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Author: Maiatsky Michail

Maiatsky Michail

Michail Maiatsky (born in 1960) studied History and Philosophy in Stavropol, Rostov-on-Don and Moscow. He has worked at the universities of Fribourg and Lausanne (Switzerland) and at present is a Lecturer at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He has devoted two of his works to ancient philosophy: Platon penseur du visuel (Paris, 2005) and Controversy over Plato: the Circle of Stefan George and German University (Moscow, 2011). mmaiatsky@gmail.com

Publications

As Long as They Call It University / Logos. 2017. № 7 (0). P. 3-16
annotation:  The author considers the pointlessness of choosing between historical models of university. Instead, he proposes to find what is happening to knowledge today and whether this is relevant for higher education. Obviously, the internet and modern commu¬nication technologies affect the character of knowledge and atti¬tudes towards it. The decline of the nation-state means a change of the principal partner and client of science. Now it is the indi¬vidual customer who determines user-friendly content and form of knowledge. University bureaucracy does its best to satisfy his desires. It is this bureaucracy, not scholars-professors, who embody university now. Current trends in knowledge and uni-versity are similar in Russia and in the West (the Bologna reform as a realization of the managerial turn), despite the high degree of corruption and plagiarism in the former.
Keywords:  knowledge; university; customer; managerial turn; social construction of ignorance
...sed magis amica phænomenologia / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 2-4
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Husserl or Phenomenology: Fink’s Dilemma / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 104-107
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Remarks / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 118-128
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Towards an Archaeology of Current and Future Appropriation Practices of Philosophical Texts: Ancient Commentary / Logos. 2015. № 6 (108). P. 1-21
annotation:  In the history of philosophy, it is common to disregard how one philosopher works on another philosopher’s text. “Commentary” in the broadest sense is currently considered to be any activity the reader and / or interpreter conducts with regard to the “text-object”— from marginal work to a scholarly work. The predecessors to “commentaries” were Greek hupomnêmata, or notes on the margins of scrolls. This genre evolved from serving as an explanation of the most complex passages to being a continuous, line-byline commentary. Unlike monographs and other “secondary” works dedicated to analysing primary literature, commentaries focus on the text itself instead of its meaning (from here stems the centuries-old debate between philological and philosophical commentary). The commentary also aims to limit itself to the role of serving the text, leaving out all rhetoric. To become an object of commentary, a text should be difficult and unclear enough, but also authoritative. Commentary is thus both an effect and a cause of authority. Plato and Aristotle engaged in producing commentary, and this heightened the prestige of this genre. Philosophizing and philosophical teaching centered around their commentaries for many centuries. Aristotle’s “Poetics” became a methodological roadmap for scholars in Alexandria. While it is possible that the commentary is not in fact a universal genre or an eternal genre, the transition from paper texts to online texts has resulted in new opportunities for the enrichment and differentiation of the commentary. This, in turn, forces us to reconsider the aims, principles, and methods of commenting.
Keywords:  text appropriation; commentary; marginalia; teaching of philosophy; Platonism; Peripatetic tradition; Alexandrian philology
Оtium for Nobody? / Logos. 2015. № 3 (105). P. 46-50
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Liberation from Work, Unconditional Income and Foolish Will / Logos. 2015. № 3 (105). P. 72-87
annotation:  The article approaches the issue of the Unconditional Basic Income ) from the point of view of the phenomenon of akrasia (or incontinentia in the Latin translation). Since at least the time of the Sophists, akrasia has attracted great attention from moral thinkers. We are dealing with an akratic behaviour when one knows of the fact that one particular action is preferable in a certain situation, and nevertheless one undertakes the opposite (or simply an alternative) action. Since antiquity, this situation has changed; e. g. the good is now understood in a greater variety of ways. In this article, the author tries to question the sociо-psychologically. How would a beneficiary conceive of this particular form of income? How would (s)he interpret the expectations of society in compensation for it? There are two essential theoretical versions of the: 1) something positive and constructive will be explicitly expected; 2) nothing will be expected, and the unconditional character will be stressed: the is neither a reward, nor an advance payment for future work or for readiness to accept any work. In the first case, the temptation of an akratic reaction will be great. In the second case, there is one condition that makes the whole thing look like a utopia—that is, the condition that your activity should not be based on the expectation or goal of a salary (André Gorz). The author supposes that for millions of people, work is still a “source of meaning.” An abrupt transition from “work” to “activity” could result simply in a confirmation of their immaturity.
Keywords:  akrasia; unconditional existential income; unemployment; labor work; free activity
Storytelling: from Scheherazade to Freud’s Nephew / Logos. 2015. № 3 (105). P. 177-178
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God Loves Digits / Logos. 2015. № 2 (104). P. 12-13
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Keywords:  Digital Humanities
How to Study Humans, and to Remain One (Guy Thuillier. Introduction au métier de l’historien) / Logos. 2015. № 1 (103). P. 298-310
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On the History of the Plato’s Denazifi cation in Germany / Logos. 2012. № 6 (90). P. 29-41
annotation:  Th e article deals with various types of post-Nazi Plato reception in Germany. The author argues that Plato’s ‘denazifi cation’ was perturbed and complicated by K. Popper’s book ‘The Spell of Plato’, 1st volume of his famous ‘The Open Society and Its Enemies’. His liberal interpetation of Plato coincides, ex negativo, with the Nazist one. The article analyses diff erent denazifi cation
programms: the total refutation of any Nazi/totalitarian reading of Plato; the interpretation of Plato’s criticism of democracy as an endeavour to improve it; the comparison of ‘Politeia’ with totalitarian regimes of the 20th century (in favour of the former); charge against liberal criticism for, under Plato’s name, attacking the contemporary meritocratic (= aristocratic) society. The currently dominant interpretation of Plato commits a hermeneutical violence inverse to that of totalitarian reading: Plato is presented as the pleader of dialogue and persuasion, the forerunner of parliamentary democracy.

