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About FISP Memebers
Dermot Moran DLiit MRIA is currently President of the International Federation of Philosophical Studies/Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie (FISP) for the term 2013-2018. Dermot Moran is Professor of Philosophy (Metaphysics & Logic), University College Dublin, and Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Murdoch University, Australia. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy since 2003. Prof. Moran has published widely on medieval philosophy (especially Christian Neoplatonism) and contemporary European philosophy, especially the phenomenological tradition. His monographs include: The Philosophy of John Scottus Eriugena. A Study of Idealism in the Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 1989; reissued 2004), Introduction to Phenomenology (Routledge, 2000), Edmund Husserl. Founder of Phenomenology (Cambridge: Polity, 2005), Husserl’s Crisis of the European Sciences: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and, co-authored with Joseph Cohen, The Husserl Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2012. He has edited Husserl’s Logical Investigations, 2 vols. (Routledge, 2001), The Shorter Logical Investigations (Routledge, 2001), The Phenomenology Reader, co-edited with Tim Mooney (Routledge, 2002), Phenomenology. Critical Concepts in Philosophy, 5 Volumes, co-edited with Lester E. Embree (Routledge, 2004), The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy (Routledge, 2008) and, with Rasmus Thybo Jensen, The Phenomenology of Embodied Subjectivity (Springer 2014). He is Founding Editor of The International Journal of Philosophical Studies (1993) and Co-Editor of the book series Contributions to Phenomenology (Springer). In 2013, he was awarded the DLitt Degree by the National University of Ireland on the basis of published work. Prof. Moran has been the recipient of a number of Irish Research Council grants and senior research fellowships, including the IRC Research Development Initiative Grant The Phenomenology of Consciousness and Subjectivity (2008-2010) and the IRC Advanced Collaborative Research Project Discovering the We: The Phenomenology of Sociality (2012-2013). He is PI of the successful Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Judgment, Responsibility and the life-world: The phenomenological critique of formalism (2010-2012) and Chief Investigator of the Marie Curie award Towards a Phenomenology of the Anxious Body (2014-2017). He conducts research in phenomenology, the relations between analytic and Continental philosophy and on medieval Neo-Platonism. He is currently working on the themes of intentionality, embodiment, empathy, intersubjectivity and sociality. His Introduction to Phenomenology was awarded the Ballard Prize in 2001 and has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. In recognition of his research contribution, Professor Moran was awarded the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities in 2012. Website: http://www.dermotmoran.com/
William Leon McBRIDE (B.A., Georgetown University, 1959; Ph.D., Yale University, 1964) is Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University, USA, and the Immediate Past President of FISP. He is also former President of the North American Society for Social Philosophy; co-founder and former Director of the North American Sartre Society; and past President of the Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française. He was a Fulbright Scholar in France (1959-60) and a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in Bulgaria (1997). He is currently a member of the Bureau of the International Council for Philosophy and the Human Sciences (CIPSH). He is a Chevalier in the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Silver Medal from the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences for Outstanding Contribution to Philosophy by a Foreign Philosopher. He has authored, edited, and co-edited 19 books – among them Sartre’s Political Theory, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophical Reflections on the Changes in Eastern Europe, From Yugoslav Praxis to Global Pathos: Anti-Hegemonic Post-Post-Marxist Essays, and an 8-volume edited collection, Sartre and Existentialism – and published well over 250 journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. His early work, The Philosophy of Marx, was recently republished.
Tanella Boni is a writer and Professor of Philosophy at Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan (Ivory Coast). She has authored several essays and novels, and has been President of Ivory Coast’s writers Association. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies. Her works focus on human rights, feminist issues, and the relations between ethics and politics. Her books include: Les nègres n’iront jamais au paradis (2006), Que vivent les femmes d’afrique? (2008), La diversité du monde.Réflexions sur l’écriture et les questions de notre temps (2010), and Toute d’étincelles vêtue (2014).
