This issue is devoted to the discussion of the work of a great Russian contemporary philosopher, Vladimir Bibikhin (1938-2004). Virtually unknown to the English-speaking audience, Bibikhin is one of the most widely respected thinkers in Russia. His open lecture courses gathered full auditoria in the 1990s. Bibikhin simultaneously translated and imported 20th century German philosophy to Russia. He is also an author of original philosophical essays and treatises that continue and enrich the Russian intellectual tradition. His books are devoted to key philosophical notions, such as world, property, and energy, as well as to some specific phenomena that he elevated into the rank of concepts, such as Wood(s). All of his works are written in a virtuoso style and build upon a thorough knowledge of the history of thought. All of them incessantly circulate between issues of contemporary relevance and metaphysical arguments. This voluminous issue is the first attempt to introduce Bibikhin’s thought to the international audience. It includes a fragment from Bibikhin’s own work, followed with articles by Bibikhin’s friends, disciples, and commentators.
We are happy to announce that we are opening a review section in Stasis. We accept reviews and review articles on the valuable recent books in social philosophy, political theory, and similar topics.
Ideas on the entire review sections are also welcome. Please read our instructions for authors for more guidelines. If you're interested, please confer with the journal editors to offer a book to review.
The second issue of STASIS brings together quite diverse articles. Each is excellent in its own right and was individually considered by the editors and reviewers. Nevertheless, the articles are united by the common theme of revolutions and social movements, a topic that has defined the global political agenda over the last three or four years. Apart from its obvious topicality, revolution was chosen as the focus of this issue because it refers back to the journal’s title, which in Greek denotes a kind of revolution. The issue is both interdisciplinary and multipolar. All the articles strive towards concrete empirical or historical analysis while producing new theoretical generalizations, which will be one of the journal’s most privileged modes as STASIS moves forward.