ISSN 1829-3824 (Print)
ISSN 2738-2753 (Online)
|VOL 26 ISSUE 2: 2023|
PublishedJune 25, 2023
The philosophical community of Armenia is opportunely expanding and deepening the scope of contacts and quality cooperation with foreign colleagues, partners, and international organisations.
In June 2023, the Armenian Philosophical Academy (APA) was proud and delighted to gain full membership of FISP (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie/ International Federation of Philosophical Societies). We are proud to state that the Editorial Board of WISDOM and the scholars contributing to the journal have had a proactive role in this achievement.
The professional affiliation between APA and FISP can currently count on a considerable background history. In different years, the members of the Editorial Board of the journal WISDOM and the foreign members of APA, Professor Evandro Agazzi and Professor Peter Kemp, have chaired FISP. We are thrilled to inform our readers that the renowned philosopher, current President of FISP, President of the 25th World Congress of Philosophy and General Editor of the Journal Diogenes, Professor Doctor Luca Maria Scarantino, has honoured the Editorial Board of WISDOM with his engagement.
The present issue of WISDOM comprises valuable publications on the most recurrent, relevant and curious issues in the domains of science philosophy, methodology and epistemology, socio-political philosophy, educational sciences, language, law, religion, and art philosophies.
The Editorial Team of WISDOM is delighted to present to the scientific community the 1st issue of the journal in 2023. The present issue comprises valuable scholarly insights within the domain of philosophy of science and methodology, social philosophy, philosophy of education, philosophy of language and art, and philosophical issues of pedagogy, ethics, law, economics and psychology. The geography of the authors is rather broad - Armenia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine.
4(24), 2022 December issue of WISDOM is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Khachatur Abovyan ASPU and concludes the jubilee year of ASPU.
The Editorial Staff of WISDOM congratulates its colleagues, students, and graduates of ASPU on the 100th anniversary of their beloved educational institution and dedicates this issue of the journal to that event.
The present issue contains valuable publications devoted to the questions of the methodology of science and epistemology, social philosophy, philosophy of religion, law, art, and economics. The last section of the issue includes a memorial speech for academician Linos G. Benakis, a prominent Greek philosopher and member of the Editorial Board of WISDOM.
The geographical representation of the authors is wide: Armenia, Greece, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, etc.
The increasing number of citations, references, and mentions of the published materials in various publications assume even more responsibility, inspire more positive motivation among the Editorial Staff and the authors, and testify their value.
To envision the future of any country or people, it is enough to study its educational system. It is equally difficult to dispute the claim that the roots of all vices – war, crime, social disasters, and virtuous things – peace, humanity, mutual respect, and tolerance – are to be found in the education system.
The prompt processes of public life transformation set forward new demands in terms of traditional review of educational mission organisation and development of new teaching/learning methods and models.
The Editorial Board of WISDOM, highlighting the significance of education issues, presents a special issue – a unique collection of scientific papers dedicated to education problems. The researches involved are for those interested in the educational domain within the framework of scholarly methodology and specific insights. The articles cover methodological issues of the traditional education realm, exploring the potential of modern education, particularising online organisations and management platforms with a particular reference to the experience gained under epidemics and the rapid development of information technologies.
Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University offers the scientific community the 3 rd issue of 2022 of the Journal WISDOM dedicated to the 100th anniversary of our University.
Unfortunately, the circumstances that accompanied the compilation of the papers and further editing were more than drastic since, on September 13 and 14, the Azerbaijanian Armed Forces came up with new aggression against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia along the whole eastern frontiers of our country. All again, the military and civil infrastructures were targeted, causing material devastation and human losses. The Azerbaijanian aggression scenario showed even more austerities and violence against Armenia‟s military and civil population, indecently and dishonourably dealing with even females.
The Editorial Board members of WISDOM offer their deepest condolences to the families and relatives of the victims. Our earnest and most assertive plea is to condemn the aggressive and antihuman policy adopted by the Azerbaijanian authorities under Turkey‟s evident and immediate support.
