Моя глубокая благодарность тов. Хиллелу Тиктину и Сьюзан Вайсман

(Копия моей записи из прежнего блога blogs.mail.ru/mail/bugerave за  21-10-2009 — http://blogs.mail.ru/mail/bugerave/7016454C5A51983E.html  )

27 февраля 2006 г. я защитил на филос. ф-те МГУ свою докторскую . . . Сказать, что это была очень трудная защита, — значит, ничего не сказать. Одним из моих официальных оппонентов был Александр Викторович Назарчук, профессор философии ( http://www.nazarchuk.com/ ) и вместе с этим финансовый директор ЗАО «Северстальтранс» ( http://www.avias.com/news/2004/03/25/74528.html ). Ему очень не понравилась моя антикапиталистическая диссертация. Другой мой официальный оппонент — Леньшин Владимир
Петрович, доктор философских наук, доцент кафедры философии Академии ФСБ и офицер последней — вообще написал на меня отрицательный отзыв. В обсуждении активно участвовал ряд корифеев российской философии: чтобы представить себе их уровень, достаточно назвать одного из них — Ричард Иванович Косолапов. Одни кисло одобряли мой диссер, одинаково направленный и против общественного строя в СССР, и против капитализма, другие яростно нападали на меня. Тем не менее, я защитился, и моя защита была утверждена ВАКом.

Огромную роль в моей победе сыграло то, что свои отзывы прислали два марксистских профессора — Хиллел Тиктин и Сьюзан Вайсман. Отзыв Тиктина был представлен на защите и пошел в ВАК (Вайсман, к сожалению, не оформила его так, как этого требуют правила российской академической бюрократии), но поводом и материалом для дополнительных размышлений членам совета — еще до защиты — послужили они оба. Победа на той защите — это не только моя победа, это наша общая победа с товарищами Тиктином и Вайсман. Я уже выразил им свою благодарность на JRL — http://www.cdi.org/russia/johnson/2008-204.cfm — но рад сделать это вновь.

Ниже привожу тексты их отзывов.

Report on Doctoral Dissertation of Vladislav Bugera
To Professor Karen Kh. Momjan
Dissertation Council D 501.001.16
Chair of Social Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Moscow State University


From: Professor H.H.Ticktin, Emeritus Professor of Marxist Studies, Centre for the study of Socialist Theory and Movements, University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

In my view V. Bugera has written a highly original dissertation which, in my view, thoroughly deserves to be awarded a doctorate.

The idea of looking at the concept of property through the prism of management and making the necessary distinctions among the different forms of management, which in turn then reflect back on property is itself an important discovery. One does not have to agree with everything written by Dr Bugera to appreciate the significance of his dissertation.

It was, of course, Karl Marx who first theorised the nature of change in social relations, building on Hegel and the Scottish and English political economists. Unfortunately his insights have often been demeaned and diminished by dogmatists. Bugera has produced a flexible and insightful analysis which stands in contrast with much that is supposedly in the above tradition.

The dissertation is clear and well structured. The themes with which he deals are clearly set out and developed. His argument on political consciousness in chapter 4 draws together historical, sociological and political economic threads together in a unique and stimulating form.

In my view the overall work has the qualities necessary to make it a work of high scholarship deserving of the award of a doctorate.

Professor H.H.Ticktin

To: Professor Karen Kh. Momjan
Dissertation Council D 501.001.16
Chair of Social Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Moscow State University
Fax: +7 495 939 19 25

From: Professor Susan Weissman, Ph. D,
Chair, Department of Politics,
Saint Mary’s College of California

Doctoral Dissertation Report, Vladislav Bugera

I am writing in support of Vladislav Bugera’s Doctoral Dissertation, «Relations of Property & Management as Necessary Forms of Human Practice.» This is a highly original and well-written work which deserves the award of a doctorate. Vladislav Bugera is a young scholar with an already impressive international reputation, and this dissertation demonstrates what an asset he is to his university and community.

Vladislav Bugera has, in this work, made an important contribution to understanding the concept of property by developing an understanding of management. In developing this theory, Dr. Bugera has had to thoroughly examine the nature of social relations, social classes and economic exploitation. His work in this area is innovative and takes into
consideration new approaches. Through an analysis of the various forms of management, Dr. Bugera is able to offer a new way of understanding the nature of property itself. This is an original and important breakthrough that future scholars will have to consider. Another aspect which Bugera has developed is the crucial role that advanced technology and computing (computerization) play in a socialist society.

Bugera’s method of approaching his material has necessitated a deep and wide reading of the literature in several fields, including history, philosophy, political economy and political culture. His scholarship is impressive and his writing and organization are clear, with well developed points and important insights. Dr. Bugera has an admirable sweep and breadth and has incorporated primary research into accessible and readable prose. This is quite an accomplishment given the complex nature of the subject of his research. The result is a well written and engaging work that successfully combines empirical research and theoretical analysis.

The ideas Vladislav Bugera develops in relation to the philosophy of the nation and culture, as well as political consciousness (Chapter 4) are not only original, but stimulating and challenging. As with all of his work, Bugera makes his argument by weaving together scholarship across a range of fields, including sociology, philosophy, political economy and even cultural theory and history. In particular, his discussion of the causes of working class passivity is extremely perceptive as well as provocative. One needn’t agree with Bugera’s conclusions to appreciate the depth of his work in this area.

Bugera has produced a dissertation that will encourage open discussion of areas of analysis that have often been characterized by dreary dogmatism. One doesn’t have to agree with Bugera, but his method of research and writing are solid. For example, Bugera’s conception of the “neo-Asiatic” mode of production is intriguing but several aspects of his argument are open to criticism. There has been a good deal written on the nature of the political economy of the USSR and while Bugera’s approach is fascinating, I think he could benefit from a scholarly exchange with Professor Hillel Ticktin whose own theoretical work in this area sets the standard to which all other works are measured.

In my view Vladislav Bugera is a first rate scholar; he demonstrates an extensive knowledge of philosophy, history and politics and has a thorough grounding in theory which allows him a unique perspective. I have participated in international conferences with him and find him to be a scholar of rare talent, scope and commitment. He is exactly the kind of scholar-teacher that we treasure at Saint Mary’s.

Vladislav Bugera’s dissertation has all the necessary qualities of scholarship, erudition and exposition and is certainly deserving of the award of Doctorate.

Susan Weissman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Politics

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Спросите: как я познакомился с этими замечательными людьми? — Это станет понятно тем, кто

просмотрит мою биографию на Википедии — http://ru.wikipedia.org , статья «Бугера, Владислав Евгеньевич».

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