Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law
Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law
Division of Armenology and Social Sciences
Specialization: Philosophical, sociological, political and legal studies
Founded year: 1969
Director: PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor
Emil H. Ordukhanyan
Address: Yerevan 0010, Republic of Armenia, 44 Aram str.
Phone number: (+374 10) 530571
Fax: (+374 10) 505947
E-mail: ipsl {[ at ]}
Main Fields of Activity

- history of the Armenian philosophy and aesthetic thought
theoretical philosophy, logic and methodology of the science
- sociology and political science: problems of the social transformations in Armenia, migration of population and political alienation; geopolitical situation in the region
- theory and history of law in Armenia, phenomenological foundations of the theory of right, the problem of relations between law and security

Main Results

- foundation of the scientific school on study of the Armenian philosophical heritage and aesthetic thought; publication of the fundamental monograph "History of the Armenian Philosophy" and a number of monographs, devoted to the philosophical concept of prominent old Armenian thinkers; the publication of the monograph "Problems of Theory and History of Aesthetics" and the anthology "The Figures of Armenian Culture about Art".
- developing of the concept of transition from the traditional common problems of epistemology in to the area of logic, philosophy and methodology of science; publication of the monograph "Philosophy. History. Culture", and books "From the Logic Atoms to the Physical Laws", "LMP fundamental theory", translation into the Armenian and publication of the classic work of the German philosopher Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason".
- a study of socio-political problems of the modern Armenian society and development of the national models and strategies for further modernization of society; publication of monographs and books both in Armenia and abroad: "Armenian Society in Transformation", "Modern Armenian Society. Peculiarities of Transformation", "Armenian Society on the Threshold of the XXI-th Century", "Armenia. The Alienated Society", "Armenian Society in Transition", "Out-migration from Armenia - in Transboundary Migration in the Post-Soviet Space", "One Nation - Three Sub-Ethnic Groups", "Karabakh Liberation Struggle in Armenian Political Consciousness", "New World Order and Armenia", "Power and Opposition: the analysis of political discourse", "Information Society: socio-political problems", "Features of the Political Culture in Armenia".
- a study of the main issues of the national legislation and law enforcement practice, as well as theoretical problems of law and the history of the Armenian legal thought; publication of monographs and books: "Medieval Armenian Law and Political and Legal Thought in X-XIII Centuries", "Problems of Theory and History of Law", "Problems of Theory of Law. A Phenomenological Approach", "The Need for a New Lawunderstanding", "The Questions of Justice", "The Law and Crime."