Publications

Zavhorodniy Yuriy. Perception of the Indian Philosophy in Ukraine: The Line of the Vedas (1840–1930-s). Monograph. – Кyiv: H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2013. – 412 p. ISBN 978-966-02-6825-8

The monograph deals with the analysis of the perception of Indian religious and philosophical thought by Ukrainian intellectuals within a period of almost one hundred years: starting from the appearance of the first publication in 1844 till the 1930s, when the Indology vector of historical and philosophical studies in Ukraine ceased to exist, having fallen victim to the new political situation. The texts of Ukrainian authors are considered in the synchronic and diachronic Indological historical and philosophical context, involving the works by European, Russian, Indian as well as American and Japanese researchers from the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century. Special attention is paid in the monograph to the Indian religious and philosophical primary sources. Among methodological strategies employed in the monograph are philosophically significant ideas, the theory of structural polymorphism, and philosophical traditionalism.

The book should be of interest to the scholars, lecturers, Ph.D. candidates, students, as well as to all those who are interested in the history of Indian and Ukrainian philosophical thought.

To buy this book refer to the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU (4 Tryokhsviatitelska St., 3rd floor), or contact the author.


Strelkova A. Yu. Buddhism: Philosophy of Emptiness: [monograph]. – Kyiv: Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Publishing House, 2015. – 408 p. ISBN: 978-966-518-684-7

This book is the first fundamental study of philosophy of Buddhism in Ukraine. At the same time it is the first of its kind attempt to study Buddhism not as a multiple diversity of doctrines of separate schools and branches, but as a living, internally whole philosophical and religious teaching which arises on the basis of a philosophy common for all its branches – philosophy of emptiness. This approach gives us opportunity to see continuity of the ideas of Buddhist tradition: from the schools of Early Buddhism in India to the medieval Zen Buddhism of Japan. On the other hand, the "view through emptiness" provides us the clue to understanding of the widest spectrum of philosophical problems of Buddhist ontology, gnosiology, ethics, philosophy of language.

In the book are included also the translations of three Buddhist sutras: «Smaller Discourse on Emptiness» (Culasuññata-sutta), «Heart Sūtra» (Hṛdaya-sūtra) and «Diamond Sūtra» (Vajracchedikā-prajñāpāramitā-sūtra).

Addressed to scholars, lecturers, PhD candidates, students and all who are interested in Buddhism and Eastern Philosophical thought.

To buy this book visit publisher's site: http://publish-ukma.kiev.ua/ua/katalog/filosofiya-kulturologiya/277-buddizm-filosofiya-porozhnechi.html


Kapranov S. V. Shinto in the Social and Cultural Transformations of ХІХ–ХХ Centuries. – Кyiv: A. Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies, 2014. – 144 p. ISBN 978-966-02-7483-9

The monograph is devoted to the place of Shinto in the social and cultural transformations that occurred in Japan in the ХІХ–ХХ centuries, as well as to the changes that Shinto experienced as their result. It considers the main ideological innovations that occurred in Shinto thought in the first half of the XIXth century, and also the transformations that occurred in the second half of the XIXth century after the Meiji Revolution/Restoration. The author shows the role in those processes of Kokugaku and the Mito School teachings, as well as of the concepts of "religion" and "freedom of religion" borrowed from the West. Special attention is paid to the school of Hirata Atsutane, which had a decisive influence on the ideology of the Meiji on its initial stage. Separately is analyzed an important document – Imperial Rescript on Education of 1890, on the basis of comparison with earlier edicts of Chinese emperors the traditional and innovational elements of this text are discovered. The monograph consideres the changes that occurred in Shinto in the middle of the ХХth century after Japan’s defeat in World War II and the modern structure of the main institution of this religion – Association of Shinto Shrines. In the monograph is included the translation of the Imperial Rescript on Education.

The book is addressed to religious studies researchers, philosophers, historians of Japan, lecturers and students, as well as to all those who have interest in spiritual culture of Japan.


Place of Philosophy in the Intellectual Traditions of the East / Yu. Yu. Zavhorodniy, S. V. Kapranov, K. V. Malakhova, A. Yu. Strelkova, O. A. Yarosh. – Kyiv: Naukova Dumka, 2013. – 246 p. ISBN 978-966-00-1309-4

In the book are represented philosophical studies of the following problems: origins of Indian philosophy, place of philosophy in the traditional Chinese thought, Buddhist philosophy, place of philosophy in Jewish rabbinic literature of XVIIIth century, transformations of philosophical problematics in the intellectual tradition of Islam, and also are analyzed the specifics of translation and interpretation in Ukraine in 1880–1960s of the Rigveda Hymn Х.129 and tradition of understanding of Upaniṣads in Ukraine in 1840–1910s, are exposed some philosophical views of Muhammad Pars.











