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Research Group "Phenomenology and Hermeneutics"

The research group «Phenomenology and Hermeneutics» appeared on the basis of three groups: «Contemporary European Philosophy», «Phenomenology», and «Non-classical Philosophies, Structuralism and Post-structuralism». 

Main areas of research:

  • Hermeneutics, Daseinanalysis, Existentialism
  • Interdisciplinary investigations between Phenomenology, Sociology of Everyday Life, Psychopathology, and Philosophy of Literature, History of Phenomenology and phenomenology’s theory and practice
  • Hermeneutics of the Subject, Deconstruction, Poststructuralism

Research group members:
Georgy Chernavin (Head of the Research Group, Associate Professor)
Alexander Mikhailovsky (Associate Professor)
Alexey Gloukhov (Associate Professor)
Alexey M. Rutkevich (Professor)
Andrew Haas (Associate Professor)
Andrey Veretennikov (Associate Professor)
Diana Gasparyan (Associate Professor)
Igor V. Kirsberg (Professor)
Ilya Inishev (Professor)
Natalya I. Ischenko (Associate Professor)
Tatyana Ryabushkina (Associate Professor)
Vsevolod Zolotukhin (Associate Professor)

Graduate students and students participating in the Research Group:
Catherine Khan, Nick Kochekovsky, Dmitry Tourko, Catherine Melnikowa, Artyom Antonov, Amir Bayazitov, Peter Zelensky, Vladislav Lavrentyev, Kira Lotova, Alyona Metusova, Denis Mikhaylov, Georgy Moiseev, Eduard Piyanzin, Alexey Savinov, Mariia Stenina, Marina Tokareva, Anastasia Tomashevskaya, Xenia Shust, Julietta Braga, Tikhon Sheynov, Vasilina Yarovova (Master’s), Tatiana Lukyanova (Master’s), Ilya Onegin, Mariia Turchenkova, Vladimir Orlov, Valeriya Savina, Peter Filatov, Anastasiia Pankova. 

International institutional partners:
Marc Richir’ Archive (MRA); Eugene Fink Center; Institute for Transcendental Philosophy and Phenomenology (Wuppertal); Central European Institute of Philosophy (SIF); Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD).

National institutional partners:
Center for Phenomenological Philosophy (RSUH); Center for 21st-century Human Studies (Lomonosov University); Horizon. Studies in Phenomenology (St Petersburg State University periodical indexed in Scopus, WoS); Annual for Phenomenological Philosophy (RSUH); Hermeneutical Club (HSE). 

Group partners (from other HSE Departments)
Andrei Korbut, Andrei Laurukhin, Maxim Miroshnichenko, Greg Yudin, Anna Yampolskaya

International Group partners
Alexander Schnell (Wuppertal), Christian Zepp (Prague), Karel Novothny (Prague), Abbed Kanoor (Paris), Yusuke Ikeda (Kyoto), Oleg Bernaz (Namur), Victor Molchanov (RSUH), Ivan Kurilovich (RSUH), Evgeniia Shestova (RSUH), Alexey Savin (RANEPA), Michael Belousov (RANEPA), Natalia Artemenko (St Petersburg State University), Andrei Patkul (St Peterburg State University), Alexey Kriukov (Herzen University), Vadim Rudnev (MSU), Alexander Frolov (MSU).

Ongoing Projects of the Research Group:

  • Student workshops (discussing course work, diploma and thesis projects on relevant topics) in the form of scientific debate along with the analytical reading of philosophic papers and articles (research project)
  • Regular Seminar under Georgy Chernavin’s supervision «New Phenomenology in France: Jean-Luc Marion vs. Marc Richir». Intercollegiate phenomenological seminar (since 2014) with a participation of HSE University, RSUH, MSU, St Petersburg State University, RANEPA). In the year 2019/2020 the main topic of the seminar was «Fear and Anxiety» (Husserl, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Wittgenstein). The seminar involves technical support as mailing, recording discussions, reports and preparing transcripts. 
  • (service project) Internship program in the editorial office of Horizon. Studies in Phenomenology (SPb)
  • Summer School (France, Germany, Russia) for phenomenological philosophy (HSE 2021) with the participation of Toulouse University and Wuppertal University (service project)
  • The Conference organized by Eastern Europe Phenomenological Society (2022, St Petersburg State University, HSE) (service project)
  • Workshops with invited Russian and international researchers (service project)
  • Translation workshop on related topics (philosophical translation practice, researching)Workshop for discussing current publications and news on related topics (research project)


The research group was the basis for the appearance of the Study Group «Classic and Contemporary Phenomenology» for Marc Richir’ heritage investigation: https://phc.hse.ru/richir

Group’ e-mail: hsephenomenology.hermeneutics@gmail.com

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9SWNsEhfSIMsS-UAzjZO1Q