Nevertheless, despite the complexity of the current geopolitical landscape and the existential challenges that Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh are facing at present, the Armenian State Pedagogical University and the Editorial Board of WISDOM remain committed to their aim – to provide the respective platform for disseminating valuable scientific-philosophical ideas and explorations, inspiring discussions and debates over such ideas, as well as introducing promising young researchers and their findings to the international scholarly-philosophical community.
In 2022, the webpage of WISDOM was moved from “Bluehost” to “PKP Publishing Service” hosting, OJS paid platform, in order to secure a more coordinated and uninterrupted online presence.
Since its establishment, the Journal has been improving its rating and quality indicators:
- The Scopus SJR monitoring in 2019-2021 raised the Journal from rating position Q4 to Q2. In 2021, the position increased up to Q1.
-The Scopus CiteScore in 2021 was 0,5, while in 2022, it has already become 0,6 which we hope might have increased by the end of the year – hopefully, as feedback to our upcoming September and December issues, as well as the special issue on Education Philosophy.
- Correspondingly, the Journal Citation Indicator - 0,51 in 2020 became 0,82 in 2021.
-Eventually, within the Art and Humanity field of the Scopus System, WISDOM is number 268 among the officially registered 718 scientific periodicals and 62 among the philosophy journals.
The present issue offers to its readers valuable papers on the respective philosophical insights in social sciences, political sciences, education, religion, arts and culture, as well as in economics and law and political philosophy, education philosophy, and religion philosophy.
We are happy to observe the continuous broadening of the geography of our authors: this time, we are delighted to welcome scholars from Vietnam, India, and Kazakhstan.
The Journal has gained the membership of Publons peer-review and publishing platform within Web of Science. WISDOM keeps advancing its rating on famed platforms Scopus and Web of Science – according to a variety of international assessment standards.
We are proud of the fact that the scientific community worldwide shows more and more interest in the materials published in WISDOM, providing positive feedback. Correspondingly, the increasing number of citations, references, and mentions of the publications in WISDOM assume even more responsibility and inspire more positive motivation among our authors.
The 3rd special issue of WISDOM is dedicated to the philosophical issues of language and literature. The Editorial Board expresses their sincerest gratitude to Tigran MIKAYELYAN, the Literary Editor of WISDOM, the responsible reviewer of the special issue “Philosophy of Language and Literature”, for his rigorous and high-quality reviews.
The philological insight of the modern era seems to be moving from the hermeneutic roots – rethought in the post-modernistic context – towards the pragmatic bases of global interaction with the most generic skills – skills relevant to the 21st century – appear to comprise more and more components of autonomous linguistic creativity. Therefore, the status-based language characteristics tend to be substituted by impressionistic language intercourse skills, and, consequently, the rhetoric eloquence is deputised by the efficiency and flexibility of negotiations, conflict solutions and, in the worst of cases, manipulations.
The unprecedented pace of information exchange of the current epoch relegates one of the core functions of the human language – safeguarding the human existence through the virtual linguomental virtuality layer that has been developing in every and each interaction – both interpersonally and globally. Unfortunately, the same technologically grounded swiftness of communication has resulted in drastic distortions between the linguistic processes (speech flow, discourse, speech act, infinite series of unrecorded reiterations of language use) and pieces of linguistic creativity (culturally enhanced language units, new language formations, and pieces of literary art). At the same time, the outputs of technological breakthroughs seem to have rearranged the priorities of the respective paradigms in language and literature throughout the world. The technological advancement has resulted in the top priority of the instrumental paradigm, opting for the language as a tool of desired social conventions – in line with the non-idiosyncratic and culture-free patterns and cliches of globalisation trends. The instrumental highlights, quite naturally, have influenced the respective paradigm of idiolects resulting in clashes between the individual creativity visions, on the one hand, and popularised or stereotyped linguistic outlines of restrictive character. Successively, the current universal paradigm of language and literature seems to reconsider the fundamental nature of language to human life, character, and activities, attributing purposes to human language – broader than those of a sheer tool of communication, recognition, persuasion, and manipulation. The human language, therefore, is recognised as capable of offering profound clues to human phylogenesis and ontogenesis.
