Vlad Alexandrescu


Curriculum Vitæ






EMAIL: valexandrescu@gmail.com
EDUCATION
1989 University of Bucharest, University of Bucharest (BA in French and German Studies); 1991 École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (MA Philosophy of Language); 1995 École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, (PhD Philosophy, “Summa cum Laude”);
2014, Habilitation Thesis.
LANGUAGES
Romanian (Native), French (Fluent), English (Fluent), German (Fair), Italian (Intermediary), Latin (Fair).
PRIZES, SCHOLARSHIPS
2014 \”Nicolae Bălcescu\” Prize, Romanian Academy, Bucharest; 2013 \”P.G. Castex\” Prize, Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Paris; 1991–1995 French Government Stipend, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; 1995 – 1996 Fellow of the New Europe College, Bucharest; 1998 – 2001 “Relink”-Program, New Europe College, Bucharest; 2005 Mellon Fellow of the Warburg Institute, London.
MEMBERSHIPS
(1995) Association des Amis et Correspondants du Centre International Blaise Pascal; (1995) New Europe College, Bucharest; (1997) Romanian Association of the Francophone Researchers in Human Sciences (ARCHES); (1997), Société d\’étude du dix-septième siècle, Paris; (2001), Research Centre Foundations of Early Modern Thought, University of Bucharest; (2002), The Romanian Association for the History of Religions; (2005) The Warburg Institute, London; (2005) Centro Inter-dipartimentale di Studi su Descartes e il Seicento dell’Università del Salento, Lecce.
EDITORIAL ACTIVITY
Co-editor of ARCHES. Revue Internationale des Sciences Humaines (2001-2005). Responsible and editor of the issues: ARCHES. Revue Internationale des Sciences Humaines, 5, 2003, Modèles concurrents de l’individu dans la pensée moderne; ARCHES. Revue Internationale des Sciences Humaines, 7, 2004, Sauver les miracles. Etudes sur la pensée de l’exception; Co-editor of Journal of Early Modern Studies; Responsible and editor of: Journal of Early Modern Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1 (Fall 2012), Special Issue: Shaping the Republic of Letters: Communication, Correspondence and Networks in Early Modern Europe, Journal edited by the Research Centre “Foundations of Modern Thought”, University of Bucharest.

TEACHING ACTIVITY

2015 – to date: Professor, University of Bucharest, French Studies Department;  2000 – 2014 Associate Professor, University of Bucharest, French Studies Department; 1997 Invited Lecturer, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris ; 1995 – 2000 Senior Lecturer, 1993 – 1995 Assistant Lecturer, 1991 – 1993 Teaching Assistant, University of Bucharest, French Studies Department.

MANAGING EXPERIENCE AND OTHER COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

2001 – to date, Director of the Research Centre Foundations of Early Modern Thought, University of Bucharest; 2006 – 2011, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg; 2009-2011, Director of a Research Grant financed by the Romanian Government: “Science, Politics and Utopia in the Republic of Letters: Early Modern Models of Producing and Disseminating Knowledge”; 1998 – 2000, 2003 – 2005, President of the Romanian Association of the Francophone Researchers in Human Sciences, Bucharest; 2001, Director of the International Summer School “Spaces of Freedom in Modern Thought”, Tescani, Romania, financed by The Open Society Institute (HESP) in Budapest and the French Foreign Ministry; 2000-2002, Director of a Research Grant financed by the World Bank and the Romanian Government: “The Emergence of the Concept of Law in Some Early Modern Programs for the Reformation of Knowledge”; 1998-2001, Co-ordinator of the Research Group on 17th-Century Thought, New Europe College, Bucharest; 1996, Coordinator of the International Conference René Descartes, Bucharest-Tescani; 1995 – 2006, Scientific Advisor of the Students’ Scientific Workshop, Department for French Language and Literature, Bucharest University.
