CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Lilia Gurova

 

 

 

Position

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

 

Current Research Interests

·         Philosophy of Science: scientific explanation: principle based vs. mechanistic explanations; theory-models relations, inferentialist conceptions of scientific knowledge;

·         History of Science: history of psychology and cognitive science: the evolution of methodological standards in psychology; the history of the categorization debate in cognitive science;

·         Cognitive science: concepts and categorization

 

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

(the full List of Publications can be downloaded here)

 

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. (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.

 

Presentations

  • „Entitling Explanations”. (IV Madrid Workshop on New Trends in the Philosophy of Science, November 11-13, 2013, Madrid, Spain)
  • „Principles vs. Mechanisms Across the Sciences”. (7th Quadrennial International Fellows Conference. June 12-14, 2012, Mugla, Turkey)
  • „Principles vs. Mechanisms in Cognitive Science”. (3rd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association. October 5-8, 2011, Athens, Greece)
  • „The Principle Based Explanations are not Extinct in Cognitive Science: The Case of the Basic Level Effects”, (14th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. July 19-26, 2011, Nancy, France).
  • „Thirty Years Cognitive Studies of Categorization: What’s behind the Reported Progress”. (XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology. July 28-August 2, 2009, Budapest, Hungary).
  • „Models as Inferential Machines”. (6th Quadrennial Fellows Conference. July 21-23, 2008, Athens OH, US).
  • “Categorization in Science and in Cognitive Science” . (13th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. August 9-15, 2007, Beijing, China).
  • “A Plea for a Moderate Anti-justificationism” . (Confirmation, Induction and Science. March 8-10, 2007, London School of Economics, London, Great Britain).
  • “What Models Do that Theories Can’t”. (Lecture delivered at the seminar of the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, February, 2006).
  •  “Theory-based vs. Model-based Explanations of Experimental Findings”. (31st Annual Philosophy of Science Conference. 11-15.04.2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia).
  •  “Image and Logic in Thought Experimentation”. (Thought Experiments Rethought. September 24-25, 2004, Ghent, Belgium)
  •  “Concepts: False Dilemmas, Neglected Dilemmas”. (12th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. August 7-13, 2003, Oviedo, Spain).
  •  “Concepts: Where the Critics of the Classical View Went Wrong”. (Invited lecture delivered at the seminar of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, April, 2002).
  •  “Meaning and Action. (Invited lecture delivered at the seminar of the Institute of Philosophy of Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, April, 2001).
  • The Categorization Debate in Cognitive Science” and “The Human Free Will in a World of Causes”. (International Spring Seminar in Cognitive Science. April 17-22, 2000, Bucharest, Romania).
  •  “Piaget and the Categorization Debate in Cognitive Science”. (11th International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science. August 20-26, 1999, Krakow, Poland).

 

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: 17  September, 2013