International Advisory Board

   Professor at the Geo-economics Department of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems. 
   Head of the INTELROS – Intellectual Russia Group. Chairman of the Commission on the social and cultural challenges of globalization at the Moscow State University “M. V. Lomonosov”; a member of the Scientific Council of the History of World Culture Department at the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).
   Deputy Chief Director of the Institute for Economic Strategies at the Department of Social Sciences – RAS.
Head of the Laboratory for Geo-economic Analysis (North-South Laboratory), Institute for African Studies, Department of Global Challenges and International Relations – RAS.
   Author and supervisor of a large number of projects. Full member of: the Russian Historical Society, the Philosophical and Economic Scientific Assembly at the Moscow State University, and the World Futures Studies Federation.
   Author of about 700 publications on international relations, political science, economics and history. Main research areas: international management systems and global development trends; strategic analysis and planning; geo-economics; philosophy of history.
Anani Stoynev, Professor, PhD, Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge – BAN
Anani Stoynev has graduated MA in Philosophy in 1976
Scientific work
- Regular PhD student in the Department of History of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, from 1977 to 1980.
- Candidate of Philosophical Sciences /Doctor/ from 1980 with a dissertation entitled “Elements of Religious and Mythological Complexes of Proto-Bulgarians and Slavs”
- Assistant Professor at the Department of History of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, since 1980
- Senior Research Fellow II Degree /Associate Professor/ at the Institute of Philosophy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, since 1987
- Doctor of Philosophical Sciences from 1992 with a dissertation entitled “St. Ivan Rilski, Official Christianity and the Bogomil Movement”
- Senior Research Fellow I degree /Professor/ at the Institute of Philosophy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, since 1996
Fields of research interest
History of the Bulgarian philosophical thought, Philosophy of History, Aesthetics
Publications: 16 published books: 7 monographies and 9 compilations of philosophical-historical archive papers and anthologies – from them, 7 author's books and 9 in co-authorship; over 100 scientific studies and articles
Quotations found out via the Internet:
968, from them – 732 with single author and 236 in co-authorship: from them, 465 in Bulgarian, 503 in foreign languages
Scientific and administrative positions:
- Head of the Department of History of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, from 1992 to 2005
- Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Philosophy at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1989, presently – the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Philosophy at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences from 1995 to 1998.
- Member of the Specialized Scientific Council of Philosophy from 1990 to 2005
- Deputy Chairperson of the Specialized Scientific Council of Philosophy at the Higher Attestation Commission from 2002 to 2005
Editorial boards of specialized editions
- Member of the editorial board of the Philosophical Thought Journal /”Filosofska misul”/ from 1988 to 1991
- Editor-in-Chief of the Philosophical Alternatives Journal from 1992 to 2004
- Compiler and editor of the series „Bulgarian Philosophical Thought and Bulgarian Culture“ at Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House.
- Member of the Editorial board of the Philosophical Forum Journal from 2004 to 2008
- Member of the Editorial board of the Philosophical Alternatives Journal from 2013
Scientific organizations
- Member of the Alliance of Scientists in Bulgaria
- Member of the Scientific Council of the Federation of Slavic Societies in Bulgaria – from 1993 to 1997
Corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. His research activity is in the field of epistemology, philosophy of science, and history of Bulgarian philosophy. He has published 13 books in Bulgarian language, one in English (Kant's Conceptions of Space and Time and Contemporary Science. Minkowski Institute Press, Montreal, 2015), and over 170 papers, some of which in SJR journals and in collection books that appeared in prestigious publishing houses: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Pergamon Press, Springer, Peter Lang, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, University Press of America, Ontos Verlag.
Four of his former students work in the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge. Two of them are associate professors, and two – assistant professors.
Axel Honneth is a professor of philosophy at the University of Frankfurt and at the Columbia University. He is director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main, Germany since 2001.
Prof. Honneth's books are in the fields of Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Social Theory, among them are: Freedom's Right (2014); The I in We: Studies in the Theory of Recognition (2012); The Pathologies of Individual Freedom: Hegel's Social Theory (2010); Pathologies of Reason: On the Legacy of Critical Theory (2009); Reification: A Recognition-Theoretical View (Oxford University Press, 2007); The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts (Polity Press, 1995).