In the globalising world, language and one of its recorded outputs – literature – keep maintaining the relevance of their typological paradigm not only as a feature that allows distinguishing Humankind from other biological species with whom we share the planet but also as a criterion of inner idiosyncrasy that should be explored and made use of for better understanding, more effective interaction, and more profound and quality mutuality. Thus the internal duality of language systems – open word-stock system and closed grammar system – submitted to the melting pot of the globalising world gives rise to both positive and negative tendencies that we can observe in progress: the birth of Lingua Franca with worldwide coverage, way more quality cross-cultural communication, on the one hand, and such crises as an oversimplification of language economy principle, gradual minimisation of the aesthetic impact of language forms, reduction of the bond of intertextuality and cross-textuality, etc.
The present issue of WISDOM is a unique platform for indulging in research within the domains mentioned above and the variety of linguistic and communication contexts and perspectives from different linguocultural realms.
The present jubilee issue comprises valuable scholarly insights on social and political philosophy, problems within the domain of applied philosophy, religion, language and culture philosophy, as well as the philosophy of ethics and law.
We keep broadening the geography of our authors - Armenia, France, Indonesia, Jordan, Russia, and Ukraine.
The increasing scientific interest in our publications, together with positive feedback, not only contributes to the growth of quotations and references to this scholarly endeavour but also obliges the Board and motivates all our contributors.
The proposed issue of the philosophical journal WISDOM presents the individual concepts of leading scientists of Armenia, Russia, and Ukraine, which will help comprehend the problems of economics from philosophical perspectives. Some conceptual and methodological decisions in the special issue were presented in the International Forum “Transhumanism. Anthropological, ethical, legal and theological challenges” 29-30th of May 2019 in Madrid, Spain (Comillas Pontifical University (Spanish: Universidad Pontificia Comillas) ICAI-ICADE) and in the International Congress Razón Abierta “Transhumanismo: 'Homo sapiens o cyborg?” in Madrid, Spain (Francisco de Vitoria University, 17-18th of June 2021).
The Armenian State Pedagogical University and Editorial Board of WISDOM are pleased to present the first special issue of the journal on “Philosophical Issues of Economics”. The articles presented in the issue reflect issues of current relevance in the subject-matter area of study. The issue includes 20 articles.
The guest editors of the issue are Artur ARAKELYAN, Doctor of Economic Sciences, professor of the State University of Management, Moscow, Russian Federation, and Yulia VORONTSOVA, PhD of Economic Sciences, Associate professor of the State University of Management, Moscow, Russian Federation.
1(21), 2022 issue of WISDOM is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU). The Teacher-training Alma Mater was founded in 1922 in Yerevan. Since 1948, it has been named after the outstanding Armenian writer and educator Khachatur Abovian. During 100 years of its activities, ASPU has had thousands of graduates who have played an undeniable role and keep developing their activities in the fields of education and science, as well as various spheres of public and state administration.
The University has ten faculties (departments), more than 60 chairs, scientific institutes, laboratories and research groups developing their academic activities within the domain of 42 fields of expertise. The University trains education and education management experts for schools not only in Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh but also for the schools of the Armenian diaspora all over the world.
The Editorial Board of WISDOM is delighted to congratulate our ASPU partners, colleagues, students and graduates of different years on the 100th anniversary of the University. We dedicate the present issue of WISDOM to the 100th anniversary of ASPU.
The current issue comprises valuable publications devoted to the questions of philosophy of education, social philosophy, philosophy of science, logic and epistemology, philosophy of language, religion, history of philosophy and, for the first time in the history of the journal, papers on practical philosophy issues. The authors represent the academic communities in Armenia, Chile, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The year 2021 was full of dramatic events as well as significant successes for the Editorial Board of WISDOM.
Both the Editorial Board and the Armenian contributors have been obliged to cope with the dramatic circumstances resulting from the antihuman war against the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) initiated on September 27, 2020, by Azerbaijan and upon the apparent support of Turkey, involving 4000 mercenary-terrorists. The devastating war left behind over 5000 victims, 10.000 injured, and ruined kindergartens and cultural institutions. The Azeri and pro-Azeri forces also attempted encroachments on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia.
