Center for the History of Ideas and Sociology of Knowledge

Studies of the Center are focused on the history of symbolic systems in the European culture, analysis of the basic categories of social and humanitarian knowledge, its historical, cultural and anthropological grounds and mechanisms of formation. Priority is given to such fields as intellectual history, historical poetics, symbolic power, reception and interpretation of texts (historical hermeneutics), historical sociology of knowledge and organization of the intellectual space, including the problem of interaction between science and education.