Institute for Philosophy "Alexandru Dragomir"

Dr. Andreea Eşanu

Dr. Andreea EȘANU has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest (2010) with a dissertation on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus logico-philosophicus. Between 2010 and 2013 she was a postdoctoral researcher with the same institution, working in the philosophy of science (mainly biology). In 2016 she was a postdoctoral research fellow with the New Europe College in Bucharest. She is a member of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) and a member of the Eastern European Network in the Philosophy of Science (EENPS). Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher in the research project Brentano – Comte – Mill: The Idea of Philosophy and Psychology as Science.

List of publications

Edited Books

  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, Scrisori despre Tractatus (Letters about the Tractatus), volume co-edited with Cătălin Cioabă, Bucharest, Humanitas, 2012.

Books

  • “A backward question about multi-level selection: can species selection help disentangle the notion of group selection?” In C. Jeler (Ed.), The historical and conceptual place of multilevel selection within evolutionary theory, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 (forthcoming);
  • “Issues in modeling open-ended evolution” in: Pârvu, I., Sandu, G., Toader, I. (Eds.), Romanian Studies in Philosophy of Science. In Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science (Series Editors: Bokulich, A., Cohen, R.S., Renn, J., Gavroglu, K.), Springer, 2015;
  • “Analytic philosophy in Romania” (co-author) In A. Schumann (Ed.), Logic in Eastern and Central Europe: History, Science and Discourse, Maryland, University Press of America (imprint of Rowman & Littlefield), 2012.

Articles:

  • “Evolutionary biology and the axiomatic method revisited”, The Romanian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, no. VII (1), 2013;
  • “Evolutionism and creationism in contemporary America: a case study”, Annals of the University of Craiova. Philosophy Series, no. 31 (1), 2013;
  • “Evolutionary explanations of cognitive complexity”, Annals of the University of Craiova. Philosophy Series, no.30 (2), 2012;
  • “The logical independence of elementary propositions in Tractatus logico-philosophicus”, The Annals of the University of Bucharest. Philosophy Series, 2006.

Translations:

  • Norman Malcolm, Ludwig Wittgenstein: A memoir, Bucharest, Humanitas, 2018 (forthcoming);
  • Bruno Latour, Laboratory Life: the construction of scientific facts (a selection), In C. Stoenescu (Ed.), Epistemologia științei și managementul cunoașterii (The Epistemology of Science and the Management of Knowledge), Bucharest, University of Bucharest Press, 2013;
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Cambridge Letters (a selection) In Ludwig Wittgenstein, Scrisori despre Tractatus (Letters about the Tractatus), Bucharest, Humanitas, 2012;
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, “Notes on logic In Ludwig Wittgenstein, Scrisori despre Tractatus (Letters about the Tractatus), Bucharest, Humanitas, 2012;
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, “Notes dictated to G. E. Moore” In Ludwig Wittgenstein, Scrisori despre Tractatus (Letters about the Tractatus), Bucharest, Humanitas, 2012;
  • Bertrand Russell, “Preface to Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” In Ludwig Wittgenstein, Scrisori despre Tractatus (Letters about the Tractatus), Bucharest, Humanitas, 2012.