ACADEMIC CONFERENCES
1992 (May), Le paradoxe sceptique chez Pascal, communication at the International Conference « Lieux communs, topoï, stéréotypes, clichés », Université Lumière Lyon 2 (Lyon); 1996 (September), Alphonse Dupront : une vision classique du monde, intervention at the International Conference « L’Europe dans son histoire : la vision d’Alphonse Dupront », The European Academic Institute (Florence); 1996 (October), Descartes et la théorie de l\’énonciation, communication at the International Colloquy René Descartes (Bucharest); 1998 (May), Alphonse Dupront et l’idéal de l\”honnête homme\”, intervention at the International Colloquy « Alphonse Dupront », Société des amis d\’Alphonse Dupront, Paris. (Bucarest); 1998 (July), Éléments pour une problématique du commencement, at Summer School in Social Sciences, Cluj-Belis, École normale supérieure de Fontenay/St.-Cloud, The “Babes-Bolyai” University at Cluj and the Romanian Association of the Francophone Researchers in Human Sciences (Cluj); 2002 (September), De l’union de l’âme et du corps en général chez Descartes, Summer School « Competing Models in Modern Thought », Research Centre Foundations of Early Modern Thought, University of Bucharest, Romanian Association of the Francophone Researchers in Human Sciences and the New Europe College (Macea Castle); 2004 (April), Cantemiri „Sacrosanctae Scientiae indepingibilis imago”. Remarques sur le Livre II, intervention at the Romanian Society of Classical Studies (Bucharest); 2005 (February), La théologo-physique du Prince Démètre Cantemir, The Warburg Institute (London); 2005 (August), La théologo-physique de Démètre Cantemir, South-East European Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul; 2005 (December), Un écho du Cogito chez le Prince Démètre Cantemir (1675-1723)?, intervention at the Symposium “Les correspondances savantes de Descartes et de ses contemporains” (Rom); 2006 (January), Descartes and Pascal on the Eucharist, lecture at the “Descartes & Pascal Conference”, University of South Florida, Tampa; 2007 (June), Réflexions sur l’Ancien Régime roumain: XVe-XVIIIe siècles, International Colloquium “Quelle(s) culture(s) politique(s) pour l’Europe?”, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; 2007 (November), Un exposé roumain de 1667 sur la Présence réelle dans l’Eucharistie, International Colloquium “Le Jansénisme et l’Europe”, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; 2008 (March), Définition de la pensée et vie universelle chez le Prince Démètre Cantemir, International Colloquium “Christian Faith and Metaphysical Reason between East and West”, New Europe College, Bucharest; 2009 (May), L’Hexaéméron du Sacro-sanctae scientiae indepingibilis imago (1700) de Démètre Cantemir, Journée d’études « Création, Providence et Mal », Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg; 2011 (May), Regius and Gassendi on the Human Soul, 11th International Society for Intellectual History Conference “Passionate Minds”, Bucharest; 2011 (October), Gradation ou hiérarchie. Pour une lecture aréopagitique des Pensées, International Colloquium „L’amour de la sagesse et la sagesse de l’amour chez Pascal”, French Institute in Budapest; 2012 (March), Some Sources of Princess Elisabeth\’s Letters to Descartes, International conference “Philosophizing Women in the Affect Theories of the Late 17th and Early 18thCenturies”, Lorand Eötvös University Budapest, Faculty of Arts, Department of Early Modern and Contemporary Philosophy; 2012 (March), De l’usage de l’infini chez R. Descartes et J.B. Morin, 3rdBucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science, “Creative Experiments: Heuristic & Exploratory Experimentation in Early Modern Science”, organized by the Research Center for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science and the Research Center for the Foundations of Early Modern Thought, University of Bucharest.
PUBLICATIONS
Books:
Vlad Alexandrescu, Le paradoxe chez Blaise Pascal, Peter Lang, Berne, 1996; 
Vlad Alexandrescu (ed.), Pragmatique et Théorie de l’énonciation. Choix de textes, Bucharest University Press, 2002; 
Vlad Alexandrescu (ed.), Branching Off: The Early Moderns in Quest for the Unity of Knowledge, Bucharest, Zeta Books, 2009; 
Vlad Alexandrescu, Croisées de la Modernité. Hypostases de l’esprit et de l’individu au XVIIe siècle, Bucharest, Zeta Books, 2012 (\”P.G. Castex\” Prize, Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Paris; \”Nicolae Bălcescu\” Prize, Romanian Academy, Bucharest).
