CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Lilia Gurova

 

 

 

Position

  • Associate Professor in Philosophy of Science (since 2003).

 

Current Research Interests

·         Philosophy of Science: explanation (inferential conceptions of explanation, non-causal explanations, trait explanations in psychology), confirmation (confirmation of experimental hypotheses);

·         History of Psychology and Cognitive Science: the evolution of methodological standards in psychology;

·         Cognitive science: categorization, explanation, understanding intentions

 

Past Research Projects

·         „Representation and Inference” – a research project supported by the Institute of Philosophy of Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic and the Institute for Philosophical Research of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; (2008-2010).

·         „Representationalist vs. Instrumentalist Approaches to Knowledge” – a research project supported by the Institute for Philosophical Research of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; (2008-2010).

·         “The Epistemic Standards in Science” – a research project supported by the Institute for Philosophical Research of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; (2005-2007).

 

Research Grants

·         Visiting Research Fellowship of the Center for Philosophy of Science at University of Pittsburgh (January-April, 2006) for the project “The Interplay of Theories, Models and Experiments in the Dynamics of Scientific Knowledge”;

·         Individual Research Support Scheme Grant (OSSF/RSS No:1542/1999) for the project “Transformations of meaning in periods of change”;

·         Individual Research Support Scheme Grant (CEU/RSS No:684/1994) for the project “Belief in Reason, Belief against Reason”.

 

Other Projects

·         “Cognitive Science, Knowledge Studies, and Knowledge Technologies” – CEEPUS II and CEEPUS III Academic Network (AT-0103); coordinator for NBU since 2006 (the network is currently active).

·         Integration of Central and East European Centre for Cognitive Science into the European Cognitive Science Research Area” – Fifth Framework Programme Project (EUROCOG – Contr. No QLG4-CT-2002-90459); coordinator (2003 -2005).

·         “Central and East European Network for Cognitive Science and Related Disciplines” – CEEPUS I Academic Network (BG-0104); principle coordinator (1999-2005).

 

Latest Publications

(An extended List of Publications can be downloaded here)

 

Gurova, L. (2014). The Principle Based Explanations Are not Extinct in Cognitive Science: The Case of the Basic Level Effects. Philosophia Scientiae 18 (3): 203-214.

Shahbazyan, L., Petkov, G., Gurova, L. (2014) Analogical transfer of intentions. Proc. of 36th Annual Cognitive Science Conference. 23-26 July, Quebec City, Canada: 2907-2912.

Gurova, L. (2013). Principles Versus Mechanisms in Cognitive Science. In: Karakostas, V., Dieks, D. (Eds.) EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science. Dordrecht: Springer, 393-403.

Gurova, L., Pléh, C. (2013). Existing and Would-Be Accounts of the History of Cognitive Science: An Introduction. In: Pléh, C., Gurova, L., Ropolyi, L. (Eds.). New Perspectives on the History of Cognitive Science. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1-34.

Gurova, L. (2013). Towards a New Philosophical Perspective on the History of Cognitive Science. In: Pléh, C., Gurova, L., Ropolyi, L. (Eds.). New Perspectives on the History of Cognitive Science. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 35-42.

Gurova, L. (2013). Thirty Years of Cognitive Studies of Categorization: What Is behind the Reported Progress? In: Pléh, C., Gurova, L., Ropolyi, L. (Eds.). New Perspectives on the History of Cognitive Science. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 165-174.

Gurova, L. (2013). 'Understanding It Makes It Normal': Is It a Reasoning Fallacy or Not? Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 19, 524-527.

Gurova, L. (Ed.) (2012). Inference, Consequence and Meaning: Perspectives on Inferentialism. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ( http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Inference--Consequence--and-Meaning--Perspectives-on-Inferentialism1-4438-3778-4.htm )

Gurova, L. (2012). Inferentialism and the Laws of Nature Controversy. In: Gurova, L. (Ed.). Inference, Consequence and Meaning: Perspectives on Inferentialism. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 131-141.

Gurova, L. (Ed.) (2012). Inference, Consequence and Meaning: Perspectives on Inferentialism. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Inference--Consequence--and-Meaning--Perspectives-on-Inferentialism1-4438-3778-4.htm)

Gurova, L. (2011). Fodor vs. Darwin: A Methodological Follow-Up. In: Hvorecky, J., Hribek, T. (Eds.) Knowledge, Value, Evolution. London: College Publications. (a preprint is available at http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/5369/)

Gurova, L. (2011). Sparse and Dense Categories: What They Tell Us about Natural Kinds. In: Petrov, V. (Ed.) Ontological Landscapes. Recent Thought on Conceptual Interfaces Between Science and Philosophy. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 157-167.

