ЗДРАВЫЙ СМЫСЛ Осень 2002 № 4 (25)
TABLE OF CONTENTS AND ABSTRACTS
ZDRAVYJ SMYSL, Autumn 2002 № 4 (25)
TABLE OF CONTENTS AND ABSTRACTS
Valery Kuvakin's editorial Humanism as an Instrument of the Moral Reconstruction calls for implementation of ethical, psychological and intellectual resources of Humanism at schools and universities. The textbook Basics of Contemporary Humanism could provide a good initial impulse to this process.
In The Power and the Sacred, Alexander Kruglov argues that, for the archaic mind, any natural force is sacred, in the sense of being unknowable and requiring coaxing. The real, original object of any religious cult is Power, rather than Truth or Good
Ruslan Hasarzar offers a chapter from his manuscript The Son of Humankind. It deals with historical and skeptical investigation of the details of Jesus Crucifixion.
Nikita Kozlov discloses the depth of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Humanism. It was a new moral intervention into the inner universe of human beings. After that we could see both the new dimensions of moral values, and the dark sides of our potential.
Yurii Mironov entitled Ms paper Pravednost' and Humanism as the Reconstructive Values for Russia. He points out that Russian Humanists should not only borrow new Western concepts but also use old Russian ones like Pravednost', which describes the unity of truth, knowledge, and good conduct.
MAGAZINE WITHIN MAGAZINE: DARWINISM, EVOLUTIONISM, AND WORLDVIEW
Invited Editor Professor H. James Birx (Canisius College, USA)
H. James Birx Charles Darwin / Discovering the Fact of Evolution. Summary in English see p. 18
David Alexander Lukaszek Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Charles Darwin, & Thomas Aquinas: Evolutionary View of Ethics and Nature. Summary in English see p. 24
H. James Birx Stephen Jay Gould / In Darwin's Shadow. In Memoriam of the Scientist.
Nikolai Vorontsov The development of Evolutionary Ideas in Biology. Summary in English see p. 31
REALITIES OF HUMANISM
Valerii Kuvakin, Summer Events. This is a review of the major events in which the Russian Humanist Society participated or was an organizer: Summer School at the Center for Inquiry (Amherst, USA), Summer Seminar for RHS regional leaders, grand opening the Center for Inquiry at the Moscow State Open University (Kolomna, Moscow region), participation in the Anniversary Meeting of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (Amsterdam), participation in the 3rd Russian Philosophical Congress (Rostov-on-Don).
Alexander Razin discusses the most important topics of the International Humanist Congress which was held in Amsterdam in the summer of 2002.
Evgenii Smetanin, writes about his impressions of the round table meeting arranged by the International Human Rights Assembly (Moscow) and devoted to the State-church relations. He thinks it's time for Wakefulness and resistance to the church expansion into secular spheres of the Russian society.
Michail Chulaki: 1941‑2002
Lev Fontalin's critical examination of Alexander Solzenitsin's book 200 Years Together discloses Judophobia Under the Cover of a Historic Study.
Carry Abelev writes On Alexander Solzenitsin's Book 200 Years Together revealing the author's anti-Jewish sentiments and biases.
Marina Tsvetaeva's 110 Years Anniversary
Verses: Marina Tsvetaeva, Anna Akhmatova, and Evgenii Glushakov
The Authors of the Issue