Department of Philosophy and Social Critique

Department of Philosophy and Social Critique is the youngest department of the faculty aimed at developing social and political critical studies in Lithuania as well as in Central Eastern and Northern Europe.

Scientific activity within the department  is directed at analysing recent social, political and cultural transformations in Central Eastern Europe, including memories of its Soviet past and the dilemmas faced today.

Bachelor degree programme

  • Philosophy and Political Critique (taught in Lithuanian)
  • Philosophy (taught in Lithuanian)

Master degree programme

Department of Philosophy and Social Critique

  • V. Putvinskio str. 23 -613 , LT-44246 Kaunas, Lietuva
  • Ph. (+370 37) 209961
  • E-mail: sptk@pmdf.vdu.lt

Gintautas Mažeikis

Head of the department, professor


Fields of academic interests

Analysis of contemporary social and political theories, postmodern political anthropology, research and analysis of propaganda and symbolic thinking, analysis and philosophical critique of creative industries.

Email: gintautas.mazeikis@vdu.lt

Jurga Jonutytė

Associate professor


Fields of academic interests

Social memory, environmental awareness studies, socio-cultural research methodology

Email: jurga.jonutyte@vdu.lt

Tomas Kavaliauskas

Associate professor, writer


Fields of academic interests

Social political critique, business ethics, creative fiction writing, European identity, transcultural and national memory, political philosopy

Email: tomas.kavaliauskas@vdu.lt

 

Viktoras Bachmetjevas

Lecturer


Fields of academic interests

Intersections of ethics and philosophy of religion, S. Kierkegaard, E. Levinas

Email: viktoras.bachmetjevas@vdu.lt

Rasa Baločkaitė

Associate professor


Fields of academic interests

Discursive power relations, class, gender, race representation in the media, colonialism and postcolonial studies, the Soviet period, Post-Communist Studies.

Email: rasa.balockaite@vdu.lt

Jay Daniel Mininger

Professor


Fields of academic interests

The political philosophy,  the modern literature, comparative studies, aesthetic theory, psychoanalysis, lyrical poetry.

Email: jay.mininger@vdu.lt

 

Bronė Gudaitytė

Lecturer


Fields of academic interests

Religionphilosophy, art philosophy, eastern philosophy, philosophy of culture, philosophy of education, phenomenology

Email: brone.gudaityte@vdu.lt

Robert Van Voren

Professor


Fields of academic interests

Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies, Oral History, Human Rights, Reconciliation and Democratization, Genocide studies

Email: robert.van.voren@vdu.lt

John Stewart Gordon

Professor


Fields of academic interests

Ancient Practical Philosophy, Ethics (theoretical and applied), Bioethics, and Disability, Social- and Political Philosophy, The Philosophy of Human Rights, Philosophical Anthropology (systematic), Philosophy of Technology

jostgo76@gmail.com

Arnoldas Stramskas

PhD student


Fields of academic interests

Strategies  of resistance, control forms, history of cybernetics, new media/tion, anti-politics

Email: arnoldas.stramskas@vdu.lt

 

Tomas Marcinkevičius

PhD student


Fields of academic interests

Academic interests: production and politics of space, autonomous and contentious spaces, social and workers’ movements

Email: tomas.marcinkevicius@vdu.lt

Mantas Antanas Davidavičius

PhD student


Fields of academic interests

Ecosophy, philosophy of science, postmodern philosophy

Email: mantas.davidavicius@vdu.lt

 

Sergej Kozlov

PhD student


Fields of academic interests

Political Communication, Public Relations, Cyber Security, Propaganda Analysis, Information Warfare, the Election Campaign Communication, Russian Studiesy

Email: sergej.kozlov@vdu.lt