Kapranov S. V. «Ise Monogatari» as a Monument of Japanese Religious and Philosophical Culture of Heian Era. — Kyiv: Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Publishing House, 2004. – 168 p. ISBN 966-518-253-6

The monograph is devoted to the analysis of a prominent work of Japanese classical literature of Heian era (794-1192) «Ise Monogatari» from the historico-philosophical and religious point of view. It analyzes the image of the world contained in the text itself; besides, it considers its syncronic (religious and philosophical culture of early Heian) and diachronic (traditions of «Ise Monogatari» in art, commentaries and fiction) contexts. Special attention is paid to the esoteric exegetics of the text, particularly, to the commentary «Ise Monogatari Zuinō».

The book is addressed to specialists in Japanese studies, oriental studies, religious studies, historians of philosophy, culture studies scholars, and to all those who have interest in spiritual culture of Japan.

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Tsyrendorzhiyev Readings – 2012 (V): Tibetan Civilization and Nomadic Peoples of Eurasia: Cross-Cultural Contacts. – Kyiv: Polygraphist, 2012. – 656 p. ISBN 978-966-8301-06-3

Board of Editors: O. Ohnieva (project scholarly advisor), Yu. Zavhorodniy, D. Lutsenko, I. Otroshchenko.

This collection of scholarly articles is a result of the activities of the International Scholarly Conference “Tsyrendorziyev Readings – 2012” that took place on May 24-26, 2012 at the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts.

The book contains articles by Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian scholars covering topical issues of history, religion, philosophy, culture and art of Central Asia, namely Buryatia, Kalmykia, Tyva, Mongolia and Tibet, as well as issues of Buddhism and Shamanism in various countries of the world.

This collection continues a series initiated in the year 2000 in memory of Rabdan Tsyrendorzhyiev (1923–1999), a prominent public figure and cultural leader of the Buryat ethnic minority in Ukraine.

The book is intended for specialists in history, religion, philosophy, culture studies, anthropology and fine arts, as well as for those interested in Central Asia, Buddhism and Shamanism.


Tsyrendorzhiyev Readings – 2008 (IV): Tibetan Civilization and Nomadic Peoples of Eurasia: Cross-Cultural Contacts. – Kyiv: “Lesya” LTD, 2008. – 692 p. ISBN 966-8126-66-0

Board of Editors: O. Ohnieva (project scholarly advisor), Yu. Zavhorodniy (project coordinator), S. Kapranov, D. Lutsenko, I. Otroshchenko.

This collection of scholarly articles is a result of the activities of the International Scholarly Conference "Tsyrendorziyev Readings – 2008" that took place on September 26-27, 2008 at the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts.

The book contains articles by Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian scholars covering topical issues of history, religion, philosophy, culture and art of Central Asia, namely Buryatia, Kalmykia, Tyva, Mongolia and Tibet, as well as issues of Buddhism and Shamanism in various countries of the world.

This collection continues a series initiated in the year 2000 in memory of Rabdan Tsyrendorzhyiev (1923–1999), a prominent public figure and cultural leader of the Buryat ethnic minority in Ukraine.

The book is intended for specialists in history, religion, philosophy, culture studies, anthropology and fine arts, as well as for those interested in Central Asia, Buddhism and Shamanism.


Tsyrendorzhyiev Readings – 2006: Tibetan Civilization and Nomadic Peoples of Eurasia: Cross-Cultural Contacts. – Kyiv: PH «Stylos», 2006. – 413 p. ISBN 966-8518-57-8

Board of Editors: O. Ohnieva (project scholarly advisor), Yu. Zavhorodniy (project coordinator), S. Kapranov, O. Kapranova, D. Lutsenko, I. Otroshchenko.

The book contains articles by Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian scholars covering topical issues of history, religion, philosophy, culture and art of Central Asia, namely Buryatia, Kalmykia, Tyva, Mongolia and Tibet, as well as issues of Buddhism and Shamanism in various countries of the world.

This collection continues a series initiated in the year 2000 in memory of Rabdan Tsyrendorzhyiev (1923–1999), a prominent public figure and cultural leader of the Buryat ethnic minority in Ukraine. The readings took place at the National University of «Kyiv Mohyla Academy» on September 15–16, 2006.

The book is intended for specialists in history, religion, philosophy, culture studies, anthropology and fine arts, as well as for those interested in Central Asia, Buddhism and Shamanism.