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.

BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMME

  • Philosophy (taught in Lithuanian)

MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMME

  • Practical Philosophy (taught in Lithuanian)

Dr. Mantas Antanas Davidavičius

Head of the Department


Research interests: eco-philosophy, theories of biopolitics
mantas.davidavicius@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Gintautas Mažeikis


Research interests: contemporary social and political philosophy, critical theory, philosophy of the Renaissance era
gintautas.mazeikis@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Dalius Jonkus


Research interests: phenomenology, Lithuanian philosophical history, philosophy of culture
dalius.jonkus@vdu.lt

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
Personal website 
john.gordon@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Jay Daniel Mininger


Research interests: contemporary esthetics, psychoanalysis as philosophy, contemporary political philosophy
jay.mininger@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Tatjana Aleknienė


Research interests: philosophy of antiquity, dialogues of Plato and tradition of Platonism, earlier Greek Christians writing
tatjana.alekniene@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Audronė Žukauskaitė


Research interests: contemporary philosophy, philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, biopolitics, biophilosophy, posthumanism
audrone.zukauskaite@vdu.lt

 

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
tomas.kavaliauskas@vdu.lt

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jolanta Saldukaitytė


Research interests: contemporary ethics, phenomenology
jolanta.saldukaityte@vdu.lt

Dr. Viktoras Bachmetjevas


Research interests: contemporary ethics, Philosophy of 19th-20th century
viktoras.bachmetjevas@vdu.lt

Dr. Jurga Jonutytė


Research interests: philosophical narratology, memory and time theories, ecosophy, philosophy of disability
jurga.jonutyte@vdu.lt

Dr. Bronė Gudaitytė


Research interests: philosophy of religion, Medieval philosophy, Eastern philosophy
brone.gudaityte@vdu.lt 

Dr. Rūta Bagdanavičiūtė


Research interests: hermeneutic philosophy, social hermeneutics, aesthetics and philosophy of art, audiovisual culture, philosophy of media
ruta.bagdanaviciute@vdu.lt

Dr. Arnoldas Stramskas


Research interests: contemporary political philosophy
arnoldas.stramskas@vdu.lt

Laura Lapinskė


Research interests: philosophy of feminism
laura.lapinske@vdu.lt