MARIETTA STEPANIANTS (STEPANYANTS) (b. 1935)
Head of the department of
the Oriental Philosophies and the Director, Center
for Oriental Philosophies' Studies at the
Professor and Head, Chair of Philosophy and
Political Thought of the East of the
Elected active member of the
· Member of the Russian Philosophical Association.
· Member of the editorial boards:
History of Philosophy Annual.
Philosophical Heritage Series.
Philosophy East & West Journal.
Social Sciences Research Journal,
· State Award of Tajikistan "Ashraf" (by the decree of the Tajik President, 1999)
· "Annual Lecturer" Award of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research, 2001
Honored Scholar of the
Russian Federation Award (by the decree of the President of the
I . The author of about 300 publications in 14 languages, including 15 books the main of which are:
Aspects of Sufism.
Philosophy and Social Thought (XIX-XX Centuries).
Gandhi and the
World Today. A Russian Perspective.
Editor -in- chief of two Academic series:
"Eastern Philosophy" and "Comparative Philosophy",
· Editor of about 30 books including:
Religion in the East. XX Century.
Tradition and Modernity. (In three volumes),
in Soviet Studies.
in Traditional Cultures of the East.
History of Indian
Philosophy: A Russian Viewpoint.
Democracy: Cross- Cultural Perspectives (co-edited with Ron Bontekoe).
Universals of the
Cultural Values: On the Edge of the Third Millennium. (co-ed. with Peter Hershock and
What I can contribute to the work of FISP?:
I dare believe that :
a) my more than 40 years
work at the
b) my academic skills and knowledge as well as a rich experience in organizing international meetings (such as the most recent: Director of the 7th and co - Director of the 8th East-West Philosophers’ Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii, 1995, 2000; Director of The First Moscow International Conference on Comparative Philosophy, Moscow, 2002; co - Director of the International Conference on Sufism, Turin, Italy, 2002) might be useful in promoting a dialogue of cultures in the field of philosophy.
Russian Philosophical Society