Ken-ichi SASAKI is Professeur Emeritus at the Université of Tokyo, ex-President of the International Association of Aesthetics and Japanese Society for Aesthetics. In addition to the general activities of FISP, he is personally interested in connecting the Japanese philosophy world to the international. His main field of research is the 18th Century aesthetics especially in France, and has published a voluminous work on the Study of the Treatise of Painting by Diderot (2013). Besides he has been working on « new aesthetics » for the past fifteen years, and edited a volume of Diogenes on this subject (Nos. 233-4). He has published many English and French papers.
Lourdes Velázquez, born in Mexico City, obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from the University La Salle (Mexico) and a Masters in Bioethics from the Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum (Rome). After postgraduate study supported by a scholarship of the Mexican Council for Science and Research, she obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Genoa (Italy) and undertook research and teaching activities at that University for several years. Her research fields have been initially epistemology, and the study of philosophical and scientific doctrines in pre-Hispanic Mexican cultures. She then became deeply interested in bioethics, in which she obtained a Masters degree (at the Ateneo Regina Apostolorum in Rome) and a Doctorate (at the Universidad Anáhuac of México). She had several teaching appointments at universities in Mexico and Italy and from 2009 on she has been a tenured professor in the Faculty of Bioethics of the Universidad Anáhuac of Mexico as well as an appointment as titular professor of Latin-American Philosophy at the Pontifical University of Mexico.
Her publications include three books and many articles in the domains of epistemology, history and philosophy of pre-Hispanic Mexican cultures, bioethics. She belongs to the Board of Consulting Editors of some the professional journals.
Luca Maria Scarantino teaches Philosophy and Politics of Culture at IULM University, MIlan, Italy. He has extensively published on contemporary Italian philosophy. His current research interests include the definition of cross-cultural moral patterns, focusing on basic interpersonal features, such as persuasion, violence, trust, resentment, generosity, and love. He is the general Editor of the international journal Diogenes and, since 2008, the Secretary General of FISP.
Evandro Agazzi is currently full professor in the Department of Bioethics of the Panamerican University of Mexico City, and Emeritus Professor of the Universities of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Genoa (Italy). He has been visiting professor at other universities in Europe and America. He is President of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science (Brussels), former President (and now Honorary President) of the International Federation of the Philosophical Societies, and of the International Institute of Philosophy (Paris). He has received several Honorary Doctoral degrees from European and American Universities. He has published in several languages, as author or editor, more than 80 books, and more than 1000 papers in books and journals, in the domains of logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of physics, general philosophy of science, metaphysics, ethics of science and technology, bioethics, education. He is the editor of the international journals Epistemologia and Bioethics Update. Website: http://www.dif.unige.it/epi/hp/agazzi/
Peter Kemp (né 1937) est professeur émérite de philosophie à l’Institut de l'Éducation à Copenhague (attachée à l’Université d’Aarhus). De 2003 à 2008 président de la FISP, et en 2008 président du XXIIe Congrès Mondial de Philosophie tenu à Seoul, Corée. Il a publié en français: Théorie de l'engagement, I-II, Paris, 1973; Éthique et Médecine, Tierce et INSERM, Paris 1987; L'irremplaçable, Une éthique de la technologie, 1997, Levinas, une introduction philosophique 1997, Sagesse pratique de Paul Ricœur, Huit études, Editions du Sandre, Paris, 2010, traducción en espagnol par Liszbeth Sagols Sales: Sabiduría práctica de Paul Ricoeur, Fontamara, Mexico, D.F., 2011. Co-auteur de: Technologies et Sociétés, Galilée, Paris, 1980 ; Le discours bioéthique, Editions du Cerf, Paris, 2004, L’Éco-éthique de Tomonobu Imamichi, Editions du Sandre, Paris. En espagnol: La mundialización de la ética, Traducción Liszbeth Sagols Sales, Fontamara, Mexico, D.F., 2007. En anglais : Citizen of the world. A cosmopolitan ideal for the 21st century, Humanity Books, New York, 2011
She studied at: Zapeion Greek Gymnasium for Girls, Istanbul (graduated in 1954), Istanbul University, Department of Philosophy (graduated in 1959), Istanbul University, Department of Philosophy (Ph. D. 1965)
She has occupied the following academic positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Istanbul University (1959-1961), Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Atatürk University, Erzurum (1965-1968), Lecturer, Department of Education, Hacettepe University, Ankara (1968-1969), Founder and Head of the Department of Philosophy, Hacettepe University (1969- 2003), Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Hacettepe University (1970-1978), Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Hacettepe University (1978), Founding Director of the Centre for Research and Application of the Philosophy of Human Rights, Hacettepe University (1997-2005), Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Maltepe University (since 2006), Director of the Centre for Research and Application of Human Rights, Maltepe University (since 2006), Holder of a UNESCO Chair in Philosophy and Human Rights (since 1998).
