On November 26, Vera Ilinichna Alekseyeva, candidate of philosophy and scholar of Konstantin Eduardovich’s Tsiolkovsky’s scientific biography, will deliver an online lecture. “Konstantin Tsiolkovsky: A Cosmic Philosophy” will include an analysis of the biography of the father of theoretical cosmonautics and an examination of his worldview and teachings on the future.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky is the most prominent proponent of the philosophy of Russian Cosmism. A thinker and pioneer of modern cosmonautics, Tsiolkovsky developed a theory on the individual and society, wrote a series of original articles on religion, and introduced the concept of the “Cause of the Cosmos”. In examining the legacy of Tsiolkovsky’s work in the humanities, we find the moral benchmarks for the formation of the person of today and the person of the future.
Speaker: Vera Ilinichna Alekseyeva, who works at the state Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Kaluga, is head of the museum’s scientific and educational department and the author of 150 scientific and popular-science publications on the history of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s methods and work.
This meeting is part of Manege’s supplementary programme to “Utopia Saved”, the first solo exhibition in Russia of South Korean artist Lee Bul.
The online lecture will begin at 18:30 and last for 1.5 hours.
The discussion will be conducted over Zoom. Participation is free, but you must first register and install the Zoom platform. An hour before the meeting, you will receive a link by e-mail (sent to the address indicated at registration) through which you can join the conference. You will be able to address questions to Vera Ilinichna throughout the conversation.