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Master of Mathematical Logic (1977), PhD in Philosophy (1981), D. Sc. (2000),
Professor at the Institute for Philosophical Research - BAS (2004) and ISSK - BAS (2010-).
Author of 6 monographs, including "Logic and Axiomatic" (1986), "The revolutions in modern logic" (2002), "The philosophical challenges of modern logic" (2003) and over 100 articles and studies, some in prestigious international publications from the US and Europe.
Dep. section "Logic" in IPhR - BAS (1995-2007) and section "Logical systems and models" in ISSK - BAS (2010-).
Compiler, editor and head of the team of authors of Encyclopedic dictionary of LOGIC and Semantics
Member of the General Assembly of BAS. Member of the Scientific Council -ISSK. Head of five international and six national projects.
Publications during the past 10 years      Media appearances
   MA in Philosophy, Doctor of Political Philosophy (2010, IPR, BAS), Assistant Professor of political philosophy at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge - BAS.
   The author of monographs "Narrative of left radicalism "(2014) and "How we grow our capitalism "(2016), and more than 40 studies, articles and reviews published in scientific journals in Bulgarian, English and Russian.
  His research interests are focused on left-radical philosophy of politics, economics, political ontology, political sociology, history.
   Associate Professor (since 2012) at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge (Department “Logical Systems and Models”) of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and a part-time teacher in logic at the University of National and World Economy. She has graduated as master of philosophy in 1999 at the St. Cyril and St.Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo with a second speciality in journalism and has defended a PhD in philosophy (logic) in 2003 at the Institute for Philosophical Research of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
   An author of the monographs “Possible and Impossible Worlds in Contemporary Logic” (2011) and „Logical Consequence in Relevant Logic” (2010) as well as of over 40 papers, some in prestigious journals. She has some fellowships and specializations in Oxford, Bordeaux, Budapest, Portugal. She is a member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) and others. A coordinator of a couple of international scientific projects.
Professor, Doctor of Sociological Sciences
Emilia Chengelova works at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She graduated in Sociology with full excellent grades at the Faculty of Philosophy of Kiev State University T. G. Shevchenko (1987). In 1993, she obtained her Doctor degree in Sociology (PhD.) degree, which affirmed her enduring interest in the field of methodology and methods of survey research. In 2013, she successfully defended her dissertation on “The Holistic Approach to Constructing a Methodology for Survey Research of the Shadow Economy”, which won her the degree of Doctor of Sciences in Sociology (DSc.). As of 2015, Chengelova is Professor in Sociology at the Institute for the Study of Society and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Chengelova has 28 years of experience both in theoretical and pragmatic issues of Sociology. Her work is situated along two main lines:
  1) Elaboration and implementation of theoretical issues, methodology design for social survey research on wide range of socioeconomic matters;
  2) As a team leader or member of research teams, in the period 2000-2016, she has worked on more than 55 successfully completed projects.
Significant component of sociological expertise of Prof. Chengelova are Informal/Shadow economy studies and anticorruption studies. For the last 12-15 years, she successfully implemented key positions in projects focused on informal/shadow economy and anticorruption studies. Her major sociological and analytical expertise was proven under the project Restriction and Prevention of Informal Economy, contractor Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association. In her quality of Key Expert in Sociology, Prof. Chengelova was responsible for design and implementation of methodology for 16 different Social Survey Research carried out between all stakeholders in Bulgarian society. Under the project, she was team leader of 21-member team of sociologists, statisticians and analysts. The practical results of her work on the shadow economy are published in more than 35 publications, along a substantial number of monographs and analytical reports. Important part of Chengelova work was design of polices and measures for informal/shadow economy restriction and prevention in Bulgarian.
Prof. Chengelova has fulfilled several anticorruption studies, some of them under the projects carried out by the Center for the Study of Democracy. Her recent studies on shady practices involved design and implementation of research methodology and tools for diagnostics, measurement and explanation of corruption behaviour and motives for getting involved in corruption practices. Based on this results, she successfully elaborated recommendations for effective measures for restriction of shady practices and corruption in Bulgaria.
Prof. Chengelova has 113 publications among which are 28 monographs (as author or co-author), 6 studies, 53 articles and numerous analytical research reports elaborated in result of projects' implementation.
Chief assistant professor, PhD.
Graduated philosophy (BA, 2006) and contemporary philosophy (MA, 2007) in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with research theses in the field of systematic aesthetics (“Nascence of the Artwork”; “The Sublime in Negatives”).
PhD in aesthetics (2011).
Chief Assistant Professor of Aesthetics in the Department of Culture, Aesthetics, Values at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge – BAS.
Author of the monograph “Limits of the Aesthetic Consciousness”, and more than 20 research studies and papers in the field of systematic aesthetics, negative aesthetics and axiology.
Member of the Bulgarian Philosophical Society, participant in more than 10 international and national scientific conferences.
Her main research interests are in the field of history of philosophical and aesthetic ideas, negative aesthetics, axiology and existential semiotics. Manager, coordinator and research analyst in projects in the sphere of fundamental aesthetics, axiology, formal and non-formal education.
Member of the editorial boards of Journal of Management and Training for Industries (Japan) and Filozofski Pogledi e-Journal (Serbia).
Professor, D. Sc.
In 1973, she has graduated as master of philosophy, Sofia University.
