Stepaniants, Marietta 1935-

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STEPANIANTS, Marietta 1935-


Born October 16, 1935, in Moscow, U.S.S.R. (now Russia); daughter of Tigran (an economist) and Asya (a teacher; maiden name, Bahchinian) Stepaniants; married Alexander Syrodeev (a diplomat), June 15, 1961; children: Asya. Ethnicity: "Armenian." Education: Degrees from Moscow State Institute of International Affairs, 1959 and 1963, D.Phil., 1974, professor, 1983. Politics: Democrat. Religion: "Agnostic." Hobbies and other interests: Literature, music, gardening.


Home—1/2 Krasnopresnenskay nal., Apt. 60, Moscow, Russia 123100. Office—Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, 14 Volhonka St., Moscow, Russia 119842. E-mail—[email protected].


Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, fellow and researcher, 1959-80, director of Center for the Study of Oriental Philosophies, 1980—. Diplomatic Academy of the U.S.S.R., professor, 1980-94; Academy of Humanities Research, member, beginning 1995; State University of Humanities, Moscow, chair of Oriental philosophical and political thought, 1996—; guest speaker at other institutions, including University of Hawaii, Villanova University, Columbia University, New School for Social Research, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Juniata College; director of international conferences.


Russian Philosophical Association.


Sarasvati Samana Award, 1996; Ashraf, an award of the state of Tajikstan, Russia, 1999; annual lecturer award, Indian Council for Philosophical Research, 2001; named Honored Scholar of the Russian Federation, 2002.


Pakistan: Philosophy and Sociology, Nauka (Moscow, U.S.S.R.), 1971, People's Publishing House (Lahore, Pakistan), 1972.

(Editor) Muslim Philosophy in Soviet Studies, Sterling Publishing House (New Delhi, India), 1988.

The Philosophical Aspects of Sufism, Ajanta Publications (New Delhi, India), 1989.

Islamic Philosophy and Social Thought (XIX-XX Centuries), People's Publishing House (Lahore, Pakistan), 1989.

Sufi Wisdom, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1994.

(Editor, with Ron Bontekoe) Justice and Democracy: Crosscultural Perspectives, University Press of Hawaii (Honolulu, NI), 1997.

Gandhi and the World Today: A Russian Perspective, Rajendra Prasad Academy (New Delhi, India), 1998.

Introduction to Eastern Thought, AltaMira Press (Walnut Creek, CA), 2002.

(Editor, with Peter Hershock and Roger T. Ames) Technology and Cultural Values: On the Edge of the Third Millennium, University Press of Hawaii (Honolulu, HI), 2003.

Editor of History of Indian Philosophy: A Russian Viewpoint, Indian Council of Philosophical Research (New Delhi, India). Author or editor of several books in Russian. Editor in chief of book series on Eastern philosophy and comparative philosophy, Nauka (Moscow, Russia). Contributor of articles and reviews to Russian and English-language periodicals, including Philosophy East and West, Social Sciences, Muslim World, and Central Asian Review.

Stepaniants's work has also been published in Arabic.


Editing Religion and Identities in Russia; coediting an Italian edition on Sufism in the dialogue between cultures and religions.