Prof. Serghey Stoilov Gherdjikov, Dr. of Science
19. 06. 2012
University of Sofia
Faculty of Philosophy
Tsar Osvoboditel N15
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Bl. 7 A, app. 21, Studentski grad, 1700 Sofia
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Serghey Gherdjikov)
Place and date of birth: Beden, Bulgaria, 1956
Parents: Irina and Stoil Gherdjikov’s
Age: 56 years
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
Candidate of Philosophical Sciences. April 1987
Doctor of Philosophical Sciences. March 1997
Assistant Professor. Since January, 1981 to April 1987
Associate Professor. Since April 1987 to April
Professor: Philosophy of Science. Since April 2000
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
ZEN AND EUROPEAN CULTURE
Tokay University, Tokyo, JAPAN – 2004
HUMAN SITUATION – WEST AND EAST
Ryukoku University, Kyoto, JAPAN – 2002
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
“Five Years later. Civil Society and Transition”
Prague, CHEC REPUBIC, 28–30. 10. 1994.
“The Shock of Postcommunism”, Report
“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.
“New Models of Civic Society in Europe”, report.
“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”
Specialisation, 1985 – 1986
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
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.
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.
Russian – Excellent
English – Good
German – Good
Japanese – Basic