Books co-edited:
Autour de Descartes, Dolores Toma, Anca-Maria Christodorescu, Vlad Alexandrescu (eds.), Bucharest, Crater Publishing House, 1998; 
Esprits modernes. Études sur les modèles de pensée alternatifs aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles, Vlad Alexandrescu, Dana Jalobeanu (eds.), Bucharest University Press, Vasile Goldiş University Press, Bucharest, Arad, 2003; 
Vlad Alexandrescu and Robert Theis (eds.), Nature et Surnaturel. Philosophies de la nature et métaphysique aux XVIe-XVIIIe siècles, Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, Zürich, New York, 2010; 
Dimitrie Cantemir, L’immagine irrafigurabile della Scienza Sacro-Santa, a cura di Vlad Alexandrescu, traduzione di Igor Agostini e Vlad Alexandrescu, introduzione e note di Vlad Alexandrescu, edizione critica del testo latino di Dan Slușanschi e Liviu Stroia, Firenze, Mondadori, 2012.
René Descartes, Corespondenţa completă, volumul I (1607-1638), Ediţie îngrijită de Vlad Alexandrescu, Introducere de Vlad Alexandrescu, Traducere din franceză, latină şi neerlandeză de Vlad Alexandrescu, Robert Arnăutu, Robert Lazu, Călin Cristian Pop, Mihai-Dragoş Vadana, Grigore Vida, Note, cronologie, note complementare, bibliografie şi indici de Vlad Alexandrescu, Robert Arnăutu, Călin Cristian Pop, Mihai-Dragoş Vadana, Grigore Vida, Iași, București, Editura Polirom, 2014.
René Descartes, Corespondenţa completă, volumul II (1639-1644), ediţie îngrijită de Vlad Alexandrescu, traducere din franceză, latină şi neerlandeză de Vlad Alexandrescu, Robert Arnăutu, Călin Cristian Pop, MihaiDragoş Vadana, Grigore Vida, note, cronologie, note complementare, bibliografie şi indici de Vlad Alexandrescu, Robert Arnăutu, Călin Cristian Pop, Grigore Vida, Iași, București, Editura Polirom, 2015.
Articles
Le paradoxe sceptique chez Pascal, in Christian Plantin, Lieux communs, topoi, stéréotypes, clichés, Paris, Kimé, 1993, p. 423-432; Le doute de Montaigne, in University of Bucharest Yearbook,Foreign Languages and Literatures, XLIV, 1995, p.41-52; Descartes et la théorie de l\’énonciation, in Autour de Descartes, textes réunis par Dolores Toma, Anca-Maria Christodorescu, Vlad Alexandrescu, Bucharest, Crater Publishing House, 1998; Du dualisme en théorie de l\’énonciation,in New Europe College, Yearbook 1995-1996, Bucharest, Humanitas Publishing House, 1999, p. 19-51; L’Europe classique: une quête des valeurs, in Fr. Crouzet, Fr. Furet (eds.), L’Europe dans son histoire. La vision d’Alphonse Dupront, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1998, p. 119-128; Eléments pour une problématique du commencement, in Invention, innovation et créativité dans les sciences sociales, Actes de l’école francophone Cluj-Belis, juillet 1998, édités par Izabella Badiu, Ion Copoeru, Ciprian Mihali, Casa Cartii de Stiinta, Cluj, 1999, p. 69-83; De l’union de l’âme et du corps en général chez Descartes, in Modèles concurrents dans la pensée moderne, Vlad Alexandrescu, Dana Jalobeanu (eds.), Bucharest University Press & Vasile Goldiş University Press, 2003; Un manuscrit inédit et inconnu de Démètre Cantemir. L’Epître dédicatoire du traité Sacro-sanctae scientiae indepingibilis imago, in ARCHAEVS. Etudes d’histoire des religions, VII (2003) 3-4, p. 245-269; J.L. Austin, filosof al limbajului, in J.L. Austin, Cum sa faci lucruri cu vorbe, romanian translation by Sorana Corneanu, introduction by Vlad Alexandrescu, Bucharest, Paralela 45 Publishing House, 2003, p. 3-20; Y a-t-il un principe d’individuation des corps physiques chez Descartes ?, in ARCHES. Revue Internationale des Sciences Humaines, 5, 2003, p. 67-80; Pour