Keywords:  reception, denazifi cation, hermeneutical violence, utopy, rehabilitation.
Real and imaginary untranslatabilities. Thumbing through the “Vocabulary of European Philosophies: A Dictionary of Untranslatables” (Ed. by Barbara Cassin, 2004) / Logos. 2011. № 5-6 (84). P. 13-21
annotation:  Considering the unique and fairly useful “European Vocabulary of Philosophies: Lexicon of Untranslatabilities” (ed. by B. Cassin), the author points out some theoretical flaws of this ambitious philosophical and lexicographical study. Several phenomena that are analyzed in it (like misunderstanding, re-interpretation, productive misinterpretation) are not specific for translation only, but are widespread also in philosophical practice within one (national) language. Furthermore, the author scrutinizes the Russian philosophy articles and reveals some of its hidden myths and clichés.
Keywords:  untranslatability, interpretation, misinterpretation, cultural relations
Real and imaginary untranslatabilities. Thumbing through the “Vocabulary of European Philosophies: A Dictionary of Untranslatables” (Ed. by Barbara Cassin, 2004)./ Logos. 2011. № 5-6 (84).
annotation:  Considering the unique and fairly useful “European Vocabulary of Philosophies: Lexicon of Untranslatabilities” (ed. by B. Cassin), the author points out some theoretical fl aws of this ambitious philosophical and lexicographical study. Several phenomena that are analyzed in it (like misunderstanding, re-interpretation, productive misinterpretation) are not specifi c for translation only, but are widespread also in philosophical practice within one (national) language. Furthermore, the author scrutinizes the Russian philosophy articles and reveals some of its hidden myths and clichés.
Keywords:  untranslatability, interpretation, misinterpretation, cultural relations.
Socrates the economist, or Towards a political economy of friendship / Logos. 2011. № 4 (83). P. 120-130
annotation:  The article is devoted to Socrates’ economical views, a theme that has rarely been
touched upon. The author bases himself on Xenophon’s (rather than Plato’s)
works mentioning Socrates. Socrates believes it is useless to separate the question
of benefi t from the question of utility, which is, in turn, linked to the idea of the
Good. Contrary to the common depiction of a poor and self-denying Socrates,
this article portrays Socrates’ philosophical teaching and friendship in the
context of an exchange of services, without which sociality does not exist.