Honors received by Prof. Ioanna Kuçuradi: Goethe-Medaille (1996), Doctor honoris causa, University of Crete (1996), Prize of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (1996), Hacettepe University Prize for Scientific Achievement (Academic Years 1994-1995 and 1995-1996), Doctor honoris causa, University Ricardo Palma, Lima (2000), Freedom of the Press 1999 Prize of the Journalists Association of Turkey (2000), Grosses Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (2001), Honourable Mention, UNESCO Human Rights Education Prize (2002), Huésped Ilustra de la Ciudad de La Habana (2002), Mustafa N. Parlar Prize for Scientific Achievement (2003), UNESCO Aristotle Médaille (2003), Diyarbakır Medical Association’s Prize for Peace, Friendship and Democracy (2004), Council of Secular Humanism’s Planetary Humanist Philosopher’s Award (2005) etc., 60 Women Contributing to the 60 Years of UNESCO (2006), Prize of the Association for Ethics (2013), Prize for Contribution to Human Rights of TED Ankara College Foundation (2013), Prize for Strategic Vision of the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (2014), etc.
She is member of: Philosophical Society of Turkey (President, since 1979), Turkish Society for Social Sciences, Committee of Human Sciences, UNESCO National Commission of Turkey (1975-1997), Deutsches Kulturinstitut Ankara, International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP, member of the Steering Committee since 1983, Secretary General from 1988 to 1998, President from 1998 to 2003, Past-President from 2003 to 2008, Honorary President 2008→), Afro-Asian Philosophy Association (President, 2013→), Greek Philosophical Society (Athens, lifelong member), Institut international de philosophie (Paris, President, 2014→), Foundation for Economic and Social History in Turkey, High Advisory Council for Human Rights in Turkey (Chairperson, 1994-1996), International Academy of Humanism (New York), Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires en Bioéthique (Comité d'honneur, Bruxelles), Founding Member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey; Chairperson of its Ethical Committee, National Committee of the World Decade for the Education of Human Rights (Chairperson, 1998-2005), Member of the National Advisory Council for Human Rights(2002-2005), Member of the International Children’s Center, Scientific Advisory Committee (Ankara), Philosophical Association of South-Eastern Europe (Honorary President, Sofia), European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (Observer of the Management Board, Vienna, 2004-2007), Member of the Board of Trustees, Koç University (Istanbul, 2004-), Member of the Board for Social Sciences and Humanities, TÜBİTAK, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, (Vice-president 2004-2008), Member of the International Commission Against Death Penalty (Madrid, 2010-), Member of the Experts Committee for Philosophy, National Commission for UNESCO of Turkey (2010- 2014), Member of the Expert Committee for Human Rights, National Commission for UNESCO of Turkey (2010- 2014), Honorary Member of PEN, Section of Turkey (2012-).
Gholamreza Aavani is President of the Iranian Society of Philosophy, Professor at the Iranian Institute of Philosophy, and member of the Iranian Academy of Sciences. He has spent one semester for the past three years as Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies at Beijing University.
