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The 16th International conference "Theoretical and Applied Ethics: Traditions and Prospects - 2024: The Paradoxes of Morality and Moral Paradoxes:problems and solutions"
Saint-Petersburg State University, November 21-23 2024

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The contemporary world is full of contradictions: globalization trends collide with anti-globalist tendencies; debates over the concept of "active tolerance" and the paradoxical bounds of tolerance have raged for decades; controversies on the just laws and the appropriate use of force in the pursuit of justice are still unresolved by the 21st century, and are growing more pressing every year. Within the framework of one conference, we don't expect to come to a decision of all the listed and alleged paradoxes. Our intention is to improve our understanding and to update the discussion, and it seems to be the important step towards debunking the false moral paradoxes and achieving the truth.

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.

The International Scientific Conference “Theoretical and Applied Ethics: Traditions and Prospects” has been heldsince 2007. The geography of the conference covers the whole country: from Kaliningrad to Khabarovsk and fromKrasnodar to Murmansk. Foreign participants join the discussion from various parts of the world: China, Japan, Brazil,USA, EU countries, Argentina, Belarus, Serbia, Turkey, Iran, 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.


September 15th 2024, the deadline for submitting workshop proposals.

September 30th 2024 the deadline for submitting applications and papers for participation in the conference and in the conference proceedings (300-500 words)

until October 20th, 2024 finalization of the conference program, sending invitations for participants

The conference is held as part of events in honor 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 докладов конференции (ISBN, РИНЦ)

Registration fee is 1300 rub. ( for participants of the student conference - 500 rub.) Payment instructions is sent to participants after the finalization of the conference program

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

The members of the Program committee:

Glebova Sofia (St.Petersburg State University) – Vice-Chairman; Larionov Igor (St.Petersburg State University) – Vice-Chairman; Abakarova Raiganat (Dagestan State University); Ageeva Dinara (non-governmental organization «Voices for Animals»); Artemov Georgiy (St.Petersburg State University); Bartashevich Tatiana (St.Petersburg State University); Brodsky Alexander (St.Petersburg State University); Vasilyev Ilia (St.Petersburg State University); Gefenas Evgenius (Vilnius University); Derzhivitsky Evgeniy (St.Petersburg State University); Zimbuli Andrey (Herzen University); Kovaleva Tatiana (St.Petersburg State University); Kulakova Tatyana (St.Petersburg State University); Laptenok Alexander (Belorussian State University of Economics, Rep. Belarus); Lisanyuk Elena (St.Petersburg State University); Majima Shunzo (Hiroshima University, Sapporo, Japan); Mazeikis Gintautas (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania); Ovchinnikova Elena (St.Petersburg State University); Perova Nina (The Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences); Plasienkova Z. (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia); Tatiana Plotnikova («Lenta» retail company, St.Petersburg); Polozhentsev Andrey (St.Petersburg State University); Razin Alexander (Moscow State University); Sinyutin Mikhail (St.Petersburg State University); Strebkov Alexander (St.Petersburg State University); Sunami Artem (St.Petersburg State University); Tarkovsky Vladimir (Kostroma State University); Shevchenko Alexander (Russian Academy of Sciences); Jaskevitch Jadviga (Belorussian State University of Economics, Rep. Belarus)

The thematic areas of the workshops

  • Logic in morals and law: from form to code
  • Moral Agency: History and the Present
  • Ethics in the Anthropocene
  • The Existential and Critical Resources of Cinema
  • The Concept of Just War: History and the Present
  • Ethics and Animals
  • Scandalous practices: big data, artificial intelligence, new ethical dilemmas
  • Moral and Religious Discourse: Historical and Theoretical analysis
  • Bioethical Strategies: the Multifaceted Approaches
  • Value-based discourses and practices in law

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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