In 1980, she defended a PhD thesis on „the Evaluation of Art“ at IPhR – BAS.
In 1991, she was elected as an Associate Professor at IPhR – BAS.
In 2007 – Doctor of Philosophy at the IphR – BAS.
In 2009 – Professor at IPhR – BAS.
From 2015, she is Head of the Department of Culture, Aesthetics, Values at ISSK – BAS.
Supervisor of three successfully graduated PhD students.
Research interests: Aesthetics, Axiology, Philosophy of Culture, Cultural theory, Art history, Ethics. Author of numerous monographs, studies and articles in the fields of Аesthetics, Аxiology, Philosophy of Culture.
Assistant professor at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
She has graduated as master of philosophy in 1999 - Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski” with a second speciality in culturology and has defended a PhD in philosophy (History of Philosophy) in 2003 at the Institute for Philosophical Research of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.  An author of the monograph Nietzsche's Voice in the Works of P. P. Slaveykov (2006) as well as of over 30 papers, some in prestigious journals.
Area of Scientific Research: History of Philosophy; Philosophy and National Identity; Philosophy of culture; History of Bulgarian philosophic culture; Philosophy and literature; Intellectual History; East-European studies
   Associate Professor, PhD. Studied philosophy (MA) in Sofia University "St. Climent Ohridski " –1998. PhD in logics – 2005. Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, BAS, department "Logical systems and models".
  Member of the Bulgarian Philosophical Society and the Bulgarian ontological society. Author of more than 30 scientific papers and articles published in Bulgarian and foreign scientific periodicals and collections.
  Author of two monographs examining various possibilities concerning virtualistic ways in critical metaphysics towards transcendental and intensional logics: "From intentionality to intensionality. The logical path of the virtualistic transcendentalism"(2009) and "Logics and social critical ontologies" (2010). Currently elaborating virtualistic theory of metaphor (virtualistic metametaphorics) within the field of critical metaphysics).
  Areas of interest: transcendental logics, intensional logics, ontology, hermeneutics, critical metaphysics.
AChief Assistant Professor, PhD, at the Department of Religion, Beliefs and Worldview, Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge – BAS.
Graduated MA of philosophy in 1998 at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
In 2007, he obtained the educational and scientific Doctor degree at the Department of Philosophical Anthropology, Institute for Philosophical Research – BAS.
Specializations at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Ostkirchliches Institut Regensburg. 
Teaching Professor of Philosophy in the National School for Ancient Languages and Cultures, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Philosophical Society.
Author of more than 20 research studies and articles published in scientific periodicals and collections.
Author of reports, among which one with a wide reflection and published on the Internet – a report entitled “The Role of Orthodox Church in the Postmodern Era”, presented at the “Church and Civil Society” Round Table under the Place for Future project.ssistant professor,Ph.D.
AssoAssociate Professor, PhD, Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
Graduated MA in philosophy at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in 1988.
Defended his doctorate in ethics in 1992.
Associate Professor since 2004.
From 1992 to 2016 – Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Author of more than 30 scientific studies and articles published in scientific periodicals and collections; as well as of several monographs on the issues of moral philosophy, contemporary morality, social aspects of communication: “Power and Morality” (2002), “The Ethical Problem of Higher Good” (2010), “Communication – Social and Moral Context” (2016), etc.
Lecturer of long standing at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” in various disciplines in the fields of philosophy, ethics, sociology, theory of public communication. ciate Professor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Valeri Lichev graduated in philosophy at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in 1989. In 1993 he acquired PhD degree in the field of philosophical anthropology. He is currently Associate Professor, head of the Anthropological Studies Department at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge (ISSK) at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). He has been a member of the Scientific Council of ISSK since its establishment in 2011, being deputy chairman for two terms. From 2012 to 2016 he was a member of the 6th General Assembly of BAS as Chairman of the Committee on Academic Ethics. Re-elected as a member of the 7th General Assembly of BAS. Currently he is a member of the Commission for Young Scientists and the Committee on Academic Ethics. His book "The Cynical or the Play between Power and Pleasure," Sofia: EON 2000, was nominated for the National Award "Ch. G. Danov" in 2000 and was awarded the first prize of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists in 2001 in the competition of scientific achievements of young scientists up to 40 years in the field of humanities. He is the author of many articles and studies, published in English, Bulgarian and Russian. He participated in international forums such as the 4th , 5th and 6th World Congress on Universal Logic.
 Julia Vaseva-Dikova graduated her Master's degree in philosophy at the St. Cyril and St.Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo in 1998. In this year, she researched and defended her Master's thesis in the field of philosophy of science (the study was on first positivism). 
During the period of three years (2000-2003), J. Vasseva-Dikova made researches on the problem of the epistemic role of theoretical constructs in the field of philosophy of science. As a result, in 2004 she acquired the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Science.
Presently, she is an Associate Professor of philosophy at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at BAS. 
 J. Vasseva-Dikova is an author of scientific papers and articles in the field of philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of medicine. She has published a monograph entitled “Philosophy, Science, Demarcation“ in 2014. Currently, she actively explores and works in the field of philosophy of medicine – an area of dynamic research in philosophy of science today. Her present philosophical researches are focussed on the discussions, topics and problems concerning philosophical analysis of medicine. The result of this study will be presented in the monograph work entitled “Philosophy of Medicine“.