Joseph C. A. Agbakoba is professor of philosophy at the University of Nigeria, where he was head of philosophy for three years (2007-2010) and Dean, School of General Studies from 2012 to 2013. Since October, 2013, he has been Deputy Vice Chancellor at Madonna University Nigeria. He has held travel scholarships and research fellowships at Budapest, Bayreuth, Leiden, El Mina/Cape Coast and Frankfurt, including the Georg Forster Fellowship for Experienced Researchers of the Alexander Humboldt Foundation from 2010-2012 at the J. W. Goethe University. In the 2006/2007 academic year he was visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He is the President of the Nigerian Philosophical Association and the President of the International Society for African Philosophical Studies (ISAPS).
Anat Biletzki is the Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy at Quinnipiac University (Connecticut, USA) and Professor of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University. She teaches and researches human rights, political thought, analytic philosophy, and digital culture. Her publications include Talking Wolves: Thomas Hobbes on the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language and (Over) Interpreting Wittgenstein. She has also travelled widely as a visiting scholar/professor at Cambridge University, Harvard University, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Bergen University, Boston University, MIT, and the National Humanities Center. Outside academia, Biletzki has been active in the peace movement and in human rights in Israel-Palestine: she served as chairperson of B’Tselem - the Israeli Information center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (2001-2006) and was nominated among the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005”.
Oswaldo Chateaubriand, born in São Paulo, Brazil, grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he initiated his studies in logic and mathematics at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley in 1971. He is presently Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), where he teaches since 1978, and a senior researcher of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq). He also taught in the Philosophy Department at the University of Washington (1967-1972), in the Philosophy Department at Cornell University (1972-1977), and in the Graduate Program in Cognitive Psychology at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (1977-1991). He was visiting professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of São Paulo (1962), and visiting lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University (1972).
He is a founding member of the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica of which he was president for two terms. He is an external member of the Centro de Lógica, Epistemologia e História da Ciência of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas.
He is also member of the Institute International de Philosophie, elected in 2011.
Betul Çotuksöken She graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Philosophy in 1972. She got her Ph. D. degree with a thesis on Abelard’s conception of Ethics in Istanbul University in 1984. She became associate professor in 1988 and full professor in 1996. She worked as a faculty member at the Department of Philosophy of Istanbul University from 1982 until 2000 and she is now working at Maltepe University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She is Vice-President of the Philosophical Society of Turkey. Her areas of interest are medieval philosophy, philosophy of language, meta-philosophy, the philosophical foundations of human rights and ethics. She is also the author, editor and translator of two dozen books. Her original books: Petrus Abelardus’un Ahlak Anlayışı (Abelard’s Conception of Ethics, 1988), Metinlerle Ortaçağda Felsefe with Saffet Babür (Philosophy in the Middle Ages, with texts, 1989), Felsefi Söylem Nedir? (What is Philosophical Discourse? 1991), Ortaçağ Yazıları (Papers on Medieval Philosophy, 1993), Felsefeyi Anlamak Felsefe ile Anlamak (To Understand Philosophy, To Understand through Philosophy, 1995), Nermi Uygur’un Felsefe Dünyasından Kesitler (Fragments of the Philosophical World of Nermi Uygur, 1995), Kavramlara Felsefe ile Bakmak (Looking at Concepts through Philosophy, 1998), Cumhuriyet Döneminde Türkiye'de Öğretim ve Araştırma Alanı Olarak Felsefe. Seçilmiş Metinlerle (Philosophy in Turkey as a Teaching and Research Field in the Republican Period. With Selected Texts, 2001), Felsefe: Özne-Söylem (Philosophy: Subject-Discourse, 2002), Radyoda Felsefe (Philosophy in Radio, 2002), İnsan Hakları ve Felsefe (Human Rights and Philosophy, 2010), Ortaçağ Yazıları (Papers on Medieval Philosophy, Expanded and revised new edition, 2011).
