International Conference

XV International Conference “Theoretical and Applied Ethics: Traditions and Prospects – 2023: RATIONALITY. PRACTICABILITY.HUMANITY”. Saint-Petersburg University, Russia. November 16-18, 2023.

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The first international conference under the name of "Theoretical and Applied Ethics: Traditions and Perspectives" was launched 15 years ago. Over the years of work, strong academic ties have formed among the participants, allowing us to think about the most complicated and fundamental issues that have never lost their relevance. The problems of today's world forces ethics to explore these new issues. An intense discussion on the opportunities of artificial intelligence is currently taking place. The problems of hostility, discrimination, violence, and injustice also need to be thoroughly examined. In contemporary reality, the role and the mission of the ethics itself is challenged. To discuss these matters, we invite the academic community to participate in our conference.

The international scientific conference "Theoretical and Applied Ethics: Traditions and Prospects" is devoted to the study of the most important ethical phenomena of modern society and the categories of morality and practical philosophy. The key task of the conference is to identify the theoretical and methodological foundations of the current state of ethical science, to identify the main problems and prospects for the development of scientific research in the field of theoretical and applied ethics. History has repeatedly confronted humans with the limit situations, as well as today's world issues new challenges for us. Thus, the value strategies, the choice that everyone makes in such conditions should be the direct subject of ethical research. The practice of philosophical understanding of economic, political and civil shocks in Russia has formed the tradition of ethical and philosophical reflection in the context of the transformation of reality.

Launched in 2007, the annual conference on ethics at Saint-Petersburg University brought together scholars from various parts of Russia: Moscow, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Murmansk, Kostroma, Ryazan, Kaliningrad, Saratov, Makhachkala, Yakutsk, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, etc. For the last five years, international participants: have been applying from all over the world: Lithuania, Finland, Spain, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Japan, Iran, and Kuwait.

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We welcome young researchesto participate, in order to advance their academic careers. We're holding a Young Scholars’ Competition during the Conference.

In 2023, the conference is held on the eve of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg State University

The conference is held both in person and online.

Conference languages: Russian, English.

The proceedings of the conference with ISSN are indexed in Russian Science Citation Index (РИНЦ).

The program committee Chairman
Vadim Perov (St. Petersburg State University)


September 15, 2023 – the deadline for submitting workshop proposals. (Please send the proposals to the Organizing Committee e-mail:

September 30, 2023 - the deadline for submitting applications and abstracts for participation in the conference and in the conference proceedings.

Up to October 20, 2023 – the announcement of the conference program with topics of sections and workshop, the delivery of the invitations for participants.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select applications for participation in the conference and publication, as well as the workshops schedule. The Organizing Committee does not enter into any correspondence regarding the content of the abstracts or topics of the presentations.

For all questions, please contact the conference coordinators by e-mail:
Postal address of the Organizing Committee:
Russia, 199034, St. Petersburg, Mendeleevskaya Line, 5. St.Petersburg State University, Institute of Philosophy, Department of Ethics.
Phone no: (812)328-94-21 (1843)

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