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Basil Lourié

Russian scholar, the Editor-in-Chief of "Scrinium. Journal of Patrology and Critical Hagiography" ( Scholarly publications are mostly in patristics and early Christianity. PhD, Dr habil. in philosophy.




Intensio: Leibniz in Creating a New Term for the Modal Logic

Issue: 1:3/1:4 (The third/fourth issue)
Leibniz’s achievements and intuitions in the field of intensional logics were evaluated, for the first time, by no other than the creator of the modern modal logic Clarence I. Lewis, whose seminal 1918 monograph contains a very important historical essay on Leibniz with addition of two translations of his pertinent works (published for the first time in 1903, but not acknowledged as important even then).

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Interview: The Christian Orthodoxy in the Modern World

Issue: 2:2 (The sixth issue)
The interview of Andrew Schumann, the managing editor of Studia Humana, with with Basil Lourié, the editor in chief of the Scrinium. Revue de patrologie, d`hagiographie critique et d`histoire ecclésiastique published by Gorigais Press and of its two supplement series: Orientalia Judaica Christiana and Scripta ecclesiastica.

Nicephorus Blemmydes on the Holy Trinity and the Paraconsistent Notion of Numbers: A Logical Analysis of a Byzantine Approach to

Issue: 5:1 (The seventeenth issue)
The paper deals with the most controversial – in the modern scholarly discussion
– episode within the Byzantine polemics on the Filioque, Nicephorus
Blemmydes‘ acknowledgement of proceeding of the Spirit through the Son
providing that the Son be considered as generated through the Spirit. The logical
intuition behind this theological idea is explicated in the terms of paraconsistent
logic and especially of a kind of paraconsistent numbers called by the author
―pseudo-natural numbers‖. Such numbers could not be interpreted via the notion
of ordered pair. Instead, they imply a known (first described by Emil Post in
1941) but still little studied logical connective ternary exclusive OR.

Russian Orthodoxy and the Western World

Issue: 7:1 (The twenty fifth issue)
The interview of Tudor Petcu with Basil Lourié.

Basil Lourié born in 1962, St Petersburg, Russia. PhD and Dr habil. in philosophy. Editor in Chief of the Scrinium. Revue de patrologie, d'hagiographie critique et d'histoire ecclésiastique and of its two supplement series: Orientalia Judaica Christiana and Scripta ecclesiastica. Interests: Patristics, Christian Origins, Second Temple Judaism(s). Books in Russian: 1. Gregory of Nyssa, De hominis opificio (1995; 2nd ed., 2000) (tr. and scholarly commentary). 2. Vocation of Abraham. The Idea of the Monasticism and Its Realization in Egypt (2000). 3. History of the Byzantine Philosophy. Formative period (2006) ([some fragments on the publisher's web-site]). Serbian translation (2010). 4. Introduction to the Critical Hagiography (2009). 5. Russian Orthodoxy between Kiev and Moscow (2009; 2nd ed., 2010).

Theodore the Studite’s Christology Against Its Logical Background

Issue: 8:1 (The twenty nineth issue)
Theodore the Studite resolved the logical problem posed by the second
Iconoclasm in an explicitly paraconsistent way, when he applied to Jesus the
definition of the human hypostasis while stating that there is no human
hypostasis in Jesus. Methodologically he was following, albeit without
knowing, Eulogius of Alexandria. He, in turn, was apparently followed by
Photius, but in a confused manner.