Nevertheless, this is a jubilee year for WISDOM: March 24, 2021, marked the 95th anniversary of Academician Georg Brutian – the founder of the journal WISDOM. Therefore, in different issues of 2021, papers dedicated to the Yerevan School’s investigations by G. Brutian’s theoretical epistemological, methodological perspectives, transformational logic, conceptions of polylogic and linguistic complementarity, theory and questions of argumentation have been published.
The current issue – the conclusive one in 2021, comprises valuable publications devoted to the questions of history of philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of education and science, theory of argumentation, philosophy of art and culture.
Legal issues invariably concern legal scholars and representatives of the scientific community in various fields of knowledge. There is no doubt that law is the most important means of arranging social life, developing communication links between people, improving social interactions. It occupies a central place in our political, economic and moral life. At the same time, the problem of the essence of the law becomes the subject of theoretical analysis from different, sometimes polar positions. Law is a complexly organized object that requires interdisciplinary discourse to reveal this essence, and in which the philosophical understanding of the law is definitely a centrepiece since only the philosophy of law has the arsenal of theoretical and methodological possibilities that allows one to gain an understanding of law in its integrity and being. The proposed issue of the philosophical journal WISDOM presents the original author’s concepts of leading scientists of various philosophical and legal schools of Russia, Armenia, and Ukraine, which will help comprehend the fundamental problems of comprehending nature and meaning of the law.
The Armenian State Pedagogical University and the WISDOM Editorial Board are pleased to present the first special issue of the journal on “Philosophy of Law”. The articles presented in the issue reflect the current issues in the field in question.
The guest editor of the issue is Konstantin SIGALOV, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, PhD of Philosophy Science, professor at the Chair of Theory of Law and State of the V. Ya. Kikot Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Moscow.
The issue includes 22 articles, the authors of which represent Russia, Armenia and Ukraine.
The articles included in the 3(19), 2021 issue of the journal are presented in the rubrics “Gnosiology, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Language”, “Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education”, “Philosophy of Law”, “Philosophy of Art, Culture and Ethics”, and cover current issues of the corresponding fields.
The Editorial Team of the journal is happy to note that the geography of the authors who have contributed and the readership has been broadened. The authors represent Armenia, Ukraine, Russia, and Greece.
The last section of the present issue is “In Memoriam” that includes an article of Professor Emerita at the University of Ioannina (Greece) Georgia Apostolopoulou referring to the Co-President of the International Academy for Philosophy, Foreign Member of Armenian Philosophical Academy, Honorary Rector of the University of Athens, Member of the Editorial Board of WISDOM and a great friend of the Armenian people late Academician Evangelos Moutsopoulos.
The eighteenth issue of the journal WISDOM is the second volume of 2021 in memoriam Academician Georg Brutian and paying tribute to his 95th anniversary. Five years ago, the 2(7),2016 issue of WISDOM was dedicated to Brutian's 90th anniversary, including the materials of the international conference “Life and Philosophy” dedicated to Georg Brutian (Yerevan, 2015).
The year 2021 marks the anniversary of Academician Georg Brutian. Therefore, one of the symbolic tributes to his memory is the achievement gained by the journal WISDOM founded by this celebrated scientist. According to the Index of Scopus – SJR (SCImago Journal & Country Ranking), the journal WISDOM has been recognized within Q2 quartile. As a result, WISDOM (according to Scopus's SJR data) is the 244th journal among the 659 periodicals in the category Art and Humanity, the 26th among all the journals in Philosophy of Eastern Europe, and the 7th– among the journals published in CIS member countries. We consider it to be a unique recognition of the Armenian Scientific Thought as such ranking is unprecedented among the scientific journals of Armenia.
This issue comprises articles covering a wide range of philosophical and interdisciplinary insights – Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Art and culture, History of Philosophy, Theory and History of Religion.
The geography of the authors who have contributed has been broadened – Armenia, Artsakh, Russia, Iran, Slovakia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan.
On the back cover of the issue, you will find some eminent scholars opinions-testimonials on Georg Brutian’s scientific activities.
The present issue of WISDOM, like the previous one, is dedicated to the memory of the heroes who died for the defence of the Artsakh Republic and the victims among the civilian population.
This issue comprises articles covering current theories, on-going disputes, and up-to-date theses on a wide range of philosophical and interdisciplinary insight – History of Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Science, Art and Law Philosophy, Epistemology, Rhetoric, Argumentation Theory, and Metaphilosophy.
