List of Publications
1. Books authored:
Dying for Ideas. The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers (Bloomsbury, London & New York) [under contract]
The Other Bishop Berkeley. An Exercise in Reenchantment, Fordham University Press, New York, 2006, xii+227 pp, ISBN: 082-322-693-X (see blurbs) (see reviews)
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Translations: Chapter One translated into Portuguese (by Jaimir Conte) and published as “George Berkeley e a tradição platônica” in Principios. Revista de Filosofia (Natal, Brazil), Vol. 16 (2009), pp. 257-284.
Isaac Bernstein's Diary [creative non-fiction], Nemira Publishing House, Bucharest, 2001, 186 pp., ISBN 973-569-484-0 (see cover) (see reviews) [in Romanian].
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2. Books edited:
(with Camil Ungureanu), Religion in Contemporary European Cinema. The Postsecular Constellation (London: Routledge) [under contract]
Philosophy, Society and the Cunning of History in Eastern Europe (London: Routledge, 2012), 232 pp, ISBN: 978-0-415-69919-8
Contributions from: Jan Sokol, Jerzy Axer, Krzysztof Michalski, Keith Hitchins, Aurelian Craiutu, Gaspar Miklos Tamás, Michael Bernhard, Aviezer Tucker, Magdalena Zolkos & others
(with Serguei Alex. Oushakine), In Marx’s Shadow. Knowledge, Power and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia, Lexington Books, Lanham (MD), 2010, ISBN: 978-0-7391-3624-9 (see blurbs)
Translation into Chinese [simplified characters] by Wanwei Wu: 在马克思的阴影下：东欧和俄罗斯的知识、权力和知识分子 (Sanhui Press, Shanghai, PRC) [under contract; forthcoming].
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3. Special journal issues edited:
(with Camil Ungureanu), Playing with Fire. The Metamorphoses of Sacrifice in Contemporary Cinema [a special issue of Angelaki], London: Routledge [forthcoming 2013]
(with Matthew Lamb & Greg Hainge), Mimesis and Culture [a special issue of Culture, Theory and Critique], London: Routledge [forthcoming 2013]
The Unbearable Charm of Fragility. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe [a special issue of Angelaki. The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities], London: Routledge, 15.3 (December 2010), 220 pp.
Contributions from: Jan Sokol, Krzysztof Michalski, Keith Hitchins, Gaspar Miklos Tamás, Michael Bernhard, Aviezer Tucker, Magdalena Zolkos & others
4. Books translated:
Robert McElroy, Morality and American Foreign Policy. The Role of Ethics in International Affairs, Paideia Publishing House, Bucharest, 1998, 228 pp. [from English into Romanian].
John H. Hallowell, The Moral Foundation of Democracy, Paideia Publishing House, Bucharest, 1997, 120 pp. [from English into Romanian].
5. Articles (peer-reviewed):
Reprint [shorter version]: Alistair Welchman (ed.) Politics of Religion. Religion of Politics (Berlin: Springer, 2011) [forthcoming]
"A Light for the Future. On the Political Uses of a Dying Body,” in Dissent, May 2011
“On the Meaning of Life in the Age of the Most Meaningless Death,” Angelaki. The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 15.3 (December 2010), pp. 67-85.
“On the Very Idea of Utopia,” Morus – Utopia e Renascimento [Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brazil], Vol. 6 (2009), pp. 157-166.
(Co-authored with Simon Critchley, Giuseppe Mazzotta and Alexander Nehamas), “Of Poets and Thinkers. A Conversation on Philosophy, Literature, and the Rebuilding of the World.” The European Legacy (London: Routledge), 14.5 (2009), pp. 519-534.
