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Meltem Ahiska is Associate Professor, Sociology Department, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul,
Visiting professor in Gender Studies, and Sociology and Social Anthropology Departments of
Central European University in Budapest in 2003 and 2005, and Lecturer in the Communication
Studies Department, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK, 1997-1998.
She holds a BA degree in Sociology, Boğaziçi University, (1980) and an MA degree from the
Centre for Communication and Information Studies, University of Westminster (1994), with a
thesis entitled “The Problem of Agency and Structure as it Manifests itself in the Representation of
Women in/on Channel 4” supervised by Prof. Dr. Nicholas Garnham. She holds a PhD degree
from Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2000, with a thesis entitled An Occidentalist
Fantasy: Early Turkish Radio and National Identity, supervised by Prof. Dr. Andrew Barry with
Prof. Dr. Deniz Kandiyoti, Prof.Dr.Ali Rattansi as examiners.
Her recent publications include: “Occidentalism and Registers of Truth: The Politics of Archives in
Turkey” forthcoming New Perspectives on Turkey, Spring 2006, special issue on Social Memory,
eds. M. Ahıska; B.Kırlı.
Radyonun Sihirli Kapısı: Garbiyatçılık ve Politik Öznellik (The Magical Door of Radio:
Occidentalism and Political Subjectivity), İstanbul: Metis Publications, 2005 (under review by IBT
Tauris for English publication)
Hikayemi Dinler misin? Tanıklıklarla Türkiye’de İnsan Hakları ve Sivil Toplum, eds. M. Ahıska;
Z. Yenal, Tarih Vakfı Yayınları, Istanbul, 2004, («Would You Listen to My Story: Human Rights
and Civil Society in Turkey through Testimonies»).
“Occidentalism: The Historical Fantasy of the Modern”, The South Atlantic Quarterly (vol. 102,
nos. 2 / 3; special double issue: Relocating the Fault Lines: Turkey beyond the East-West Divide,
Spring/Summer 2003).
“Bilginin Araçsallaşması ve Gündelik Hayatın Bilgisi” in Bilgi Toplumuna Geçiş:
Sorunsallar/Görüşler/Eleştiriler ve Tartışmalar, der. İ.Tekeli, S.Ç.Özoğlu, B.Akşit, G.Irzık, A.İnam,
Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi Yayınları, 2002, (The Instrumentalization of Knowledge and the
Knowledge of Everyday Life)
“The ‘thing’ of modernity: its circulation and appropriation”, A Coffee-House Conversation on
the International Art World and its Exclusions, Kahve Society, Institute of Digital Art and
Technology, Autograph, 2002 (e-book), et al.

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Georgia Apostolopoulou is full Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophical School of the
University of Ioannina , Greece. She studied in the University of Athens, Greece and received
diplomas in classical philology and in philosophy. She pursed further studies in the University of
Tuebingen, in Tuebingen, Germany, where she earned her Dr. phil. in philosophy, with minors in
sociology and classical philology (1977). As a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
in Germany, she did research in the University of Bochum, in the University of Tuebingen and in
the University of Munich. As a resource person at the Inter-University Centre of Postgraduate
Studies in Dubrovnik (Croatia), she delivered lectures in philosophy (1978, 1981, 1985). She was
the 1997-1998 recipient of the Marquette University Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies
(Milwaukee, USA). She served as a visiting professor in philosophy in Marquette University,
Milwaukee, USA (1998), in the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (2004) and in the
University of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece (2004-2005). Further, she was a visiting professor for
research in the University of Heidelberg, Germany (2004). She is a member of several learned
societies, and of the International Academy for Philosophy (Yerevan – Athens – Berkeley). She
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has published extensively in Greece and abroad on philosophical anthropology, aesthetics, ethics,
political philosophy, hermeneutics, German idealism, Ancient Greek philosophy, Modern Greek
philosophy, philosophy of the twentieth century.

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Aristides Baltas is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the National Technical University of
Athens, Greece

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Anat Biletzki has been teaching in the Philosophy Department in Tel Aviv University since 1979.
She has travelled widely, as a visiting scholar and fellow at, among others, Cambridge University,
Harvard University, Boston University, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the
Wittgenstein Archives in Bergen, Norway. Her publications include Paradoxes (1996), Talking
Wolves: Thomas Hobbes on the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language (1997), What Is
Logic? (2002), (Over)Interpreting Wittgenstein (2003), and articles on Ludwig Wittgenstein,
Thomas Hobbes, analytic philosophy, political thought, digital culture, and human rights. She has
served as Chair of the Graduate School of Cultural Studies and of the Philosophy Department in
Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Ministry of Education Committee for teaching
philosophy in High-Schools. Outside academia, Biletzki has been active in several human rights
projects in Israel and in the Israeli peace movement. Until recently she was chairperson of the
board of B’Tselem - the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
Her book Talking Wolves begins with the words: “Philosophy is my profession; politics is my
life.” She has been engaged, for three decades now, in bridging the two – philosophy and politics –
by attempting to use analytic philosophy in the theoretical investigation of human rights, and by
investing her political work with philosophical grounding.

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Eftichios Bitsakis has studied Chemistry in the University of Athens, Theoretical Physics and
Philosophy in the University of Paris. He is “Docteur en Philosophie” of the University Paris VIII
(1973) and “Docteur d’ Etat” (Philosophy of Sciences, Paris, 1976). During six years (1970-1976)
he taught Mathematics (Chargé de Cours) in the University Paris-Sud (Orsay) and Philosophy of
Science in the University Paris VIII. He is Honorary Professor of Philosophy in the University of
Ioannina, and Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics in the University of Athens. During six
years Bitsakis has been Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina. He is the
editor of the Greek Theoretical Review Utopia, member of the Editorial Board of the International
Review Physics Essays (University of Toronto) and Editor of a number of Proceedings (among
them, The Concept of Probability, Kluwer, 1989). Bitsakis holds an Honorary Doctorate of the
Technical University of Crete, is Fellow of the Center for the History and Philosophy of Sciences,
of the University of Boston, and “Chevalier des Palmes Académiques” (France). His main fields of
research are Theoretical Physics (Foundations), Theory of Knowledge and Philosophical
Anthropology. He has published many papers in academic journals such as: Foundations of
Physics, Science and Society, Scientia, Paradigmi, La Pensée, La Nouvelle Critique, Annales de la
Fondation Louis de Broglie, Etudes Philosophiques, Cahiers Fundamenta Scientiae, Revue des
Questions Scientifiques, Acta Philosophica, Filosofkiye Nauki, Physics Essays, Critique, Marxismo
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Oggi, Epistemologies, etc., and many papers in Proceedings of International Symposia. In Paris,
Bitsakis published the books: Physique Contemporaine et Matérialisme Dialectique, Physique et
Matérialisme, Le Nouveau Réalisme Scientifique, La Nature dans la Pensée Dialectique. These
books have been translated in different languages. In Greek, he has published a number of books,
among them: Being and Becoming (1965), The Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
(1979), Theory and Praxis (1980), Philosophical Anthropology (1980), The Evergreen Tree of
Knowledge (1995), The Hidden Demon of Einstein (2000), The Roads of Dialectics (2003).

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Simon Blackburn was born in 1944. He is a British academic philosopher also known for his
efforts to popularise philosophy. He attended Clifton College and went on to receive his bachelor's
degree in Moral Sciences (i.e. philosophy) in 1965 from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is
currently Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University and a fellow of Trinity College, and
has previously held teaching posts at Pembroke College, Oxford and the University of North
Carolina as an Edna J. Koury Professor. He makes occasional appearances in the British media -
for instance on BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze. Unlike other popularisers of philosophy,
Blackburn is also a highly respected academic, noted as a leading proponent of the Humean
tradition in moral philosophy, a former editor of the journal Mind and the inventor of quasi-
realism. Books Reason and Prediction (1973). Spreading the Word (1984) - a textbook on meaning
and truth. Essays in Quasi-Realism (1993). The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (1994) -
compiled single-handedly. Ruling Passions (1998) - an exposition of his Humean ethical theory.
Think (1999) - an introduction to philosophy. Being Good (2001) - an introduction to ethics. Lust
(2004) - one of an OUP series covering the Seven Deadly Sins. Truth: A Guide (2005).

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Konstantine Boudouris is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Athens. He was educated
at the University of Athens and the University of London. In 1981 he was elected full Professor of
Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Athens. He is a member of
numerous Philosophical Societies and Associations. He is the General Secretary of the Greek
Philosophical Society, a member of the Steering Committee of FISP, the founder and acting
President of the International Association for Greek Philosophy (IAGP) and Director of the
Foundation International Center for Greek Philosophy and Culture. He has also been the editor of
the Greek Philosophical Review since 1984, and the editor of a number of philosophical series
(such as The Athenian Library of Philosophy and the Studies in Greek Philosophy Series).
Professor Boudouris is the author of many papers and books in diverse fields of philosophy (Greek
Philosophy, Analytic philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, Political Philosophy etc). A listing of his
books includes: Soul and State: Plato’s Conception of Politics (1970), Wittgenstein’s Theory of
Meaning (1972), Twentieth Century English Analytic Philosophy (1974, Readings in Analytical
Philosophy (1977), Readings in Contemporary Metaphysics (1980), Man and Technology (1981),
Plato’s Progress (1981), On Justice (1988), Pre-Socratic Political Philosophy (1988), Love,
Philosophy and Education (1989), Ai, Seigi, Seizi [Love, Justice and Politics: Essays in Greek
Philosophy] (Tokyo, 1991), The Politics and the Statesman (1990) Greek Moral Philosophy
(1996), Hellenic Philosophy (2004) etc.