The geography of the Scholars is rather wild – Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus. Loyal to its stick-to-it-iveness, WISDOM shares the delight and honour of welcoming both renowned scholars and young researchers of promising scientific zeal and charge.
On the last cover page of the issue are illustrated the photos of Gandzasar Church Complex – the spiritual centre of Artsakh since the 13th century. Professor Charles Diehl (1859-1944) from the Sorbonne University, a renowned art historian, included Gandzasar, together with four other masterpieces of Armenian monumental art, in the world architecture treasury. The masterpieces are Gandzasar Monastery (built in 1216-1238, Artsakh), Akhtamar Holy Cross Church (built in 915-921, Lake Van, now in Turkey), St. Hripsime Church of Etchmiadzin that is a part of UNESCO historical and cultural heritage (founded in 618, RA), Haghpat Monastery (founded in 10th century, RA), and St. Savior Church in the ancient capital of Armenia, Ani (founded in 1001, now in Turkey).
The present issue of WISDOM has been completed under emergency and truly unusual circumstances.
On September 27, 2020, the Azerbaijani army, under the support of Turkey, and involving 4000 terrorist-mercenaries provoked large-scale warfare against the Republic of Artsakh (aka Nagorno-Karabakh). The Defence Army of Artsakh, the civil dwellings and infrastructures, including the kindergartens, schools and hospitals, the maternity hospital of the capital city Stepanakert, and the churches were shelled by missile systems, cannons and howitzers, artillery systems “Grad”, “Smerch”, “Polonez”, “Solntsepyok” (TOS-1А), as well as LORA Israeli missile. The attacked were launched making use of Prohibited cluster and phosphor bombs banned by the respective international conventions, with large-scale use of strike-reconnaissance state-of-the-art drones, aviation, heavily armoured vehicles of Turkish and Israel production.
In order to satisfy their territorial ambitions, Azerbaijan and Turkey, in tandem, have persistently been opposing to the power of argument, the logic of legality, the norms of moral and humanity – this time, supplying their “counterarguments” through military aggression, economic and political terror and military atrocities.
During the 44-day-long war, the Defence Army of Artsakh and the local population had thousands of victims, tens of thousands of wounded and displaced people, there were also territorial losses with imposed concessions to the aggressor.
Thus, the present issue of WISDOM is dedicated to the memory of the soldiers and civilians who died for the defence of the Republic of Artsakh.
Since 2018, WISDOM has been involved in the famed Index Copernicus Polish database system that provides an annual report on abstracting and indexing of scientific periodicals. This year, WISDOM is rated as the 6th periodical on Philosophy and contiguous domains among the 500 journals of a similar field of expertise (for further details and verifications, we encourage to follow the link: https://journals.indexcopernicus.com/search/form?mniswDisciplines=DS010102N&mniswTo=20).
This issue comprises articles covering current theories, on-going disputes, and up-to-date theses on a wide range of philosophical and interdisciplinary insight – History of Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Education Philosophy, Science, Art and Law Philosophy, Epystemiology, Rhetorics, Argumentation Theory, and Metaphilosophy.
The geography of the Scholars has expanded as well – Armenia, Russia, India, Ukraine, Belorus, and Kazakhistan. Loyal to its stick-to-it-iveness, WISDOM shares the delight and honour of welcoming both renowned scholars and young researchers of promising scientific zeal and charge.
The Armenian State Pedagogical University and the Editorial Board of WISDOM are delighted to present the 15th issue of the journal (the second one in 2020) to the scientific community. Both the previous and present issues of WISDOM were destined to be prepared under the variety of psychological and even physical turmoil caused by COVID 19 pandemic putting our endeavours to the test. Nowadays, more than ever, as we believe, any intellectual and creative individual, in particular, grows more and more reliant on their own and other people’s wisdom in order to realise, perceive, comprehend, value, and generalise, under the current circumstances, the transformations occurring within their own and other people’s rationale, as well as, the activities and conduct stemming from the latter. Now we can only hope that the results of ongoing experiment-based explorations will enable the Natural Sciences to come up with the particular philosophical sensibility and interpretive prospects so that, while overcoming the unknowledgeable, the knowledge and the innovative means of gaining it could provide the humanity with shrewd behaviour together with level-headed ways of harmonious survival.
