Graduated from the Faculty of History of the N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov State University. Specialty - "History".


Defended his Postgraduate diploma. Theme: "Everyday Consciousness: Structure, Dominants, Historical Foundations." Specialty: “Ontology and theory of knowledge”. 


Defended his Doctoral thesis. Theme: “Everyday Consciousness: Beingness, Phenomena, Integrity”, which explored everyday consciousness based on the concepts of the “life world” by E. Husserl and “everyday life as a melting crucible of rationality” by B. Waldenfels. Specialty: “Ontology and theory of knowledge”. 


Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Saratov State University (SSU).   


Deputy Dean for Research Work, Faculty of Philosophy, SSU.


Awarded the title of Professor of the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.


Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, SSU.


Head of the Department of Philosophy of Culture and Cultural Studies, SSU.


Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology, SSU.


Member of the Expert Council for the State Religious Expertise at the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.


Assistant Director for International Relations, Sochi Institute (branch), RUDN University.


Elected Head of the department of ontology and theory of knowledge, RUDN University.

Since 2014

Member of the Board of the International Cohen Society (Zurich).

Since 2010

Editor of the"Neo-Kantianism" section in the "Kant's collection" international journal, member of the editorial board, active author and translator.

Since 2012

Member of the editorial board of the international journal «Neukantianismus-Forschung Aktuell» (Amsterdam). 

Since 2007

Expert in defending dissertations at the Institute of Philosophy, Moscow State University and Moscow State Pedagogical University, HSE, in international journals on neo-Kantian topics.

Since 2018

Editor-in-chief of the “Vestnik RUDN. Series: Philosophy” journal.


  1. Conducts the following lecture course ("Philosophy" specialty) for students of the bachelor degree:
    • "The theory of knowledge of German neo-Kantianism".
  2. Conducts the following lecture course ("Philosophy" specialty) for students of the master’s degree:
    •  "The theory of knowledge of Russian neo-Kantianism”
  3. Conducted a lecture on the philosophy of A.I. Vvedensky to the students of the University of Mainz (Germany, 1997-1998) as part of a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).
  4. Led an international project for the exchange of students, postgraduate students and teachers between Saratov State University and the University of Turin (Italy) on the topic "German and Russian neo-Kantianism" (2003-2008). Within the project, conducted lectures on Russian neo-Kantianism at the University of Turin (Italy) (2004) and at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) (2007).
  5. Conducted a lecture on the topic “G. Cohen is a German-Jewish philosopher at the Institute of Jewish Studies (St. Petersburg, 2010).
  6. Conducted a public lecture on Russian neo-Kantianism at the invitation of the University of Marburg (Germany, 2012).
  7. Conducted a course of lectures "Russian idea and modernity" in Italian for master's degree students at the Prof. D. Stila University of Turin (Turin, 2014).


  1. Proposed an innovative periodization of the history of Russian neo-Kantianism:
    • the preparatory period (1840-1890) related to the translations of the main works of I. Kant and their critical interpretation;
    • the classical period (1890-1910), associated with the Petersburg school of A.I. Vvedensky;
    • non-classical period (1910-1940), characterized by a creative attitude to the ideas of German neo-Kantianism.
  2. Demonstrated the commonality of the problems and the representatives of Russian neo-Kantianism and Russian religious philosophy: Faith, Irrational, Mystic.
  3. Organized the first international conference in Russia devoted to the philosophy of Hermann Cohen (2002) in Saratov.
  4. Carried out the first translation of “Theorie der Erfahrung” - one of the main works of Kant, the founder of the Marburg neo-Kantianism, into Russian. These publication was supported by a grant from the Goethe Institute in 2012.
  5. In 1999-2000 – worked within the grant of the Union of German Academies of Sciences (Mainz). 2 monographs on Marburg neo-Kantianism were published: “Neo-Kantianism. Part I. The emergence of neo-Kantianism. Marburg School. Hermann Cohen "(2000)," Neo-Kantianism. Part II. Paul Nadorp (2002). For the first time in the national history of philosophy, these monographs produced a deep and comprehensive analysis of the work of two prominent German philosophers. It was also shown why the Marburg School played a leading role in European philosophy at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  6. 2003 (January-February) - worked within the grant from the Interregional Institutes of Social Sciences (IISS) for research in the Cohen Archive in Zurich. An article on the fate of the archive was published with the rationale for the hypothesis of the current location of this archive in Moscow, possibly among other documents of the Jewish community of Berlin, exported by the Red Army in 1945.
  7. 2008-2009 - Grant of the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation (RHSF) - “The system of philosophy of V.E. Seseman" to work in the archives of the philosopher in Vilnius (Lithuania) - previously unknown manuscripts were prepared for publication.
  8. The author / co-author of more than 200 (two hundred) publications, including “Philosophy of Science”, “Philosophical Sciences”, “Historical and Philosophical Yearbook”, “Logos”, “Kant's Collection”, “Vestnik RFO” journals, as well as publications in German, English, French, Italian and Polish. Vladimir N. Belov is also the author and co-author of 12 monographs and textbooks, three of them received the stamp of the Educational Methodical Association (ULV):


  1. Belov V.N. Introduction to the philosophy of culture. M.: Academic Project, 2008. 239 p.
  2. Belov V.N. Asceticism in the Russian spiritual tradition. Monograph. Publishing house of Saratov University. 2011. 240 p.
  3. Belov V.N., Mokin B.I., Malkina S.M. Modern Western philosophy. M.: Academic Project, 2017. 558 p.

Scientific interests

  • Neo-Kantianism
  • History of Russian philosophy,
  • Philosophy of culture,
  • Theory of knowledge
  • Philosophy of law
  • Religious philosophy.
The article draws attention to one remarkable feature in the perception of the Hermann Cohen doctrine in Russia, namely special attention on the part of Russian philosophers of the twentieth century to the turn of the ethical theories of the founder of the Marburg school of neo-Kantianism. In Russia, the most representative approach to the analysis of Cohen’s ethical theories is one conducted from the perspective of the philosophy of law. Ethical theories of the Marburg philosopher were in the center of scientific debate of the most famous Russian theorists of law – P.I. Novgorodtsev, B.A. Kistyakovsky, E.V. Spektorsky. The appeal rights of Russian theorists to analyze ethical problems Cohen highlighted the relation of law and morality. The central theme of the arguments in this respect was the theme of ethics orientation of the Marburg philosopher on jurisprudence. Of particular importance in view of the historicist and positivist tendencies that prevailed at the end of the 19th century in legal science in Russia, was rehabilitation of Cohen’s and his followers’ the concept of “natural law”. The main drawback of the criticism coming from Russian theorists of law in relation to Cohen is that their approach to the ideas of this great German thinker is not systematic enough, attempting to consider their ethical views independently from other parts of their philosophical constructions.