Gurova, L. (2010). The Various Dimensions of Trustworthy Knowledge: Why Is It Important to Make Difference between the Strength and the Security of Evidence Claims? In: Petrov, V. (Ed.) The Philosophy of Security in an Insecure World. Sofia: IPhR-BAS, 165-170.

Gurova, L. (2009). Review: Psillos, Stathis (2007). Philosophy of Science A-Z. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press. Balkan Journal of Philosophy, vol.1, No2, 159-162.

Gurova, L. (2008). Assuming Essences and Refuting Them. In: Raynova, I., Petrov, V. (Eds.). Being and Knowledge in Postmetaphysical Context. Wien: Institut fűr Axiologische Forschungen, pp. 103-109.

Gurova, L. (2007). National Philosophies of Science? How Social Categorization Screens off Genuine Causal Explanations. In: Kaneva, S. (Ed.) Philosophy Bridging Civilizations and Cultures. Proc. of XXIV Varna International Philosophical School, 01-03 June, 2006. Sofia: IPhR – BAS, 350-355.

 

In Bulgarian

Gurova, L. (2014). The Sokal Affair, 18 Years Later. Postmodernism Problems, 4 (2), 110-120. ( Available online at: http://ppm.swu.bg/volume-collection/volume-4-2/àôåðàòà-„ñîêàë“,-18-ãîäèíè-ïî-êúñíî.aspx?lang=bg )

Gurova, L. (2013). Return of European Philosophy of Science. (European Philosophy of Science and Its Mission). Philosophical Alternatives, 22 (6), 140-143. (Available online via CEEOL: www.ceeol.com )

Gurova, L. (2013). Two Challenges to Those Who Would Revive the Rehmkean Philosophical Programme. Philosophical Alternatives, 22 (2), 110-117. (Available online via CEEOL: www.ceeol.com)

Gurova, L. (2012). The Don Quixote Syndrome. Philosophical Alternatives, 21 (5), 154-158. (Available online via CEEOL: www.ceeol.com)

Gurova, L. (2012). On Polikarov in and outside of Bulgaria. Philosophical Alternatives, 21 (2), 111-117. (Available online via CEEOL: www.ceeol.com)

Gurova, L. (2011). The Sokal Case in Bulgaria: How it Was (Mis)Construed. In: Stoyanova, J., Kyuchukov, H. (Eds.) Psychology and Linguitics. Papers in Honor of Prof. Encho Gerganov. Sofia: Prosveta, 339-351.

Gurova, L. (2010). The Unfinished Projects of Sava Petrov. In: Stefanov, A. et al. (Eds.) Theoretical Terms and Their Philosophical Interpretations: Twenty Years Later. Sofia: St. Ivan Rilski, 32-42.

Gurova, L. (2009). The Philosophical Psychology of Dimitri Michaltschew. Philosophical Alternatives, 18 (3), 19-24. (Available online via CEEOL: www.ceeol.com)

Gurova, L. (2008). Applicability and Empirical Content of Theories. In: Stefanov, A., Gurova, L., Apostolov, A., (Eds.) Applicability of Scientific Knowledge. Sofia: St. Ivan Rilski, 42-47.

Gurova, L. (2007). Natural Kinds. In: Kanavrov, V., Petrov, V., Tsatsov, D., Todorov, H. (Eds.). Ontology in the Twentieth Century. Sofia: Faber, 307-327.

Gurova, L. (2006). Who Defended Science at Dover Trial and How They Did It. Journal of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences CXIX (2), 56-60.

Gurova, L. (2006). Consciousness: Why Are We Interested in It? In: Todorov, O. (Ed.) Memory, Identity, Consciousness. Sofia: NBU, 125-140.

Gurova, L. (2005). Science and Pseudo-science: The Problems of Demarcation. Journal of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences CXVIII (2), 14-18.

 

Talks

 

Membership

  • Philosophy of Science Association
  • European Philosophy of Science Association (member of Steering Committee)
  • Cognitive Science Society

 

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address: Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology, New Bulgarian University, 21 Montevideo Str., 1618 Sofia, BULGARIA.
  • E-mail: lgurova@nbu.bg; lilia.gurova@gmail.com  
  • Tel :  + 359 2 8110 402 
  • Fax:  + 359 2 8110 421 

 

Updated: 07  March, 2015