Keywords:  Plato; Socrates; Xenophon; economy; friendship; exchange; community; idea of the Good
Akrasia in Greek Philosophy / Logos. 2011. № 4 (83). P. 193-199
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Keywords: 
Европа и ее мыслительная мускулатура: вопрос упражнения? / Logos. 2012. № 4 (88). P. 109-120
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Maiatsky Michail

Professor, 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: mmaiatsky@gmail.com.

Publications

As Long as They Call It University / Logos. 2017. № 7 (0). P. 3-16
annotation:  The author considers the pointlessness of choosing between historical models of university. Instead, he proposes to find what is happening to knowledge today and whether this is relevant for higher education. Obviously, the internet and modern commu¬nication technologies affect the character of knowledge and atti¬tudes towards it. The decline of the nation-state means a change of the principal partner and client of science. Now it is the indi¬vidual customer who determines user-friendly content and form of knowledge. University bureaucracy does its best to satisfy his desires. It is this bureaucracy, not scholars-professors, who embody university now. Current trends in knowledge and uni-versity are similar in Russia and in the West (the Bologna reform as a realization of the managerial turn), despite the high degree of corruption and plagiarism in the former.
Keywords:  knowledge; university; customer; managerial turn; social construction of ignorance
...sed magis amica phænomenologia / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 2-4
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Husserl or Phenomenology: Fink’s Dilemma / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 104-107
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Remarks / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 118-128
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Towards an Archaeology of Current and Future Appropriation Practices of Philosophical Texts: Ancient Commentary / Logos. 2015. № 6 (108). P. 1-21
annotation:  In the history of philosophy, it is common to disregard how one philosopher works on another philosopher’s text. “Commentary” in the broadest sense is currently considered to be any activity the reader and / or interpreter conducts with regard to the “text-object”— from marginal work to a scholarly work. The predecessors to “commentaries” were Greek hupomnêmata, or notes on the margins of scrolls. This genre evolved from serving as an explanation of the most complex passages to being a continuous, line-byline commentary. Unlike monographs and other “secondary” works dedicated to analysing primary literature, commentaries focus on the text itself instead of its meaning (from here stems the centuries-old debate between philological and philosophical commentary). The commentary also aims to limit itself to the role of serving the text, leaving out all rhetoric. To become an object of commentary, a text should be difficult and unclear enough, but also authoritative. Commentary is thus both an effect and a cause of authority. Plato and Aristotle engaged in producing commentary, and this heightened the prestige of this genre. Philosophizing and philosophical teaching centered around their commentaries for many centuries. Aristotle’s “Poetics” became a methodological roadmap for scholars in Alexandria. While it is possible that the commentary is not in fact a universal genre or an eternal genre, the transition from paper texts to online texts has resulted in new opportunities for the enrichment and differentiation of the commentary. This, in turn, forces us to reconsider the aims, principles, and methods of commenting.
Keywords:  text appropriation; commentary; marginalia; teaching of philosophy; Platonism; Peripatetic tradition; Alexandrian philology
Оtium for Nobody? / Logos. 2015. № 3 (105). P. 46-50
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Liberation from Work, Unconditional Income and Foolish Will / Logos. 2015. № 3 (105). P. 72-87
annotation:  The article approaches the issue of the Unconditional Basic Income ) from the point of view of the phenomenon of akrasia (or incontinentia in the Latin translation). Since at least the time of the Sophists, akrasia has attracted great attention from moral thinkers. We are dealing with an akratic behaviour when one knows of the fact that one particular action is preferable in a certain situation, and nevertheless one undertakes the opposite (or simply an alternative) action. Since antiquity, this situation has changed; e. g. the good is now understood in a greater variety of ways. In this article, the author tries to question the sociо-psychologically. How would a beneficiary conceive of this particular form of income? How would (s)he interpret the expectations of society in compensation for it? There are two essential theoretical versions of the: 1) something positive and constructive will be explicitly expected; 2) nothing will be expected, and the unconditional character will be stressed: the is neither a reward, nor an advance payment for future work or for readiness to accept any work. In the first case, the temptation of an akratic reaction will be great. In the second case, there is one condition that makes the whole thing look like a utopia—that is, the condition that your activity should not be based on the expectation or goal of a salary (André Gorz). The author supposes that for millions of people, work is still a “source of meaning.” An abrupt transition from “work” to “activity” could result simply in a confirmation of their immaturity.
Keywords:  akrasia; unconditional existential income; unemployment; labor work; free activity
Storytelling: from Scheherazade to Freud’s Nephew / Logos. 2015. № 3 (105). P. 177-178
annotation: 
Keywords: 
God Loves Digits / Logos. 2015. № 2 (104). P. 12-13
annotation: 
Keywords:  Digital Humanities
How to Study Humans, and to Remain One (Guy Thuillier. Introduction au métier de l’historien) / Logos. 2015. № 1 (103). P. 298-310
annotation: 
Keywords: 
On the History of the Plato’s Denazifi cation in Germany / Logos. 2012. № 6 (90). P. 29-41
annotation:  Th e article deals with various types of post-Nazi Plato reception in Germany. The author argues that Plato’s ‘denazifi cation’ was perturbed and complicated by K. Popper’s book ‘The Spell of Plato’, 1st volume of his famous ‘The Open Society and Its Enemies’. His liberal interpetation of Plato coincides, ex negativo, with the Nazist one. The article analyses diff erent denazifi cation
programms: the total refutation of any Nazi/totalitarian reading of Plato; the interpretation of Plato’s criticism of democracy as an endeavour to improve it; the comparison of ‘Politeia’ with totalitarian regimes of the 20th century (in favour of the former); charge against liberal criticism for, under Plato’s name, attacking the contemporary meritocratic (= aristocratic) society. The currently dominant interpretation of Plato commits a hermeneutical violence inverse to that of totalitarian reading: Plato is presented as the pleader of dialogue and persuasion, the forerunner of parliamentary democracy.

