Andrei Nekhaev is a Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Social Communications at Omsk State Technical University, where he has been a faculty member since 2010. Earlier he had been working at the Department of Social Sciences at Omsk State Military Institute. He graduated from Omsk State University in 2002, majoring in History. His primary fields of research regarding history encompassed the theory of historiography alongside with the nation-understanding studies. He was awarded his Ph.D. degree at the University of Tyumen in 2006. Currently his research interests lie in the areas of analytic philosophy and sociology.


Andrei Nekhaev

Research Interests:

Andrey’s primary research area is analytic philosophy. He is especially interested in such subareas as the mind-body problem and the rule-following problem (link 1, link 2, link 3). His views in philosophy were strongly influenced by Hume, Wittgenstein, Quine and Kripke. The secondary research area of Andrey is sociology. He mostly focuses on two subareas – the sociology of knowledge and the sociology of emotions in his current research. He attempts to explore a point of view in sociology alternative to Durkheim's theory. It is rooted in Hume's account of passions. The foci of the Hume's sociology are the issues of influences observed between the emotional component of human nature and the multiple forms of human actions. Andrey’s additional area of research is nationalism studies. Foremost he is interested in exploring the relationships between group identities, shared passions and ideological constructions. He tries to stick to a synthetic point of view, combining primordialist and situationist approaches. Additional information is available here.

Key Terms:

  • mind-body problem
  • private language
  • skepticism
  • rule-following problem
  • riddle of induction
  • community point of view
  • affective turn
  • Hume sociology of emotions
  • intellectuals
  • nationalism