Lachezar Bojidarov Antonov, PhD

Assistant Professor

Southwest University in Blagoevgrad

Lachezar Bojidarov Antonov is a Chief Assistant Professor at the Southwest University in Blagoevgrad. He graduated from the Cultural Studies (specialization: Theory of Culture) in 2000 and obtained his MA in Philosophy (specialization: Virtual Culture) in 2001, at the Sofia University. He defended his doctoral thesis entitled Cultural Difference and Mutual Understanding. An Attempt of a Critical Consideration of the Opposition “Universal” – “Contextual” within and beyond  the Boundaries of the Theory of Communicative Action at the Southwest University in Blagoevgrad in 2006.

Lachezar Bojidarov Antonov has a good experience in the organization of academic events (seminars, conferences, workshops, etc.). He participated in seven research projects (national and international).

He is a member of the Union of Scientists of Bulgaria and a coordinator of the Centre of New Media and Digital Culture at Southwest University - Bulgaria. 

Publications & References

2005 Problems of Cultural Studies (co-authorship with Prof. Vlachko Kunchev and Prof. Ivan Stefanov). Sofia, Ciela.
2010 Criticism of the Monological Reason. Neofit Rilski University Press.
2013 Multiculturalism and the Limits of Tolerance. Neofit Rilski University Press. (under print).

2001 “Technology as Power Mechanism for Social Control”. In: Culture and the Challenges of the New Century. Neofit Rilski University Press.
2002 “The Conception of “Unencumbered Self” in the light of the Communicative Theory of Lebenswelt. In: Philosophical Readings (Veliko Turnovo University Press).
2003 “Communicative Action and the Way to Agreement. Notes on Jugren Habermas‟ Discourse Theory, In: Philosophical Readings (Veliko Turnovo University Press).
2004 “Conflict between Universalism and Contextualism. Morals for Contemporary Europe In: Art, culture, Modernity – European Perspectives. (Neofit Rilski University Press).
2005 The Right for Cultural Self-determination and Self-expression – A Big Problem or a Great Chance for Future Europe. In: Cultural Rights in European Perspective. (Neofit Rilski University Press).
2006 “Value Pluralism of the Post-liberalism”, In: National Cultures and European Identity. (Neofit Rilski University Press).
2010 „Man in the Age of his Technological Reproducibility” In: "Natural sciences and social worlds" (Centre for Advanced Studies, Sofia).
2010 Criticism of the Protectionalist-ecological Approach toward Cultural Diversity in the Frames of the Debate over Multiculturalism. In: The Limits of Cultural Studies. (Neofit Rilski University Press).
2010 “Normal” and “Pathological” Uses of World Wide Web. Notes on the Conception of Internet Addiction. In: New Media and Digital Culture. (Neofit Rilski University Press).
2011 ICTs and the Development of Civil Society. In: ICTs, Media and Education. (Neofit Rilski University Press).
2011 „Changing Uses of Public Spaces in the Postcommunist City: Two Sofia Squares Under an Observation” In: 'Public Space and Social Cohesion in the City: Present and Future'. (under print).
2012. Polygamous Marriages as a Problem of Contemporary Europe. (Reflections on the Question about the Need for and the Limits of the Specific Group Rights of the Muslim Immigrant Communities in European Liberal Democracies). In: „The Institution of Marriage in the three Monotheistic Religions”. ("Ovidius" University Press).
2012. Culture as a Compensatory Mechanism of Biologically Deficient Human Nature. (Reflections on Arnold Gehlen‟s Theory of Man as a Cultural Being). In: Languages of Culture. (Neofit Rilski University Press).
2013 Civic Activism in Social Networking Sites: opportunities and realizations. In: Digital Culture, Media and Education. (Neofit Rilski University Press). (under print).

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  • Office: Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • Research Interests:
    theory of culture, virtual culture