Professor Honneth was awarded the Ulysses Medal from the University College Dublin (2016); he received the Ernst Bloch Prize (2015); the Bruno Kreisky Prize (2016).
Associate Professor, PhD, in the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Department of Public Policies and Social Changes (2010 – present)
Professional blog:
Graduated MA in Sociology in the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”, 1983, and Secondary Economical School, 1974.
Research activity
- Senior Research Fellow ²² Degree (Associate Professor) in the Institute of Sociology, BAS, Department of Sociology of Labor and Social Politics (2004–2010)
- Expert Analyst in the fields of sociology of disability, sociology of medicine, sociology of labour and social politics, social activities, in projects and programs of numerous institutions and organizations (1996 – present)
- PhD student in the Institute of Sociology, BAS, Department of Sociology of Labor and Social Politics (1998– 2003), with dissertation entitled: “Disability and Social Barriers (Overcoming Social Barriers by the Disabled, Their Social Status and Life Situation in Bulgaria)”
- Sociologist in Nikola Kolarov Electric Locomotive Depot (1983–1987)
Fields of research interest
Sociology of disability, sociology of medicine, sociology of social politics, public and social politics, social exclusion, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of pain, medicine anthropology, sociology of pain
Publications: 8 monographies and collections, from them – 7 author's books and 1 collection – in co-authorship; 6 textbooks – from them: 3 in single authorship and 3 in co-authorship; 10 studies – in Bulgarian and English, from them – 8 in single authorship and 2 – in co-authorship; 47 articles – in Bulgarian, Russian and English, from them – 44 in single authorship and 3 – in co-authorship; 1 translated book, 12 translated articles from Russian, Polish and English; editing and compilation of 4 collections
Scientific and administrative positions:
- Member of the Scientific Council at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, BAS (2010 – present)
- Member of the Scientific Council at the Institute of Sociology, BAS (2008–2010)
- President of the Union of Disabled People in Bulgaria (1992–1998)
Editorial boards of specialized editions
- Member of the editorial board of the Sociology Journal, Bulgaria
- Member of the editorial board of the Sociology and Economics Journal, Bulgaria
Membership in research and non-governmental organizations
Bulgarian Sociological Association (BSA); Union of Scientists in Bulgaria (USB); Expert at national patients organizations of disabled people; Bulgarian Association of Behterev Disease Patients; Organization of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases; Bulgarian Patient Forum Federation; National Federation of Employers with Disabilities
Professor, PhD, at the Department of Philosophy at the Sheffield University, England
Research activity
- from 1995: Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the Sheffield University, England
- 2000: British Academy Research Readership
- 1977–1995: Professor at the University of Birmingham, England
- to 1977 г.: Research Fellow at Peterhouse Cambridge
- Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard University, USA
- Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, USA
Fields of research interest
American Pragmatism (Charles S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey), Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind
Publications: 
- 4 Scientific monographies (“Truth, Rationality and Pragmatism: Themes from Peirce”, 2000; “Skepticism”, 1990; “Quine: Language, Experience and Reality“, 1988; “Peirce”, 1985)
- Editor of 2 collections (“Minds, Machines and Evolution“, 1984; “Philosophy and Cognitive Science“, 1994)
- More than 50 studies and articles in national and international collections and periodicals
Scientific and administrative positions:
- President of the Aristotelian Society (1995–1996)
- President of the Charles S. Peirce Society (1995)
Graduated MA in Economy of Industry at the University of National and World Economy – Sofia, 1973
Research activity
- Visiting Professor at the University of National and World Economy – Sofia, the Sofia University, the Technical University – Sofia, the South-West University – Blagoevgrad, The Burgas Free University (1998 – present)
- Professor at the Institute of Sociology (present: Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge), BAS (up to 2015)
- Doctor of Sciences in Sociology
- Senior Research Fellow of Sociology ІІ degree (Associate Professor) at the Institute of Sociology, BAS (from 1992)
- Assistant at the Institute for Social and Trade Union Research at the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (1973–1990)
- Regular PhD student at the Institute of Economy, BAS, a dissertation in the field of sociology of economics and social policy (1983– 1986)
- Specialist in demography at the French National Demographic Institute, Paris (1982)
- Participation in numerous sociological studies, including comparative international studies
Fields of research interest
Sociology of Economics and Politics, Demography
Publications: More than 50 publications in Bulgarian and English languages, of them – 7 monographies
Scientific and administrative positions:
- Head of the Department of Sociology of Economics and Politics at the Institute of Sociology (present: Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge), BAS (from 1992)
- Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology, BAS (1994– 1997; 2004– 2005)
- Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy in the field of social security (1992)
- Head of department at the Council of Ministers in the field of social policy (1991– 1992)
- Member of the 2010 Advisory Council as an European Year against Poverty and Social Exclusion (at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy)
- Member of the Executive Committee of the European Anti-Poverty Network, Brussels
- Member of the National Economic and Social Council (2004–2008)
Prof. D.S., Depdrtment “Social Theories, Strategies, and Forecast” at ISSK –BAS
Spheres of research: inequality and power, historical transitions, totalitarian socialism and post-totalitarian societies, philosophical and social anthropology.
