Oleg A. Donskikh

Олегъ Альбертовичъ Донскихъ

Oleg Albertovich Donskikh, a Russian philosopher, linguist, philologist, historian, writer and eminent public figure, was born on 13 October 1952 in Leningrad.

His father Albert Mikhaylovich is an engineer and ship constructor; mother Ada Sholomovna is Dr habil of technical sciences, professor, a specialist in the field of hydrodynamics.

In 1974 Oleg Donskikh graduated from the Department of Humanities of Novosibirsk State University.

In 1989-1994 he was the founder and the first Head of the laboratory of languages and cultures of indigenous peoples of the Siberian North in the Institute of the North Development Problems, Siberian Branch of Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Tyumen). During this period he was also Head of the projects "Interaction of cultures" and "Interaction and development of languages". He led research on the history of Orthodox missions in Northern Siberia.

In 1981 Oleg defended his PhD thesis "Methodological issues of the origin and development of ideal informational systems"; in 1990 his habilitaion doctoral dissertation "Philosophical analysis of the problem of the origin of language". In 1992 he was awarded the title of Professor.

From 1994 to 2003 he lived in Australia. For a time he was the Head of the Russian ethnic representatives of Victoria Province. In 2002 he defended his PhD thesis in Monash University (Melbourne). The dissertation topic is "Russian Philosophy as an Expression of Russian National Consciousness", (the scientific advisor was John Bigelow, the first of the two opponents John Passmore). The dissertation deals with, in particular, the formation of the tradition of Russian sophiology. Oleg taught the course "History of Russian Poetry" (in English) at the University of Melbourne.

Since 2004 Oleg Albertovich has been the Head of the Department of Philosophy, later the Department of Philosophy and Humanities of Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management. In 2007-2012 he wrote weekly columns in the newspaper "Evening Novosibirsk".

He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal "Ideas and ideals", a member of the Union of Journalists. He consistently criticises the current Russian educational reforms.

Dr habil Donskikh is the author of thirteen books, including Evolutionary Environments. Homo Sapiens — an Endangered Species? (Innsbruck, 2018; in co-authorship), A Will to Dignity (2nd ed.: Moscow, 2018), Degro(a)dation (Moscow, 2013), and more than 200 scientific, popular and reporter articles in periodicals.

His chief research interests are history of philosophy, the problem of the origin of philosophy, the origin of language, general theory of language, metaphysics of poetry, philosophy and literature, philosophy of humanitarian education.

 

Олегъ Альбертовичъ Донскихъ, россійскій философъ, лингвистъ, филологъ, историкъ, писатель и общественный дѣятель, родился 13 октября 1952 года въ Ленинградѣ. Отецъ Альбертъ Михайловичъ – инженеръ-кораблестроитель; мать Ада Шоломовна – докторъ техническихъ наукъ, профессоръ, спеціалистъ въ области гидродинамики.

 

Въ 1974 году окончилъ гуманитарный факультетъ Новосибирскаго государственнаго университета.

 

Въ 1989-1994 годахъ былъ создателемъ и первымъ завѣдующимъ лабораторіей языковъ и культуры коренныхъ народовъ Сибирскаго Сѣвера Института проблемъ освоенія Сѣвера Сибирскаго отдѣленія Академіи наукъ СССР (въ городѣ Тюмени). Также въ этотъ періодъ былъ руководителемъ проектовъ «Взаимодѣйствіе культуръ» и «Взаимодѣйствіе и развитіе языковъ». Руководилъ изслѣдованіями исторіи православныхъ миссій на сѣверѣ Сибири. Въ 1981 году окончилъ аспирантуру Института исторіи, филологіи и философіи Сибирскаго отдѣленія Академіи наукъ СССР, защитилъ диссертацію кандидата философскихъ наукъ по темѣ «Методологическіе вопросы происхожденія и развитія идеальныхъ информаціонныхъ системъ».

 

Въ 1990 году защитилъ докторскую диссертацію «Философскій анализъ проблемы происхожденія языка». Въ 1992 году присвоено ученое званіе профессора.

 

Съ 1994 по 2003 годъ жилъ въ Австраліи. Нѣкоторое время былъ директоромъ Русскаго этническаго представительства штата Викторія. Въ 2002 году защитилъ диссертацію (Ph.D) Университета Монаша (Мельбурнъ). Тема диссертаціи «Russian Philosophy as an Expression of Russian National Consciousness» («Русская философія какъ выраженіе русскаго національнаго сознанія»), (руководитель Джонъ Бигелоу, первый изъ двухъ оппонентовъ – Джонъ Пассморъ). Въ работѣ разсматривалось, въ частности, формированіе традиціи русской софіологіи. Преподавалъ въ Мельбурнскомъ университетѣ курсъ «Исторія русской поэзіи» (на англійскомъ языкѣ).

 

Съ 2004 года Олегъ Альбертовичъ является завѣдующимъ каѳедрой философіи, потомъ – каѳедрой философіи и гуманитарныхъ наукъ Новосибирскаго государственнаго университета экономики и управленія.

 

Въ 2007-2012 годахъ писалъ еженедѣльныя колонки въ газетѣ «Вечерній Новосибирскъ». Создатель и главный редакторъ научнаго журнала «Идеи и идеалы». Членъ Союза журналистовъ РФ. Выступаетъ съ послѣдовательной критикой текущихъ реформъ въ сферѣ образованія.

 

Авторъ 13-ти книгъ, включая «Evolutionary Environments. Homo Sapiens — an Endangered Species?» (Innsbruck, 2018; въ соавторствѣ), «Воля къ достоинству» (2-ое изд.: Москва, 2018), «Дегро(а)дація» (Москва, 2013), и болѣе чѣмъ 200 научныхъ, научно-популярныхъ и публицистическихъ статей въ періодическихъ изданіяхъ.

 

Основные изслѣдовательскіе интересы: исторія философіи, проблема происхожденія философіи, происхожденіе языка, общая теорія языка, метафизика поэзіи, философія и литература, философія гуманитарнаго образованія.