Department of Ontology and Theory of Cognition

About Department | Сотрудники Студентам Аспирантам

Headed by:
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor
Bayazit Sabiryanovich Galimov
 
The Department of Ontology and Theory of Cognition has been keeping its chronicle since 1938 when a Department of Socioeconomic Disciplines was established under K.A. Timiryazov Bashkir State Pedagogical Institute. The first Head of the Department was Andrey Artemyevich Ushakov. In 1939 the Department was renamed into the Department of Marxism and Leninism. In the 1951/1952 academic year it was transformed into a Department  of Philosophy and Logics. Later on, during the 1980s, 2 new departments were created on the basis of the Department of Philosophy and Logics – a Department of Philosophy and Logics and a Department of Aesthetics and Culturology.
 
After creating the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology in 2001 the differentiation of the teaching of philosophical disciplines continues and a Department of Philosophy and Methodology of Science (2001) and a Department of History of Philosophy and Science (2003) get separated from the Department of Philosophy. In 2007 the Department of Philosophy is renamed into the Department of Ontology and Theory of Cognition.
 
At different times the Department was headed by Aleksandr Nikiforovich Maslin, Semyon Filippovich Zakharin, Orest Vladimirovich Trakhtenberg, Ivan Ignatyevich Vaisner, G.I. Maslennikov, M.F. Rodin, Galyav Serazetdinovich Ismagilov, Taufik Gazulkhakovich Sultanguzin, Fagim Binyaminovich Sadykov, Aleksandr Fyodorovich Kudryashev, Bayazit Sabiryanovich Galimov (since 1995).
 
At present the Department of Ontology and Theory of Cognition is responsible for teaching academic disciplines in philosophy, social philosophy, and a number of special philosophical disciplines at all humanist Faculties of the University.
 
The educational process in the major of Philosophy is carried out by highly qualified teachers: Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Acting Head of Department S.M. Pozdyayeva, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor I.V. Frolova, Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor R.Kh. Lukmanova, Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor Z.N. Khabibullina, Candidate of Political Science, Associate Professor S.B. Gorbachyov, Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor A.A. Akchurina, Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor E.V. Yuldashev.
 
At the Department there is a theoretical seminar in social philosophy (supervised by Professor S.M. Pozdyayeva). The Department runs postgraduate and doctoral courses under the guidance of its professors. The Department of Ontology and Theory of Cognition reviews dissertation papers in social philosophy and ontology and theory of cognition.
 
The Department works according to the Bashkir State University thematic plan within the research area of “Social and Spiritual Factors of Development of Modern Russia”. The research topics at the Department include:
  • Human problem in world view (supervised by Professor B.S. Galimov);
  • Spiritual contradictions in Russian society and their specific features in Bashkortostan (supervised by Professor S.M. Pozdyayeva);
  • Problem of woman development in modern society: theoretical and practical aspects (supervised by Professor S.M. Pozdyayeva). 
There is a theoretical and methodological seminar related to the above research areas functioning at the Department, where teachers, doctoral students and postgraduates deliver reports on their research findings.