- Editor's Note is about the moral, judicial, and social price, which Russians
have to pay for the coming church and state marriage.
175th Anniversary of M. Shchedrin's Birthday
- Alexander Kruglov. The Injurious Writer. Author shows that Shchedrin's
'universal' criticism both 'left' and 'write' stupidity and narrow-mindedness makes him
uncomfortable both for today's officials and for leading Russian politicians. So Shchedrin
became the 'injurious writer' in the eyes of corrupted establishment.
- Vitalii Ginzburg. Do Not Be Indifferent In Terms of Obscurity. In his
speech at the General Meeting of Russian Academy of Science Academician Ginzburg calls for
the strong and organized opposition to the pseudo-science, paranormal beliefs, and
- Edward Kruglyakov. Whether Only Freedom of Speech Mass-Media Needs? On
the basis of case studies author shows the lack of responsibility and correctness even
those leading newspapers, which claim to be objective and respectable when they ignore
scientific expertise reporting about 'supernatural' events.
Big Family - Russia
- Yurii Pivovarov. Hi-Fi Technologies and Our Prospects. Modern
technology and politician's rhetoric can not substitute the urgent need for the moral
reconstruction and personal responsibility for everyone's social conduct; what is
especially important for the mutual understanding between different generations in
Magazine Within Magazine: Special Nietzsche and the New Millennium
- H. James Birx. Introduction. Nietzsche's cosmic vision and evolutionary
framework focused on a critical analysis of modern civilization, particularly human values.
He boldly proclaimed that "God is dead!" and subsequently envisioned the emergence of a
creative and superior overman who is free from religion, theology, and mediocrity. His
philosophical worldview has greatly influenced the twentieth century.
- H. James Birx. Nietzsche, Evolution & Eternal Recurrence. Influenced by
Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche accepted the scientific fact of organic evolution. He
saw our own species as a temporary link between the past ape and the future overman. His
dynamic interpretation of this godless universe argued for the eternal recurrence of this
- Bill Cooke. Nietzsche & Heidegger. The modern attempt to interpret
Friedrich Nietzsche as a postmodern thinker fails to recognize those significant
differences that separate his own philosophy from Martin Heidegger's worldview. Nietzsche
has contributed to secular humanism through his emphasis on the value of rigorous
- Tim Delaney. The Dysfunction of Religion. A critical look at the
dysfunctional aspects of religion in terms of war, conflict, intolerance, persecution,
irrational beliefs, and social divisions.
- Timothy J. Madigan. Nietzsche & Schopenhauer: On compassion. Although
greatly influenced by Schopenhauer's atheistic philosophy, Nietzsche rejected it's moral
emphasis on human compassion, since he saw compassion as a weakness. In sharp contrast,
Nietzsche stressed overcoming Christian pity in order to live an active life of creative
individualism free from religion and theology.
- Alexander V. Razin. Nietzsche & Values. In sharp contrast to Kant,
Nietzsche called for a rigorous re-evaluation of all values. He offered a naturalistic
framework for creating new values in the future. For me, human value judgments need to
seriously consider both emotions (especially happiness) and self-realization within a
society of shared goals.
- Stefan L. Sorgner. Nietzsche & Germany. Nietzsche's controversial
philosophy has influenced major German thinkers, e.g., Georg Simmel, Karl Jaspers, Martin
Heidegger, and Peter Sloterdijk. Incorrectly, however, many individuals still associate
Nietzsche with Nazism and anti-Semitism.
- Leonid Popov. Whether Scientific Atheism Is Scientific? Author argues
that the terms 'Scientific Atheism' and 'Scientific Worldview" are contradictory and can
not be foundation for the person's Weltanschauung.
- Valerii Kuvakin. What I disagree With. Science, author proofs, can be
the solid ground both for freethinker's and Humanist's worldview if we do not ignore the
value status of science and have courage to make responsible intellectual and moral choice
of the values of reason and free inquiry.
- Svetlana Neugodova. The Attempt of Reconsideration of What We Already Know.
Author seeks for the decent platform of the Christian - Humanist dialog.
- Valerii Khaziev offers his short stories on the various moral situations.
- Gustav Niebuhr. Defending His Face. Zdravyi Smysl reprints from "The New
York Times" this paper on Paul Kurtz.
- Sergej Khudiev in his paper Secular Humanism In the Eyes of
Christian looks for the dialog between believers and non-believers.
- Vjacheslav Sachkov analyses R. Rilke"s poetry.