Graduated MA in philosophy at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohdridsky” Teaching Professor of Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridsky“ (1987 – present) Fields of research interest Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Art, Metaphysics Publications: - Numerous studies and articles in Bulgarian and English languages - Co-authorship and compilation of more than 20 textbooks for high school subjects: Philosophy, Ethics and Law, World and Personality, Philosophy of Art - Scientific editing of 31 books from the Castalia Library at Literature, Art&Culture Publishing House (1993–2003) Scientific and administrative positions: - Head of the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“ Editorial boards of specialized editions - Member of the editorial board of the Socrates Journal, Bulgaria (2003–2006) - Member of the editorial board of the Philosophy Journal, Bulgaria (1992–2001) - Member of the editorial board of the Filosofia Journal, Bulgaria (1991–1993) Membership in scientific organizations - Metaphysical Society of America - International Merleau-Ponty Circle - Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy - Nicolai Hartman Society - Steering board member of International Philosophy Olympiad
Associate Professor of philosophy of science in the Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology at New Bulgarian University.
Areas of research: general philosophy of science, philosophy and history of cognitive science and psychology, cognitive science (cognitive biases, higher-level cognition).
Associate Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, PAS
Graduated in philosophy at Kolegium MISH at Warsaw University, Poland
Research activity
- PhD degree, with a dissertation entitled “Mind Design. Common-sense intuitions vs. naturalism in Daniel Dennett's philosophy of mind“ („Konstrukcja umysіu. Intuicje zdrowego rozs№dku a naturalizm w filozofii umysіu Daniela Dennetta“) 
Fields of research interest
Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Computer Linguistics, Lexicography
Publications: 
- 1 scientific monography (“Explaining the Computational Mind”, 2013)
- compilation of English-Polish IT dictionary”; Volume І of the biggest English-Polish and Polish-English dictionary (in project); Polish thesaurus
- List of scientific publications:
Scientific and administrative positions:
- from 2009: Secretary of the Polish Association for Logic and Philosophy of Science
- 2005–2011: member of the executive board of the Center for Philosophical Research, Warsaw, Poland
Editorial boards of specialized editions
- Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Przegl№d Filozoficzno-Literacki (Philosophical-Literary Review)
- Editor in Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics
- member of the advisory board of Avant. Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies, Poland
Prizes and awards 
- With Daniel Naber: Gold Prize in Sun Community Innovation Program for their work on the proof-reading software program LanguageTool
Professor, DSc, at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, BAS
Graduated MA in Philosophy (profile Sociology) at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohdridsky”, 1979
Research activity
- from 2011: Professor at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, BAS
- 2009: Doctor of Sciences (Sociology), with a dissertation entitled “Consumption patterns and middle layers: Bulgaria and Japan“
- 2003–2016: numerous specializations in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, UK
- 2000–2011 г.: Senior Research Fellow ІІ degree (Associate Professor) at the Institute of Sociology, BAS
-1998 – present: Visiting Professor at the South-West University – Blagoevgrad, the Burgas Free University, the Sofia University
- 1991– 2000: Research Fellow, PhD, at the Institute of Sociology, BAS
- 1990: PhD in Sociology (code: 05.11.01 Sociology), with a dissertation entitled “The Accord Form of Organization of Interests in Agriculture“
- 1988– 1990: Specialist at the Institute of Sociology, BAS
- 1985– 1988: Regular PhD student at the Institute of Sociology, BAS
- Participation in numerous projects and scientific forums.