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Allen Buchanan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy Studies, in Duke
University, USA. Specialties: Political Philosophy, Bioethics, Philosophy of Social Science. Allen
Buchanan (Ph.D. 1975, UNC Chapel Hill) joined the faculty in 2002 as professor of philosophy
and of public policy in the
Sanford Institute
. He was previously at the Universities of Arizona,
Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is the author of over one hundred articles and six books: Marx and
Justice: Radical Critique of Liberalism (1982), Ethics, Efficiency, and the Market (1985),
Deciding For Others: The Ethics of Surrogate Decision Making (with Dan W. Brock, 1989),
Secession: The Morality of Political Divorce From Fort Sumter to Lithuania and Quebec (1991)
and (with Dan W. Brock, Norman Daniels, and Daniel Wikler), From Chance to Choice (1999).
He served as Staff Philosopher for the President's commission on Medical Ethics, where he was a
principal author of the Commission's two book-length reports on ethical issues in genetics (1983).
As Staff-Consultant for the U.S. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments,
Buchanan authored the ethical framework chapter for the Committee's final report (1995). From
1996 to 2000 he served as a member of the Advisory Council for the National Human Genome
Research Institute. Buchanan is currently Director of the Consortium on Pharmacogenetics. His
most recent book is Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for
International Law (2003).

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Alex Callinicos is Professor of European Studies, King’s College, London. He holds a DPhil in
Literae Humaniores, University of Oxford 1979 (Philosophy Sub-Faculty), BA Hons. in
Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford 1973, Class I (Congratulatory First). He
was born 24 July 1950 in Harare, Zimbabwe and his nationality is British. He has been Professor
of Politics, University of York 1995-2005 (Personal Chair), Reader in Politics, University of York
1993-5, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of York 1990-3, Lecturer in Politics and
Philosophy, University of York 1981-90, Junior Research Fellow in Contemporary Social
Thought, St Peter’s College, Oxford, 1979-81. His research interests are in social and political
theory; Marxism; international political economy; modern Continental philosophy; modernity,
postmodernity, and globalization; historical sociology; race and racism. He has published
extensively. Among his recent books are: The Resources of Critique, Cambridge: Polity, 2006;
The New Mandarins of American Power: The Bush Administration’s Plans for the World,
Cambridge: Polity, ; An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto, Cambridge: Polity, 2003; Against the Third
Way: An Anti-Capitalist Critique, Cambridge: Polity, 2001; Equality, Cambridge: Polity, 2000;
Social Theory: A Historical Introduction, Cambridge: Polity, 1999; Theories and Narratives:
Reflections on the Philosophy of History, Cambridge: Polity; Race and Class, London:
Bookmarks, 1993; The Revenge of History: Marxism and the East European Revolutions,
Cambridge: Polity, 1991; Trotskyism, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1990; Against
Postmodernism: A Marxist Critique, Cambridge: Polity, 1989; South Africa between Reform and
Revolution, London: Bookmarks, 1988; The Changing Working Class: Essays on Class Structure
Today, London: Bookmarks, 1987 (with Chris Harman); Making History: Agency, Structure, and
Change in Social Theory, Cambridge: Polity, 1987, 2
nd
edition, with a new Introduction, Brill:
Leiden, 2004; The Great Strike: The Miners’ Strike of 1984-5 and Its Lessons, London:
Bookmarks, 1985 (with Mike Simons); The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx, London:
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Bookmarks, 1983; Marxism and Philosophy, Oxford: Clarendon, 1983; Is There a Future for
Marxism?, London: Macmillan, 1982; Southern Africa after Zimbabwe, London: Pluto, 1981;
Southern Africa after Soweto, London: Pluto, 1977 (2nd edn. 1978) (with John Rogers);
Althusser’s Marxism, London: Pluto, 1976.

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Arhrur Caplan is Emanuel & Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, Chair in the Department of
Medical Ethics and Director Center for Bioethics in the University of Pensylvania in Philadelphia.
Prior to coming to Penn in 1994, Caplan taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of
Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. He was the Associate Director of the Hastings Center from
1984-1987. He is the author or editor of twenty-five books and over 500 papers in refereed
journals of medicine, science, philosophy, bioethics and health policy. He has served on a number
of national and international committees including as the Chair National Cancer Institute
Biobanking Ethics Working Group, the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on
Human Cloning, the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human
Services on Blood Safety and Availability, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on
Gulf War Illnesses, the special advisory committee to the International Olympic Committee on
genetics and gene therapy, the ethics committee of the American Society of Gene Therapy, and the
special advisory panel to the National Institutes of Mental Health on human experimentation on
vulnerable subjects. He is a member of the board of directors of The Keystone Center, Tengion,
the National Center for Policy Research on Women and Families, Octagon, Iron Disorders
Foundation and the National Disease Research Interchange. He is the recipient of many awards
and honors including the McGovern Medal of the American Medical Writers Association, Person
of the Year-2001 from USA Today, one of the fifty most influential people in American health
care by Modern Health Care magazine, one of the ten most influential people in America in
biotechnology by the National Journal and one of the ten most influential people in the ethics of
biotechnology over the past ten years by the editors of the journal Nature Biotechnology. He holds
seven honorary degrees from colleges and medical schools. He is a fellow of the Hastings Center,
the NY Academy of Medicine, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the American
Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Ruth Chadwick is Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the ESRC (Economic and
Social Sciences Research Council) Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics
(CESAGen), Cardiff University, UK. She has co-ordinated a number of projects funded by the
European Commission, including the EUROSCREEN projects (1994-6; 1996-9) and co-edits the
journal Bioethics and the online journal Genomics, Society and Policy. She is Chair of the Human
Genome Organisation Ethics Committee and a member of the Medical Research Council Steering
Committee on DNA Banking; the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP);
and the Bioscience for Society Strategy Panel of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences
Research Council. She was editor-in-chief of the award winning Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics
(1998). She is a Fellow of the Hastings Center, New York. In 2005 she was the winner of the
World Technology Network Award for Ethics.

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Bhuvan Chandel was born and brought up in Himachal Pradesh— a hilly Northern Indian State.
She did her graduate studies and holds a Ph.D. from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She was the
youngest Member of the decision-making bodies such as the Academic Council, Senate and
Syndicate of Panjab University since 1972. She was appointed Professor in 1984 and elected Dean
of Arts Faculty in 1988-90. Later she held the position of Dean for Foreign Students in 1990-92.
She was nominated ‘National Lecturer’ by the Apex National Educational Institution and was
called by the University Grants Commission to deliver lectures in different universities of the
country during 1986-87. She was Chief Editor of the Research Journal of the University, Social
Sciences Research Journal, from 1994-1999. She was appointed Director (Research and Planning),
from December 1981-April 1984 and later Chief Executive (Member Secretary) from January
1992 to December 1994, of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research, New Delhi. She was
elected General President of Indian Philosophical Congress in 77th Session held in Bihar in 2004.
She has been serving as India’s representative on the Steering Committee of the Fédération
Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie (FISP) first as a Member from 1998 onwards and later
Vice-President from 2003 onwards. She was elected Member of the International Institute of
Philosophy (IIP), Paris, in December 2000. She has been the Director of the Indian Institute of
Advanced Study, Shimla, during April 2003- April 2006. She has a large number of research
papers to her credit and has participated in several Conferences in India and abroad.

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Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Educator and linguist, he was born in 1928 in
Philadelphia. He has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955. He has
developed a theory of transformational (sometimes called generative or transformational-
generative) grammar that revolutionized the scientific study of language. He first set out his
abstract analysis of language in his doctoral dissertation (1955) and Syntactic Structures (1957).
Instead of starting with minimal sounds, as the structural linguists had done, he began with the
rudimentary or primitive sentence; from this base he developed his argument that innumerable
syntactic combinations can be generated by means of a complex series of rules.
According to transformational grammar, every intelligible sentence conforms not only to
grammatical rules peculiar to its particular language, but also to “deep structures,” a universal
grammar underlying all languages and corresponding to an innate capacity of the human brain.
Chomsky and other linguists who built on his work formulated transformational rules, which
transform a sentence with a given grammatical structure (e.g., “John saw Mary”) into a sentence
with a different grammatical structure but the same essential meaning (“Mary was seen by John”).
Transformational linguistics has been influential in psycholinguistics, particularly in the study of
language acquisition by children. In the 1990s Chomsky formulated a “Minimalist Program” in an
attempt to simplify the symbolic representations of the language facility. He is a prolific author
whose principal linguistic works after Syntactic Structures include Current Issues in Linguistic
Theory (1964), The Sound Pattern of English (with Morris Halle, 1968), Language and Mind
(1972), Studies on Semantics in Generative Grammar (1972), and Knowledge of Language (1986).
In addition, he has wide-ranging political interests. He was an early and outspoken critic of U.S.
involvement in the Vietnam War and has written extensively on many political issues from a
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generally left-wing point of view. Among his political writings are American Power and the New
Mandarins (1969), Peace in the Middle East? (1974), Some Concepts and Consequences of the
Theory of Government and Binding (1982); actually a book on linguistics, not politics --
Manufacturing Consent (with E. S. Herman, 1988), Profit over People (1998), and Rogue States
(2000). Chomsky’s controversial bestseller 9-11 (2002) is an analysis of the World Trade Center
attack that, while denouncing the atrocity of the event, traces its origins to the actions and power of
the United States, which he calls “a leading terrorist state.”

