Areas of expertise: history and philosophy of science, especially history and philosophy of logic and mathematics, history of University philosophy in Russia, philosophy of politics.
Dr., Prof. V.A.Bazhanov was born on January, 10 1953 in Kazan, Russia.
He received his Kandidature (PhD) from Leningrad University, and was awarded the degree of Dr.Sci. in Philosophy from Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Moscow) in 1988. He has been on the faculty of Philosophy at Kazan University since 1979 until 1993. He has been the Senior Research member at the Institute of Philosophy (Moscow) in 1987-88. Since 1993 he is at Ulyanovsk branch of Moscow State University (Ulyanovsk-Simbirsk University), Department of Philosophy Chairperson, researcher of Institute for the History of Science and Technology,, The Dean of the Humanities (1993 - October, 1995).
Prize winner: Academy of Sciences of the USSR prize for young researchers (1985), Kazan University First prize (1989). International Science Foundation winner (1994), British Academy Fellow (1998), Lakatos Research Fellowship (2007-2008).
In 2002 Bazhanov was elected corresponding member and in 2009 full member of Academie
Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences (Bruxelles).
Dr.Bazhanov is an Associate Editor of THE REVIEW OF MODERN LOGIC (former MODERN LOGIC) since its founding in 1989, an Associate Editor of PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY, EPISTEMOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE , PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNICS ,
an Associate Editor of REFLEXIVE PROCESSES AND GOVERNING, Kant Studies .
Dr.Bazhanov major works include a biography of a logician N.A.Vasiliev (Moscow, Nauka, 1988), and the books on philosophy of science, "The Completeness of Quantum Theory", Kazan Univ.press, 1983. - 104 p.; "Science as Self-Reflexive System", Kazan.Univ.press, 1991. - 182 p.; The books "The Interrupted Flight. The history of University Philosophy and Logic in Russia (XIX - mid XX centuries)" Moscow, Moscow University press, 1995. - 109 p.; Essays on the Social History of Logic in Russia. Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk, Mid Volga Research Center, 2002. - 124 p. ; British Philosophical and Social Sciences Ideas Reception in Russia (XIX - early XX centuries). Ulyanovsk: Ulyanovsk University press, 2005. - 96 p.; History of Logic in Russia and the USSR. Conceptual Context of University Philosophy. Moscow: Canon+, 2007. - 336 p.; Nicolai A. Vasiliev and his Imaginary Logic. The Revival of One
Forgotten Idea. Moscow: Canon+, 2009. - 240 p.
Editor of: "Mathematisation of Natural Sciences" (Kazan Univ. press, 1984), "Vistas of Science" (Kazan Univ. press, 1989), "The Scientists and Universities of Russia in the Transitional Period" (Ulyanovsk, 1998). The book by A.V.Vasiliev "N.I.Lobachevsky (1792-1856)", (Moscow, Nauka, 1992) is compiled by V.A.Bazhanov.
Since 1989 Dr.Bazhanov is active in social sciences especially ethnic studies as well and has a number of articles devoted to the ethnocultural and political problems of modern Russia and Mid-Volga area.
In addition, he has 485 papers to his credit.
The list of most important academic publications of Prof. Dr. VALENTIN A. BAZHANOV