une problématique du miracle au XVIIe siècle, in ARCHES. Revue Internationale des Sciences Humaines, 7, 2004, p. 25-33; La Théologo-physique de Démètre Cantemir, Annuario dell’Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica di Venezia, IX, 2007, p. 273-281; Descartes and Pascal on the Eucharist, Perspectives on Science, vol. 15, nr. 4, Winter 2007, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., p. 434-449; Définition de la pensée et vie universelle chez le Prince Démètre Cantemir, in Mihail Neamţu and Bogdan Tataru-Cazaban (eds.), Memory, Humanity and Meaning. Selected Essays in Honor of Andrei Pleşu’s Sixtieth Anniversary, Bucharest, Zeta Books, 2009, p. 251-262 ; The double question of individuation of physical bodies in Descartes, in Vlad Alexandrescu (ed.), Branching Off: The Early Moderns in Quest for the Unity of Knowledge, Bucharest, Zeta Books, 2009, p. 69-94; L’impact de la question eucharistique sur l’individualité du corps physique chez Descartes, in Vlad Alexandrescu et Robert Theis (éds.), Nature et Surnaturel. Philosophies de la nature et métaphysique aux XVIe-XVIIIe siècles, Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, Zürich, New York, 2010, p. 77-88; Post-Cartesian atomism: the case of François Bernier, in Dana Jalobeanu and Peter R. Anstey (eds.), Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion. Descartes and Beyond, Routledge, 2010; Un exposé roumain de 1667 sur la Présence réelle dans l’Eucharistie in vol. Le Jansénisme et l’Europe. Actes du colloque international organisé à l’Université du Luxembourg les 8, 9 et 10 novembre 2007, textes édités avec répertoire bibliographique et index par Raymond Baustert, Narr Verlag, coll « Biblio 17 », Tübingen, 2010, p. 163-169 ; Autour de la Carte de la Moldavie par Démètre Cantemir, in Revue des Etudes Sud-Est Européennes, XLIX, 1-4, p. 139-188; What Someone May Have Whispered in Elisabeth’s Ear, in Daniel Garber, Steven Nadler (eds.), Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, volume VI, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012, p. 1-27; Regius and Gassendi on the Human Soul, in Intellectual History Review, 23, 2, June 2013, in print.
Editing work
Tudor Vianu, Opere, vol. 14, Corespondenţă (Correspondence), Bucharest, Minerva Publishing House, 1991 (edited and annotated); Scrisori către Tudor Vianu (Letters to Tudor Vianu), vol. I, 1916-1935, Bucharest, Minerva Publishing House, 1992 (edited by Maria Alexandrescu Vianu and Vlad Alexandrescu, annotated by Vlad Alexandrescu); Scrisori către Tudor Vianu (Letters to Tudor Vianu), vol. II, 1936-1949, Bucharest, Minerva Publishing House, 1994 (edited by Maria Alexandrescu Vianu and Vlad Alexandrescu, annotated by Vlad Alexandrescu); Scrisori către Tudor Vianu (Letters to Tudor Vianu), vol. III, 1950-1964, Bucharest, Minerva Publishing House, 1997 (edited by Maria Alexandrescu Vianu and Vlad Alexandrescu, annotated by de Geo Serban, afterword by Florin Ţurcanu); André Scrima, La Phénoménologie du miracle, edited, annotated and translated in French by Vlad Alexandrescu, in « Res », 44, autumn 2003, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., p. 159-170; Daniela Pălăşan, L’ennui chez Pascal et l’acédie, edited and preface by Vlad Alexandrescu, afterword by Anca Vasiliu, Cluj, Eikon, 2005; André Scrima, Antropologia apofatică (ApophaticalAnthropology), Bucharest, Humanitas Publishing House, 2005 (edited, annotated and foreword); André Scrima, Ortodoxia şi încercarea comunismului (The Orthodoxy and the trial of comunism), Bucharest, Humanitas Publishing House, 2008 (edited, annotated and foreword).