Didier Deleule est professeur émérite de philosophie comparée des sciences sociales à l’Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense, président de la Société française de philosophie et directeur de la Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale. Il a publié, entre autres : La psychologie, mythe scientifique, Paris, Robert Laffont, 1969 (traduit en espagnol et en italien) ; Le corps productif (en collab. avec François Guery), Tours, Mame, 1972 (traduit en espagnol et en anglais) ; Hume et la naissance du libéralisme économique, Paris, Aubier, 1979 (traduit en italien) ; Le commentaire de textes de philosophie, (en collaboration avec F. Guery et P. Osmo, Paris, Nathan, 1993 (traduit en espagnol et en anglais); Les Cyniques grecs. Lettres de Diogène et Cratès (traduites en collab. avec Georges Rombi avec une “lecture” (“La besace et le bâton”), Arles, Actes Sud, 1998; Le football: que nous apprend-il de notre vie sociale ? Paris, Gallimard, 2008 (traduit en chinois); Francis Bacon et la réforme du savoir, Paris, Hermann, 2010.; Regards sur le travail. Robinson, Pénélope et autres mythes, Ed. Uppr, 2015. Il a en outre publié des traductions présentées, annotées et commentées de Francis Bacon (Récusation des doctrines philosophiques et autres opuscules, dernière édition, Paris, Hermann, 2010), de Berkeley (L'Obéissance passive, dernière édition, Paris, Vrin, 2002), de Hume (Abrégé du Traité de la nature humaine, Paris, Aubier-Montaigne, coll. bilingue, 1971; Lettre à un ami , coll. bilingue, Besançon-Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 1977; Enquête sur l'entendement humain, Paris, Le Livre de Poche, LGF, 1999).
Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, chevalier des Palmes académiques.
Souleymane Bachir Diagne est ancien élève de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm, agrégé et docteur d’Etat en philosophie. Il a enseigné dans les universités de Dakar et de Northwestern et il est depuis 2008, Professeur de philosophie et d’Etudes francophones à Columbia University, à New York. Les travaux du Professeur Diagne s’inscrivent dans les domaines de l’histoire de la logique mathématique, de la philosophie, en particulier dans le monde islamique et en Afrique. Ses ouvrages les plus récents sont : Islam and Open Society. Fidelity and Movement in the philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal, Dakar, Codesria, 2011; African art as philosophy: Bergson, Senghor and the Idea of Negritude, Seagull Books, 2011. Bergson postcolonial. L’élan vital dans la pensée de Léopold Sédar Senghor et de Mohamed Iqbal, Paris, CNRS Editions, 2011; Comment philosopher en Islam? Paris, Philippe Rey, 2013; L’Encre des savants. Réflexions sur la philosophie en Afrique, Paris, Présence Africaine, 2013.
Noriko Hashimoto, born in 1948, graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1974. Assistant at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo. Secretary-General of International Symposium of Eco-ethica (1981-2015), Secretary-General of International Societies for Metaphysics (1999-2009), Secretary-General of Tomonobu Imamichi Institute for Eco-ethica in Copenhagen, (2007- present). She received a Doctorate of Religious Culture on Studies on Levinas in 2001. With Peter Kemp she published 3 volumes of Eco-ethica.
Wolfgang Kaltenbacher Coordinator of International Affairs at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies (Naples). After being trained in philosophy, social and cultural anthropology, Indology, Tibetology, Sinology, and African Studies he carried out field research in Asia and Africa. He has taught philosophy and linguistics at the University of Vienna and at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’. His recent researches are dedicated to methodological and epistemological problems in the social sciences and the humanities.
Vassilis Karasmanis (D.Phil Oxford): Professor of Philosophy, National Technical University of Athens – Greece. He is specialized in Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Science (mainly mathematics) and Philosophy of Technology. Other interests: Environmental Philosophy, Cultural Studies. He has published three books and edited other seven. He has also published 48 articles in various philosophical journals.
He has been twice head of his Department, President of the Greek Philosophical Society (2010-12), Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi (1994-2004), member of the Editorial Board of three philosophical journals and President of the European Society for Ancient Philosophy (2001 – 2012).
Heisook Kim (Ph.D., University of Chicago): Professor of philosophy at Ewha Womans University, Korea. Her areas of interest range from epistemology/philosophical methodology to philosophy of art and feminist philosophy. Trained in the tradition of Western philosophy, she tries to incorporate thoughts of the Eastern philosophical tradition in her works. She recently published A Contemporary Interpretation of Yinyang (2014). She has been President of the Korean Philosophical Association, President of Korean Association of Feminist Philosophy and President of Korean Analytic Philosophy.
