On April 18, 2023, a special volume of the journal Logos dedicated to the critical study of cartography was presented at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University. The presentation of the volume “Studies in Cartography” of the leading Russian philosophical journal Logos was widely announced both at Lomonosov Moscow State University, in Russia, and abroad, which characterizes the degree of general interest in the main theme of the issue – how and to what extent maps represent objective reality.
The presentation took place in the co-working room of the Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University and turned into a large, animated discussion, which ended late in the evening, touching on the most profound, archetypal features of geospatial visualizations, the concept of Digital Earth and its philosophical content, as well as the prospects and forms of further map existence. The keynote speeches were delivered by the authors of the issue, Stanislav Gavrilenko, Head of the Department of Ontology and Cognition Theory of MSU Philosophy Faculty; Alexander Pisarev, member of Logos Editorial Board, Researcher at Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy; Konstantin Ivanov, Head of IET RAS Department of History of Physical and Mathematical Sciences; and Eugene Eremchenko, Head of Russian Chapter of ISDE and Neogeography Group. The Neogeography Group and the Russian Chapter of ISDE recommend a special issue of Logos to study and make sense of the scientific revolution in the geospatial field.
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