PhD candidate at the University of Bucharest. His research interests include: Kantian and post-Kantian transcendental philosophy, Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology, the early phenomenological movement (1900-1939), Martin Heidegger’s phenomenology, the New Phenomenology, the relation between metaphorology and the critical history of concepts in Hans Blumenberg’ oeuvre. He is assistant of the Newsletter of Phenomenology, co-editor of the Newsletter of Romanian Philosophy and main coordinator of the Edmund Husserl Facebook Circle.
Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Director of the Phenomenology Research Center. His book publications include Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming, Spring 2014), Phenomenology and Mysticism: The Verticality of Religious Experience (Indiana, 2007/Ballard Prize in Phenomenology 2009) and Home and Beyond: Generative Phenomenology after Husserl (Northwestern, 1995). He is the translator of Edmund Husserl,Analyses Concerning Passive and Active Synthesis: Lectures on Transcendental Logic (Kluwer, 2001), and Editor-in-Chief of Continental Philosophy Review, and General Editor of the Northwestern University Press “SPEP” Series. He recently served as the Executive Co-Director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP).