The Second Open Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS) “Science as a public good”

September 25, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Saint Petersburg State University

5 Mendeleevskaya Liniya
Saint Petersburg

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The Second Open Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS)

entitled “Science as a public good”, to be held on September 25-27, 2020, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The Organizing Committee cordially invites historians, philosophers and all scientists interested in HPS from all over the world to participate at the Second Open Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS).

The Congress will be organized by the Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science and Saint Petersburg State University.

The Congress covers all areas of HPS & STS, which are present today in Russia, including new emerging areas, which only begin to develop in this country. With the theme “Science as a public good” the Second Congress will emphasize the issues in relationships between philosophical, scientific, technological research and society in the modern times and historical perspective. Among them are the connection of scientific activity with significant public purposes, the place of scientific expertise in topical public discussions, the ability of scientific knowledge to respond to the big challenges of our time.

The working languages of the Congress are Russian and English

Conference fee

50 Euro (normal) and 25 Euro (for students) could be paid by the conference registration. This includes the distribution of the conference proceedings, organization of coffee breaks & welcoming party, Russian visa support and a competence advice in terms of the hotel accommodation.


Potential contributors are asked to send abstracts up to 10 000 character or up to 1500 words by October 15, 2019 to congress20 (at) rshps (dot) as attachments in RTF or DOC format (or PDF in case of complex formulas and graphs). In the beginning of the abstract please specify your full name, affiliation, email and the name of section or round table you prefer to participate in. Then add a short abstract (up to 100 words) and the main body of the submission. Please use automatic endnotes rather than footnotes.

Note that each person (or group of co-authors) may submit only one abstract. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Proceedings. The Organizing Committee reserve the right to offer a contributor a plenary or section time slot, participate in a round table or make a poster presentation. Abstracts must not be or have been published, presented at or submitted to any other meeting prior to the Congress.

Important dates:

Dates of the Conference ………………………September 25-27, 2020

Deadline for Abstract Submission ………October 15, 2019

Notification of Acceptance……………………December 1, 2019

Early-bird Registration ends…………………December 31, 2019

Late Registration ends…………………………March 1, 2020


History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Historical and Philosophical Issues of Natural Sciences

Philosophy of Mind and Philosophical Problems of Cognitive Science

Philosophical Logic

History and Philosophy of Social Sciences and Humanities

History and Philosophy of Psychology

Philosophical Issues of Digital Reality and Information Technologies

Rhetoric of Science

History and Philosophy of Science in Russian Tradition

Round Tables:

Ethics and Normativity in the Context of Modern Science and Technology Transformations 

Ethical Issues in Medicine and Biotechnology

Science as a Vocation 

Science and Religion 

Science and Art 

Communication in Science Community 

Relationships between Science and Society: History and Perspectives

Issues in Teaching the Philosophy of Science and Technology

Logical paradoxes and Contemporary Epistemology

Organizing Committee

I.T. Kasavin (Head), D.A. Bayuk, V.A. Bazhanov, I.N. Griftzova, T.G. Leshkevitch, I.D. Nevvazhai, V.Yu. Perov,  A.V. Rodin, A.Yu. Sevalnikov, E.E. Chebotareva (Secretary), E.O. Trufanova, V.E.Terekhovich, G.L. Tulchinsky, M.M. Shakhnovich, L.V. Shipovalova (Deputy Head)

Program Committee

S.I. Dudnik (Head), I.T. Kasavin, V.A. Lektorsky, V.I. Markin, V.V. Mironov, V.N. Porus, B.I. Prushinin, I.E. Sirotkina, V.A, Surovtsev, V.V. Tselishchev

Contact Information:

Office 22, 5 Mendeleevskaya Liniya, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia

Tel: +7 (812) 328 94 21 (1846)

ladaship(at)gmail(dot) com (for questions) – Lada Shipovalova, deputy head of the Congress organizing committee

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