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George Cohen is a French intellectual, currently a consultant with the Centre National de
Sequencage (Evry France), and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institutio de
Ciencias Biomedicas, Santiago, Chile. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris, and has
taught in places as diverse as the University of California, Berkeley, USA (1967), and the Institute
of Tropical Medicine, Cuba (1990). He has also taught in the renowned Institut Pasteur (1958-
1988) and Weizmann Institute,Rehovot, Israel (1962). He has served in an administrative role as a
Member of the Comite National de la Recherche Scientifique,France,(1960-1970, Section
Chairman,1983-1989) and a Member (1970-1978,1980-1985) and President (1973-1974,1983-
1984) of the Scientific Council of the Institut Pasteur. Also, a Member of the Board of Regents of
the Institut Pasteur (1985-1991), a Member of the French National Committee of Biochemistry
(1980-) and President of the French National Committee of Microbiology (1984-1990). Since 1987
he has been the Executive Secretary of the International Cell research Organization, a NGO
associated to UNESCO. He has received a multitude of distinctions, having been appointed
Officier de la Legion d'Honneur, Officier de l'Ordre National du Merite and Commandeur dans
l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques among others. He is also Fellow of the Carnegie Institution of
Washington (1957,1960) and has received the Charles Leopold Mayer Award of the French
Academy of Sciences (1974). and the Carlos Finlay Prize, UNESCO (1989). Finally he has been
Fogarty Scholar in Residence, NIH, USA (1977,1978,1979).
Learned Societies, Academies and Honorary Degrees : Member of the Societe Francaise de
Microbiologie,of the Societe de Chimie Biologique et de Biologie Moleculaire (President 1978-
1979) and of the American Society for Microbiology Member of the European Molecular Biology
Organization (since1964); Member of the Academie des Sciences (1983); Honorary Member of
the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1974); Foreign Member of the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1987); Foreign Member of the Athens Academy
(Greece)(1988); Honorary Professor of the University of Buenos Aires (1988); Member of the
American Academy for Microbiology (1997); Doctor Honoris causa of the Polytechnion,
University of Athens (Greece) (2004);
Scientific achievements: Elucidation of the biosynthetic pathway leading from aspartate to
threonine in microorganisms. Discovery and study of the bacterial permeases (β?galactoside
permease and amino acid permeases).The genetic localization of the β?galactoside permease has
contributed to the characterization of bacterial genes into operons.
Discovery and study of the incorporation of amino acid analogues into proteins. The incorporation
of selenomethionine is now used by crystallographers as a built-in isomorphic replacement.
Application of this incorporation of analogues to the isolation of constitutive mutants in the
biosynthetic pathways of tryptophan and methionine led to the discovery of the tryptophan and the
methionine repressors. While the former has been brilliantly analyzed by Yanofsky, I have
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resumed the work on the methionine repressor and has isolated it,characterized it and established
its amino acid sequence ; the tridimensional structure of the aporepressor and of the
holorepressor,consisting of its complex with the corepressor, S-adenosylmethionine,has been
determined in collaboration with a group of crystallographers from Leeds.
Enzymological study of the biosynthetic pathways leading to threonine and methionine in bacteria.
Characterization of the reactions and enzymes leading to threonine from aspartate. Discovery of
the isofunctional enzymes ( aspartate kinases and homoserine dehydrogenases), and for the first
time of the existence of multifunctional enzymes, that is of polypeptide chains carrying more than
one catalytic activity (aspartokinases-homoserine dehydrogenases I and II). Determination by the
methods of protein chemistry or/and DNA sequencing of the corresponding genes, the sequence of
all the enzymes involved in threonine biosynthesis and of most of the enzymes involved in
methionine biosynthesis. These studies have laid the theoretical grounds for amino acid
overproduction by fermentation industries(Ajinomoto, Kyowa Hakko ,Tanabe Seiyaku).
Establishement of the genetic structure (operon or regulon) of the DNA regions coding for the
above biosynthetic enzymes. During this research, knowledge has been acquired on the evolution
of biosynthetic pathways and on the structure of the operators which are the target of repressors.
In parallel to the research on prokaryotes,I have been interested in the structure of the cDNA and
of the gene coding for human transferrin.The structure of the gene has been established in my
laboratory.
Study of the structure of the genome of Tacaribe virus, a close relative of viruses causing severe
haemorragic fevers in Africa (Lassa) and in South America (Junin).
Director of the Laboratoire d'Enzymologie du CNRS from 1960 to 1969. At the Institut Pasteur, he
has headed successively the Units of Microbial Physiology and of Cellular Biochemistry. After his
retirement in October 1989,he has begun a new career in Bioinformatics and has collaborated to
the annotation of the genomes of the hyperthermophile Pyrococcus abyssi, of Acinetobacter baylii.
He collaborates with the Genoscope at Evry and the University of Brussels.
He has about 240 publications and six books translated in many languages (English, German,
Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese).

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George Contogeorgis was born in l947, docteur d’Etat (University of Paris) is Professor of
Political Science at Panteion University of Athens. Rector of Panteion University (1984-1990),
Secretary General of the Hellenic Association of Political Science (1975-1981), member of the
High Council and Research Council at the European University Institute of Florence (1985-1994),
twice President-General Director of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (1985, 1989), Minister,
Ministry of the Presidency (State Administration, Communication, Media) and Government
Spokesman (1993), writer in Athenian daily newspapers, member of the Athens Bar Association,
etc. Member of many scientific associations, both Greek, French, and international, as well as of
the scientific committee of the Journal of Political Science ‘Pôle Sud’ (University of Montpellier),
Review Southeastern Europe and scientific correspondent of the Revue Internationale de Politique
Comparée. Since 1987, responsible for European programs including a European Masters in
Political Science, expert on the E.U. Commission for University Issues. Founding member of the
European Network of Political Science (EPSNET) and member of the Administrative Committee.
He has taught at many universities such as IEP of Paris, Universities of Brussels, Montpellier,
Louvain, Quebec, Toulouse, IEP Lille, IEP Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Rome, Tokyo, Florence,
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Geneva, Barcelona, Madrid, Salamanca, Granada, Beijing, etc.
Director of Research of the French CNRS. Professor, Master in European Studies, University of
Siena. Correspondent Academician of the International Academy of Portuguese Culture.
As Rector, he was associated with University reform in Greece, which resulted in the
transformation of five Greek Further Education Colleges into Universities and the establishment of
new academic departments, research centers and the opening of the University to Greek society
and to the outside world. As President of HBC, he carried out institutional reforms and contributed
to the democratization of Greek public broadcasting. As a member of the High Council of the EUI
of Florence, he participated in the group which implemented the reform of the Constitutional
Convention and elaborated its new long-term strategy. His major publications are: The Theory of
Revolution in Aristotle, 1975 (in French); The Popular Ideology. Socio-political Study of the Greek
Folk Song, 1979; Political System and Politics, 1985; Social Process and Political Self-
Government. The Greek City-State Under Ottoman Rule, 1982; The Local Government in the
State, 1985; Nuclear Energy and Public Opinion in Europe (in French), 1991; History of Greece
(in French), 1992; Communication System and Political Change: The Television (in French), 1993;
After Communism (in collaboration)(in French), 1993; Greek Society in the 20
th
Century, 1995;
Democracy in the Technological Society, 1995; “Cosmosystemic Identity, or National Identity?”
(in French), 1999; Citizenship (in French, in collaboration),2000; The Political Phenomenon in
Aristotle and Modern Political Science (in French), 1999; “Samuel Huntington and “The Clash of
Civilizations”. “Religious Civilization or Cosmosystem?” (in French), 2001; Modernity and
Progress, 2001; The authoritarian Phenomenon, 2003; Citizenship and State, 2003. The Hellenic
Cosmosystem, v.1. The Statocentric period, Athens, 2006.

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Sir Partha Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics and past chairman of the
Faculty of Economics and Politics at the University of Cambridge. From 1991 to 1997, Dasgupta
was chairman of the scientific board of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics
of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and, from 1989 to 1992, professor of economics and
philosophy, and director of the Program in Ethics in Society at Stanford University. His research
interests have covered welfare and development economics; the economics of technological
change; population, environmental, and resource economics; the theory of games; and the
economics of under nutrition. Dasgupta is a fellow of St. John's College, a fellow of the
Econometric Society, a fellow of the British Academy, foreign honorary member of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, honorary fellow of the London School of Economics, honorary
member of the American Economic Association, member of the Pontifical Academy of Social
Sciences, foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and fellow of the Third
World Academy of Sciences. He is a past president of the Royal Economic Society (1998-2001)
and the European Economic Association (1999). Dasgupta was named Knight Bachelor by Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 in her Birthday Honours List for services to economics and
was co-recipient (with Karl Goran Maler) of the 2002 Volvo Environment Prize. He is a fellow of
the Royal Society (elected 2004) and a foreign member of the American Philosophical Society
(elected 2005).

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Sylvie Delacroix is a lecturer at the University of Kent (UK), researches and teaches in the field of
philosophy of law and meta-ethics. She completed her PhD in philosophy of law at Trinity College
(Cambridge University), where subsequently held a Rouse-Ball post-doctoral award. She was
recently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Harvard University), where she
wrote her forthcoming book –Legal Norms and Normativity: an essay in genealogy (Hart
Publishing, July 2006). She is also the author of various articles, covering notably the works of
Montaigne, Kelsen and Schmitt.