Translation into Portuguese (by Djeissom Silva Ribeiro): “Sobre Poetas e Pensadores: uma conversa sobre Filosofia, Literatura e a reconstrução do mundo,” Griot. Revista de Filosofia, Vol. 6: 2 (2012)
Translation into Bulgarian (by Lyubomira Konstantinova), "За поети и мислители: разговор за философия, литература и за възстановяването на света,” in Философски Алтернативи, No 20:2 (2011), pp. 45-59
Translation into Romanian (by Mona Mamulea): "Despre gânditori şi poeţi. Un dialog cu privire la filosofie, literatură şi reclădirea lumii” in Secolul 21, No. 7-12 (2009) (Bucharest, Romania), pp. 18-39.
Translation into Spanish (Moris Polanco): “Sobre poetas y pensadores. Una conversación sobre filosofía, literatura y la reconstrucción del mundo,” in Intuición. Revista de Filosofía, No 2:1 (January 2011)
“Transcendence and History in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Blind Chance," East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 22 (May 2008), pp. 425-446.
"Rhetoric of Faith and Patterns of Persuasion in Berkeley's Alciphron," in The Heythrop Journal, Vol. 47: 4 (2006), pp. 544-561.
o Reprint [shorter version]: “Brief Remarks on the Social Production of Time,” in Olga Ast (ed.) Infinite Instances. Studies and Images of Time, (New York: Mark Batty Publisher, 2011) [forthcoming]
"Alchemists or Ecologists? Some Remarks on the Philosophy of Alchemical Transmutation," in Acta Philosophica. Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia (The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome & Instituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, Pisa), Volume 14, Issue 2 (2005), pp. 261-274.
"Philosophy as palimpsest," Existentia. An International Journal of Philosophy (Publisher: Societas Philosophia Classica, Frankfurt am Main & Budapest), Vol. XIV (3-4), pp. 337-344.
"'God is dreaming you': Narrative as Imitatio Dei in Miguel de Unamuno," Janus Head –Interdisciplinary Studies in Continental Philosophy, Literature, and the Arts, Volume 7, Issue 2 (Winter 2004), pp. 453-467.
o Spanish translation (by Vanessa Rodriguez-Garcia): “’Dios te está soñando’: La narración como Imitatio Dei en Miguel de Unamuno," in Enfocarte.com (September, 2009) (Gijón, Spain).
o Portuguese translation (by Jaimir Conte): in Principios. Revista de Filosofia, Vol. 15. No 24 (2008) (Natal, Brazil), pp. 249-265.
o Romanian translation (by Daniel Bâlbă): “Dumnezeu te visează. Naraţiunea ca Imitatio Dei la Miguel de Unamuno,” in The Annals of the University of Craiova (Craiova, Romania), 20.2 (2007), pp. 14-31 .
o Dutch translation (by Jan Bauwens): “‘Wij zijn slechts goddelijke droombeelden’: het verhaal als Imitatio Dei bij Miguel de Unamuno.” In Portulaan: driemaandelijks cultureel tijdschrift (Antwerpen, Belgium), Vol. 1, pp. 17-26 & Vol. 2, pp. 14-22 (2007).
"Waiting for the Eschaton: Berkeley's 'Bermuda Project' between Earthly Paradise and Educational Utopia", Utopian Studies,Volume 14, Issue 1 (Spring 2003), pp. 36-50.
"The 'Golden Generation' and the Iron Guard" [An Essay on Mircea Eliade, Emil Cioran, Eugen Ionesco and their Romanian background], in Studii Culturale ["Cultural Studies"], no. 1, 2000, Bucharest, Romania, pp. 84-132 [in Romanian].
"Between Don Quixote and San Juan de la Cruz" [An essay on the Spanish Baroque] in Revista de Filosofie [Romanian Journal of Philosophy], Romanian Academy Publishing House, Vol. XLII, nos. 5-6, 1995, pp. 593-599 [in Romanian].
"The Spirit of the Classical Logic and the Beginnings of Patristic Theology" in Revista de Filosofie, Romanian Academy Publishing House, Vol. XLII, no.1, 1995, pp. 105-109 [in Romanian].