Keywords:  reception, denazifi cation, hermeneutical violence, utopy, rehabilitation.
Real and imaginary untranslatabilities. Thumbing through the “Vocabulary of European Philosophies: A Dictionary of Untranslatables” (Ed. by Barbara Cassin, 2004) / Logos. 2011. № 5-6 (84). P. 13-21
annotation:  Considering the unique and fairly useful “European Vocabulary of Philosophies: Lexicon of Untranslatabilities” (ed. by B. Cassin), the author points out some theoretical flaws of this ambitious philosophical and lexicographical study. Several phenomena that are analyzed in it (like misunderstanding, re-interpretation, productive misinterpretation) are not specific for translation only, but are widespread also in philosophical practice within one (national) language. Furthermore, the author scrutinizes the Russian philosophy articles and reveals some of its hidden myths and clichés.
Keywords:  untranslatability, interpretation, misinterpretation, cultural relations
Real and imaginary untranslatabilities. Thumbing through the “Vocabulary of European Philosophies: A Dictionary of Untranslatables” (Ed. by Barbara Cassin, 2004)./ Logos. 2011. № 5-6 (84).
annotation:  Considering the unique and fairly useful “European Vocabulary of Philosophies: Lexicon of Untranslatabilities” (ed. by B. Cassin), the author points out some theoretical fl aws of this ambitious philosophical and lexicographical study. Several phenomena that are analyzed in it (like misunderstanding, re-interpretation, productive misinterpretation) are not specifi c for translation only, but are widespread also in philosophical practice within one (national) language. Furthermore, the author scrutinizes the Russian philosophy articles and reveals some of its hidden myths and clichés.
Keywords:  untranslatability, interpretation, misinterpretation, cultural relations.
Socrates the economist, or Towards a political economy of friendship / Logos. 2011. № 4 (83). P. 120-130
annotation:  The article is devoted to Socrates’ economical views, a theme that has rarely been
touched upon. The author bases himself on Xenophon’s (rather than Plato’s)
works mentioning Socrates. Socrates believes it is useless to separate the question
of benefi t from the question of utility, which is, in turn, linked to the idea of the
Good. Contrary to the common depiction of a poor and self-denying Socrates,
this article portrays Socrates’ philosophical teaching and friendship in the
context of an exchange of services, without which sociality does not exist.

Keywords:  Plato; Socrates; Xenophon; economy; friendship; exchange; community; idea of the Good
Akrasia in Greek Philosophy / Logos. 2011. № 4 (83). P. 193-199
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Европа и ее мыслительная мускулатура: вопрос упражнения? / Logos. 2012. № 4 (88). P. 109-120
annotation: 
Keywords: 

Maiatsky Michail

Professor, 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: mmaiatsky@gmail.com.