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Vincent Descombes. Né en 1943 à Paris. 1967-1983: Enseigne la philosophie en France
(Université de Nice, Université de Paris I).
1983-92: Enseigne la littérature française et la philosophie aux États-Unis, d'abord à l'Université
Johns Hopkins (Baltimore), puis à l'Université Emory (Atlanta).
Depuis 1991: Directeur d'études à l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris).
A publié les livres suivants: Le Platonisme, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1971;
L’Inconscient malgré lui. Paris, Minuit, 1977 (édition de poche chez Gallimard, collection
« folio », 2004); Le Même et l’autre. Quarante-cinq ans de philosophie française (1933-1978).
Minuit, 1979; Grammaire d’objets en tous genres. Minuit, 1983; Proust : philosophie du roman.
Minuit, 1987; Philosophie par gros temps. Minuit, 1989; La Denrée mentale. Minuit, 1995; Les
Institutions du sens. Minuit, 1996; Le Complément de sujet : enquête sur le fait d’agir de soi-
même, Paris, Gallimard, 2004;
Ainsi que diverses contributions, parmi lesquelles :
« Philosophie du jugement politique », La Pensée politique, n° 2, 1994, p. 131-157.
« Universalisme, égalité, singularité », La Pensée politique, n° 3, 1995, p. 284-340.
« L’action », dans : Notions de philosophie, Paris, Gallimard, t. II, 1995, p. 103-174.
« Relation intersubjective et relation sociale », dans : Phénoménologie et sociologie, dir. J. Benoist
et B. Karsenti, PUF, 2001, pp. 127-155.
« Les individus collectifs », Recherches, revue du MAUSS, n° 18, 2001, Paris, La Découverte, pp.
305-337.
« Replies to Charles Taylor, Richard Rorty, Robert Brandom and John Haugeland », dans :
« Symposium : Vincent Descombes, The Mind’s Provisions », Inquiry 47 (2004), pp. 267-288.

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Donna Dickenson is Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities in the University of London,
recently received the 2006 Spinoza Lens award for contribution to public debate on ethics.
(Previous winners of the award were Edward Said, Avishai Margolit and Tsetvan Todorov.) She
has written some twenty books and sixty articles, including Risk and Luck in Medical Ethics
(Polity Press, 2003), Property, Women and Politics (Polity, 1997) and The Ethics, Law and
Politics of Human Tissue: Feminist Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
Her current research interests centre on property in the body, with particular reference to stem cell
research, umbilical cord blood, genetic patenting and biobanks. In 2004 Dickenson held a research
fellowship at Reid Hall, an institute of Columbia University in Paris, where she was asked to
lecture at the College de France. Her previous positions include the John Ferguson Chair in Global
Ethics at the University of Birmingham, the Leverhulme Readership at Imperial College School of
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Medicine, and twenty-two years of work at the Open University, where she led a course team
preparing innovative texts on death and dying which have now trained some 20,000 health workers
in the UK. She has also done collaborative work with Maori populations on research ethics and
retains a strong interest in development issues.

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Dimitris Dimitrakos was born in Athens in 1936 and studied at LSE, where he obtained his B.Sc.
(Econ.) and M.Sc. (Econ.). There he shifted his interests from economics to philosophy (without,
however abandoning his interest in economic theory). In the course of his study at LSE he took
part for two years in Karl Popper’s seminar. He later studied in Paris, where he obtained his Ph.D.
in Political Philosophy. His thesis was on the political thought of Antonio Gramsci. He has taught
in the Universities of Paris and Reims (1971-1981), as visiting academic in the Philosophy Dept of
the London School of Economics (1981-82) and later in the universities of Thessaly and Athens.
He is currently Professor Emeritus of Political Philosophy in the Philosophy of Science Dept of the
University of Athens. He has published, apart from his thesis, three books in Greek on political
theory and theory of education and a large number of articles in English, French and Greek
journals. He has taken part in several international symposiums and conferences held in Athens,
Paris, Strasbourg, New York, Denver, London, Vienna and Philadelphia on: Popper’s philosophy,
problems of modern political theory, the specific character of political philosophy as a branch of
philosophical studies, democratic theory, the critique of Marxism from a Popperian standpoint,
rationalism and politics and modern rights theories. He is currently preparing a book on
rationalism in social and political life. This is a theoretical extension of a paper he gave at the
International Conference on the Centenary of Karl Popper held in Vienna in July 2002. His paper
‘The Weapon of Criticism’ argues that the superiority of the method of rational criticism to that of
violence (‘criticism of weapons’ as upheld by Marx) since it reduces the ‘cost’ of arriving at
acceptable solutions. Once this is accepted, it is possible to extend it to global problems or
problems of the modern polity, where interests conflict in game- theoretical terms i.e., recognizing
in the rational attitude a readiness to cooperate in a critical discussion – an attitude which, if
rejected by the dogmatist is tantamount to avowed non-cooperation, in “prisoner’s dilemma”
terms. He is known in Greece especially as an exponent of Popper’s philosophy and for his
exposition of the theory of liberalism (Berlin, Rawls, Hayek, Nozick, Gauthier as well as their
classical predecessors from Locke onwards. His principal works:‘Science politique’ article in
Encylopédie Weber, Paris, 1971 ; Gramsci et le problème de la conquête du pouvoir. Paris, 1980;
A Vision of Liberty, Athens, 1997; ‘Gramsci and the Contemporary Debate on Marxism’,
Philosophy of social sciences, January 1992.

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Myrto Dragona-Monachou is Professor Emerita of Philosophy of the Universities of Athens and
Crete. Born in Calamata, she studied in the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens,
pursued postgraduate studies at University College London and obtained Ph.D. in Ancient
Philosophy. She worked for ten years as a research fellow in the Research Center for Greek
Philosophy at the Academy of Athens and then as professor of Philosophy first at the University of
Crete (Department of Philosophy and Social Studies) and afterwards at the University of Athens
(Department of the History and Philosophy of Science). She was president of the Greek
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Philosophical Society and of the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. She is member of FISP
C.D. since 1993 and vice-president since 2003, member of the Hellenic National Bioethics
Comission and of the National Board for Medically Assisted Reproduction. She is author of the
books: The Stoic Arguments for the Existence and the Providence of the Gods (1976 in English),
Philosophy and Human Rights (1986) and Contemporary Moral Philosophy (1995), of the
monograph “Divine Providence on the Philosophy of the Empire”, ANRW 1994, editor of
Political Philosophy Today (1994), Philosophy of Balkan Countries (1994), The Actuality of
Ancient Greek Philosophy (1997) and Towards a Philosophical Education of Human Rights (2005)
and author of more than 150 articles and papers published in Greece and abroad. She is teaching
Bioethics at the postgraduate program on Bioethics at the University of Crete.

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Marilyn Friedman is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy in Washington
University, USA
Publications / Books:
Women and Citizenship. (Edited.) New York: Oxford U.P., 2005.
Autonomy, Gender, Politics. (Authored.) New York: Oxford U.P., 2003.
Rights and Reason: Essays in Honor of Carl Wellman. (Co-edited.) Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000.
Political Correctness: For and Against. (Co-authored.) Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield,
1995.
Feminism and Community. (Co-edited.) Philadelphia: Temple U. P., 1995.
Mind and Morals: Essays on Ethics and Cognitive Science. (Co-edited.) Cambridge, MA: MIT
Press, 1995.
What Are Friends For?: Feminist Perspectives on Personal Relationships and Moral Theory.
(Authored.) Ithaca, New York: Cornell U. P., 1993.
Selected Recent Articles and Book Chapters:
“Women’s Rights, Oppressed Minorities, and the Liberal State.” In: SexualJustice/Cultural
Justice. Ed., Barbara Arneil, et.al. New York: Routledge, forthcoming.
“Autonomy and Male Dominance.” In: Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism: New Essays.
Ed., John Christman and Joel Anderson. New York: Cambridge U. P., 2005.
“Educating for World Citizenship.” Ethics, Volume 110, Number 3 (April 2000), 586-601.
“Feminist Ethics and Conceptions of Autonomy.” In: Cambridge Companion to Feminism in
Philosophy. Ed., Miranda Fricker and Jennifer Hornsby. Cambridge: Cambridge U. P., 2000; 205-
224.
“John Rawls and the Political Coercion of Unreasonable People.” In: The Idea of a Political
Liberalism: Essays on Rawls. Ed., Victoria Davion and Clark Wolf. Lanham, MD: Rowman &
Littlefield, 2000; 16-33.
“Autonomy, Social Disruption, and Women.” In: Relational Autonomy: Feminist Perspectives on
Autonomy, Agency, and the Social Self. Ed., Natalie Stoljar and Catriona Mackenzie. Oxford:
Oxford U. P., 2000; 35-51.