Fields of research interest
Middle classes, local communities, social stratification; consumption patterns, lifestyle and social structures in a comparative perspective: Bulgaria, Japan, China and Taiwan
Publications: 5 monographies, of them – 2 in English and 3 in Bulgarian languages; 7 studies, of them – 2 in English and 5 in Bulgarian language; 75 articles, of them – 42 in Bulgarian, 29 in English, 1 in Russian, 2 in Chinese and 1 in French;
- Editing and compilation of 2 collections with conference papers
List of quotations: 38 quotations
Membership in research and non-governmental organizations 
Deputy Chairman and PR of the tink-tank Middle Class Development Association (from 1998 to 2012).
Graduated the University of Waterloo (Canada), 1978
Research activity
- Professor (retired) in the Department of Philosophy at the Institute for American Thought, Indiana University, USA
- Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for American Thought, Indiana University, USA
- 1985: PhD at the University of Waterloo, Canada
- Fulbright-Hays Award
Fields of research interest
American thought, Pragmatism, Thought of C. S. Peirce, Formal semiotics, History of logic, Critical Editing, Theory of Text 
Publications: 
- Numerous studies and articles in international periodicals (“Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society”, “The American Journal of Semiotics”, “Études Phénoménologiques”, “Modern Logic”, “Documentary Editing”), American and German anthologies, encyclopedias („Routledge Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences”, „Supplement for Edward's Encyclopedia of Philosophy”)
- General editor of the projected thirty-volume “Writings of Charles S. Peirce” (Indiana University Press)
Apl. Prof. - University of Paderborn, Germany
      Area of Specialization
History of Analytic Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind
      Area of Competence
History of Ancient and Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of the Nineteenth Century, Ethics, Political Theory, Aesthetics, General Philosophy of Science, Epistemology
      Education
Dr. habil. (doctor habilitatus) in Philosophy (Habilitation) - University Paderborn, Germany
Ph.D. in Philosophy - Lomonossov University Moscow (Chair History of Foreign Philosophy), Russia
M.A. in Philosophy - University of Sofia, Bulgaria
      Theses
MA: “On Bertrand Russell's Logic and Plato's Dialectic” (in Bulgarian).
PhD: “A Critical Analysis of the Philosophy of Logical Atomism” (in Russian).
Dr. habil.: “Analytic Philosophy in Context” (in English).
      Awards
German Acad. Exchange Serv. Travel Grant May 2017 (Calgary, Alberta)
Thyssen Foundation Travel Grant June 2015 (Dublin, Ireland)
Thyssen Foundation Travel Grant Nov. 2010 (Memphis, TN; Pittsburgh, PA)
German Acad. Exchange Serv. Travel Grant December 2009 (New York)
German Research Community Travel Grant December 2008 (Philadelphia)
Thyssen Foundation Travel Grant July 2008 (Athens, Ohio)
Thyssen Foundation Travel Grant July 2008 (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Thyssen Foundation 2007–2009 (Research Grant)
University of Pittsburgh 2005–2006 (Visiting Fellow)
Fellow of Thyssen-Foundation, Germany 1994
Fellow of Humboldt-Foundation, Germany 1997, 1995, 1993, 1989–1991
      Visiting Positions
Jan.–April 2012 Bertrand Russell Visiting Professor, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Se. 2005–May 2006 Visiting Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh (PA), USA
No. 1990–Ap. 1991 Visiting Philosopher, Sub-Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK
Professor of Philosophy in the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, D. Sc.
