Head – Associate Professor F.Aminov
Address: Building number 11. (Student campus, mahalla Buni Hisorak)
The University-Wide Department of Philosophy is one of the most prestigious and oldest educational and scientific institutions of the Tajik National University, which has been operating since the founding of the University itself. The first Head of the Department was Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy, then Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic A.M. Bahavaddinov.
During its existence, the Department was divided and united many times. In 1956, it was divided into two departments – the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, which were headed by Doctor of Philosophy, Professor M.N. Boltaev and Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor V.T. Bobilev. In 1969, these departments were again merged into a single Department of Philosophy, which until 1973 was headed by Doctor of Philosophy, Professor M. N. Boltaev. In 1973, it was again divided into the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the first of which was headed by Doctor of Philosophy, Professor V.I. Pripisnov, and the second – by Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor F. M. Tursunzoda. In 1987, the above departments were again merged into the university-wide Department of Philosophy, which from 1988 to 2011 was headed by Doctor of Philosophy and Technology of the Republic of Tajikistan, Professor S.N.Navruzov.
Since the beginning of its existence, the Department has been conducting scientific research in various areas of theoretical philosophy and the history of philosophy. The study and discussion of the philosophical and socio-political thoughts of Tajik and Persian thinkers has been and remains the direction of the research activities of the department.
Currently, the Department mainly conducts research activities in two areas – various aspects of theoretical philosophy and the history of philosophy. One of the research activities of the Department is the study and review of the philosophical, moral and socio-political views of the Tajik people and other peoples of the Islamic East, in which N. Saidov, A. Sodikov, S. Safarova, F. Aminov, M. Khaitov, Z. Zubaidov conduct scientific research.
During the years of independence of the country, with the constant efforts and innovations of the department, several candidate and doctoral dissertations were defended (by A. Ziyoev, M. Nazarov, S. Safarova, F. Abdulkhanov, F. Aminov, M. Khayitov, N. Mahmadiev, N. Arabzoda, R. Komilov, L. Nikolaeva, N. Saidov).
The Department is actively involved in the creation, development and placement of educational programs, textbooks and teaching aids of higher and general educational institutions. Most of the professors of the Department actively participate in international, regional and republican symposiums and conferences, and the abstracts of their work are published in scientific collections.
There is a Student Club at the Department – “In search of truth”, in which scientific and cultural meetings are regularly held. Under the guidance of teachers of the Department, students participate in the Republican Olympiads in Philosophy.
In order to study and consider historical and philosophical issues, the department focuses on the study of the most important theoretical issues of philosophy – the essential forces of man, the development of society, the sociological analysis of market relations, the self-awareness of science and philosophy, globalization and the dialogue of civilizations, Tajik-Persian philosophical thought, the formation of humanism in the East and the West, as well as issues of social synergy. In addition to conducting theoretical and practical classes in philosophy with students and effectively conducting scientific research, the Department also conducts classes on “Philosophy and Methodology of Science” for undergraduates, on “History and Philosophy of Science” for graduate students and applicants.