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Jean-Yves Goffi, né en 1949: actuellement Professeur au Département de Philosophie de
l’Université Pierre Mendès-France Grenoble 2. Directeur adjoint du Groupe de Recherches
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Philosophie, Langages & Cognitions (EA 3699). Animateur du Groupe grenoblois GIERE
(Groupe Interuniversitaire d’Ethique de la REcherche) Travaille d’une part en éthique appliquée
sur l’évaluation des techniques biomédicales dans les sociétés de haute technologie ; ce domaine
de recherche englobe la question de l’argumentation en éthique et de la structure des théories
morales. En histoire de la philosophie, s’intéresse à la pensée politique de la Renaissance italienne
et à ses antécédents dans l’humanisme florentin.
Projet 2007-2010 : traduction et publication de textes de Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406): De
Nobilitate Legum et Medicinae, et De Tyranno.
Principales publications:
La Philosophie de la technique, Paris, PUF, 1988 (seconde édition: 1996); traduit en chinois; Le
Philosophe et ses animaux: du statut éthique de l'animal, Nîmes, J. Chambon, 1994; Machiavel,
Paris, Ellipses 2000; Qu’est-ce que l’animalité ?, Paris, Vrin, 2004; Penser l’euthanasie, Paris,
PUF, 2004 ; traduit en italien; Hare et la philosophie morale (dir), Paris, Vrin, 2004

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Ambrosio Velasco Gómez is Dean of the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México. He was born in Mexico in 1954. He studied Political Science and
Philosophy of Science in Mexico and obtained, in 1991, his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of
Political Theory at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is full Professor and Dean of the Faculty
of Philosophy and Literature of The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which
is one of the best schools in humanities in the Iberoamerican world. He founded the Graduate
Programme of Philosophy of Science at UNAM, in 1993. He has been visiting Professor in several
universities in Argentina and Spain. He has published several books and articles on topics of
political philosophy (Democratic Theory, liberalism, republicanism), multiculturalism and
philosophy of science (Popper Kuhn, Laudand and philosophical hermeneutics) Among his books :
Political Theory. History and Philosophy (Mexico, UNAM, 1995), Naturalist and Hermeneutical
traditions in Philosophy of Social Sciences (Mexico, UNAM, 1999) Multiculturalism and
Republicanism (Mexico, Siglo XXI, 2005). Among his recent articles are "Toward a Political
Philosophy of Science" (Philosophy Today, Vol. 48, # 5, 2004), "Multiculturalism, nation and
federalism" (Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Politicas y Sociales; "Vol 47, #191, 2004).

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Bob Goodin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Social and Political Theory in the
Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He is a
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Corresponding Fellow of the British
Academy. He has taught in the US (Caltech, Maryland), the UK (Essex, Strathclyde) and Norway
(Oslo) and has lectured widely around the world. Prof. Goodin is author of a dozen books on topics
on political theory and public policy, touching upon issues in environmental policy, social welfare
policy and public health policy. His most recent book is What's Wrong With Terrorism?
(Cambridge: Polity Press, 2006). He is founding Editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy,
now in its fourteenth year. Prof. Goodin is also editor of a number of widely-used reference books
in political philosophy and political science. He is General Editor of a ten-volume series of Oxford
Handbooks of Political Science; and Founding Editor of a series of books on 'Theories of
Institutional Design' for Cambridge University Press.
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Vladimir A. Gutorov is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy, the University of Saint
Petersburg, Head of Chair of the Theory and Philosophy of Politics, Vice-President of the Russian
Association of Political Science (RAPS), President of the Council for ''Philosophy of Politics" of
the Russian Ministry of Education.
Academic degrees and appointments:
Candidate of Sciences (PhD) – 1978 (Eurocommunisn in France and Italy); Doctor of Sciences-
1989 (Ancient social utopia: historical and theoretical questions); Professor in the Department of
Political Science - 1991; Head of Department of Political Science – 1994; Head of Chair of Theory
and Philosophy of Politics – 2002;
Academic international experience: 1990 - visit to Hamburg with the students group; 1992 - visit
to Tuebingen, participation in the International seminar on European community institutes and
politics; 1993 - participation in Plato's seminar in Cambridge; 1994 - participation in the
International conference on Aristotle's political philosophy (Thessaloniki, Greece); 1995 -
participation in the International Summer School of Political Science (South Illinois University,
USA); 1996 - participation in the International conference on the political philosophy of Plato
(Athens,Greece); from 1997 to 2004 – co-ordinator of the Russian-Italian program “University
education and political processes in postcommunist Russia”; 1997 - visit to Hamburg with the
students group, the scientific report in the Institute of political science; 1998 - participation in the
conference "Greek Philosophy and Fine Arts" (Lesbos, Greece); 1998-1999 - lecture courses in
Hamburg University and Free University of Berlin; 2000- visit to Free University of Berlin with
lecture course; 2001 - visits to the Universities of Rome and Bari, visit to Brussels (NATO,
SHAPE); 2004 – participation in the International conference on International Security
(“Osservatoria Balcanica” Bari); 2005-2006 coordinator of the International Program PhD by
Internet (Tallinn, Uppsala, Saint-Petersburg).
Teaching experience: two years course on the history of political thought (from 1991), special
courses on ancient and modern political theory.
Fields of research: ancient political philosophy, modern political theory, philosophy of education,
modern political ideologies.
Publications – More than 200. His publications abroad include the following: On the utopian
trends of Aristotelian political philosophy ; Political Philosophy of Aristotle. Vol.2 Athens,1995;
On the problem of the unity of Plato's political philosophy ; Plato's Political Philosophy and
Contemporary Democratic Theory. Athens, 1996; Citizen, society, nationality(the problem of
national identity and political education)// Political culture and political change in post-communist
societies - perspectives from Russia and Germany. St. Petersburg University Press, 1997; Was
heisst Ideologie in heutigen Russland? Oder hat der Liberalismus eine Chance? ; Berliner
Osteuropa Info N 9, Juli 1997; Nationale Identitaet und die Aufgaben der politischen Bildung ;
Berliner Osteuropa Info. Neue Konstellationen: Europa, Osteuropa, Russland. 11/1998.

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John Harris, FMedSci., B.A., D.Phil, is Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics Institute of
Medicine, Law and Bioethics University of Manchester. He was elected a Fellow of the United
Kingdom Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2001, the first philosopher to have been
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elected to Fellowship of this new National Academy which was established to serve “the medical
sciences in the same way as the Royal Society serves the natural sciences (and) the British
Academy serves the humanities”. He has been a member of The United Kingdom Human Genetics
Commission since its foundation in 1999. John Harris is the author or editor of fourteen books and
over one hundred and fifty papers. Recent publications include: Clones Genes and Immortality.
Oxford University Press, 1998. pp 320, John Harris and Søren Holm Eds, The Future of Human
Reproduction, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1998, pp 254; John Harris Ed. Bioethics. Oxford Readings
in Philosophy Series, Oxford University Press, 2001, pp 557; Justine C. Burley and John Harris
Eds. A Companion To Genetics: philosophy and the genetic revolution. Basil Blackwell, Oxford,.
2002, (Blackwell’s Companions to Philosophy series). pp 489; On Cloning, Routledge 2004.

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Agnes Heller was born in 1929 in Budapest. A survivor of the Holocaust, she lost most of her
family, who perished in various concentration camps. Student of Georg Lukacs since 1947, later
his Ph.D, student and assistant professor in his Department. First editor of the postwar Hungarian
Philosophical Journal (1955-56). Dismissed from academic position together with G. Lukacs for
political reasons after the Hungarian Revolution. Several years spent in grammar school teaching
and banned from all publications. In 1968, protested against the Soviet invasion of
Czechoslovakia, which renewed political and police harassment. In 1973, on special decision of
party authorities, all academic positions lost again. "Politically unemployed" translator between
1973-1977. In 1977, emigrated to Australia. Since the great change of 1989, she now spends half
of the year in her native Hungary where she has been elected to the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences. She was awarded the Szechenyi National Prize in Hungary and the Hannah Arendt Prize
in Bremen, both in 1995, and she received honorary degrees from La Trobe University in
Melbourne 1996 and the University of Buenos Aires in 1997.
She is the holder of the following degrees: 1952-55 Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ph.D., 1955,
Advisor: Georg Lukacs Thesis title: "Tchernyshevsky and the Problem of Rational Egoism.";
1947-52 Lorand Eotvos University of Budapest, Philosophy and Social Theory;
Teaching Positions: 1988-Present Hannah Arendt Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Faculty, New
School for Social Research; 1986-1989 Chair, Department of Philosophy, Graduate Faculty, New
School for Social Research; 1984-1988 Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Faculty, New School
for Social Research; 1981 Visiting Professor of Sociology, Universitat Konstanz; 1978-1983
Senior Lecturer and Reader of Sociology, La Trobe University; 1972 Visiting Professor of
Philosophy, Freie Universitat Berlin; 1963-1973 Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology,
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences; 1958-1963 Grammar school teacher; 1955-1958 Assistant
Professor of Philosophy, University of Budapest; dismissed with Georg Lukacs, Chair, for political
reasons.
Awards, Activities, and Editorial Positions:
Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Philosophy, Bremen, 1995.
Szechenyi National Prize in Hungary, 1995.
Correspondent-Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1990. Australian National
Research Grant, 1982-83.
Lessing Prize of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for Philosophical Activity, 1981.
Editorial Board of Praxis International, Oxford-Belgrade.
Editorial Board of Aut Aut, Milan.
Editorial Board of Social Praxis, Toronto.
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Editorial Board of New German Critique, Milwaukee.
Member of International Research Group of Alienation.
Member of International Society of the Sociology of Knowledge.
Member of the College Internationale de Philosophie, Paris.
Member of Societe Europeenne de Culture, Venice.
She has published numerous books and articles. Among her recent books are:
The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History, Blackwell Publishers,
Cambridge MA, 2000.
The Concept of the Beautiful, 1999, in Hungarian.
A Theory of Modernity, Blackwell Publishers, Cambridge MA, 1999.
An Ethics of Personality. Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, 1996.
Ist die moderne lebensfahig? Euopaisches Zentrum Wien: Campus, 1996.
Biopolitica (with F. Feher). Barcelona: Ediciones Peninsula, 1995.
The Grandeur and Twilight of Radical Universalism (with F. Feher). New Brunswick: Transaction,
1990.
Can Modernity Survive? Cambridge, Berkeley, Los Angeles: Polity Press and University of
California Press, 1990.
From Yalta to Glasnost (The Dismantling of Stalin's Empire) (with F. Feher). Oxford, Boston:
1990. (Also Hungarian trans.).
A Philosophy of Morals. Oxford, Boston: Basil Blackwell, 1990. General Ethics. Oxford, Boston:
Basil Blackwell, 1989.
The Postmodern Political Condition (with F. Feher). Cambridge, New York: Polity Press
Columbia University Press, 1989. (Also Spanish trans.).
Beyond Justice. Oxford, Boston, Basil Blackwell, 1988. (Paperback, 1989. Also Italian, Spanish,
and Hungarian trans.), and many others.

