Russian-German seminar “Präsens” took place on March 29 – 30, 2011 at RSUH. It was organized by the Center for Cognitive Programs and Technologies in cooperation with the
The seminar was focused on the fundamental issues of the “present” category which were discussed from the perspective of cognitive philosophy, cognitive psychology, cognitive linguistics, epistemology and neurosciences.
The leading German scholars working on the problem of the category of “present” from the
Prof. Dr. Didier Bottineau, a cognitive linguist from France, a professor at the Paris West University Nanterre La Défense (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre - La Défense) and a member of MoDyCo Laboratory (Modelling, Dynamics, Corpus) also participated in the seminar.
The Russian side was represented at the seminar by outstanding scientists, experts in the field of cognitive sciences – an academician of RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences), director of the Institute of Philosophy of RAS Prof. Dr. Abdusalam Guseinov; an academician of RAS, co-chairman of Academic Educational Association for Humanities Prof. Dr. Alexander Chubarian; director of German Research Society (DFG) Buro in RF Dr. Jörn Achterberg; deputy director of the Institute of Linguistics RAS Prof. Dr. Valerii Demiankov; vice-rector of RSUH, director of Research-educational centre for cognitive programs and technologies Vera Zabotkina; member of the Scientific Council of Kurchatov NBIC-center Prof. Dr. Tatiana Chernigovskaya; dean of Philosophy Faculty at RSUH Prof. Dr. Valerii Gubin; professor at the Institute of Philosophy RAS Prof. Dr. David Dubrovskii; professor at RSUH Prof. Dr. Vladimir Spiridonov, professor at the Center for cognitive programs and technologies Prof. Dr. Elena Pozdnyakova and other prominent scientists.