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Costică Brădăţan is Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors College at Texas Tech University and an Honorary Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has also held faculty appointments at Cornell University, University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Miami University, and Arizona State University, as well as at various universities in Europe, South America, and Asia.


He is the author or editor (co-editor) of more than a dozen books, among which Dying for Ideas. The dangerous Lives of the Philosophers (Bloomsbury, paperback, 2018) and In Praise of Failure. Four Lessons in Humility (Harvard University Press, 2023). He is currently at work on two new book projects: Against Conformity (Princeton University Press) and The Prince and the Hermit (Penguin, UK & WW Norton, USA).


Brădăţan also writes essays, book reviews, and op-eds for such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, The Globe & Mail, TIME Magazine, Boston Review, Aeon, Literary Review, Times Literary Supplement, Commonweal Magazine, and Times Higher Education. His work has been translated into many languages, including German, Italian, Hungarian, Turkish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Farsi.


He is the philosophy/religion editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books and the curator of two book series: Philosophical Filmmakers (Bloomsbury) and No Limits (Columbia University Press).


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Honors College, Texas Tech University, MS 41017, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA




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