Associate Professor Laurenţiu Staicu

Associate Professor Laurenţiu Staicu obtained his PhD from the University of Bucharest in 2002 with a thesis on the metaphysics of natural kinds. He authored books and academic papers on fundamental topics of metaphysics, as well as its relation with biology (with a focus on evolutionist theories, Darwinism, rationality and evolution); philosophy of science, history of science, applied ethics and knowledge management. Some of his courses for undergraduates and graduates include: Philosophy of Biology, Metaphysics, The Ethics of Science, The Management of Development Projects, Ontology, and Models of Evolution. He recently coordinated a research project in partnership with the Bucharest Medical University on the topic of informed consent in Romanian psychiatry from the angle of historical records, research ethics and social consequences.