Andrey Maidansky, 2010


Department of Philosophy



Doctor of Science √ Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 2000
Candidate of Science √ Moscow State University, 1993
Philosophy Faculty, Rostov-on-Don State University, 1988


Member of the Dissertation Council in Philosophy, Belgorod State University
Member of the Dissertation Council in Philosophy, South Russian Federal University
Scientific Expert of the National Research University √ Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal ╚ΣΝ ΑΡΧΗ╩
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal ╚Belgorod State University Scientific Bulletin: Philosophy. Sociology. Law╩
Member of the Editorial Board of ╚Spinoziana╩ collection (Milano √ Udine: Mimesis)
Member of the Organising Committee of the International Scientific Conference ╚Ilyenkov Readings╩
Kone Foundation Fellow (Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, 2010)
Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellow (University of Helsinki, 2011-2012)


Philosophy (1988-2014)
Classical German Philosophy (2014)
Marxist philosophy (2014)
History of Philosophy from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment (2013-2014)
Philosophy and History of Science (2003-2014)
Philosophy of Society (2001-2003)
Philosophy of Culture (1997-1998)


The Descent of Spinoza▓s definitions, ╚Vestnik MGU╩, series 7: Philosophy, 1, 1994
The Reform of logic in the works of Descartes and Spinoza, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 10, 1996
The Russian Spinozists, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 1, 1998
The logical method of Descartes and Spinoza. Taganrog, 1998
Geometrical order and the logical method in Spinoza▓s ╚Ethics╩, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 11, 1999
The concept of existence in Spinoza▓s ╚Ethics╩, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 1, 2001
The Russian Spinozists, in: Knowledge and tradition in the history of world philosophy. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2001
The practical truth of communist utopias, in: E. Ilyenkov and socialism. Moscow, 2002
The concept of thinking in Ilyenkov and Spinoza, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 8, 2002
Reflections on a destination of philosophy, ╚Alma Mater╩, 6, 2002
Descartes and Spinoza on the nature of mind: the “thinking substance” or the “idea of a body”?
   in: Psychology and Philosophy: The restitution of soul. Moscow, 2003
On nature thinking itself and on ideal reality, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 3, 2004
Metamorphoses of the ideal, in: The ideal: Ilyenkov and Lifshits. Moscow: RGGU, 2004
The objective teleology in Spinoza, in: Historic-Philosophical Year-book 2003. Moscow: Nauka, 2004
The problem of demonstration in philosophy [review], ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 8, 2004
Logic and phenomenology of the world history, ╚Vestnik MGUKI╩, 3, 2004
Vectors and contours of knowledgeable society, ╚Vestnik MGUKI╩, 2, 2005
Principium coexsistentiae, or The history of a dream of Magister Immanuel Kant, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 10, 2005
Mind and soul, ╚Chelovek╩, 1, 2006
The oldest biography of Spinoza, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 10, 2006
On the active “side” of Spinoza▓s teaching, ╚Logos╩, 2, 2007
The oldest biography of Spinoza & ╚Treatise on the improvement of intellect╩. Rostov-on-Don, 2007
Cognitio reflexiva. The concept of self-consciousness in Spinoza,
   in: Philosophy of consciousness: classics and modernity. Moscow, 2007
Logic and phenomenology of the world history, ╚ΣΝ ΑΡΧΗ╩, 5, 2008
Vygotsky √ Spinoza. A dialog through centuries, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 10, 2008
Hegel▓s advance in the concept of proof, ╚Bulletin of Russian Philosophical Society╩, 2, 2008
Ascent to the ideal, ╚Logos╩, 1, 2009
How a thought gets distorted, ╚Logos╩, 1, 2009
A diagram of philosophical thought, ╚Svobodnaya Mysl╩, 2, 2009
Lecture within the framework of tacit knowledge, ╚Alma Mater╩, 5, 2009
The concept of truth in Ilyenkov▓s dialectical logic, ╚Svobodnaya Mysl╩, 8, 2009
E.V. Ilyenkov, in: The New Russian Encyclopaedia. Moscow: Infra-M, 2009, vol. 6, part II
History and social ideals, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 2, 2010
To define the human being, ╚Chelovek╩, 1, 2010
Philosophy of science. Moscow: Infra-M, 2010 (co-authors: S.N. Mareev, E.V. Mareeva)
Phenomenology of the world history: From Hegel to Marx, in: Hegel▓s “Phenomenology of Mind”
   within the framework of modern Hegel studies. Moscow: Kanon +, 2010
Spinoza▓s “true logic”, ╚Istoriya filosofii╩, vol. 15, 2010
Economics and freedom in Marx▓s “science of history”, ╚Logos╩, 2, 2011
Logic of Marx▓s historical theory: the reformated formations, ╚Logos╩, 2, 2011
Idea of Russia, ╚Svobodnaya Mysl╩, 5, 2011
Word as a form of communication and thought, in: Thought and activity. Moscow: SGA, 2011
A philosophical study of Russia [review], ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 9, 2011
The concept of personality in cultural historical psychology, ╚Svobodnaya Mysl╩, 10, 201
Illusions of the conscious being, ╚Svobodnaya Mysl╩, 11-12, 2012
Soviet Spinoza: Faith searching for understanding, ╚Svobodnaya Mysl╩, 5-6, 2012
Reading Spinoza. Saarbrücken: LAP, 2012
Spinoza: pro et contra. St. Petersburg: RHGA, 2012
Ecce Homo: Odyssey of two definitions, ╚Belgorod State University Scientific Bulletin: Philosophy. Sociology. Law╩, 20, 2012
“It▓s not gonna die out, dirty d-dog!”: Ilyenkov about state, ╚Svobodnaya Mysl╩, 4, 2013
Dialectics of the material, ╚Alternativy╩, 2, 2013
To think concretely: The affair of ‘Soviet European’ Evald Ilyenkov, ╚Belgorod State University Scientific Bulletin:
   Philosophy. Sociology. Law╩, 25, 2013
The Global Future 2045, ╚Voprosy Filosofii╩, 2, 2014 (co-author: S.M. Klimova)
The dialectical logic of Evald Ilyenkov and Western European Marxism, in: E.V. Ilyenkov’s legacy and the dialectical tradition
   in Russian philosophy. Rostov-on-Don, 2014
Two methods, two versions of dialectics: ‘Phenomenology of Mind’ versus ‘The Science of Logic’, in: Philosophy of Hegel:
   new translations, studies, commentaries. Moscow, 2014

