About me

Prof. Serghey Stoilov Gherdjikov, Dr. of Science

19. 06. 2012

Personal Information

Work address:

University of Sofia
Faculty of Philosophy
Tsar Osvoboditel N15
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

Home address:

Bl. 7 A, app. 21, Studentski grad, 1700 Sofia
Bulgaria
E-mail address: gherdjikov@gmail.com (Serghey Gherdjikov)

Nationality: Bulgarian
Place and date of birth: Beden, Bulgaria, 1956
Parents: Irina and Stoil Gherdjikov’s
Age: 56 years

1971 – 1979 Education

1971 – 1975 Electro-technical high-school Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1975 – 1979 Faculty of Philosophy. University of Sofia.
MA of Philosophy, Ma of Sociology. June, 1979

Post-gardate. January 1980 – January 1981

Summer School. “Rationality”. Central European University. July, 1997

1980 – 1997Scientific degrees

Candidate of  Philosophical Sciences. April  1987

Doctor of  Philosophical Sciences. March 1997

1981 – 2000Professional experience University of Sofia

Assistant Professor. Since January, 1981 to April 1987

Associate Professor. Since April 1987 to April

Professor: Philosophy of Science. Since April 2000

TEACHING

COURSES FOR BACHELORS at sofiaand other  universities:

Philosophy of Language, I part. SID course for the students in Department “Philosophy”, SU “St. Kl. Ohridsky”, 2003. 30 hours lections

Philosophy of Science. A regular every year course for the students at Department “Philosophy”, since 1996. Science as a realization of “Logos” as an archetype of Western mentality in relation to Eastern “Unspeacable” (Zen). 60 hours lections. SU “St. Kl. Ohridsky”, 1991 – 1997

Metods of Education in Philsophical Disciplines. A regular every year course for the students at Department “Philosophy”, since 2006.

Introduction in Philosophy. A regular course for the students in Department “Philosophy”,. SU “St. Kl. Ohridsky”, 1993 – 1994. 60 hours lections

Philosophy. A regular course for the students in department “Classical and new philology’s”, 1994 – 1995, with West – East theme.

Philosophy. A regular course for the students in department “Biology”, “Geology and Geography, Chemistry”, SU “St. Kl. Ohridsky”, 1991 – 1997

Philosophy. A cours for Magisters at Blagoevgrad University, 1991

West and East. Lectures at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, 2002

Master programs at the dept. of philosophy, sofia university:

Science and World. A course for magister degree program “Philosophy of Science”, 2003

Analisys of Language: a regular course for the students in master program “Philosophy of Language and Consciousness”, 2003, Analitic Philosophy and Buddhuist analysis

Zen and the Limits of Language. A facultative cours for the students in master program “Philosophy of Language and Consciousness”, 2003,  Coan-Zen

Types of rationality. A course for the students in master program “Virtual culture”. 2000 – 2001, West – East problematic.

Director of Master Program “Philosophy of Science”. Dept. of Philosophy. 2003

Special facultative courses at the dept. of philosophy, sofia university:

Zen and the Limits of Language

Language and World in Zen-buddhism. (Mahayana $ Zen on Language and World. Emtiness and Coan-Zen)

Social philosophy (Phenomenon of Communism). 1992

A critical analyze of the limitness of the rational discourse Limits of science. 1995

Rational and Irrational in Science. (Philosophy of Science). 1991

The weakens of Philosophy. (Metaphilosophy and Critics of Philosophy). 1994.

Limits of Science.  (Philosophy of Science and Limits of World, Language, and Science). 1996

The Vision of Don Huan according Castaneda(Phenomenological Representation). 1997

Science and the Form of World. (A new analisis of World and Science, “Zen of Science”). 2000

Limits of Language. (Analitical philosophy and Buddhist analysis). 2001

SCIENTIFIC AND UNIVERSITY ADDMINISTRATION

Head of Department  Philosophy. 1993 – 1999

Member of Faculty Council. 1993 – 1999

Member of  Specialized Council of Philosophy. 1993 – 1997

Professor in Philosophy of Science. 2000

1983 -2000 Additional professional activities

1. Popularizing Philosophy

2. Philosophical Education

3. Author and publisher of textbooks for High School.

4. Organization and Jury of Philosophical Olympiads – in Bulgaria and International.

5. Participation at the Seminars in Dubrovnik about Political Reforms in East Europe . 1989 – 1990

6. Organization of the Political Opposition (Union of Democratic Forces) in Bulgaria . 1989 – 1990.

7. Membership and Organization Activity in the Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly. Since 1992

1997

ZEN AND EUROPEAN CULTURE

Tokay University, Tokyo, JAPAN – 2004

HUMAN SITUATION – WEST AND EAST

Ryukoku University, Kyoto, JAPAN – 2002

INTERNATIONAL FORUMS

XX-the World Congress of Philosophy. Boston, 1998.