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Sergey S. Horujy is theologian, philosopher, mathematician and theoretical physicist. He holds a
Ph.D. degree in Physics and an M.A. degree in Physics, Department of Physics, Moscow State
University. He has held academic positions such as: Head (Director), Institute of Synergetic
Anthropology; Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; Professor of Mathematical
Physics; Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor of
Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences; UNESCO Professor of
Comparative Studies of Religious Traditions.
Areas of specialization: Philosophy and Theology,* Russian Religious Philosophy, Literary
criticism, James Joyce’s works, Theoretical Physics and Mathematics. He is the editor of works of
Florensky, Bulgakov, Karsavin; Head or member of the Commissions for Philosophical Legacy of
Florensky, Karsavin, and Losev; Member of the Editorial Board of Bogoslovskie Trudy
(Theological Works);
In 1993 he set up the Department of Synergetic Anthropology in the Institute of Human Studies of
the Russian Academy of Sciences. Its work developed into an interdisciplinary school, devoted to
the study of philosophical, theological and psychological problems of ascetical and mystical
practices of the Self. In 1996 the Interdisciplinary Research School founded and headed by
S.Horujy was been officially included into the list of Leading Scientific Schools of Russia;
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In 2005 he established the Institute of Synergetic Anthropology (Autonomous Nonprofit
Organization). He is the translator of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses into Russian and the author of a
book on Joyce and works in modern literary criticism. He has published in the areas of Philosophy
and Theology (10 books and about 150 articles), Physics and Mathematics (2 books and about 70
articles), literary criticism (1 book and about 30 articles). Many of his philosophical and physico-
mathematical works have been translated into English and other languages, including Serbian,
Hungarian, Chinese and Korean.

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Ted Honderich is Britain's leading radical philosopher. He is internationally known for more than
political and moral philosophy. He has been Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic
at University College London, visiting professor at Yale and the City University of New York, and
is now visiting professor at the University of Bath. His theory of Consciousness as Existence is a
near-physicalism and an alternative to orthodoxy in the philosophy of mind. It will be discussed by
ten philosophers in an edition this summer of The Journal of Consciousness Studies. A short book
on determinism, How Free Are You?, a summary of A Theory of Determinism: The Mind,
Neuroscience and Life-Hopes, is the most translated book on the subject. It advances new views as
to the compatibility of determinism and freedom. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, a single-
volume reference work on the subject, had 100,000 readers in its first edition. Three much revised
editions of earlier books have lately appeared as well as three volumes of his journal papers. His
book After the Terror caused controversy in Germany and elsewhere for its moral defence of
Palestinian terrorism against neo-Zionist ethnic cleansing. It was banned by one German publisher
and then brought out again by another. Humanity, Terrorism, Terrorist War: Palestine, 9/11, Iraq,
7/7... is being published in May 2006. He is also the author of a philosophical autobiography,
Philosopher: A Kind of Life. He advocates mass civil disobedience against such products of
hierarchic democracy as the war on Iraq.

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Paulin Hountondji is Professor of Philosophy at the National Universities of Benin (West Africa),
and Director of the African Centre for Advanced Studies / Centre Africain des Hautes Etudes in
Porto-Novo, Benin. His book on African Philosophy, Myth and Reality, originally published in
French in 1976, then by Indiana University Press in 1983, was awarded the Herskovitz Price in
1984 by the African Studies Association in Los Angeles. It was selected in 2000 as one of the
hundred (100) best African books of the 20th century. Other publications by Paulin J. Hountondji
include The Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture and Democracy in Africa
(Ohio University Press, 2002; French original: 1997), and (ed.) Endogenous Knowledge: Research
Trails (Dakar, CODESRIA, 1997). He took an active part in the democratisation process in his
country and after the collapse of the Marxist-Leninist regime was (by accident, he likes to say)
Minister of Education, then Minister for Culture and Communication, then Special Adviser to the
Head of State from 1990 to 1993.


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AHMAD JALALI

Languages: Persian, English, some Arabic
Studied: Mechanical Engineering (Iran)
Western Philosophy (Iran)
Non-formal traditional studies in Islamic Philosophy (Iran)
Political Philosophy (Oxford)

Related Professional and Academic Experience

President of the 31
st
session of the General Conference of UNESCO
President of the World Heritage Convention General Assembly, UNESCO
Member of the Supreme Council of the United Nations University
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iran to the UN, Geneva
Member of the Executive Board of UNESCO
Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the I.R. of Iran to UNESCO
Cultural Deputy to the Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Adviser to the Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Deputy Director of the Iranian Radio and Television Organization
Visiting Fellow, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, UK
Fellow, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester University, UK
Member of Academic Staff, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran,
Chief Editor of publications in Mathematics, the former Free University of Iran, Tehran

Publications

Articles on the issue of Dialogue, such as: ‘Dialogue and UNESCO’s Mission: an Epistemic
Approach’, Dialogue and Universalism, Vol. XIII No. 6/2003, Warsaw University,
Poland; ‘Dialogue Among Civilizations: Culture and Identity’, Dialogue and
Universalism, Vol. XIII No. 6/2003, Warsaw University, Poland; ‘A Short Note on
Aspects of Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s Religious Understanding: a Prelude to
Dialogue in the Realm of Religious Thought’ (in French) published in Diogene,
issue no. 200 (the English version is undergoing publication);‘The Role of Religion
in the Education of Young People’, Peterson Lecture, in the Annual Meeting of the
International Baccalaureat Organisation (IBO), May 2002, Geneva,

Also contributed a number of articles to journals and books on issues such as:
“Speculations on the Dialogue among Civilizations”; “Religion and the Secular Needs
of Today”; “Lessons from European Unity”; etc.
Editor or co-author of over a dozen volumes of university texts in the field of mathematics.


Martin Jay is Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
Education: Union College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1965 London School of Economics, Junior
Year Abroad, 1963-64 Harvard University, Ph.D., 1971
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Awards: Valedictorian, Union College, 1965
Phi Beta Kappa Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1965-66
Danforth Foundation Fellowship, 1966-71 Herbert Baxter Adams Award for 1973 (American
Historical Association
Award for best first book in European history) Academy of Literary Studies, 1986
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, l996
Science Prize of the Aby Warburg Foundation, Hamburg, 2003
Books: The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social
Research, 1923-50 (Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1973); Japanese, Spanish, French, German,
Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Chinese and Serbo-Croation, and Indonesian editions. Pirated Korean
edition. Second English edition with new preface, University of California Press, l996.
Marxism and Totality: The Adventures of a Concept from Lukacs to Habermas, (Berkeley,
University of California Press; 1984); Japanese edition, Chinese and Serbo-Croatian editions
forthcoming.
Adorno (London, Fontana Modern Masters Series; Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press,
1984); Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, and two Chinese editions (PRC
and Taiwanese).
Permanent Exiles: Essays on the Intellectual Migration from Germany to America (New York,
Columbia University Press, 1985), Japanese edition.
Fin-de-Siecle Socialism and Other Essays (New York, Routledge, 1988), Spanish and Japanese
editions.
Force Fields: Between Intellectual History and Cultural Criticism (New York, Routledge, 1993);
Japanese and Spanish editions.
Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought (Berkeley:
University of California Press, 1993); Korean edition forthcoming.
Cultural Semantics: Keywords of the Age (Amherst, Mass., U. of Massachusetts Press, 1998).
Refractions of Violence (New York, Routledge, 2003), Japanese translation. La Crisis de
experiencia en la era postsubjetiva, ed. Eduardo Sabrovsky (Santiago de Chile, Diego Portales
Press, 2003.
Songs of Experience: Modern American and European Variations on a Universal Theme
(Berkeley, U. of California Press, 2004). Edited
Volumes: Festschrift for Leo Lowenthal, Telos, 45 (Fall, 1980) An Unmastered Past: The
Autobiographical Reflections of Leo Lowenthal (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987).
The Weimar Republic Sourcebook (with Anton Kaes and Edward Dimendberg) (Berkeley,
University of California Press, 1994)
Vision in Context: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Sight (with Teresa Brennan)
(New York, Routledge, 1996).
Fellowships awarded since Ph.D.: University of California Regents' Summer Faculty Fellowship,
summer 1973; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1974-75. National Endowment for the Humanities, 1974-
75 (not accepted); American Council of Learned Societies, 1978-79 (not accepted); National
Endowment for the Humanities, 1979-80; American Council of Learned Societies, 1984-85 (not
accepted); Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, 1984-85; Humanities Research
Fellowship, U.C.B. – 1988; American Council of Learned Societies, 1988-89; Humanities
Research Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1993-94; University of California
President's Research; Fellowship in the Humanities, 1993-94; Stanford Humanities Center, 1997-
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98; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2001-2002; National Humanities Center, 2005-2006;
Regular column for Salmagundi.

