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Alexey Alyushin

  • Alexey Alyushin has been at HSE University since 2008.

Education and Degrees

  • 1988

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in History of Philosophy
    Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 1979

    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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2014, 2013, 2012

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

  • Philosophy (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Business Informatics; 2 year, 2-4 module)Rus
  • Philosophy (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Public Administration; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Rus

Courses (2012/2013)

  • Philosophy (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Business Informatics; 2 year, 2-4 module)Rus
  • Philosophy (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Public Administration; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Rus

Courses (2011/2012)

  • Philosophy (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Business Informatics; 2 year, 2, 3 module)Rus
  • Philosophy (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Public Administration; spec. "Public Administration"; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Rus



Biographical note

I was originally educated in law and have earned my Ph.D. in political philosophy. I spent nearly ten years completing practical work in several government institutions in Russia as a legal adviser. Since then, I have moved back to academia and have shifted my focus to issues of the mind and cognition, with a special interest in topics where philosophy meets science. In coming years, I hope to revisit and elaborate upon some of my older ideas in political philosophy, with no lessening interest in the mind and cognition.


Fields of research interest

(With respective publications)

Updated April 2019


Political Philosophy

There are two personal research projects from 2017 until 2022 within the Political Philosophy field:


First project: The liberalism vs. statism controversy: what is ontologically prior - man or the state?


In realization of the project, two articles have been published:

Alyushin A., Knyazeva H. Realism Versus Constructivism in Their Competition for Dominance in Politics: The Case of Russia // Axiomathes. 2018. Vol. 28. No. 3. P. 345-361.

Alyushin A. Liberalism? Forget it // Axiomathes. 2017. Vol. 27. No. 4. P. 375-391.

Second project: Responsibility of governments, nations and persons for the past wrongdoings.


The article on the topic is under preparation, entitled:

"Can dead rulers be legally adjudged for their wrongs? Stalin in focus"


Some of my earlier works having reference to the Political Philosophy field are:

Alyushin A. Jean Bodin: Natural Paternal Power as a Prototype of the Sovereign Monarchical Power. Paper presented at the 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, 8-11 May 2008, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA, Session 109 ‘The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law II’. P. 34.

Alyushin A. Breach of Legal Continuity: Russia in the 20th century. Social Sciences. 2006. No 1. P. 60-69. Full text:  https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/30/1216658128/Alyushin.%20Breach%20of%20Legal%20Continuity.%20Social%20Sciences.%201-2006.htm

Alyushin A. Political Consequences of Parliamentary Rules: Russia. East European Constitutional Review. 1995. Vol. 4. No. 2. P. 61-66. Full text:  https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/11/11/1223651280/Alyushin.%20Parliament.%20East%20European%20Const%20Review%201995.pdf

Alyushin A. The Paternalistic Tradition and Russia's Transition to Liberal Democracy. Democratic Institutions. Published annually by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. N.-Y. 1992. Vol. 1. P. 1-20. Full text: https://www.hse.ru/data/2012/08/21/1223651216/Alyushin%20A.%20Paternalistic%20Tradition%20in%20Russia.%20Dem.%20Institutions%201-1992.pdf


Philosophy of Mind

My personal project from 2011 until 2016 within the Philosophy of Mind field was called 'The Nature and Phenomenology of Human Spirit'. It was devoted to exploration of the essence, genealogy, and phenomenology of human spirit as a mental entity prone to withstand the demands of biological self-preservation and egocentrism.


There are three articles published in realization of the project 'The Nature of the Human Spirit':

•   Alyushin A. Acting Contrary to Rationality and Instincts: the Inherent Similarity of Dostoevsky’s “Self-will” and Max Scheler’s “Spirit” // Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics. 2016. Vol. 39. No. 1-2. P. 19-32

•  Alyushin  A. Self-Sacrificial Behavior and its Explanation in Terms of Max Scheler’s Concept of Spirit. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. 2014. Vol. 48. No. 4 (December).  P. 503-523. DOI 10.1007/s12124-014-9272-4

•  Alyushin A. Psychedelic Experience as a Heuristic Tool for Exploring the Mind and the Brain. NeuroQuantology: An Interdisciplinary journal of Neuroscience and Quantum Physics. 2011. Vol. 9. No. 3 (September). P. 577-590. Free full text: https://www.hse.ru/data/2011/10/29/1269659102/Alyushin%20A.%20Psychedelic%20Experience%20as%20Heuristic%20Tool.%20NeuroQuant.%209-3-2011.pdf Free abstract and full text with paid access: http://www.neuroquantology.com/index.php/journal/article/view/419


Time and Space

(With implications for their perception and cognition)

Topics within this field include time perception, perceptive time distortion, subjective time vs. physical time, the multilevel space-time manifold and the hypothetical observer’s viewpoint shifting between levels, the variable quantum grain of time-space discernibility, Lebenswelten in the Üexküll’s sense, cognitive construction of reality, and a separate topic of a hypothetical extra spatial dimension of depth and its relation to cosmological issues. My research within the Time and Space field has been under way since 2002 and was completed in 2012.