6. Book chapters (peer-reviewed):
“Martyrdom and Philosophy. The Case of Jan Patočka,” in Costica Bradatan & Serguei Oushakine (Eds.), In Marx's Shadow. Power, Knowledge and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010), pp. 109-130.
"Notes on Bishop Berkeley's New World," in Aurelian Craiutu & Jeffrey Issac (Eds.), America Through European Eyes (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009), pp. 45-69.
“‘Terror historii’ w Przypadku Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego” [“The ‘terror of history’ in Kieslowski’s Blind Chance”] in Ewelina Nurczynska-Fidelska & Konrad Klejsa (Eds.) Kino Polskie: Reinterpretacje. Historia – Ideologia – Polityka, Translated into Polish by Tomasz Kłys ( Lodz: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Lodzkiego, 2008), pp. 177-196.
"'One is All, and All is One.' The Great Chain of Being in Berkeley's Siris" in Frank O'Gorman & Diana Donald (eds.), Ordering the World in the Eighteenth Century [Studies in Modern History Series], Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2005, pp. 63-82.
"George Berkeley's 'Universal Language of Nature'" in Klaas van Berkel & Arjo Vanderjagt (eds.), The Book of Nature in Early Modern and Modern History, Peeters Publishers, Leuven, 2006, pp. 69-82.
"Liber mundi: The History of a Metaphor" in Cahiers of History of Philosophy and Philosophy of Culture, Paideia Publishing House, Bucharest, 2001, pp. 161-175 [in Romanian].
"Why Do Philosophers Not Agree With Each Other?" in Vasile Morar (ed.), Spirit and History, All-Beck Publishing House, Bucharest, 1999, pp. 252-267 [in Romanian].
"Formal Conditions of Berkeley's Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous" in Marin Diaconu (ed.) Aesthetics and Morality, Crater Publishing House, Bucharest, 1998, pp. 245-256 [in Romanian].
"One Hundred Years of Underground" [An essay on Dostoievsky's Notes from Underground] in Vasile Morar (ed.), Ion Ianosi. A Scholar's Life, All-Beck Publishing House, Bucharest, 1998, pp. 231-260 [in Romanian].
(with Aurelian Craiutu), Introduction to The Paradoxes of Marginality [special journal issue], The European Legacy (London: Routledge), 17: 6 (October 2012), pp. 721-729.
“Geography and Fragility,” Introduction to The Unbearable Charm of Fragility. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe [special journal issue], Angelaki. The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 15.3 (December 2010), pp. 1-8.
(with Serguei Oushakine), Introduction to In Marx’s Shadow. Knowledge, Power and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010), pp. 1-10.
Introduction to The Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe [special journal issue], Angelaki. The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, London: Routledge, 15.3 (December 2010)
o Translation into Romanian (by Mona Mamulea): "Consideraţii neconvenţionale asupra filosofiei ca literatură," in Secolul 21, No. 7-12 (2009) (Bucharest, Romania), pp. 8-17.
Introduction to George Berkeley’s Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, Library of Essential Reading Series (New York: Barnes & Noble Books), 2006, pp. vii-xv
8. Dictionary/encyclopedia entries
“Idealism” in Heather Looy & Heidi Campbell (eds.), A Science and Religion Primer (Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2009), pp. 121-123.
Entries in Bruce Murphy (ed.), Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition (New York., Harper Collins, 2008)
Entries in Denis Huisman, A Dictionary of Major Philosophical Works [the Romanian enlarged version of Dictionnaire des mille oeuvres clés de la philosophie, Éditions Nathan, 1993] Enciclopedica Publishing House, Bucharest, 2001 [in Romanian].
Entries in Ion Ianosi (ed.), A Dictionary of Romanian Philosophical Works, Humanitas Publishing House, Bucharest, 1997 [in Romanian].
9. Book reviews & review essays
"Sublime and not too serious" [Review of Internationala mea. Cronica unei vieti, by Ion Ianosi], in Times Literary Supplement, No. 5736 (8 March, 2013), p. 27
"Snail in Babel" [Review-essay on The Lair & The Fifth Impossibility, by Norman Manea], in Times Literary Supplement, 31 August, 2012, pp. 9-10.