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Xiping Jin is Director of the Institute of Foreign Philosophy at Peking University, and also
Professor (ordinarius) of Western Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Director of the
Research Center for Phenomenology of the same University. He also holds the position of Vice
Director of the Center of Hellenic Studies. He is the President of the Society for Phenomenology in
China. He was born in Xi-an, Province Shaan Xi, China 1949
Education:
1956—1962 pupil in Primary School in Peking
1963—1965 pupil in junior Middle School in Peking
1965—1968 he studied English in Peking School of Foreign Language
1968—1972 he worked as farmer on the country Yan-an in Shanxi Province
1972--1976 he studied Philosophy in Peking University:
1976--1981 assistant of Department of Philosophy of Peking University, teaching Western
Philosophy
1981.3--1984. he studied Philosophy and Politics in Tuebingen University in Bundesrepublik
Deutschland
1984.6 Master Degree in Philosophy, Tuebingen University.
1990.3-10 Visiting Scholar in Tuebingen University
1996.1-1997.8 Visiting Scholar in Wuppertal University
2000.3-7 Visiting Scholar in Husserl Archie of Leuven University, Belgium
2001.6-9 Visiting Scholar in Wuppertal University, Germany
2002.7-9 Visiting Scholar in Duquesne University
2006 .6-8 Visiting Scholar in Stony Brook University
His rresearch fields include: Heidegger’s and Husserl’s Phenomenology, Phenomenology and
Epistemology; the Philosophy of Aristotle and Plato; History of Philosophy;
His books include: Heidegger's Thought in His Early Publications; Genetic Studies of Heidegger's
Philosophy, 1995; Intellectual Biography of Aristotle, 1997; John Locke: an introduction of his
thought, 1999; Vorgeschichte der Phaenomenologie: die entwicklungsgeschichte der deutschen
Philosophie in 19 Jahrhundert.
Translation; Ruedeger Safranski: Ein Meister aus Deutschland: Heidegger und seine Zeit.

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George Karamanolis was born in 1970 in Larissa, Greece. He studied Classics in Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki. He obtained a two year master’s degree in Classics from the same
University before moving to King’s College, London to do an MA in Late Antique and Byzantine
Studies. He wrote his DPhil thesis on Ancient Philosophy in the University of Oxford (Keble
College) funded by the State Foundation of Scholarships (IKY). After doing his military service,
he carried out postdoctoral research on the Herculaneum papyri in the Officina dei Papiri, Naples,
holding a fellowship granted by the Centro per lo studio dei papiri ercolanesi (CISPE). Since
October 2004 he teaches Ancient Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies
in the University of Crete, Rethymno. His research interests lie in ancient philosophy, especially
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Plato, Hellenistic Philosophy, and the philosophy of Late Antiquity, while he is also interested in
the relation of philosophy with literature and science in antiquity. He has published on ancient and
Byzantine philosophy, philosophical papyri, and ancient literature. His book Plato and Aristotle in
Agreement? Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry, which is based on his DPhil
thesis, has been recently published by OUP.

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Konstantinos Kavoulakos was born in 1967 in Athens. He studied Sociology at the Panteion
University of Athens, and received his Ph.D. in Social and Political Philosophy from the same
University in 1995 with a dissertation on J. Habermas.
During his graduate studies he taught Philosophy at Panteion University and he cooperated with
the Sector for Hermeneutics of the Institute for Philosophy of Freie Universität Berlin. Since
September 1998 he has been affiliated with the University of Crete as a lecturer of Social and
Political Philosophy. Since November 2002 he has been working as an Assistant Professor of
Social and Political Philosophy at the same University.
K. Kavoulakos's primary research interests are located in the areas of modern and contemporary
social and political philosophy, Kant and German Idealism, theories on democracy, hermeneutic
social philosophy and the history of critical theory. His current work is focused on an investigation
of the 20
th
century tradition of critical social thought from a contemporary perspective. Ultimately,
this research project aims at contributing to a critical reevaluation of formalism in current critical
social and political theorizing. His publications include the following books (in Greek): 1) Juergen
Habermas: The Foundations of Reason and Critical Social Theory, Athens 1996. 2) Beyond
Metaphysics and Scientism. The Interdisciplinary Materialism of Max Horkheimer, Alexandria:
Athens 2001. 3) Critical Theory: Tradition and New Perspectives (edited by K. Kavoulakos),
Nissos: Athens 2003. 4) Immanuel Kant: Practical Reason and Modernity (edited by K.
Kavoulakos), Alexandria: Athens 2006.

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Patricia Kitcher is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Columbia
University and Mark van Doren Professor of Humanities. Before coming to Columbia, she taught
at the University of Vermont, the University of Minnesota, and The University of California at San
Diego. Her specialties are Philosophy of Psychology and Kant and she is a past president of the
Society for Philosophy and Psychology and current president of the North American Kant Society.
She is the author of Kant’s Transcendental Psychology and Freud’s Dream and is finishing a book
about Kant’s theory of the subject of cognition, tentatively entitled Kant’s Thinker. She will be
spending the 2007-08 academic year at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin working on a book on
Kant’s practical philosophy.

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Philip Kitcher was born in England and obtained his B.A. from Christ’s College, Cambridge. He
earned a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from Princeton University. He is the author of
many articles in philosophy of science, epistemology, ethics, and social philosophy, and has
published eight books, including The Advancement of Science (Oxford University Press, 1993) and
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Science, Truth, and Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2001). In 2007, two new books, Living
With Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith, and Joyce’s Kaleidoscope: An Invitation
to Finnegans Wake will appear from Oxford University Press. Kitcher is currently John Dewey
Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University; he is a past President of the American
Philosophical Association (Pacific Division), a former editor-in-chief of the journal Philosophy of
Science, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Regine Kollek is Vice-chairperson of the German National Ethics Council; Member of the
International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO; Professor and Head at the Research Centre for
Biotechnology, Society and the Environment, University of Hamburg. She received her doctoral
degree in molecular biology from the University of Würzburg (Germany) in 1979, before she spent
two years at the Medical School of the University of California, San Diego (USA). From 1981
through 1984, she was senior researcher at the Heinrich-Pette Institute at the University of
Hamburg (Germany), before she became a member of the scientific staff of the Enquete
Commission on “Chances and Risks of Gene-Technology” of the German Parliament in Bonn
(1985-1987). After that she joined the Hamburger Institute for Social Research, working on
sociology of science and risk theory.Since 1995 she is Professor and Head of a research group
dedicated to the study of the medical, social and ethical implications of modern biotechnology in
medicine at the Research Centre for Biotechnology, Society and the Environment at the University
of Hamburg. Her research focuses on the ethical and social implications of modern
biotechnologies and aims to identify preconditions for compatibility of these scientific and
technical developments with human dignity and social benefits.
Her latest books are on genetic testing in health insurance and on preimplantation genetic
diagnosis. From 1999 to 2001 she was chairperson of the ethics advisory group of the German
ministry of Health. Since June 2001 she is member and vice-chairperson of the German National
Ethics Council. In March 2002, she also became a member of the International Bioethics
Committee of UNESCO.

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Ioanna Kuçuradi is Holder of a UNESCO Chair of Philosophy since 1998. She was born 4
October 1936, Istanbul, Turkey. She studied at Zapeion Greek Gymnasium for Girls, Istanbul
(graduated in 1954), Istanbul University, Department of Philosophy (graduated in 1959), Istanbul
University, Department of Philosophy (Ph. D. 1965).
Positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Istanbul University (1959-1961)
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Atatürk University, Erzurum (1965-1968)
Lecturer, Department of Education, Hacettepe University, Ankara (1968-1969)
Founder and Head of the Department of Philosophy, Hacettepe University (1969- 2003)
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Hacettepe University (1970-1978)
Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Hacettepe University (1978)
Founding Director of the Centre for Research and Application of the Philosophy of Human Rights,
Hacettepe University (1997-2005)
Honors received: Goethe-Medaille (1996); Doctor honoris causa, University of Crete (1996);
Prize of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (1996); Hacettepe University Prize for Scientific
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Achievement (Academic Years 1994-1995 and 1995-1996); Doctor honoris causa, University
Ricardo Palma, Lima (2000); Freedom of the Press 1999 Prize of the Journalists Association of
Turkey (2000); Grosses Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
(2001); Honourable Mention, UNESCO Human Rights Education Prize (2002); Huésped Ilustra de
la Ciudad de La Habana (2002); Mustafa N. Parlar Prize for Scientific Achievement (2003);
UNESCO Aristotle Medaille (2003); Diyarbakır Medical Association’s Prize for Peace, Friendship
and Democracy (2004); Council of Secular Humanism’s Planetary Humanist Philosopher’s Award
(2005) etc.
Member of:Philosophical Society of Turkey (President, since 1979)
Society for Classical Studies in Turkey
Turkish Society for Social Sciences
Committee of Human Sciences, UNESCO National Commission of Turkey (1975-1997)
Deutsches Kulturinstitut Ankara
Steering Committee, International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP, member since 1983,
Secretary General from 1988 to 1998, President from 1998 to 2003, Past-President 2003-)
Afro-Asian Philosophy Association (Vice-President for Asia)
Greek Philosophical Society (Athens, lifelong member)
Institut international de philosophie (Paris)
Foundation for Economic and Social History in Turkey
High Advisory Council for Human Rights in Turkey (Chairperson, 1994-1996)
International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children
International Academy of Humanism
Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires en Bioéthique (Comité d'honneur, Bruxelles)
Founding Member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey; Chairperson of its Ethical Committee
National Committee of the World Decade for the Education of Human Rights (Chairperson, 1998-2005)
Member of the National Advisory Council for Human Rights(2002-2005)
International Children’s Center, Scientific Advisory Committee and Executive Board (Ankara)
Philosophical Association of South-Eastern Europe (Honorary President, Sofia)
Founding Member of the Parliament of Cultures (Ankara)
European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (Observer of the Management Board, Vienna)
Member of the Board of Trustees, Koç University (Istanbul) etc.