Mislav Kukoč is Professor of philosophy, head of the Doctoral Study in humanities and director of the Center for Integrative Bioethics at the University of Split, Croatia. He lectured at universities in Austria, Germany, USA and Japan. Visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC. Author of: Fate of Alienation; Enigma of Post-communism; Critique of Eschatological Reason, co-author of Inter-disciplinary Dictionary: Education for Human Rights and Democracy; editor of Phılosophy of Medıterranean; Phılosophy and Globalization; and co-editor of Ukraine & Croatia: Problems of Post-Communist Societies.
Ernest Lepore is a Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center of Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. He is the author of numerous books and papers in the philosophy of language, philosophical logic, metaphysics and philosophy of mind, including: Convention and Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2014, with Matthew Stone), Language turned on itself (2007, Oxford University Press) Insensitive Semantics (2004, Basil Blackwell) both with Herman Cappelen, Donald Davidson: Truth, Meaning, Rationality in Mind, (Oxford University Press, 2005) and Donald Davidson's truth-theoretic Semantics, (Oxford University Press, 2007) both with Kirk Ludwig, Meaning and Argument, and Holism: A Shopper's Guide (Blackwell, 1991) and The Compositionality Papers (Oxford University Press, 2002) both with Jerry Fodor; and with Sarah-Jane Leslie What Every Student Should Know (Rutgers Press, 2002). He has edited several books, including Handbook in Philosophy of Language, ed. (with B. Smith, Oxford University Press, 2006), Truth and Interpretation (Blackwell, 1989), and is co-editor with Zenon Pylyshyn, of What is Cognitive Science? (Blackwell, 1999). He is also general editor of the Blackwell series "Philosophers and Their Critics".
Wenchao Li, born in 1957 in Shaanxi, China, studied German, philosophy, linguistics and politics in Xi’an, Beijing, Heidelberg and Berlin. Following a period of post-doctoral research from 1992 to 1994 at the Free University in Berlin, he completed his habilitation there in 1996. After ten years of teaching and research in Stuttgart, Erlangen, Wolfenbüttel, Berlin and at several Chinese universities, in 2007 he was appointed director of the Leibniz Editorial Centre in Potsdam, belonging to the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In this capacity he is responsible for the historical-critical edition of Leibniz’s so-called political writings. In 2010 he also took up a post as professor at the Leibniz University in Hanover. Li acts as secretary of the international Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Gesellschaft based in Hanover. His main areas of research include the writings and philosophy of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the history of Western philosophy, the Chinese philosophy, the history of Sino-European cultural exchange, and the philosophy of science and technology. Website: http://www.lsp.uni-hannover.de
César Lorenzano is currently the Director of the Department of Social Sciences at the National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the Co-editor of the philosophical journal Metatheoría, Journal of Philosophy and History of science. Trained in Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, he eventually obtained a PhD in Philosophy by the UNAM (Mexico). His areas of research include Philosophy and history of science, Philosophy of medical knowledge, and Philosophy of art. He has authored more than 70 articles and 25 chapters of books. In the last years, he has published as General editor a General History of Science in Argentina (2003-2011).
Riccardo Pozzo M.A. Università di Milano (1983), Ph.D. Universität des Saarlandes (1988), Habilitation Universität Trier (1995). In 1996 he went to the U.S. to teach German Philosophy at the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America. In 2003 he came back to Italy to take up the Chair of the History of Philosophy at the Università di Verona. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Director of the Institute for the European Intellectual Lexicon and History of Ideas of CNR. Beginning 2013 he is the Director of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cultural Heritage of CNR. Since 2012 he is a member of the Institute International de Philosophie. Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riccardo_Pozzo www.su.cnr.it
Mogobe Ramose is currently Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of Philosophy, University of South Africa. He lectured in Philosophy of Law in Tilburg University, The Netherlands and was Research Fellow in the Centre for Research into the Foundations of Law, Louvain University (KUL), Belgium. He lectured in African Philosophy and Ethics in the University of Zimbabwe and Philosophy and Development in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. His many publications include: Only the sovereign may declare war but NATO too; I conquer, therefore, I am the sovereign; Reconciliation and Reconfiliation in South Africa and African philosophy through Ubuntu.
Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, Ph.D and Dr. Scient. Adm., is Professor of Ethics at Roskilde University, Denmark. Rendtorff has a background in research in ethics, business ethics, bioethics, information ethics, political theory and philosophy of law. Rendtorff has written articles and books on issues of existentialism and hermeneutics, French philosophy, ethics, bioethics and business ethics as well as philosophy of law. In particular, Basic Ethical Principles in European Bioethics and Biolaw, Copenhagen and Barcelona (2000) (written together with Peter Kemp) and more recently: Responsibility, Ethics and Legitimacy of Corporations, Copenhagen Business School Press, Copenhagen 2009. Website: http://forskning.ruc.dk/site/research/rendtorff_jacob_dahl(4633)/
Suwanna Satha-Anand is professor in Philosophy Department, Faculty of Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand. Suwanna’s teaching and research interests cover the fields of Buddhist and Chinese Philosophy, Philosophy of Women, Social Change and Religion. She has participated in numerous international forums in Asia, Europe, Australia and the United States. Her publications include 14 books and numerous book chapters and research articles in Thai, English, French, and Chinese. Her major publications are: The Philosophy of Dogen Kigen; Buddhadasa’s Philosophy and Mahayana Buddhism; Main Currents in Chinese Philosophy; New Essays in Asian Philosophy; Emotions and Ethics, Truths in the Humanities; and most recently, The Analects of Confucius, Emotions and the Good Life in Confucius, and Ethics of Reciprocity in Confucius.
Between 2006-2008, Suwanna served as President of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand. She also serves as the Director of Humanities Research Unit, Thailand Research Fund and a committee member of the Philosophical Committee of the National Research Council of Thailand. Since 2013, Suwanna has served in the steering committee of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies.
David Schrader is Executive Director Emeritus of the American Philosophical Association. He holds a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College, a M.T.S. (Master of Theological Studies) from Harvard University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. His major areas of philosophical research are ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science. Before his term of service with the APA, he taught philosophy for 31 years in Loras College (Iowa), Austin College (Texas), and Washington and Jefferson College (Pennsylvania).
Gerhard Seel is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Bern. His publications include Sartres Dialectic (Bouvier, 1971), Die Aristotelische Modaltheorie (Walter de Gruyter, 1982), Ammonius and the Sea Battle (with J.-P. Schneider and D. Schulthess, Walter de Gruyter, 2001), Minderheiten, Migranten und die Staatengemeinschaft. Wer hat welche Rechte? (Peter Lang, 2006) and End of Art-Endings in Art (Schwabe, 2006). He is Secretary General of the International Academy of Philosophy of Art, co-editor (with Lloyd Gerson and Carlo Natali) of International Aristotle Studies.
Prof. Marietta Stepanyants - the Director, the Center for Oriental Philosophies’ Studies (1980 – 2012) at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of sciences, where she has been since 2012 Chief Research Fellow. She is the Founder and the Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in “Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures”. Her writings have been published in about 30 countries. They include 15 monographs and about 30 books of which she is the editor. She has directed many international conferences including “East - West Philosophers’ Conferences” in Honolulu (1995, 2000). She was elected the 1st Vice-president of FISP (2008-2013). Main awards: Plehanov’s Award of the Russian Academy of Sciences “For the outstanding achievements in the field of philosophy” (2006); “The Best Book of the Year” award of the National competition (2009); Silver Medal “For Contribution in the Development of Philosophy” (2010).
William Sweet is currently Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Philosophy, Theology, and Cultural Traditions, at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is also a Vice President of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP).
Professor Sweet has taught as a Visiting Scholar at universities in Asia and Europe, including the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland), Fu Jen University and Soochow University in Taiwan, and the Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram in Bangalore (India).