We are also pleased to inform of the two attainments that WISDOM has recently gained. First of all, having solved some technical issues, the Editorial Board and the periodical have been granted with membership within LOCKSS (The Global LOCKSS Network, see: https://www. lockss.org/join-lockss/networks/global-lockss-network) – a prominent platform that, from now on, will deposit the electronic version of our journal.
Moreover, the second accomplishment was announced on May 06, 2020: Scopus international scientometric database reckoned the Cite Score Tracker for WISDOM – 0.2 – and the journal appeared as number 406 among 606 periodicals on Arts and Humanities: Philosophy (see: https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/2110087 3483).
1-2020 The Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan and the Editorial Board of WISDOM are delighted to present the 14th issue of the journal (the 1st of 2020) to the scientific community. Given the growing number of respected and groundbreaking articles submitted to the journal three issues instead of two will be published per year. The 16 articles published in the WISDOM 1(14), 2020 issue reflect and discourse the problems traditionally addressed in the various sections of the journal: Epistemology, philosophy of science, metaphilosophy, argumentation, communication; Social and political philosophy; History of philosophy; Philosohy of art. This issue is offering a novel section, Philosophy of law, which addresses the following matters: fundamental rights in philosophy of law, freedom of thought and manipulation, aggression and crime, international and national criminal law, patriotism and Armenian law.
Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University and the Editorial Board of the journal WISDOM present to the scientific com-munity the current (13th) and the second issue of 2019.
On November 19, 2019, Scopus international scientometric database counted for the first time, the impact factor of WISDOM, which is 0,19. This is an excellent appreciation and binding indication for the journal that only has six years' history. Soon WISDOM's impact factor will also be counted by Web of Science scientometric database.
2(13), 2019 issue of WISDOM includes 15 articles the authors of which represent academic and scientific organisations. The articles published dwell on the issues reflected in the traditional rubrics of the journal: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Metaphilosophy, Argumentation; Social and Political Philosophy; History of Philosophy. In this issue, next to the traditional rubrics, a new one – Philosophy of Art – is added. It presents Lucio Giuliodori's and Professor Elena Notina's paper titled “The Vision and the Enigma: Nietzsche's Aura in De Chirico's Art”.
WISDOM Editorial Team greatly appreciates all kind minded people’s and organizations’ support and donations directed towards the further development of the journal. It’s pleasant to mention that WISDOM got its first donation from our colleagues - Vitaliy GONCHAROV (Russian Federation, Krasnodar) - candidate of law, Department of Constitutional and International Law, Faculty of Law, Kuban State Agrarian University, Jacek ZALESNY (Warsaw, Poland) – doctor of law, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw, Marina SAVCHENKO (Russian Federation, Krasnodar) - doctor of law, Department of Constitutional and International Law, Faculty of Law, Kuban State Agrarian University.
1(12), 2019 issue of WISDOM includes 10 articles referring to the issues that the main rubrics of the journal cover: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Metaphilosophy, Argumentation, Social and Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Theory and History of Religion, Chair of Young Scientist.
In the section “In Memoriam”, we refer to the member of the Editorial Board of the journal WISDOM, late professor Vyacheslav STEPIN, with whom the Editorial Board of WISDOM had long-lasting prolific and productive scientific cooperation as well as very amicable and warm relations.
The Editorial Board of the journal has three new members, prominent philosophers: Evandro AGAZZI - Professor at the Department of Bioethics of the Panamerican University of Mexico City (Mexico), Professor Emeritus of the Universities of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Genoa (Italy), President of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science (Brussels), former President (and now Honorary President) of the International Federation of the Philosophical Societies (FISP) and of the International Institute of Philosophy (Paris); Maria BAGHRAMIAN - Professor (Ireland), Head of the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin (UCD), Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), Steering Committee Member of International Federation of the Philosophical Societies (FISP); Andrei SMIRNOV - Doctor of Science (in Philosophy), academician, President of Russian Academy of Sciences.