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Ernesto Laclau is Professor of Politics at the University of Essex, UK, and Distinguished
Professor of Humanities and Rhetorical Studies at Northwestern University, USA. Author of
Politics and Ideology in Marxist Theory, London, Verso, 1977; New Reflections on the Revolution
of our Time, London, Verso, 1990; Emancipation(s), London, Verso, 1996; and On Populist
Reason, London, Verso, 2005. Co-author (with Chantal Mouffe) of Hegemony and Socialist
Strategy, London, Verso, 1985; and (with Judith Butler and Slavoj Žižek) of Contingency,
Hegemony and Universality. New Dialogues on the Left, London, Verso, 2000. Editor of The
Making of Political Identities, London, Verso, 1994.

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Jonathan Lear is John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social
Thought and the Department of Philosophy at The University of Chicago. Before coming to
Chicago he taught at Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Clare College, and at Yale,
where he served as Chair of the Department of Philosophy. He was educated at Yale, Cambridge
and The Rockefeller University, where he received his Ph.D. in philosophy. He later trained as a
psychoanalyst at The Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. He now serves on the
faculty of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Western New England Institute for
Psychoanalysis and the NYU Institute. He has written books on ancient Greek philosophy – in
particular, Aristotle and logical theory and Aristotle: the desire to understand – and on
philosophical problems in psychoanalysis: Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical
Introduction to Freudian Psychoanalysis, Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul,
Happiness, Death and the Remainder of Life, Therapeutic Action: An Earnest Plea for Irony and,
most recently, Freud. His new book Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation will
be published by Harvard University Press in September.

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Andrei Lebedev (b. 1951) graduated from the University of St.Petersburgh in 1973 (Department
of Classics) and got his Ph.D. in 1980 (supervisor Prof. Aristide Dovatour, State University of
St.Petersburgh). From 1973 until 1993 he was Research Fellow in the Institute of Philosophy of
the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. In 1990-1992 he was Visiting Associate Professor
at Johns Hopkins University in USA, in 1993 Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and in
1995-1996 Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, UK. Since 1996 he teaches Greek
philosophy at the University of Crete in Rethymno. Currently he is Associate Professor of
Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies at the University of Crete and
Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences in
(IFRAS). His main field of interest includes Ancient Greek Philosophy, especially Early Greek
Philosophy, doxography, Aristotle and classical Greek ethics. Publications: The fragments of the
Early Greek Philosophers, Moscow “Nauka”, 1989 and contributions to classical and
philosophical periodicals.

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Qiang Li is Professor of Political Science, Peking University. He received his Ph.D. in Political
Science from University College London (1993), and has been Professor of Political Science at
Peking University since 2000. He teaches Political Philosophy and History of Western Political
Thought. His publications include Liberalism (1998), Reflections on the Individual and Community
(2006), and dozens of articles in the field of political philosophy. His main academic interests are
modern western liberalism, Max Weber’s social and political thought, modern Chinese political
thought, and current Chinese political theories. He has been visiting professor or visiting scholar at
the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, City University of Hong Kong, University College London,
the Free University of Berlin, and University of Chicago. He also acts as the Director of the Office
for University Development and Planning, Peking University.

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Sabina Lovibond read Literae Humaniores (Classics) at Somerville College, Oxford and was a
graduate student at University College, London, where she was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in
1982. She held the Mary Somerville Research Fellowship at Somerville College from 1979 to
1982. She was appointed as College Lecturer in Philosophy at Worcester College, Oxford in 1982
and to her present post as Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at the same College in 1984. Her
publications include Realism and Imagination in Ethics (Basil Blackwell and University of
Minnesota Press, 1983) and Ethical Formation (Harvard University Press, 2002). She is also co-
editor (with Elizabeth Frazer and Jennifer Hornsby) of Ethics: A Feminist Reader (Blackwell,
1992), and (with S. G. Williams) of Essays for David Wiggins: Identity, Truth and Value
(Blackwell, 1996). She has also written on feminist theory, ancient philosophy and aesthetics.

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Anthony Makrydemetres was born in Korinth, Greece, in 1955, educated in Athens’ Law School
(LL.B). On a grant from State Scholarships Foundation he pursued graduate studies at the
University of London [The London School of Economics and Political Science] (LL.M -1980,
PhD. -1983). He started teaching at the University of Athens [School of Law, Economics and
Political Science] in 1985. He acquired a tenured position in 1988 and became full professor of
Administrative Science at the above institution in 1998. He has served on many occasions as
member of select committees on Public Administration Reform in Greece and has written
extensively on the field. His numerous publications include books and articles on Administration
and Society, Organization Theory, Politics and Administration, Government Structures and
Functioning, as well as on Public Ethics and Morality in Governance. He is a member of several
scientific councils and associations and the co-founder of Greek Administrative Chamber.
He currently holds the position of the Special Councilor to the Prime Minister of Greece on
matters of Public Administration.

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Vladimir Vasilyevich Mironov is Pro-Rector, Head of the Academic Policy and Degree Programs
Management Department in the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has been the Dean of
the Faculty of Philosophy and the Head of the Ontology and Epistemology Department since 1998,
and is also Head of Department of Philosophy, Political and Religion Studies of the Education
Board of the Universities of the Russian Federation. He has been appointed member of the Peter
Academy of Arts and Sciences, member of the Expert Council of the Higher Attestation
Commission, Head of the doctoral Academic Council in Ontology and Epistemology, Vice
President of the Philosophical Association of the Russian Federation. He attributes particular
attention to the studies of the correlation of science and culture, the impact exercised by the
technical achievements upon culture, and the public function of Philosophy in the development of
human society. He teaches Ontology and Metaphysics at the Departments of Philosophy, Political
and Religious studies. He is also the founder of a number of additional courses for students. He is
the author of a large number of publications. In the last few years he has published a number of
articles about the correlation of Philosophy and the Sciences and the place of Philosophy in the
cultural environment. He is also the author of socio-political articles, touching upon the
philosophical issues alongside the issues of the educational system on the whole.
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Maurizio Mori, (MA. in philosophy, University of Arizona at Tucson, PhD., University of Milan)
teaches bioethics at the University of Turin, Italy. He has contributed to bioethics since late 70s; in
1985 he started a bioethical group working within the Center "Politeia" in Milan; in 1989 he was a
cofounder of the "Consulta di Bioetica", an Association devoted to promote bioethics in a
pluralistic view. Since 1993 he is the editor of “Bioetica. Rivista interdisciplinare, the only Italian
journal of bioethics open to ethical pluralism. He has written five books (one defending a
utilitarian view, two on artificial insemination, one on abortion, and the last one a textbook) and
over 230 papers published on Italian and International journals. His major interests are on
reproductive issues and end of life ones. He was a member of the board of directors of the
International Association of Bioethics from 1992 to 2001; President of the Ethics Committee of the
S. Paolo Hospital in Milano from May 1998 to October 2000; member of the "Dulbecco
Commission". Currently he is a member of the Ethics Commission for End-of-Life Issues at the
Fondazione Floriani in Milan, and of the Local Ethics Committee at the Public Hospital in
Cremona. Board of Directors, International Association of Bioethics.

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Chantal Mouffe is Professor of Political Theory at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the
University of Westminster in London. She has taught and researched in many universities in
Europe, North America and South America and she is a member of the Collège International de
Philosophie in Paris. She is the editor of Gramsci and Marxist Theory (Routledge and Kegan Paul,
London, 1979), Dimensions of Radical Democracy. Pluralism, Citizenship, Community (Verso,
London, 1992) Deconstruction and Pragmatism ( Routledge, 1996)and The Challenge of Carl
Schmitt, ( Verso, London, 1999); the co-author with Ernesto Laclau of Hegemony and Socialist
Strategy . Towards a Radical Democratic Politics ( Verso, London, 1985) and the author of The
Return of the Politica
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( Verso, London, 1993, The Democratic Paradox (Verso, London,
2000)and On the Political ( Routledge, 2005)

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Jean-Philippe Narboux was born in 1973. Studies at Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) from 1993
to 1998. Doctorate Thesis on Wittgenstein in 2003. Assistant Lecturer at the University Paris 1
Panthéon-Sorbonne from 1999 to 2003. Post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Chicago
(2003) and at the University of Athens (2004). Currently Assistant Professor at the University
Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3. Author of many articles on early analytic philosophy and on
phenomenology, and of L’illusion (Paris, Flammarion, 2000), Dimensions et paradigmes :
Wittgenstein et le problème de l’exemplarité (Paris, Vrin, forthcoming). Currently preparing a
book on the topic of negation.

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Carlo Natali is Professor of History of Ancient Philosophy, Universita' Ca Foscari di Venezia,
Italy. Editor, with G. Seel e L. Gerson of the collection "International Studies in Aristotle"
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(Academia Verlag, Sankt Augustin). Has published recently: C. Natali (ed.), Aristotele. Etica
Nicomachea. Laterza, Roma-Bari 1999 (revised greek text, introduction, translation, notes); The