A Past-President of the Canadian Philosophical Association, he is currently President of the World Union of Catholic Philosophical Societies and Presidente d’onore of the Istituto Internazionale Jacques Maritain (Rome).
Professor Sweet has lectured on 6 continents, and has published extensively, particularly in political philosophy, human rights, cross-cultural and intercultural philosophy, ethics, and the history of modern philosophy. He is editor of the journal Philosophy, Culture, and Traditions and an editor of Collingwood and British Idealism Studies. An elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society, he is also the author or editor of some 30 books; among the more recent are Intercultural Dialogue and Human Rights (2011), Responses to the Enlightenment (2012), Migrating Texts and Traditions (2012), and Ideas Under Fire (2013).
Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir is professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland and Jane and Aatos Erkko Professor at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She studied philosophy in Boston and Berlin. She has published books on the philosophies of Nietzsche and Arendt, feminist philosophy, Beauvoir, and women in the history of philosophy, philosophy of nature and embodiment.
She is one of the founders of the United Nations University GEST Programme (www.gest.hi.is), a transnational studies and training program in gender equality.
(For list of publications see: http://uc-media.rhi.hi.is/pub/hi/simaskra/ritaskra_en/110ebb9e2047.pdf).
Tu Weiming is the Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University and Research Professor and Senior Fellow of Asia Center at Harvard University. He has taught Chinese intellectual history, philosophies of China, and Confucian humanism at Princeton University (1967-71), University of California at Berkeley (1971-81), and Harvard University (1981-2010). His work has been instrumental in developing discourses on dialogue among civilizations, Cultural China, reflection on the Enlightenment mentality of the modern West, and multiple modernities. He is currently studying the modern transformation of Confucian humanism in East Asia. His entire collected work is being published by Peking University Press.
Gabriel Vargas Lozano is a Full time Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa. México. Former President of the Asociación Filosófica de México (2002-2004). Author of numerous papers presented in International Congresses. Some books: Intervenciones filosóficas, qué hacer con la filosofía en América Latina? (UAEM, México,2007); Filosofía para qué? Desafíos de la filosofía para el siglo XXI (UAM, México, 2014). Main fields: History of philosophy in Latin-América; Philosophy of History and Political Philosophy. Director of Dialéctica review. Chairman of the Fisp’s Teaching philosophy commission.
Stelios (Stylianos) Virvidakis is born in Athens in 1955. He studied philosophy at the University of Athens (BA), at the University of Paris I / Sorbonne - Panthéon (Maîtrise, D.E.A) and at Princeton University (Ph.D.) He was awarded his doctoral degree in 1984 and the topic of his dissertation was Transcendental Arguments, Transcendental Idealism and Scepticism. He has taught at various Universities in Greece, in Cyprus, in France, in Japan and in South Korea and is currently Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and History of Science of the University of Athens. He has participated in many international conferences, given lectures in various Universities, in Europe, the U.S.A., Canada, Turkey, China and Japan, and has published a book in metaethics (La robustesse du bien, Nîmes: Jacqueline Chambon, 1996), textbooks for the teaching of philosophy in Greek highschools and more than a hundred articles in Greek, in French and in English, in scholarly journals, in conference proceedings, in philosophical dictionaries and encyclopaedias, mainly in the areas of ethics, epistemology and the history of philosophy. He is a member of many philosophical societies, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Philosophiques (FISP), representing the Greek Philosophical Society. In 2006, he was awarded the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Government. His current research interests include issues in epistemology, metaphilosophy, metaethics, the history of modern philosophy and the philosophy of literature.
Xie Dikun is the Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chairman of the Academic Committee of the same Institute, and Dean of the Department of Philosophy, Graduate School of CASS. He is also the President of the Chinese National Society of the History of Foreign Philosophy, and Chief Editor of Philosophical Researches. His areas of research include German classical philosophy (from Kant to Hegel), contemporary continental philosophy, and the exchanges between Chinese and Western philosophies. Among his recent publications are Philosophical Research in Marxism (2012), German Classical Philosophy (2005), and The Way to Humanities: Research on Wilhelm Dilthey (2002).