Lenart Škof is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Institute for Philosophical Studies at the Science and Research Centre Koper (Slovenia). He is also Visiting Professor of Religion at Faculty of Theology, Univ. of Ljubljana and Faculty at Global Center for Advanced Studies, Michigan, USA. Lenart Škof received KAAD grant (Universität Tübingen), Fulbright grant (Stanford University, academic host: Richard Rorty) and Humboldt fellowship for experienced researchers (Max Weber Kolleg, Universität Erfurt, academic host: Hans Joas). His main research interests lie in ethics, new cosmology, comparative religion, intercultural and Indian philosophy (he translated Yajurvedic Upanishads from the Sanskrit), the philosophy of American pragmatism and the philosophy of Luce Irigaray. He recently co-edited Breathing with Luce Irigaray (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013) and is author of several books, among them Pragmatist Variations on Ethical and Intercultural Life (Lexington Books, 2012), Breath of Proximity: Intersubjectivity, Ethics and Peace (Springer, 2015) and Ethik des Atmens (Verlag Karl Alber, 2016). He is also the president of Slovenian Society for Comparative Religion. His current research project is dedicated to Antigone, feminist ethics, and questions of philosophy, religious justice, and peace.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Comparative Religion and Theology, American Pragmatism, Social and Political Ethics, Ethics of Compassion, Indian Studies (Vedic Religion and Philosophy, Buddhism), Intercultural and Comparative Philosophy