Review of Introduction to Antiphilosophy, by Boris Groys, in Times Higher Education, 26 July, 2012
Review of Anti-Nietzsche, by Malcolm Bull, in Times Higher Education, 19 January, 2012
"A Philosopher of the Moving Image" [Review-essay on Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy, by Paisley Livingston & Ingmar Bergman, Cinematic Philosopher, by Irving Singer], in Parallax, 18:2 (2012), pp. 92-95
Review of American Nietzsche. A History of An Icon and His Ideas, by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, in Times Higher Education, 3 November, 2011.
Review of The Book of Dead Philosophers, by Simon Critchley, in The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 41:3 (October 2010), pp. 325-327.
"A Philosophical Cosmopolitanism that is yet to come." Review-essay on Films and Dreams: Tarkovsky, Bergman, Sokurov, Kubrick, and Wong Kar-Wai, by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein, in Parallax, 15: 3 (August 2009), pp. 126-129.
Review of Eriugena, Berkeley, and the Idealist Tradition, by Stephen Gersh and Dermot Moran, in Berkeley Studies, 19 (2008), pp. 40-43.
Review of Berkeley's Philosophy of Spirit: Consciousness, Ontology and the Elusive Subject, by Talia Mae Bettcher, in Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, Vol. XXVIII (2008), pp. 9-11.
"The Alchemists of the 21st Century." Review-essay on Making Dying Illegal. Architecture against Death: Original to the 21st Century, by Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins, in Parallax, 14.4 (November 2008), pp. 122-125.
Review of Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City, by Mark Shiel, in Film-Philosophy, Vol. XI (3) (2007), pp. 177-183.
Review of How to Read Nietzsche, by Keith A. Pearson, in Practical Philosophy, Vol. 8, Issue 2 (Fall 2007), pp. 62-63.
“The Swearword, the Telegram, the Epitaph.” Review-essay on The Fragment: Towards a History and Poetics of a Performative Genre, by Camelia Elias, in Janus Head – A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Continental Philosophy, Literature, Phenomenological Psychology and the Arts, 9.1 (Summer 2006), pp. 280-284
Review of Humanism and Secularism: From Petrarch to Valla, by Riccardo Fubini, in European Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume 9.1 (February 2006), pp. 123-125.
Review of The Essence of Truth, by Martin Heidegger, in Practical Philosophy, Vol. 7, Issue 2 (Autumn 2005), pp. 49-50.
Review of The Passive Eye: Gaze and Subjectivity in Berkeley (via Beckett), by Branka Arsic, in Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, Vol. XXIV, Issue 4 (August 2004), pp. 237-239.
Review of Heidegger's Way of Thought, by Theodore Kisiel, in Practical Philosophy, Vol. 7, Issue 1 (Summer 2004), pp. 54-55.
Review of Sartre. The Philosopher of the Twentieth Century, by Bernard-Henri Levy, in Metapsychology Online Book Review (April 30, 2004).
Review of Hermeneutics as Politics, by Stanley Rosen, in Metapsychology Online Book Review (December 17, 2003).
Review of Our Practices, Our Selves: or, what it means to be human, by Todd May, in Practical Philosophy, Vol. 6, Issue 2 (Autumn 2003), pp. 83-84.
Review of Masking the Abject. A Genealogy of Play, by Mechthild Nagel, in Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, Vol. XXIII, Issue 5 (October 2003), pp. 359-360.
Review of Cosmopoiesis. The Renaissance Experiment, by Giuseppe Mazzotta, in Philosophy and Literature Vol. 27, Issue 2 (October 2003), pp. 471-475.
Review of Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds, by Harold Bloom, in Metapsychology Online Book Review (January 20, 2003).
Review of Anaximander and the Architects : The contribution of Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies to the origins of Greek philosophy, by Robert Hahn, in Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, Vol. XXIII, Issue 1 (February 2003), pp. 31-33.
