Department of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy is one of the five Departments within the Faculty of Humanities. Students might apply for the BA programme Philosophy and MA programme Practical Philosophy. Lecturers of the Department work with contemporary philosophy: contemporary ethics and esthetics, social and political philosophy, political anthropology, fenomenology, biopolitics, ecosofics, time and memory theories, and philosophy of feminism.


  • Philosophy (taught in Lithuanian)


  • Practical Philosophy (taught in Lithuanian)

Dr. Mantas Antanas Davidavičius

Head of the Department

Research interests: eco-philosophy, theories of biopolitics

Prof. dr. Gintautas Mažeikis

Research interests: contemporary social and political philosophy, critical theory, philosophy of the Renaissance era

Prof. dr. Dalius Jonkus

Research interests: phenomenology, Lithuanian philosophical history, philosophy of culture

Prof. Dr. John Stewart Gordon

Research interests: Ancient Practical Philosophy; Ethics (theoretical and applied), Bioethics, and Disability; Social- and Political Philosophy; The Philosophy of Human Rights; Philosophy of Technology
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Prof. dr. Jay Daniel Mininger

Research interests: contemporary esthetics, psychoanalysis as philosophy, contemporary political philosophy

Prof. dr. Tatjana Aleknienė

Research interests: philosophy of antiquity, dialogues of Plato and tradition of Platonism, earlier Greek Christians writing

Prof. dr. Audronė Žukauskaitė

Research interests: contemporary philosophy, philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, biopolitics, biophilosophy, posthumanism


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tomas Kavaliauskas

Research interests: political philosophy, philosophy and human rights, European identity and regional studies, dissidents and social critics, business ethics, art philosophy, creative fiction writing

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jolanta Saldukaitytė

Research interests: contemporary ethics, phenomenology

Dr. Viktoras Bachmetjevas

Research interests: contemporary ethics, Philosophy of 19th-20th century

Dr. Jurga Jonutytė

Research interests: philosophical narratology, memory and time theories, ecosophy, philosophy of disability

Dr. Bronė Gudaitytė

Research interests: philosophy of religion, Medieval philosophy, Eastern philosophy 

Dr. Rūta Bagdanavičiūtė

Research interests: hermeneutic philosophy, social hermeneutics, aesthetics and philosophy of art, audiovisual culture, philosophy of media

Dr. Arnoldas Stramskas

Research interests: contemporary political philosophy

Laura Lapinskė

Research interests: philosophy of feminism