Area of Scientific Research: History of Philosophy, Russian Religious Philosophy, History of Bulgarian Philosophical Culture, Philosophy and National Identity, Nationalisms, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Anthropology
Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures;Associate Professor of Global Studies;University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;3080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-170
e-mail: rtempest@illinois.edu
Education
1977-82 New College, Oxford. M. A. 1982, D. Phil. 1982
1974-77 New College, Oxford. B. A. Hons/Philosophy & Modern Languages (First Class), 1977
Employment
2007-12 Director, Russian, East European & Eurasian Center, UIUC(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign )
2006-07 Acting Head, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, UIUC
2000-02 Interim Head, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, UIUC
2001- Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois at Springfield
1999-00 Associate Head, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, UIUC
1992-94 Associate Head, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, UIUC
1988- Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, UIUC
Service to the Profession
2011- Member, Managing Committee, American Research Council in Sofia
Editorial Boards
2009- The Journal of Political Marketing
1986-96 Simvol (Paris, France)
Referee
National Endowment for the Humanities;Routledge;Cornell University Press;Yale University Press;The Russian Review;The European Legacy;The Slavic Review;
Literary Prize Selection Committees
2008 Chairman, Committee of Judges, International Hristo Botev Prize (Bulgaria); awarded to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Administration, UIUC
2011-12 Member, Executive Committee, School of Literatures, Culture & Linguistics
2010-13 Member, Mortensen Center for International Library Programs
2007-12 Member, Humanities Council
2005-07 Member, Executive Committee, Russian, East European & Eurasian Center
2002-03 Member, Academic Standards Committee
1999-02 Member, Executive Committee, Russian & East European Center,
1998-99 Member, Senate
1995-96 Member, Senate
1992-99 Director, UIUC Study Abroad Program in St. Petersburg
1988-89 Member, Executive Committee, Russian & East European Center
Books
2005 (as Roland Harington) Zolotaia kost (Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie), 456 pp.; Fictionalized study of the paradoxes and discontinuities of post-Petrine and post-Soviet Russian culture and history.
1988 Russian Dreams (London: Omega Books),159 pp.
Graduated MA in Physics at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohdridsky”, 1974
Research activity
-1992 - present: Professor of Physics, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
- Invited professor positions and invited conferences after 1992: June-July 1994, Los Alamos Natl. Laboratory, USA July-August 1996, Los Alamos National Lab., USA April-May 1997, Institute of Math. Sciences, Madras, India May 1998, Los Alamos National Lab., USA March 1999, The Institute of Maths.Sciences, Madras, India and invited speaker at the Conference in honour of Prof. Rajaraman in New Delhi February-March 2000, The Institute of Maths.Sciences, Madras, India August 2000, Los Alamos Natinal Lab., USA June-July 2002, University of Durham, England February 2004, The Institute of Mathscience, Chennai, India July 2005, Los Alamos Natl. Lab., USA June 2008, Aspen Center for Physics, USA November 2012, Boston, USA, invited speaker at the Fall Meeting of the MRS
- June 1992 - August 1992 CNRS, Meudon-Bellevue, France (visiting position)
- January 1992 - April 1992 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA (visiting position)
- September 1990 - December 1991: Bucknell University, PA, USA (Visiting Professor)
- June 1990 - September 1990: Los Alamos National Lab., Los Alamos, USA (visiting position)
- September 1989 - June 1990: Univ. of Californie, Riverside, USA (Visiting Professor)
- June 1989 - September 1989: Los Alamos National Lab., Los Alamos, USA (visiting position)
- January 1989 - June 1989: University of California, Riverside, USA (Visiting Professor)
- November/December 1988: Los Alamos National Lab., Los Alamos, USA (visiting position)
- September/October 1988: Univ. de Paris-Sud, LPS, Orsay, France (invited professor)
- March 1988 - August 1988: Los Alamos National Lab., Los Alamos, USA (visiting position)
- October 1987 - February 1988: International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy (research fellowship)
- September 1987: Universitа di Napoli, Naples, Italy (invited professor)
- June 1987 - September 1987: Labo. de physique des solides, CNRS, Meudon, France (research position)
- January 1987 - June 1987: Max-Planck-Inst., Stuttgart, Germany (research position)
- September 1984 - December 1986: Univ. de Paris-Sud, Orsay and Labo. de physique des solides, CNRS, Meudon, France (Max-Planck-CNRS fellowship)
- September 1983 - September 1884: Univ. de Sherbrooke, Quйbec, Canada (postdoc)
- May 1981 - September 1983: Max-Planck-Institute, Stuttgart, Germany (postdoc)
- June 1978 - May 1981: PhD student at the Max-Planck-Institute fьr Festkцrperforschung, University of Stuttgart, Germany Degree: Dr.rer.nat.,under the supervision of Prof. Heinz Bilz
Fields of research interest
Mathematical Physics, Theoretical Physics, Solid State Physics
Publications: Authorship and co-authorship of 3 scientific monographies; more than 100 studies and articles:
publication-list
Rudolf Siebert is a professor of Religion and Society in the Department of Comparative religion at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.   He is the director of the Center for Humanistic Future Studies at Western Michigan University since 1980, the director of the international course on the "Future of Religion" in the Inter-University Center for Post-Graduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and the international course on "Religion and Civil Society" in Yalta, Crimea, and Ukraine since 1999. 