Review of Nietzsche. A Philosophical Biography, by Rüdiger Safranski, in Metapsychology Online Book Review (October 24, 2002).
Review of The Metaphysical Club. A Story of Ideas in America, by Louis Menand, in Metapsychology Online Book Review (May 20, 2002).
Review of Textual Narratives and a New Metaphysics, by Raymond T. Shorthouse, in Philosophical Writings, 18 (Autumn 2001), pp. 61-63.
10. Other publications
"Uprising in Tunisia: a political act of self-immolation" [op-ed piece], in The Globe & Mail, 31 January, 2011
"In Shambles" [Review of Searching for Cioran, by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston], in Times Literary Supplement, No. 5558 (9 October 2009), p. 9.
o Reprint: International Journal on Humanistic Ideology, 3.1 (Spring/Summer 2010), pp. 195-196.
"Some Remarks on the Ends of the World" in vol. Young Thought on the Threshold of New Century. Material of the International Conference, Volume I, Ministry of Education of Russian Federation, Urals State University, Urals Philosophical Society, Yekaterinsburg, 2000, pp. 200-202, ISBN 5-7996-0062-7.
Review of Escape from Freedom, by Erich Fromm, in Adevãrul literar si artistic [ALA henceforth], no. 418 (May 1998) [in Romanian].
Review of Sous benefice d'inventaire, by Marguerite Yourcenar, in ALA, no. 331 (August 1996) [in Romanian].
Review of Face à l'extrême, by Tzvetan Todorov, in ALA, no. 329 (July 1996) [in Romanian].
Review of Du dandysme et de George Brummell, by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, in ALA, no. 320 (May 1996) [in Romanian].
Review of L'Image interdite: une histoire intellectuelle de l'iconoclasme, by Alain Besançon, in ALA, no 317 (May 1996) [in Romanian].
11.Selected guest lectures and presentations:
"Living and Dying for Ideas,” Department of English, Arizona State University, 24 April, 2013.
“Self-creation,” Key-note address given at “-isms, -ologies and -istics: Conversations across the Disciplines,” The 18th Southwest English Symposium, Department of English, Arizona State University, 16 February, 2013.
“The Art of Dying and Planting Cabbages,” Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1 February, 2013
"Self-fashioning, Writing, Death,” Philosophy and Literature Workshop, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 16 January, 2012.
“Philosophy and the Violent Imaginary,” The Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University, 14 January 2013
“Philosophy and Self-Fashioning,” The Political Theory Workshop, Notre Dame University, 30 November, 2012.
“Living (and Dying) for Ideas.” Guest lecture given in The Hutton Honors College, Indiana University at Bloomington, 12 November, 2012.
“From Draft to Infinite Writing,” Luiz Costa Lima International Symposium, The Mimesis and Culture Group, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, November 10-11, 2011.
“Trapped in History. A reading of Kieslowski’s Blind Chance,” Religion and Secularity in Contemporary European Cinema, Barcelona, Spain, 7-9 October, 2011.
(with Aurelian Craiutu), “The paradox of marginality,” The Anatomy of Marginality. An Interdisciplinary Seminar, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN), October 15, 2010.
“A playful, all-too playful god. A philosophical reading of Lars von Trier’s Dogville,” The Department of English, University of Pune, India, June 17, 2010.
“Historical Pessimism, Geo-Political Despair and Other East-European Anxieties,” Department of English, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India, 10 June, 2010.
“Jan Patočka and the tradition of Socratic Death,” The Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, India, 8 June, 2010.
"The Making of a Philosopher-Martyr," The Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI), May 3, 2010.
“To Die Laughing,” The 2009-2010 Brackenridge Philosophy Symposium, Department of Philosophy & Classics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio (TX), 22-23 February, 2010.
“On the very Idea of Utopia,” What is Utopia? Genre and Modes of Representation, Universidade Estadual de Campinas SP, Brazil, June 3-5, 2009.
