"The Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences spent 742,000 on the study of hell and evil." Read this text to understand what such money goes for, what this news have to do with the persecution of the Institute of Philosophy, why hell and evil can be investigated, and what the significance of such projects is.
"It is possible to study hell for 742000 rubles," "The Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences spent 742000 rubles on the study of hell and evil" — materials of many major media outlets, such as Vesti, RBC, Medusa, came out with such headlines at the end of last year. Numerous commentators on social networks began to discuss the ridiculousness of such a research topic and its unreasonably high cost. Unfortunately, the philosophers themselves did not get the proper opportunity to answer these challenges and questions. Philosophers Alexey Gaginsky, Evgeny Loginov and Anton Kuznetsov discuss issues and problems related to this topic.