Prof. Siebert's research interests are in the fields of the Critical theory of religion of Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Alfred Sohn-Rethel, and Jürgen Habermas.
Professor Siebert's main works are: The Critical Theory of Religion: Frankfurt School (De Gruyter, 1985), and From Critical Theory to Critical Political Theology: Personal Autonomy and Universal Solidarity (Peter Lang, 2002). 
Doctor of Philosophy
Associate Professor, 1st Ph.D., the State University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, where he teaches: Contemporary Philosophy, Metaphysics and Aesthetics.
А permanent lecturer at the Masters and PhD programs at Parana University, Brazil.
Editor-in-chief of Eleutheria Magazine.
Prof., D.Sc, PhD Stephan Penov.
  Head of the Department of Religion at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge,, BAS.
  President of the Council of experts to the National Council of Religions in Bulgaria.

Edited:
  Philosophy of Mind, 1996.;
  Philosophy of Religion, 2000.
  Mysteries of Judaism and Christianity.2005.
  The Dialectical Logos of Religion -   The Abrahamic Religious Philosophy - 2015.

Associate Professor, PhD, at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, BAS
Graduated in French Language and Literature; second subject: Bulgarian Language and Literature, at the Philological Faculty of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohdridsky”, 1981
Research activity
- 1999: Habilitation for Senior Research Fellow ²² degree (Associate Professor) in Contemporary Philosophy at the Institute for Philosophical Studies, BAS; with a habilitation theme: “Phenomenology of Postmodern Rationality”
- 1999–2002: Teacher of Philosophy in Victor Hugo High School of the French Embassy in Bulgaria
- 1993–1999: Research Fellow ²² degree at the History of Philosophy Department, Institute for Philosophical Studies, BAS
- 1991–1993: Research Fellow at the History of Philosophy Department, Institute for Philosophical Studies, BAS
- 1989–1991: Research Fellow ²² degree at the History of Philosophy Department, Institute of Philosophy, BAS
- 1988–1989: Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, BAS
- 1985–1988: Regular PhD student at the Institute of Philosophy, BAS; with a dissertation entitled “French Philosophy and the Bulgarian Philosophical Culture”
- Participation in a number of national and international projects and forums
Fields of research interest
Contemporary Philosophy; History of Philosophy; Philosophy of Culture
Publications: 1 monography („French Philosophy between Modern and Postmodern Rationality”, 1994); 7 studies, of them – 2 in English, 5 in Bulgarian; more than 50 articles, of them – 8 in French, 1 in English, more than 40 – in Bulgarian; compilation of 5 scientific collections; numerous translations of philosophical literature
Scientific and administrative positions:
- Member of the organizing committee of the UNESCO International Conference „Philosophy and Democracy in Europe“ (28.11.1996 – 02.12.1996)
- Member of the Organizing Committee for the Preparation of the International Philosophical School in Varna (1992, 1994)
- Member of the Organizing Committee for the Preparation of the Bulgarian-Canadian Round Table „Postmodernism: Ideas and Discourses“ (1992)
Editorial boards of specialized editions
- Member of the editorial board of Proceedings of International Philosophical School “Philosophy between Old and New Values” (2002)
- Member of the editorial board of Proceedings of International Philosophical School “Philosophy between two centuries” (2000)
- Member of the editorial board of Proceedings of International Philosophical School “Universal and particular” (1998)
- Member of the editorial board of Proceedings of International Philosophical School “Science, civilizations, values” (1994)
- Member of the editorial board of Proceedings of International Philosophical School “Philosophy and power” (1992)
- Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Antropos Journal (1991-1996)
Scientific organizations
Member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
Member of the Union of Translators in Bulgaria
Member of the Group for Contemporary Philosophy and Gender Studies at the Institute for Philosophical Studies, BAS
Scientific Secretary of the Society for French-language Philosophy and Culture
Member of the International Association of Translators of Fiction
Associate member of Institute fur Axiologische Forschungen – Vienna
Professor, DSc in History of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy at the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” – Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria (2006 – present).
