Associate Professor Cristian Iftode received his doctorate from the University of Bucharest in 2007, with a dissertation on the role of analogy in Aristotle’s metaphysics. He specialized in ancient Greek philosophy, ethics, aesthetics and contemporary philosophy, with a focus on Michel Foucault. Cristian Iftode has been teaching on a wide range of topics to undergraduates and graduates of the Faculty of Philosophy, including, more recently, ethics and intercultural negotiation, philosophical perspectives on modernism, antimodernism, postmodernism, as well as on the relation between the humanities, philosophy and practical life.


Personal Informations


Date of birth: 17.04.1979

Professional Experience

From 2016 untill now, Ph.D. Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Practical Philosophy and History of Philosophy.

From 2011 untill now, Ph.D. Lecturer in the same department.

Courses and seminars for Undergraduate and Master level at the Faculty of Philosophy: Contemporary Philosophy; Ethics; Aesthetics; Greek and Roman Philosophy; Modernism, Anti-modernism, Postmodernism; Ethics and Intercultural Negotiation – UNESCO Master.

From 2011 untill now, Associate Prof. for the Master Diplomatic Techniques at the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest, in charge of the course Rhetoric and Argumentation.

Between 2007-2014, Erasmus Coordinator for the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest.

Founding member of the Romanian Society for Philosophy.

Founding member of the Research Center of the History of Philosophical Ideas, University of Bucharest.

Between 2007-2011, Ph.D. Assistant at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest.

Between 2007-2008, courses and seminars in History of Philosophy and General Aesthetics at the Film Faculty, U.N.A.T.C.

From 2007 untill now, Scientific Researcher for the Research Center of History of Philosophical Ideas, University of Bucharest.

From December 2016 untill September 2017, researcher in the Research Department of the National University of Arts Bucharest.

From 2013, Managing Editor for the Annals of the University of Bucharest – Philosophy Series.

Education and Training

Between 2007-2012, two teaching and research grants at the Université Paris-Est Créteil.

Ph.D. obtained in 2007 with a thesis on The Role of Analogy in the Elaboration of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, under the coordination of Prof. Gh. Vladutescu.

M.A. in Philosophy of Culture at the University of Bucharest, obtained in 2002.

B.A. in Philosophy in 2001 at the University of Bucharest, graduated first of his year, with maximum score.


Fluent in Romanian, English, French. Knowledge of German, Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek.

Job-Related Skills

Public discourses, organizer of public debates and workshops on philosophical, social and cultural themes.

Professional Activity

More than 40 lectures and participations in international and national conferences and workshops in philosophy.

Published books and edited volumes in Romanian:

The Good Life: An Introduction to Ethics (forthcoming); Critique, Marginality, Cynicism (co-edited with C. Voinea, 2016); Aristotle: The Problem of Analogy and the Philosophy of Donation (2015); Philosophy as a Way of Life: Sources of Authenticity (2010); Aristotle: Philosophical Programme and Doctrinal Extensions (in coll. with S. Grama, M. Pop, V. Vizureanu, A. Găitănaru, 2006); Metaphor and Metaphysical Discourse (2002).

Author of more than 30 academic studies published in Romanian, English and French, dealing with topics in the history of philosophical ideas, ethics and social philosophy, aesthetics, and French post-structuralism.