Main works published:

Alyushin A. Depth as an Extra Spatial Dimension and its Implications for Cosmology and Gravity Theory. Axiomathes : Where Science Meets Philosophy. 2012. Vol. 22. No. 4. P. 469-507. Free abstract and full text with paid access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10516-011-9178-4 or: http://www.springerlink.com/content/6238635141h1t442/

Alyushin A. Time Scales of Observation and Ontological Levels of Reality. Axiomathes : Where Science Meets Philosophy. 2010. Vol. 20. No. 4. P. 439-460. Free abstract and full text with paid access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10516-010-9099-7  or: http://www.springerlink.com/content/u1602138458r5561/

Alyushin A. Temporal Worlds: Speed of Perception and the Scales of Time. Second edition. Moscow: URSS, 2012. ISBN: 978-5-382-01383-1. (2008 - First edition). Book coauthored with H. Knyazeva, in Russian, title translated from the Russian original. Book description at the publisher: http://urss.ru/cgi-bin/db.pl?lang=en&blang=ru&page=Book&id=164222

Alyushin A. Observing Reality on Different Time Scales. Endophysics, Time, Quantum and the Subjective. R. Buccheri, A. C. Elitzur, M. Saniga eds. Proceedings of the ZiF Interdisciplinary Research Workshop, Bielefeld, Germany 17 – 22 January 2005. ISBN: 978-981-256-509-9; 978-981-270-159-6(ebook). World Scientific: New Jersey, London, Singapore etc. 2005. P. 441-462. Full text of the book: https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/31/1223461093/endophysics.pdf General book contents on the publisher’s website: http://www.worldscibooks.com/physics/5947.html The chapter summary: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812701596_0024

Aljuschin A. (als ‘Turobov’), Knyazeva H. Mikrospalten der Zeit. Physik und Psychologie der Wahrnehmung innerhalb anderer Zeitparameter. Raum und Zeit. 2003. No. 126. S.44-53. Free full text: Part 1: https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/28/1223650935/RZEIT1.PDF  Part 2:  https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/28/1223650933/RZEIT2.PDF Part 3: https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/28/1223650939/RZEIT3.PDF Part 4: https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/28/1223650937/RZEIT4.PDF  Part 5: https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/28/1223650943/RZEIT5.PDF  Journal paid access: http://www.raum-und-zeit.com/raum-zeit/archiv/2003/ausgabe-126/mikrospalten-der-zeit.html


Attended conferences with published abstracts:

Alyushin A. Biological Species as Individuals and the Origins of Ethics. Eighth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, University of California, Los-Angeles, USA,  29 June–2 July 2010, Stream: Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness. To view the abstract on the conference website, insert ‘Alyushin’ in the author search field at: http://2010.thehumanities.com/sessions/index.html  or see: https://www.hse.ru/data/2011/10/29/1269657064/Alyushin.%20%28SU-HSE%29%20Accepted%20Oral%20Presentation.%20US,%20LA%20%20July%202010.htm

Alyushin A. Accelerated Cognition under Drugs and Stress: Two Models for Explanation. Towards a Science of Consciousness. Budapest, Hungary, 23-26 July, 2007. Conference Abstracts. P. 14. Abstract on the conference website:  http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=  or: https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/28/1223650091/TSC2007abstracts.pdf

Alyushin A. Moiré Wave Patterns as the Own Language of the Brain. Quantum Mind 2007. Salzburg, Austria, 17-20 July, 2007. Conference Abstracts. Service of the Journal of Consciousness Studies. P. 25-26.  Abstract on the conference website: http://www.sbg.ac.at/brain2007/abstracts/concurrents.htm or: https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/28/1223649467/Alyushin.%20Salzburg-07.doc

Alyushin A. Biological Species as Autonomous Subjects of Cognition and their Communication with Individuals. Philosophy, Psychiatry and the Neurosciences. Ninth International Conference on Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. 28 June – 1 July, 2006, Leiden, The Netherlands. The Book of Abstracts. 2006. P. 47. Abstract: https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/28/1223649740/Psychiatry%20Conference%20Leiden.Alyushin-06.pdf

Alyushin A. Hypothetical Subjects of Perception in Extended Time Scales. Interdisciplinary Research Workshop “Endophysics, Time, Quantum, and the Subjective”. ZiF Universität Bielefeld, Germany, January 17-22, 2005. Book of Abstracts. 2005.P. 2.  Abstract on the conference website: http://www.astro.sk/~msaniga/ZiF_05/ZiF_abstracts.pdf or: https://www.hse.ru/data/2010/10/31/1223461607/ZiF_abstracts.pdf


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