Forewords
Daniela Pălăşan, Le cœur chez Pascal, préface de Vlad Alexandrescu, Bucureşti, Editura Crater, 1999;
J.L. Austin, filosof al limbajului, în J.L. Austin, Cum să faci lucruri cu vorbe, traducere de Sorana Corneanu, prefaţă de Vlad Alexandrescu, Bucureşti, Editura Paralela 45, 2003, p. 3-20;
Daniela Pălăşan, L’ennui chez Pascal et l’acédie, édition et préface par Vlad Alexandrescu, postface par Anca Vasiliu, Cluj, Eikon, 2005.
Reviews of different contributions
Le paradoxe chez Blaise Pascal, Peter Lang, Berne, 1996:
Revue XVIIe siècle, Paris, an. L, nr. 201, n° 4, 1998, p. 744-745 (Gilles Siouffi); Dialogo Filosófico, Madrid, nr. 43, Enero/Abril, 1999 (unsigned); Choisir, Centre national de documentation pédagogique, Paris, nr. 35, Juin 1998, supplément, p. 10 (Hélène Bouchilloux); Bulletin cartésien, XXVIII, in «Archives de philosophie», Paris, tome 63, cahier 1, Janvier-Mars 2000, under 3.1, p. 48 (Vincent Carraud); Zeitschrift für französische Sprache und Literatur, Stuttgart, CX, 1, 2000 (Ekkehard Eggs); Studii și cercetări lingvistice, vol. 50, 1999, nr. 1, București, Editura Academiei Române, p. 202-203 (Mariana Neț).
Autour de Descartes,textes réunis par Dolores Toma, Anca-Maria Christodorescu, Vlad Alexandrescu, Bucureşti, Editura Crater, 1998:
Bulletin cartésien, XXIX, «Archives de philosophie», Paris tome 64 (2001), p. 41 (Giuliano Gasparri).
Esprits modernes. Études sur les modèles de pensée alternatifs aux XVIIe-XVIIIesiècles, Vlad Alexandrescu, Dana Jalobeanu (eds.), Bucharest University Press, Vasile Goldis University Press, Bucharest, Arad, 2003:
Bulletin cartésien, XXXV, in «Archives de philosophie», Paris, tome 70, cahier 1, Janvier-Mars 2007, under 3.2.1 (Fabien Chareix);
Nicolas le Spathaire, Enchiridion:
Luxemburger Wort, Luxemburg, 4 martie 2011, p. 14: Première traduction française d\’un ouvrage majeur «Enchiridion sive Stella Orientalis Occidentali splendens» (Raymond Baustert).
Vlad Alexandrescu (ed.), Branching Off: The Early Moderns in Quest for the Unity of Knowledge, Bucharest, Zeta Books, 2009:
Philosophy in Review, University of Victoria (Canada), vol. XXXI (2011), nr. 3, p. 164-167 (Andreea Mihali); Bulletin cartésien, LX, in «Archives de philosophie», cahier 1, tome 74, Printemps 2011, p. 203-207 (Philippe Boulier); British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 19, issue 4, p. 819-822 (Peter R. Anstey); Isis (The History of Science Society, Chicago), Vol. 102, No. 3, September 2011, p. 562-563 (Jane Jenkins).
Vlad Alexandrescu et Robert Theis (éds.), Nature et Surnaturel. Philosophies de la nature et métaphysique aux XVIe-XVIIIe siècles, Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, Zürich, New York, 2010:
Early Science and Medicine, vol. 16 (2011), p. 372-374 (Davide Cellamare)
Studium: Revue d\’Histoire des Sciences et des Universités(Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of Science and Universities, The Hague), vol. 4, nr. 1 (2011), p. 48-49 (Delphine Bellis)
Vlad Alexandrescu, Croisées de la modernité. Hypostases de l’esprit et de l’individu au XVIIe siècle, Bucharest, Zeta Books, 2012:
Lo Sguardo – Rivista di Filosofia, ISSN 2036-6558, 10, 3, (2012), p. 285-287 (Stella Carella).
January 2013

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