Invited article: LIMITS OF SCIENCE

Section Philosophy of Science

Specialisacion in Japan:

International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism,

Hanazono University, Kyoto, Japan, for a period from 1. 10. 2001 to 1. 10. 2003

Rukoku University, Kyoto, Japan.Lctions, 2001

A lecture: “East and West”

Tokay University, Tokyo, Japan. Lection, 2004

“Cross-cultural Experience”. Tokai University, Japan. 2004

Sixth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas

Haifa, IZRAEL, 1998

“Ilusion of Unlimitless of Science”, report

Summer scool on Rationality, 1997

Central European University, Budapest, HUNGARY

“Limits of Science”, lection

Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas

Memory, History and Critique. European Identity at the Millennium

“University for Humanist Studies, The Netherlands, August 19–24 1996

“The Limits of the Numerical Description”. Proceedings of the, at the [CDROM]. Eds. Frank Brinknuis & Sasha Talmore. ISSEI/ University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht. MIT Press, 1997. CD ROM.

Popper’s seminar on Open Society, 1996

Central European University, Budapest, HUNGARY

“Notions in Popper’s Open Society”, report

International Conference:

“Five Years later. Civil Society and Transition”

Prague, CHEC REPUBIC, 28–30. 10. 1994.

“The Shock of Postcommunism”, Report

International Conference:

“Contemporary European Philosophy. Traditions and Innovations”, 1994

American University, Blagoevgrad, BULGARIA, 29. 09–1. 10. 1994

“Non-balanced Dynamics of Post-communism”. Report and published article

III-th. Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly,1993.

Ankara, TURKEY,

“New Models of Civic Society in Europe”, report.

Dubrovnic`s seminar:

“The political Technology of Reforms in Central and East Europe”, 1990.

“The Great Experiment”.

International Congress “Logic and Methodology of Science”, 1987

Moscow 1987, RUSSIA

Article, vol. 6.S. Gerdjikov. “A Matrix Model of the Scientific Explanation”

Moscow University

Specialisation, 1985 – 1986

And others…

PROJECTS

Philosophy of relativity

Sofia University 2009.

Zen & Limits of language, IRIZ, Kyoto, Japan, 2001–2002.

Post-Communist mental Dynamics, RSS (Research Support Scheme), CEU (Central European University), 1998–2000.

Specialization in Japan

In 1997 I appreciated and won at the Ministry of Education and Science

a specialization on Buddhists Philosophy in India

My project was admitted at the Indian Embassy in Sofia

1998

20-th World Congress of Philosophy, Boston

Invited article: LIMITS OF SCIENCE

(Science in the light of Zen)

Reading and discussion in Section Philosophy of Science

I was invited and took part in the discussions at the section Buddhist philosophy

Specialisacion in Japan

I was invited at International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism, Hanazono University, Kyoto, Japan, for a period from 1. 10. 2001 to 1. 10. 2003. I won a position of a exchange researcher at the Ministry of Education and Science in Janiuar 2001 and received an invitation and grant from Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, for a period of 1. 11. 2002 to 31. 05. 2002.

I am working at IRIZ since  1. 11. 2001.

Professional memberships

1. Member of Specialized Collegial for Philosophy in Bulgaria. 1993 – 1998

2. Member of the Faculty Collegial in the University of Sofia. 1993 – 1999

(A national Academic and Scientific Commission for Judging Scientific Stages)

3. Member of ISSEI (International Society for Studying of the European Ideas). Chair of the section “East and West” at the Conference of the ISSEI at Haifa University, Israel, 1998.

4. Member of National Specialized Commission for the Standards of the Citizen’s Education in Bulgaria (at the Mainstream of the Education)

5. Member of National Commission for  the Standards of the Philosophical Education (at the Ministry of the Education)

6. Candidate-member of the International Phenomenological  Society.

Languages

Russian – Excellent

English – Good

German – Good

Japanese – Basic