Author: Kurennoy Vitaly
Professor, Head, School of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE). Address: 21/4 Staraya Basmannaya str., 105066 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Clarity in the “Heidegger Case”: A Round Table / Logos. 2018. № 3 (124). P. 205-231
annotation: The release of the Russian language translation of the first volume of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks was the occasion of a round table discussion held in Moscow at the Muzeon Park of Arts with Alexei Gloukhov, Dmitriy Kralechkin, Vitaly Kurennoy, Michail Maiatsky, and Igor Chubarov as guest speakers moderated by Valery Anashvili. In addition to the central topics of the volume, various aspects of Heidegger’s thought that now need reappraisal in light of the Black Notebooks (which are currently being translated into various languages) were also considered. Some of those aspects are purely biographical, such as the question of Heidegger’s so-called “error” and his “turn” or Kehre. Other aspects have ramifications beyond Heidegger’s views on such issues as what the “received opinons” (e.g. on anti-Semitism) at the time were and how they were dealt with by philosophers, anti-modernism, the similarities and differences in the critique of modernity from the “left” and the “right,” and the relationships between philosophy and politics or authority, anti-Semitism, etc.
Keywords: Martin Heidegger; Heidegger’s reception; anti-modernism; philosophy and power; anti-Semitism
New Urban Romanticism: Political and Sociocultural Aspects of the Newest Russian Protest / Logos. 2017. № 7 (0). P. 55-72
annotation: The article examines the major political, social and cultural aspects of Russian protest movements in the late 2011 — early 2012. Well-established concepts used within these movements as well as their social self-characterization are analyzed. The article considers the impact of the new media environment on the shape and political limitations of this phenomenon. It argues that the novelty of the protest phenomenon is the appearance of “new urban romance.”
Keywords: new urban protests in Russia; legitimacy; legality; spectacle; theatricality; visual culture; new media; creative class; new romanticism
An Obsolete Critique of Phenomenology: Beyond “the Infinite Disentanglement of Consciousness” / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 79-88
Debates among Professionals: Competitiveness and Rejection of Research Programmes within Contemporary Philosophy / Logos. 2014. № 4 (100). P. 105-146
annotation: This paper focuses on debates in contemporary philosophy and on the productiveness of these debates. The article brings forth two main theses: firstly, debates in philosophy quickly lead to the elimination of poorly substantiated positions and unfounded research programs; secondly, the coexistence of fundamentally incompatible philosophical programs stimulates their development—that is, incompatibility brings about productive professional competition in philosophy. To substantiate these claims the author analyzes two notorious debates of the late 19th and early 20th century: Hermann Ebbinghaus’s critique of Wilhelm Dilthey’s descriptive psychology, and Moritz Schlick’s one-way discussion of the phenomenological project and Edmund Husserl’s works.
Keywords: debates in philosophy, descriptive psychology, phenomenology, logical positivism, Dilthey, Ebbinghaus, Husserl, Schlick
The Monk of Culture. In Memory of Roman Gromov / Logos. 2014. № 2 (98). P. 261-263
The Durp Subst ance and Delivering Lulzes. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and a Culture of Research University / Logos. 2013. № 3 (93).
annotation: The article analyses three issues. Firstly, how the culture of research universities in the series ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is designed based on the Honor Code Handbook of the California Institute of Technology. Secondly, the author observes the culture of pranks and jokes as an element of the tradition of American research universities— in comparison to cultural traditions of Russian universities. Third, he demonstrates, that one of the main patterns of constructing comic situations in the series is explaining the incommensurability of conceptual frameworks—he common language and the language of science.
Keywords: TV series, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, honor code of university, prank culture of university, incompatibility of frameworks
Cultural Studies: Research and Political Program/ Logos. 2012. № 1 (85). P. 14-79
annotation: The article gives a comprehensive historical and systematic analysis of the programme of Cultural Studies (primarily British). The first part presents the general characteristics of the programme, while the second analyzes the political component of the programme and its genesis. The third part exposes the disciplinary and methodological specificities of the programme. In the fourth part, the main stages of the programme’s historical development are described and analyzed. The fifth part describes the particular thematic research directions, for instance, youth subcultures studies. In the sixth part the dynamics of the interrelation between policital and exploratory components of Cultural Studies project are exposed. The seventh part analyzes the causes of the relatively poor reception of Cultural Studies in a Post-Soviet academic context and explores possible directions for Cultural Studies in modern Russian academia.
Keywords: Cultural Studies, British New Left , Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, Richard Hoggart, Raymond Williams, Edward P. Thompson, Stuart Hall, history and perspectives of cultural studies, cultural studies in Post-Soviet Russia
New Urban Romance. Political and Cultural and Social Aspects of the latest Russian Protest/ Logos. 2012. № 2 (86). P. 30-45
annotation: The article examines the major political, social and cultural aspects of Russian protest movements in the late 2011 — early 2012. Well-established concepts used within these movements as well as their social self-characterization are analyzed. The article considers the impact of the new media environment on the shape and political limitations of this phenomenon. It argues that the novelty of the protest phenomenon is the appearance of «new urban romance»
Keywords: new urban protests in Russia, legitimacy, legality, spectacle, theatricality, visual culture, new media, creative class, new romanticism