2(11), 2018 issue of WISDOM includes 10 articles referring to the issues that the main rubrics of the journal cover: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Metaphilosophy, Argumentation, Social and Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Chair of Young Scientist. The authors of papers represent renowned universities and academic institutions.
Taking into consideration the positive feedbacks and interest of the readers of WISDOM in late philosopher Haig Khatchadourian’s scientific researches, the Editorial Board of the journal decided to include a paper, from the unpublished researches compilation, titled Time and Change. This time, again we are grateful to the Academician’s daughter Sonia Khatchadourian for cooperation.
In the section “In Memoriam”, we refer to the member of the Editorial Board of the journal Wisdom, late Professor Peter Kemp.
The distinctiveness of the volume reminds us the days of its establishment and entry to the world of scientific periodicals. The publication of the first issue in 2013 by Academician Georg Brutian was remarkable since it was compiled from the results of the international conference Theoretical and Practical Issues of Transforming Society Development: Philosophical and Psychological Aspects (April 16-17, 2012, Yerevan) organized under his presidency. Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU), International Academy for Philosophy (IAPh) and Armenian Philosophical Academy (APA) were the organizers of the conference. The first two issues of “Wisdom” included the texts of the selected talks of the conference from two main perspectives –Philosophy and Psychology –in accordance with the sections of the conference. After four years, on November 22-23, 2016, the aforementioned institutions orga-nized a new international conference Life and Philosophy, unfortunately, this time without Academician Georg Brutian, therefore dedicated to his memory and 90th anniversary.
The conference was likewise large in its geographical coverage and participation. Brutian disliked birthday celebrations and honoring ceremonies and he would havenever allowed celebration of his anniversary. Thus, it was a kind of predestination, even after his death he stays still true to his motto – always supporting and helping his students, colleagues, young scientists, once more creating a platform for demonstrating their scientific achievements, acquiring international recognition, and raising the level of academic confidence.
The current volume includes four sections which comprise articles devoted to Metaphilosophy, Philosophy of Science and Epistemology, Social Philosophy, Issues of Social Transformations and Progress. Both in December 2015 and February 2016, World’s philosophical community suffered two losses of Armenian philosophers: the founder of International Academy for Philosophy, Founder-Editor-in-chief of “Wisdom”, Academician Georg Brutian, and member of International Academy for Philosophy, Professor Haig Khatchadourian who also had significant contribution to the publication of the journal by the relevant novelty of his scientific ideas and research works. Thus, we were obliged to think of a new rubric “In Memoriam” to pay tribute to our late Colleagues and Associates – hopeful to refer there to as few names as it is possible. We keep publishing new research works of renowned scientists of international recognition, stimulating discussions over their works. At the same time, we are consistent in opening up the papers of young researchers to the wide scientific community. “Wisdom” expands its indexes of availability to the scientific community and representation throughout international electronic platforms. We have been involved in the list of scientific periodicals recognized by the Supreme Certifying Commission of the Republic of Armenia among other rated periodicals that address fundamental results and theses of dissertations (Doctor of Science and Ph.D. degree dissertations). “Wisdom” is registered in Scientific Indexing Services (SIS), Journal Impact Factor (JIF), Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI), Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF), International Scientific Indexing (ISI), European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), and Advanced Scientific Index (ASI) databases.
On December 8, 2015 at the age of 89 passed away Chief Editor of the periodical, founder and president of the International Research Institute for Metaphilosophy, Transformational Logic and Theory of Argumentation, academician of NAS RA Georg Abel Brutian. The death of the renowned scientist is a great loss for both the science and the scientific community. The Department of Philosophy and Logic of Khachatur Abovyan Armenian Stet Pedagogical University assumed the scientific-research projects, organizational and publishing functions of the Institute and particularly the right to publish the periodical “Wisdom”.The Editorial of the periodical is determined to fulfill all the outlined and projected plans launched under the guidance of academician Brutian. Hereinafter the articles and scientific publications in the periodical will mostly be in English in order to be more accessible for the international community and educational institutions. The three-lingual (Armenian, Russian, English) webpage of the periodical will continue its activity and in the section “Archive of the Issues” will be included the abstracts and the summaries of the articles also in Armenian and English. This issue is devoted to 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide carried out by the Ottoman Empire. The articles on the topic of genocide involve methodological analyses of the socio-philosophical, psychological, ethic and political viewpoints of the problem. The issue also includes sections covering philosophical, epistemological problems and issues of theory of argumentation. The present issue as well as the previous ones contains articles of prominent Armenian and foreign scientists well known among the international scientific community. Among them, you will also find not so famous but promising novices. “Wisdom” is true to its principles of guaranteeing pluralism over scientific issues and their comprehensive reflection. The authors have primary responsibility for the viewpoints presented in the articles and publications, which may not necessarily always coincide with those of the Editorial Board.