Publications

As Long as They Call It University / Logos. 2017. № 7 (0). P. 3-16
annotation:  The author considers the pointlessness of choosing between historical models of university. Instead, he proposes to find what is happening to knowledge today and whether this is relevant for higher education. Obviously, the internet and modern commu¬nication technologies affect the character of knowledge and atti¬tudes towards it. The decline of the nation-state means a change of the principal partner and client of science. Now it is the indi¬vidual customer who determines user-friendly content and form of knowledge. University bureaucracy does its best to satisfy his desires. It is this bureaucracy, not scholars-professors, who embody university now. Current trends in knowledge and uni-versity are similar in Russia and in the West (the Bologna reform as a realization of the managerial turn), despite the high degree of corruption and plagiarism in the former.
Keywords:  knowledge; university; customer; managerial turn; social construction of ignorance
...sed magis amica phænomenologia / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 2-4
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Husserl or Phenomenology: Fink’s Dilemma / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 104-107
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Remarks / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 118-128
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Towards an Archaeology of Current and Future Appropriation Practices of Philosophical Texts: Ancient Commentary / Logos. 2015. № 6 (108). P. 1-21
annotation:  In the history of philosophy, it is common to disregard how one philosopher works on another philosopher’s text. “Commentary” in the broadest sense is currently considered to be any activity the reader and / or interpreter conducts with regard to the “text-object”— from marginal work to a scholarly work. The predecessors to “commentaries” were Greek hupomnêmata, or notes on the margins of scrolls. This genre evolved from serving as an explanation of the most complex passages to being a continuous, line-byline commentary. Unlike monographs and other “secondary” works dedicated to analysing primary literature, commentaries focus on the text itself instead of its meaning (from here stems the centuries-old debate between philological and philosophical commentary). The commentary also aims to limit itself to the role of serving the text, leaving out all rhetoric. To become an object of commentary, a text should be difficult and unclear enough, but also authoritative. Commentary is thus both an effect and a cause of authority. Plato and Aristotle engaged in producing commentary, and this heightened the prestige of this genre. Philosophizing and philosophical teaching centered around their commentaries for many centuries. Aristotle’s “Poetics” became a methodological roadmap for scholars in Alexandria. While it is possible that the commentary is not in fact a universal genre or an eternal genre, the transition from paper texts to online texts has resulted in new opportunities for the enrichment and differentiation of the commentary. This, in turn, forces us to reconsider the aims, principles, and methods of commenting.
Keywords:  text appropriation; commentary; marginalia; teaching of philosophy; Platonism; Peripatetic tradition; Alexandrian philology
Оtium for Nobody? / Logos. 2015. № 3 (105). P. 46-50
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Liberation from Work, Unconditional Income and Foolish Will / Logos. 2015. № 3 (105). P. 72-87
annotation:  The article approaches the issue of the Unconditional Basic Income ) from the point of view of the phenomenon of akrasia (or incontinentia in the Latin translation). Since at least the time of the Sophists, akrasia has attracted great attention from moral thinkers. We are dealing with an akratic behaviour when one knows of the fact that one particular action is preferable in a certain situation, and nevertheless one undertakes the opposite (or simply an alternative) action. Since antiquity, this situation has changed; e. g. the good is now understood in a greater variety of ways. In this article, the author tries to question the sociо-psychologically. How would a beneficiary conceive of this particular form of income? How would (s)he interpret the expectations of society in compensation for it? There are two essential theoretical versions of the: 1) something positive and constructive will be explicitly expected; 2) nothing will be expected, and the unconditional character will be stressed: the is neither a reward, nor an advance payment for future work or for readiness to accept any work. In the first case, the temptation of an akratic reaction will be great. In the second case, there is one condition that makes the whole thing look like a utopia—that is, the condition that your activity should not be based on the expectation or goal of a salary (André Gorz). The author supposes that for millions of people, work is still a “source of meaning.” An abrupt transition from “work” to “activity” could result simply in a confirmation of their immaturity.
Keywords:  akrasia; unconditional existential income; unemployment; labor work; free activity
Storytelling: from Scheherazade to Freud’s Nephew / Logos. 2015. № 3 (105). P. 177-178
annotation: 
Keywords: 
God Loves Digits / Logos. 2015. № 2 (104). P. 12-13
annotation: 
Keywords:  Digital Humanities
How to Study Humans, and to Remain One (Guy Thuillier. Introduction au métier de l’historien) / Logos. 2015. № 1 (103). P. 298-310
annotation: 
Keywords: 
On the History of the Plato’s Denazifi cation in Germany / Logos. 2012. № 6 (90). P. 29-41
annotation:  Th e article deals with various types of post-Nazi Plato reception in Germany. The author argues that Plato’s ‘denazifi cation’ was perturbed and complicated by K. Popper’s book ‘The Spell of Plato’, 1st volume of his famous ‘The Open Society and Its Enemies’. His liberal interpetation of Plato coincides, ex negativo, with the Nazist one. The article analyses diff erent denazifi cation
programms: the total refutation of any Nazi/totalitarian reading of Plato; the interpretation of Plato’s criticism of democracy as an endeavour to improve it; the comparison of ‘Politeia’ with totalitarian regimes of the 20th century (in favour of the former); charge against liberal criticism for, under Plato’s name, attacking the contemporary meritocratic (= aristocratic) society. The currently dominant interpretation of Plato commits a hermeneutical violence inverse to that of totalitarian reading: Plato is presented as the pleader of dialogue and persuasion, the forerunner of parliamentary democracy.

