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Alexander F. Filippov

  • Tenured Professor (2006)
  • Alexander F. Filippov has been at HSE University since 2002.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2004

    Doctor of Sciences* in Theory, History and Methods of Sociology
    Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)
    Thesis Title: The theoretical foundations of a sociology of space

  • 1994
    Senior Research Fellow
  • 1984

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in History of Philosophy
    Thesis Title: The theoretical basis of the Niklas Luhmann"s sociology (a critical assesment)

  • 1980

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2020, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2011

Courses (2022/2023)

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Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Editorial board membership

2001: Editor-in-chief, Социологическое обозрение (Russian Sociological Review).

Dissertation for a degree of Doctor of Science




















Book Филиппов А. Ф. Теоретические основания социологии пространства. М. : Канон-Пресс, 2003.


Article Филиппов А. Ф. Гетеротопология родных просторов // Отечественные записки. 2002. № 6



Article Филиппов А. Ф. О понятии «теоретическая социология» // Социологический журнал. 1997. № 1-2. С. 5-37.


Article Филиппов А. Ф. Элементарная социология пространства // Социологический журнал. 1995. № 1. С. 45-69.


Fields of interests:

  • History of classical sociology
  • Theoretical sociology
  • Sociology of politics
  • Sociology of space
  • Sociology of culture
  • Political philosophy
  • Theory of action

Timetable for today

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HSE Staff Members Receive University Medals and Notes of Acknowledgement

On October 22, some university staff members were awarded HSE medals and notes of acknowledgement from the Rector.

International Scientific Conference "Russia a Hundred Years after the Revolution: Causes and Consequences"

On April 27-28, 2017 the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue conducted its first scientific conference with participation of the following foreign partners: the Institute for the Study of Central and Eastern Europe, Eichstätt, the University of Granada and the Estonian Euroacademy.

Three HSE Journals to Be Indexed by Scopus

Three HSE journals — Public Administration Issues (Voprosy Gosudarstvennogo i Munitsypal’nogo Upravleniya), Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics (Psychologiya. Zhurnal Vysshey Shkoly Economiki) and The Russian Sociological Review (Sociologicheskoye Obozreniye) — are to be indexed by Scopus. The editorial boards of these journals have already been officially notified by Elsevier.

"Political Theology": Lecture by Alexander Filippov in Kazan Federal University

Professor Alexander Filippolv, head of Center for Fundamental Sociology, has given a lecture in Institutre for Social and Philosophical Sciences in Kazan Federal University

Special issue of "Russian Sociological Review" (Volume 13, № 4) came out

The special issue of "Russian Sociological Review" (Volume 13, № 4) came out, dedicated to the topic "Borders: Merging, Emerging, Emergent". This issues includes the papers by Ioannis Trisokkas, Joel Walmsley and Cara Nine, Serghei Golunov, Tatiana Weiser, Svetlana Ban'kovskaya, Ilkka Liikanen, Kateryna Pashkovska, Amanda Russell Beattie, and the book review by Irina Trotsuk.

New Master’s Programme on ‘Philosophy, Politics and Economics’ Starts at the HSE

In 2014, an innovative master’s programme on ‘Philosophy, Politics and Economics’ (PPE) will open at the HSE. The new programme is a result of cooperation between several HSE faculties: Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, and World Economy and International Affairs. Witten/Herdecke University (Germany) is an international partner of the programme.

HSE Journal on Sociology is Read in 55 Countries

This year the Sociological Review journal celebrates its 10th anniversary. Alexander Filippov, its Editor-in-Chief, Head of the Center of Fundamental Sociology, HSE Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, told us about the mission, history and authors of the journal.