The issue recaps articles and publications covering wide range of problems related to the General Theory of Cognition and Knowledge, problems of Forming and Development of Philosophical Thinking, articles dedicated to the analysis of current issues in Social Philosophy and Sociology, publications covering Methodological Analysis of Socio-Psychological issues – consistently classified under three pertinent categories – “Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Meta-philosophy, Argumentation”, “Social Philosophy” and “Chair of young scientist”. The authors involved, represent Armenian and foreign prominent higher education and other relevant academic institutions. Among them you will find both scholars of renowned academic creed and promising novices who have already exposed their initial contributions to the field. Wisdom is consistent in the issues concerning the publication of the scientific new and valuable ideas, organizing discussions on them as well as representing the young scholars and their works to the wide academic public.
This issue recaps articles and respective research outcomes covering awide range of issues related to the Theory of Philosophy, Epistemology, Methodology, Logic, Social Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and Pedagogy –consistently classified under pertinent categories. The Authors involved are representatives of both Armenian and foreign prominent higher education and other relevant academic institutions. Among them you will find both scholars of renowned academic creed and novices who have already exposed though initial but definite contribution to the field. This evinces Wisdom’scommitment to the vocation to serve as an open platform for disseminating the results of valuable scientific ideas and researches, instigating pertinent disputes on the issues raised, as well as supporting young scholars’ investigations, thus, making them available to the public.We would like to highlight the recent undertakings aimed at further internationalization and prospective development of the journal: (A) the Editorial Review Board has been privileged to incorporate Professor of Phi-losophy, Philosophy Department Chair of Southern Connecticut State University, Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Metaphilosophy, Foreign Member of the Armenian Philosophy Association Armen Marsoobian whose splendid and abiding career as editor of scientific publications –evidenced by the considerable Impact Factor of Metaphilosophy–will definitely endorse the success story of Wisdom. (B) The official webpage of Wisdom is already available in three languages (http://wisdomperiodical.com), together with other relevant information, detailing the manuscript review and final submission requirements and covering the pertinent contentbased and technical prerequisites aimed at a decent selection scrutiny. (C) The webpage provides the visitors with respective archived materials, i.e. the abstracts, key concepts, Biography details on the authors published in previous volumes. (D) The subscription details, successfully proceeding so far, are also available under corresponding webpage rubric.
The International Research Institute for Metaphilosophy, Transformational Logic, and Theory of Argumentationnext to Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University presents the second volume of its official journal Wisdom encompassing the papers introduced at the International Conference on Theoretical and Practical Issues of the Transforming Society Development: philosophical and psychological aspects (April 16-17, 2012). The papers are compiled within corresponding sections of the journal, in accordance with the two sections that the Conference ma-jored on: Philosophical and Psychological Sections.The journal has also a special section for a wide circle of readers. It brings together scientists’ philosophical insights, psychological consultancy and interviews with successful and prominent professionals in the respective fields. The Wisdom is included in the list of the scientific journals recognized by the Supreme Certifying Commission of the Republic of Armenia among other rated periodicals that address fundamental results and theses of dissertations. The aim of the journal is to serve as a scientific platform for valuable scientific ideas and research results, for discussions and debates on respective results, as well as for introducing promising researchers and investigations to the scientific community. Taking into consideration the direct correlation between the efficiency of solutions on social transformations and the major investigations on pertinent issues, the journal highlights, in particular, both the researches in humanitarian, sociological and philosophical realms and the publication of articles, which include justified visions deriving from pertinent investigations.The positive feedback and noteworthy observations to the first issue confirm the significance and value of the publications involved.