Keywords:  reception, denazifi cation, hermeneutical violence, utopy, rehabilitation.
Real and imaginary untranslatabilities. Thumbing through the “Vocabulary of European Philosophies: A Dictionary of Untranslatables” (Ed. by Barbara Cassin, 2004) / Logos. 2011. № 5-6 (84). P. 13-21
annotation:  Considering the unique and fairly useful “European Vocabulary of Philosophies: Lexicon of Untranslatabilities” (ed. by B. Cassin), the author points out some theoretical flaws of this ambitious philosophical and lexicographical study. Several phenomena that are analyzed in it (like misunderstanding, re-interpretation, productive misinterpretation) are not specific for translation only, but are widespread also in philosophical practice within one (national) language. Furthermore, the author scrutinizes the Russian philosophy articles and reveals some of its hidden myths and clichés.
Keywords:  untranslatability, interpretation, misinterpretation, cultural relations
Real and imaginary untranslatabilities. Thumbing through the “Vocabulary of European Philosophies: A Dictionary of Untranslatables” (Ed. by Barbara Cassin, 2004)./ Logos. 2011. № 5-6 (84).
annotation:  Considering the unique and fairly useful “European Vocabulary of Philosophies: Lexicon of Untranslatabilities” (ed. by B. Cassin), the author points out some theoretical fl aws of this ambitious philosophical and lexicographical study. Several phenomena that are analyzed in it (like misunderstanding, re-interpretation, productive misinterpretation) are not specifi c for translation only, but are widespread also in philosophical practice within one (national) language. Furthermore, the author scrutinizes the Russian philosophy articles and reveals some of its hidden myths and clichés.
Keywords:  untranslatability, interpretation, misinterpretation, cultural relations.
Socrates the economist, or Towards a political economy of friendship / Logos. 2011. № 4 (83). P. 120-130
annotation:  The article is devoted to Socrates’ economical views, a theme that has rarely been
touched upon. The author bases himself on Xenophon’s (rather than Plato’s)
works mentioning Socrates. Socrates believes it is useless to separate the question
of benefi t from the question of utility, which is, in turn, linked to the idea of the
Good. Contrary to the common depiction of a poor and self-denying Socrates,
this article portrays Socrates’ philosophical teaching and friendship in the
context of an exchange of services, without which sociality does not exist.

Keywords:  Plato; Socrates; Xenophon; economy; friendship; exchange; community; idea of the Good
Akrasia in Greek Philosophy / Logos. 2011. № 4 (83). P. 193-199
annotation: 
Keywords: 
Европа и ее мыслительная мускулатура: вопрос упражнения? / Logos. 2012. № 4 (88). P. 109-120
annotation: 
Keywords: 
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