in English:

The reform of logic in the works of Descartes and Spinoza, ╚Russian Studies in Philosophy╩, vol. 37, no. 2, Fall 1998
The Russian Spinozists, ╚Studies in East European Thought╩, vol. 55, no. 3, September 2003
Metamorphoses of the ideal, ╚Studies in East European Thought╩, vol. 57, no. 3, September 2005
The Russian Spinozists, «Studia Spinozana», vol. 15 (ed. Wiep van Bunge). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2006
Review of the book: S. Mareyev. From the history of Soviet philosophy: Lukacs — Vygotsky — Ilyenkov, ╚Social Sciences╩, no. 4, 2009
Ascent toward the ideal, ╚Russian Studies in Philosophy╩, vol. 48, no. 4, Spring 2010
The logic of Marx's theory of history: Reforming formations, ╚Russian Studies in Philosophy╩, vol. 51, no. 2, Fall 2012
The concept of truth in Ilyenkov's dialectical logic, in: Logic in Central and Eastern Europe: History, science, and discourse.
   New York: University Press of America, 2012
The Dialectical Logic of Evald Ilyenkov and Western European Marxism, in: Russian Thought in Europe: Reception, Polemics,
   Development. Krakow: Akademia Ignatianum, Wydawnictwo WAM, 2013
Reality of the Ideal, in: Dialectics of the Ideal: Evald Ilyenkov and Creative Soviet Marxism. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2014

auf Deutsch:

Revuen, Sektion II: Geschichte der Philosophie, ╚Der Russische Gedanke╩, 1992‑1994
Grundriß der Geschichte des russischen Spinozismus, ╚Der Russische Gedanke╩, 1/2, 1994
Russische Spinozisten des 20. Jahrhunderts, in: Spinoza im Osten (Hrsg. Werner Röhr). Berlin: Edition Organon, 2005
Brief der Philosophischen Iljenkov. Kommentar zur Publikation, ╚Marxistische Blätter╩, 1, 2006

in Turkish:

Sovyet Spinoza: Anlama Arayışındaki İnanç, in: Marx’tan Spinoza’ya, Spinoza’dan Marx’a Guncel Mudahaleler.
   Ankara: Dost Kitabevi Yayınları, 2013

in Polish:

Lifszyc Michal, in: ╚Idee w Rosiji. Leksykon rosyjsko-polsko-angielski╩, tom 8. Lodz: ‘Ibidem’, 2014


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