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Tudor Petcu

Tudor Petcu is a doctoral student of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Bucharest, Romania.



The Necessity of the Dialogue Between Judaism and Christianity

Issue: 4:1 (The thirth issue)
The interview given by Daniel J. Lasker, the Norbert Blechner Professor of Jewish Values in the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beer Sheva, Israel

The Importance of the Philosophy in our Days

Issue: 4:1 (The thirth issue)
The interview given by Michael Inwood who was a Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Trinity College, Oxford from 1967 until 2011. He is now an Emeritus Fellow of the College and lives in Oxford.

The History of Korean Philosophy

Issue: 7:2 (The twenty sixth issue)
The interview of Tudor Petcu with Halla Kim.

Halla Kim is professor of philosophy at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea, and professor of philosophy and faculty member at the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA. His recent publications include Immanuel Kant in Benjamin Crowe, ed., The Nineteenth Century Philosophy Reader (London: Routledge, 2015) and Nothingness in Korean Buddhism: A Struggle against Nihilism in JeeLoo Liu and Douglas Berger, eds., Nothingness in Asian Philosophy (London: Routledge, 2014). Fichte on Fact/Act (Tathandlung) and Fichte‘s Philosophical Method will appear shortly in M. Bykova, ed.The Bloomsbury Companion to Fichte. His articles also appeared in Locke Studies, Journal of Philosophical Research, and Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants, among others. His own book Kant and the Foundations of Morality (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2015) has just been published as well as his anthology (with S. Hoeltzel), Kant, Fichte and the Legacy of Transcendental Philosophy (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2014). His latest anthologies include, Jewish Religious and Philosophical Ethics, together with C. Hutt and B. D. Lerner (Routledge, 2017) and Transcendental Inquiry: Its Origin, Method, and Critiques (with S. Hoeltzel) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Currently he is writing an introductory book on the history of Korean philosophy (tentatively entitled Korean Philosophy: A Historical Introduction‖) as well as preparing two anthologies, The Key Issues in Korean Philosophy (SUNY expected) and Beyond the Bounds of Sense: The Anniversary Issue of P.F Strawson’s Bounds of Sense (Oxford: expected). He held visiting professorships at Osaka University (2017), University of Iowa Center for Asia and Pacific Studies (2001), Kyungpook National University, Korea (2011), University of San Francisco (2014), Katholike Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2014), Shizuoka University, Japan (2015) and received grants from DAAD, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and the Academy of Korean Studies. Specializing in Kant/German Idealism, modern Jewish thoughts and Korean philosophy, he teaches a number of courses including history of modern philosophy, Kant, German Idealism as well as history of Korean philosophy and Asian philosophy. In 2013, he founded North American Korean Philosophical Association (NAKPA) as an affiliate group of the American Philosophical Association. He is also a frequent lecturer at the Global Day of Jewish Learning organized by the Jewish Federation of Omaha. Presently he is a member of American Philosophical Association, International Kant Society, Korean Kant Society, International Fichte Society, North American Kant Society, North American Fichte Society among others. He is also on the editorial board for Sogang Journal of Philosophy, Korean Journal of Philosophy, European Studies Journal, inter alia. He has served as referee for Journal of Korean Religions, Acta Koreana, Philosophy East and West, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, DAO: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Korean Studies, among others.

Russian Orthodoxy and the Western World

Issue: 7:1 (The twenty fifth issue)
The interview of Tudor Petcu with Basil Lourié.

Basil Lourié born in 1962, St Petersburg, Russia. PhD and Dr habil. in philosophy. Editor in Chief of the Scrinium. Revue de patrologie, d'hagiographie critique et d'histoire ecclésiastique and of its two supplement series: Orientalia Judaica Christiana and Scripta ecclesiastica. Interests: Patristics, Christian Origins, Second Temple Judaism(s). Books in Russian: 1. Gregory of Nyssa, De hominis opificio (1995; 2nd ed., 2000) (tr. and scholarly commentary). 2. Vocation of Abraham. The Idea of the Monasticism and Its Realization in Egypt (2000). 3. History of the Byzantine Philosophy. Formative period (2006) ([some fragments on the publisher's web-site]). Serbian translation (2010). 4. Introduction to the Critical Hagiography (2009). 5. Russian Orthodoxy between Kiev and Moscow (2009; 2nd ed., 2010).

The History of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hungary

Issue: 7:2 (The twenty sixth issue)
The interview of Tudor Petcu with Andy Besuden.

Andy Besuden is born in Germany in 1961, received most of his schooling in Vienna, Austria, where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 1986. Originally born into a family of Lutheran beliefs, he started to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1970. Baptized in 1981, he started full-time volunteering as Jehovah’s Witness in 1987. After receiving special training, he was sent to Hungary in 1992 to help organizing the preaching work that had been granted legal recognition three years before. Among other assignments, he helped with researching the history of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hungary. At present, Andy Besuden is serving as missionary in Szeged.

Reflections on the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA)

Issue: 8:1 (The twenty nineth issue)
The interview of Tudor Petcu with Rico Vitz.

Rico Vitz is the Professor and Chair of the Department of
Philosophy at Azusa Pacific University, and serves as the
Executive Vice President-Treasurer of the Hume Society. He
is the author of Reforming the Art of Living: Nature Virtue and
Religion in Descartes’s Epistemology (Springer), and the
editor of The Ethics of Belief (Oxford) and of Turning East:
Contemporary Philosophers and the Ancient Christian Faith
(St Vladimir’s Seminary Press). He is a member of St. Peter
the Apostle Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Pomona,
California, U.S.A.