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Leibniz si problema determinismului moral

E vorba despe o prezentare pe care am tinut-o în cadrul simpozionului Rațiune, Adevăr, Fericire, dedicat tricentenarului Leibniz (1646-1716), organizat de Societatea Leibniz din Romania, Societatea Română de Filosofie și Facultatea de filosofie a Universității din București.

Slide-urile sunt aici.
Înregistrarea audio a prezentării (pe care nu am apucat să o editez) se găsește aici.

New book (in Romanian)

Here it is:

Stefanov - Introducere in filosofie - instrumente de lucru

You can read a bit more about it here (also in Romanian). In short, the book is meant to be used primarily by students taking an Introduction to philosophy course in order to develop their “conceptual tweaking” (or “conceptual hacking”) abilities by trying to solve several philosophical puzzles, organized by different topics. The book is in a way similar to 101 Philosophy Problems, which inspired me to undertake such an academic project.

Ostension and Demonstrative Reference

This was the title of my talk at BCAP2015.
Here are the slides: Ostension and Demonstrative Reference – slides

And an audio recording of my talk:

Here is a draft of the text I have used for my presentation: Ostension and Demonstrative Reference


For me, this was a great opportunity to see what other people are working on. I feel quite isolated in Bucharest, since I do not have access to most of the more recent publications at my faculty (also, I cannot afford to subscribe to any professional journals on my own or to take part in any events happening abroad). So ECAP8 was a breath of fresh air. I have met a lot of interesting people and ideas and made a lot of notes (but I will not post them here).

Force Fictionalism – Morals from Speech Act Theory

I gave a talk on this topic at Fictionalism. The Bucharest-Budapest Workshop in Philosophy, a few days ago. My slides are here. A first draft of my paper is here. Some of the notes I have made while working can be read here (although they will not make much sense by themselves).

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