“The Alchemists of the 21-st Century,”Reversible Destiny – Declaration of the Right Not to Die, the Second International Arakawa + Gins: Architecture and Philosophy Conference/Congress, University of Pennsylvania & The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, 4-6 April, 2008
"(History of) Philosophy as Palimpsest," Models and Methods of the History of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, the Seminar für Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance & Gesellschaft für Philosophie des Mittelalters und der Renaissance, University of Munich, Germany, October 4-6, 2007
“Philosophy as an Art of Dying,” The Center for European Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 27 April, 2007
“Theology of Hospitality in Lars von Trier’s Dogville,” The Center for Cultural Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2 May, 2007
"Doing Philosophy Interdisciplinarily," Department of Liberal Studies, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton (CA), 9 February 2006.
"From Artes Liberales to Cyber-humanities. Teaching Interdisciplinary Humanities in the 21-st Century," The Honors College, Texas Tech University, 27 January 2006.
"The Ideals of Liberal Education," Department of Liberal Studies, Grand Valley State University, Allendale (MI) 22 April, 2005.
"Notes on Bishop Berkeley's America," America Seen Through Foreign Eyes, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN), 24-27 March, 2005.
“Time and (post)communism. On the Political Construction of Time,” Russian and East-European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN), 3 November, 2004.
“‘God is dreaming you:’ On Miguel de Unamuno, Life as a Dream, and Other Divine Tricks,” Department of Philosophy, Miami University, 22 October, 2004
"A Time of Crisis - A Crisis of (the Sense of) Time," The Role of Ideas in the Postcommunism, 6-10 July, 2004, Miami University European Center, Luxembourg.
12. Selected conference papers:
“Philosophical Nationalism. The Anatomy of a Bad Idea.” The 11th Biannual Conference of the Australasian Association for Communist and Post-communist Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 7-8 February, 2013.
“Jan Patočka and the Tradition of ‘Socratic Death’,” The Australia and New Zealand Slavists' Association 2013 Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 4-5 February, 2013
“Philosophy as Performance,” Drama and Philosophy, Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem, Lisbon, Portugal, 17-18 January, 2013.
"Not even death is what it used to be. Notes on a certain philosophical decadence.” Transcending Disciplinary Decadence. The Fourteenth International Forum on Contemporrary Theory, IIS Jaipur, India, 18-21 December, 2011.
“Death and the sacred. Disposing of one’s life as a symbolic gesture.” Il sacro e la vita in una società multiculturale. Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice (Italy), 9-10 December, 2010.
“God’s Playground,” Cold War Cultures: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives, University of Texas at Austin (TX), September 30-October 3, 2010.
“Scapegoats, Martyrs, Founding Figures,” Explosive Past, Radiant Future – An International Colloquium, The Center for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, Canada, 18-20 March, 2010.
“Giordano Bruno’s Re-enchantment of Nature in La Cena delle ceneri,” The Annual Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association, University of North Texas, Denton, March 26-28, 2009.
“Dying as Self-expression,” Death in Images and Words: The Case of the Early Modern Hispanic World, Texas Tech University, 23-25 October, 2008.
“Bruno’s Enchanted World,” Annual meeting of The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature , and Culture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Morelia), 17-20 January, 2008
“Berkeley and the Cathars,” George Berkeley: Religion and Science in the Age of Enlightenment, Gaeta, Italy, 27-29 September 2007"The 'terror of history' in Kieslowski’s Blind Chance," Rediscovering Polish Cinema: History – Ideology – Politics, University of Lodz, Poland, 23-25 September, 2006
"Philosophy as an Art of Dying," The Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium 2006, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, 2-3 March, 2006 [in absentia].
"The Book as a Metaphor. George Berkeley's use of the liber mundi," The Book, The Twentieth Annual DeBartolo Conference, University of South Florida, Tampla (FL), 16-18 February, 2006.
