French Academy awards philosophy prize to Romanian writer


The French Academy has awarded the Grand Prize for Philosophy for 2022 to professor and researcher Anca Vasiliu, rewarding her work in the study of philosophy, Agerpres reported quoting AFP.

Anca Vasiliu was born in Bucharest and is a professor of Greek philosophy at the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

The most important originality of Anca Vasiliu lies in her ability to make a connection between classical Greek and Neoplatonician philosophy with the theology of the Church Fathers,” explained the organizers of the event at the awarding of the prize.

A few days earlier, Anca Vasiliu received the „Trophy of Excellence” which was awarded by the organization that edits Romanian West in Madrid during a gala for Romanian excellence abroad. At the ceremony she confessed, „If my parents lived to see this, now they would be happy.”

Born in Bucharest in 1957, Vasiliu was a researcher at the Institute of Art History (Academia Romanian) before settling in Paris in 1990. In 998 she joined the French National Center for Scientific Research, according to suplimentuldecultură.ro.

She is currently  a principal researcher and coordinator of papers within a team of researchers and professors of ancient philosophy – Centre Léon Robin de recherches sur la pensée antique, affiliated to the Faculty of Philosophy of the Sorbonne University (Paris IV).

He has a PhD in philosophy empowered to conduct PhDs in this field. Among his doctiranzii, there are often young people from Romania.

Also, Anca Vasiliu holds courses on the history of ancient philosophy at the University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. He was program director at the International College of Philosophy (Paris, 1998-2004).


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