Professional blog:
Graduated MA in Philosophy in the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”, 1981.
Research activity
2001-2006: Associate Professor in Theory of Knowledge at the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” – Blagoevgrad
1993 – present: Visiting Professor of subjects in the fields of Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge, Culturology, Hermeneutics, etc. at the Sofia University, the Plovdiv University, the South-West University, the University of National and World Economy – Sofia (Bulgaria), and the Pedagogical University – Freiburg (Germany)
1992-2001: Senior Research Fellow (Associate Professor) in Theory of Knowledge at the Institute of Philosophy, BAS
1987-1992 Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, BAS
1987: Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, BAS
1983-1986: PhD student at the Institute of Philosophy, BAS
1982-1983: Assistant Professor of philosophy at the University of National and World Economy – Sofia
2003: Doctor of Sciences (code: History of Philosophy 05.01.01); with a dissertation entitled: „The Critical Metaphysics of Kant. An Attempt for Virtualistic Transcendentalism”
1987: Doctor of Philosophy (code: Theory of Knowledge 05.01.14); with a dissertation entitled: “The Problem of Mediation in Dialectics“
Fields of research interest
Theory of Knowledge, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Ontology
Publications:
More than 75 scientific publications in Bulgarian, German, English, Russian, Italian and Polish languages
More than 100 quotations in Bulgarian, German, Russian, Polish and Japanese languages
More than 35 reviews of doctoral dissertations and habilitations (for the Professor and Associate Professor degrees)
More than 10 scientific translations from German to Bulgarian (including 3 of Kant's books)
Scientific and administrative positions:
from 2008: Director of the Centre for German at the Faculty of Philosophy at the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” – Blagoevgrad from 2003: Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Philosophy at the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” – Blagoevgrad from 2001: Member of expert committees at the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency
1998-2007: Scientific Secretary of the Specialized Scientific Council of Philosophy at the Higher Attestation Commission 1993-2003: Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Philosophy, BAS 1993-1999: Chairman of the General Assembly of Scientists at the Institute of Philosophy, BAS
Editorial boards of specialized editions
from 1997: Member of the editorial board of the Philosophical Forum Journal, Bulgaria
from 1994: Member of the editorial board of the Philosophy Journal, Bulgaria
Membership in scientific organizations
from 2006: Member of the International Hegel Society Steering Committee
Member of international scientific societies: Kant Society; International Hegel Society (from 2006 – member of the Steering Committee); Hegel-Marx International Society for Dialectical Philosophy; Society for Theoretical Philosophy; Bulgarian Kant Society (Deputy Chairman from its foundation in 1991).
Valentin Goranko
Professor of Logic and Theoretical Philosophy. Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University
Personal website

short vitae
I did my M.Sc. (Mathematics, '84) and Ph.D. (Mathematical Logic, '88) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".
My Ph. D. thesis was on "Definability and completeness in multi-modal logics" under the supervision of Dimiter Vakarelov, who was a student of Helena Rasiowa, who was a student of Andrzej Mostowski, who was a student of Kazimierz Kuratowski and Alfred Tarski... See my scientific genealogy further back here and here

I have over 30 years of academic teaching experience and have taught various undergraduate and graduate courses in Logic, Mathematics and Computer Science, at several universities in Bulgaria, South Africa, Denmark and Sweden. I have several current and former master and doctoral students.
My current research interests are mainly focused on theory and applications of logic to artificial intelligence, philosophy, agency and multi-agent systems, computer science, and game theory.

My publications can be found here.
I am currently involved in several scientific events and editorial activities.
Work postal address: Stockholm University, Department of Philosophy. SE - 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Work physical address: Department of Philosophy,Universitetsvägen 10 D, Frescati, Stockholm, Sweden
Tel.: 08 674 79 84, Intern: +46 8 674 79 84
Email: valentin.goranko@philosophy.su.se
PhD in Physics (1997, Concordia University, Montreal)
PhD in Philosophy (1988, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Personal website
One of the founders and current director of the Institute for Foundational Studies "Hermann Minkowski"   in Montreal
Involved in the work of the new Canadian Academic Publisher Minkowski Institute Press, which publishes in all academic fields
On the Editorial Board of two Springer book series: "Fundamental Theories of Physics" and "Springer Briefs in Physics"
Assoc. Prof. Vít Punčochář
Email: vit.puncochar@centrum.cz

Education and work
2009 Master's degree (summa cum laude) in Logic at the Department of Logic, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
2016 Ph.D. degree in Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
Since 2010 researcher at the Department of Logic at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences
2015 The Josef Hlávka Award to the best students and graduates from Prague public universities, Brno technical institute, and young talented researchers from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Book
Kolman, V., Punčochář, V. (2015) Formy jazyka. [Forms of Language]. Filosofia.

Papers
  Punčochář, V. (2017) Algebras of information states. Journal of Logic and Computation, 27, 1643–1675.
  Punčochář, V. (2017) Knowledge is a Diamond. In Kennedy, J., de Queiroz, R.J.G.B. (eds.), Logic, Language, Information, and Computation, 24th International Workshop, WoLLIC 2017. Springer, pp. 304-320.
  Punčochář, V. (2017) A general framework for logics of questions. In Arazim, P., Lávička, T. (eds.) The Logica Yearbook 2016, College Publications, pp. 223-238
  Punčochář, V. (2016) A nonstandard semantic framework for intuitionistic logic. In Dančák, M., Arazim, P. (eds.), The Logica Yearbook 2015. College Publications, pp. 179-192
  Punčochář, V. (2016) Semantics of assertibility and deniability. In Redmond, J., Pombo Martins, O., Nepomuceno Fernandez, A. (eds.),  Epistemology, Knowledge and the Impact of Interaction Springer, pp. 343-362.
  Punčochář, V. (2016) A generalization of inquisitive semantics. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 45, 399-428.
  Punčochář, V. (2015) Weak negation in inquisitive semantics. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 24, 323-355.
  Punčochář, V. (2014). A new semantic framework for modal logic. Philosophical Alternatives, 23, 47-59.
  Punčochář, V. (2014). Indikativní a subjunktivní hypotetické soudy: Epistemický vs. ontický přístup [Indicative and subjunctive hypothetical judgements: Epistemic vs. ontic approach]. Organon F, 21, Supplementary Issue, 119-137.
  Punčochář, V. (2014). Intensionalisation of logical operators. In Dančák, M.,   Punčochář, V. (eds.). The Logica Yearbook 2013. College Publications, pp. 173-186.
  Punčochář, V. (2013). Pravdivost vs. tvrditelnost [Truth vs. assertibility]. Organon F, 20, Supplementary Issue 1, 122-143.
  Punčochář, V. (2012). Some modifications of Carnap’s modal logic. Studia Logica, 100, 517-543.
  Punčochář, V. (2012). Matematický realismus a naturalismus Penelope Maddy [Penelope Maddy’s mathematical realism and naturalism]. Organon F, 19, Supplementary Issue 1, 199-226.
  Punčochář, V. (2010). Carnapova modální logika C [Carnap’s modal logic C]. Organon F, 17, 163-184.

Editorial Work
  Dančák, M.,   Punčochář, V. (eds.): The Logica Yearbook 2013. London: College Publications, 2014
  Švarný P.,   Punčochář V. (eds.): The Logica Yearbook 2012. London: College Publications, 2013
   Peliš M.,   Punčochář V. (eds.): The Logica Yearbook 2011. London: College Publications, 2012.
   Peliš M.,   Punčochář V. (eds.): The Logica Yearbook 2010. London: College Publications, 2011
   Co-chair of the organizing committee of the conferences: Logica 2011, Logica 2012, Logica 2013, Logica 2014, Logica 2015, Logica 2016, Logica 2017.

Participation in Grants and Projects
   2017-2019 Logical models of reasoning and argumentation in natural language (Czech Science Foundation GA17-15645S)
  2016-2018 From shared evidence to group attitudes (Czech Science Foundation16-07954J and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
   2013-2016 Foundations of logic in the light of new results of philosophy and science (Czech Science Foundation GA13-21076S)
   2011-2015 Apriority, syntheticity and analyticity from medieval thought to contemporary philosophy (Czech Science Foundation GAP401/11/0371
   2009-2012 Logical foundation of semantics (Czech Science Foundation GD401/09/H007)