московский Государственный Университет имени М.В.Ломоносова
Московский Государственный Университет имени М.В.Ломоносова

Основная информация:

 Кафедра философии естественных факультетов существует с 1953 г. В настоящее время на кафедре работают 25 сотрудников, из них 10 – докторов философских наук. Кафедра осуществляет преподавание философских дисциплин на 12 факультетах МГУ для студентов, магистров и аспирантов.
Для студентов философского факультета кафедра является базовой при организации педагогической практики на 4 курсе. На кафедре имеется очная и заочная аспирантура, где готовятся специалисты по трем специальностям: Философия науки и техники, Онтология и теория познания, Социальная философия. В аспирантуру кафедры приглашаются, как выпускники философского факультета, так и других факультетов и специальностей (в особенности математических и естественнонаучных). Информацию о порядке поступления в аспирантуру кафедры можно получить в отделе аспирантуры философского факультета (939-23-62) или на кафедре (939-13-46).

Main information:
The Department of Philosophy for MSU Natural Science Faculties was founded more than 50 years ago, in 1953. It is one of the largest departments at MSU Faculty of Philosophy, and boasts 23 full professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.
Professors of the department give lectures on philosophy and other philosophical subjects at 12 MSU scientific faculties: mechanics and mathematics, computational mathematics and cybernetics, physics, physical chemistry, chemistry, materials science, biology, bioengineering and bioinformatics, fundamental medicine, soil science, geology, geography. According to Russian educational standards, a course on philosophy is a requirement for all university students in the country. Moreover, all post-graduate students at Russian universities are required to pass an exam on the history and philosophy of science. Lecturing on the philosophy of science for post-graduate students at MSU scientific faculties is one of the most important tasks of the department.
There are specialists on different fields of philosophy among the department professors, with interests such as the history of Russian philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of education, etc. Department professors offer special courses for MSU students some examples include: “Personalism in Russian thought”, “Philosophy of music”, and “Philosophy of religion”. The main focus of the department’s scholarly interest, however, is the philosophy and methodology of science, including philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, etc.
The Department of Philosophy works in close connection with MSU scientists. The Moscow theoretical seminar on the philosophy of mathematics, which has existed for many years in our department, has created a bridge between philosophers and mathematicians. The annual conference organized by the Department of Philosophy, and held at the Dubna United Research Institute for Atomic Physics is a forum for the discussion of methodological problems in contemporary physics. Every two years, the department organizes an international conference on the philosophy of mathematics in which scholars from the USA, Greece and other countries take part.
The department prepares its own postgraduate students in three fields: the philosophy of science and technics, ontology and the theory of knowing, social philosophy.
Currently the chair of the department is Professor Vladislav Shaposhnikov.