Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact
in the Digital Era

an international conference

2010 October 26-28
“Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava

Ionut Isac



  • High school in industrial electronics at Cluj-Napoca; graduation in 1983; University “Babes-Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca, Department of History and Philosophy (1984-1988); graduation in 1988 with the highest qualifications; chief promotion on Romania;
  • Post-graduate school of history and philology, University “Babes-Bolyai” (1991-1993); graduation in 1994 with the highest qualifications;
  • Doctor in Philosophy (Ontology and Metaphysics) at the University “Babes-Bolyai”, Department of History and Philosophy (1996);
  • Present-day status: senior researcher Ist class at the Institute of History “George Barit”, Department of Philosophy, Romanian Academy, branch of Cluj-Napoca. Director of the local research project The Romanian philosophy in Transylvania – unpublished manuscripts (2003-2007) and director of the international research project National values – European values in Romania and Republic Moldova within the process of enlargement of the European Union (2006-2008) – in collaboration with the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law Sciences in Chisinau, Academy of Sciences of Republic Moldova. Member of the Romanian Academy team grant Romanian Ideas and Values within the European Philosophical Paradigm (2005-2007).Main fields of specialization: Philosophy of science, Ontology, History of Romanian philosophy;
  • Professional membership (abridged): Philosophical Association “Ferdinand Gonseth”, St.-Imier, Switzerland (1993); International Foundation for Science and Culture “Stefan Lupascu”, Iasi, Romania (1997); Romanian Academy of Scientists (1999); French Philosophical Society of Romania (2000); Romanian Committee of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2001); editorial board of the Review “NOEMA” of  Romanian Committee of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the Romanian Academy (2002); Cultural Society “Lucian Blaga” Cluj-Napoca (2003); editorial board of the yearbook of the institute “George Barit” (2003); international commission for nominating candidates to the Inamori Foundation’s prize in creative arts and moral sciences, Kyoto, Japan (1996, 2000 and 2004).
  • Scientific works: 19 books and about 300 articles, studies, essays published in Romania and abroad (mainly in Switzerland, France, Finland, United Kingdom and Republic Moldova); more than 100 papers at congresses, conferences, symposia and colloquia in Romania, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Portugal, USA and Republic Moldova. Journeys of research in France, Switzerland, Belgium (1994-2004), Republic Moldova (2005-2006); research fellowship in USA, University of Pittsburgh (1994).