"'I was a stranger, and ye took me not in.' Deus ludens and theology of hospitality in Lars von Trier's Dogville," Eastern Devision Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, New York City (NY), 27-30 December, 2005 [in absentia]
"Jan Patočka’s Socratic Art of Dying," Thinking in/after Utopia, 27-30 October, 2005, Miami University, Oxford (OH)
"Between Job and the Grand Inquisitor. Patterns in divine trial in Lars von Trier's Dogville," Sacred Text, Sacred Film? Responsible Interpretations of Scriptures in Film and Popular Media, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 3-5 April, 2005
"Nature and Archetypal Knowledge in George Berkeley's Siris," The Nineteenth Annual DeBartolo Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, 17-19 February, 2005.
"Using Sources and (almost) nothing else," Bâtir de nouveaux ponts: sources, méthodes et interdisciplinarité / Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods and Interdisciplinarity, May 8-9, 2003, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
“On George Berkeley as a Christian Apologist,” Society of Christian Philosophers, Eastern Regional Meeting, 4-7 December, 2003, Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, USA.
"Berkeley's Educational Utopia", The Eleventh Quadrennial ISECS Congress on the Enlightenment, 3-10 August, 2003, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (paper awarded a Travel Fellowship by the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies).
"Unamuno and Self-Narration as Imitatio Dei," Annual Meeting of The Metaphysical Society of America, 7-8 March 2003, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA.
"Philosophy as Palimpsest," Philosophy As… A Conference Exploring the Nature and the State of Philosophy, 28-30 November 2002, University of London, United Kingdom.
"Narrative and Personal Authenticity in Miguel de Unamuno," Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy, September 11-14 2002, University College Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland (paper awarded a "Graduate Bursary" by the SEP).
"Ordering Worlds and Minds: 'The Great Chain of Being' in Berkeley's Siris," Ordering the World in the 18th Century, "5th Conference of the North Western Section of The British Society for Eighteenth–Century Studies", September 12-13 2002, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK (paper awarded a "Graduate Bursary" by the BSECS).
"George Berkeley and the universal language of nature," The Book of Nature. Continuity and Change in European and American Attitudes towards the Natural World, 22-25 May, 2002, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
"Lapis Philosophorum seu Medicina Universalis: Medication, Soteriology, and Symbolism in Medieval Alchemy," The 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 3-6 2002, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, USA (paper awarded a "Congress Travel Award" by the Kalamazoo Medieval Institute).
"George Berkeley: A Modern Alchemist?," Society Of Christian Philosophers, Central Division Meeting, March 7-9, 2002, Bethel College, St. Paul (MN), USA.
“The Island: an Ideal Place for Paradisiacal Nostalgias, Educational Utopias and Other Eschatological Enterprises,” The Ninth Annual Conference of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, November 15-18 2001, Philadelphia, USA [in absentia].
"Communicating Paradigms," Universities of Durham and Bergen 2001 Philosophy Seminar, 27th-30th September 2001, University of Bergen, Norway.
"Matter as a Source of Evil in Berkeley and Catharism," Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness. The 2nd Global Conference, March 16 - 21 2001, Anglo-American College, Prague, Czech Republic.
"Some Remarks on the Ends of the World," Young Thought on the Threshold of the New Century, February 27-28, 2000, Urals Philosophical Society (Urals State University), Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation [in absentia].
13. Selected pieces in Romanian:
"An Essay on the Art of Plagiarizing" in ALA, no. 383 (August 1997).
On the Allergy to Plurality" in Dilema, no. 216 (March 1997).
"An Essay on the Sophists" in ALA, nos. 348, 349 (December 1996).
"Schopenhauer, Bergson, and the Mystical Traditions" in ALA, nos. 342, 343, 344 (October-November1996).
"Pedagogical Scenario of Departure in Nietzsche and Socrates" in ALA, nos. 339, 340, 341 (October 1996).
"The Other Face of the European Philosophical Modernity" in ALA, no. 326 (July 1996).
"Nationhood and Sacred Architecture" in Contrafort, Kishinau, (Republic of Moldova), no. 7(21), (July 1996).