Institute of Gender Studies

Dr. Vladimir Davchev

Full professor

Vladimir Davchev was born on November 3, 1962 in Skopje. He finished primary school and high school in his hometown. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje in the Department of Philosophy. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy on June 1987, with a GPA of 9.38 (out of 10).

On May 25, 1988, Vladimir Davchev was elected a junior teaching assistant at the Institute of Marxism by the Teaching-Scientific Council of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje. At the beginning of his academic career, he taught one subject – The Fundamentals of Marxism, and after the curricula transformation in 1991, he taught Philosophy of Technology at the Department of Humanities.

Vladimir Davchev enrolled in the postgraduate studies at the Institute of Philosophy in 1988 and after 3 years, he completed his postgraduate studies with a GPA of 9.00 (out of 10). He obtained his Masters’ degree in Philosophy in 1994 from the Faculty of Philosophy at the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, with the successful defense of the thesis – “The Mind-Body Relationship In Modern Analytical Philosophy”.

Vladimir Davchev obtained his PhD degree in Philosophy in 2000 from the Faculty of Philosophy at the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University by successfully defending his PhD thesis: “Consciousness and Analytical Philosophy: An Analysis of Bertrand Russell`s, Gilbert Ryle`s, and Daniel Dennett’s Understanding of Consciousness”.

He is the author of more than forty published papers (books, articles and reviews) in the field of philosophy and gender studies.

Vladimir Davchev was the president of the Philosophical Society of Macedonia from 2003 to 2007. He was also a member of the Editorial board of the academic journal Philosophy in 2006 and a long-term member of the Editorial Board of the Annual Proceedings of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Deputy Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Annual Proceedings of the Faculty of Philosophy. He was appointed the President of the Editorial Board of the Annual Proceedings of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje between 2008 and 2011.

Vladimir Davchev was involved in several projects. Some of these projects involve being the member of the advisory board of the project “The Other in the Teaching Contents of Higher Education” initiated by the Open Society Institute – Macedonia Foundation; a member of the editorial board of the publication “Exploring Otherness – Aspects of Otherness from the Perspective of Certain Disciplines in Higher Education in Macedonia” “; and a project manager of “ Cognitive Science in Macedonia: Opportunity Research”.

He works as a full professor at the Institute of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje.

Research interests: Philosophy of the mind; cognitive philosophy; artificial intelligence and its social impact; masculinity in modern civilization.

Prof. Vladimir Davchev  is involved in these courses:

Postgraduate studies:
  • 1

    [RS104] Modern Theories of Masculinity

  • 2

    [RS106] Technology and Gender

  • 3

    [RS111] History of Gender Relations

  • 4

    [FI211I / 18] Cyberculture and Techno-feminism

PhD studies:
  • 1

    [FIF110] Analytical Philosophy

  • 2

    [FZF4] Humanities and Social Sciences Research Methods [in the Fields of Philosophy]

  • 3

    [FZF13] How to Write an Academic Essay



Bibliography

Books:

Davchev, Vladimir. Analytical Philosophy and Mind-Body Interaction. AZ-BUKI, 2010.

Davchev, Vladimir. Consciousness and Analytical Philosophy. AZ-BUKI, 2003.

Articles:

Davchev, Vladimir. “Why do we need the psychology of Aritificial Intelligence”. Psychology:Science and Practice, Vol.III, Number 5-6, 2019.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Empowering Gender Equality at State Universities in the Republic of Macedonia”. Empowering Women Through Higher Education, 18 – 19 April, Kingdom of Bahrain, Royal University for Women, 2018.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Life between technophobia and the absurd: will I become a technophobe?”, Annual Proceedings of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, vol.60, 2007.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Charlie Dunbar Brod’s Emerging Materialism”, Annual Proceedings of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, vol.59, 2006.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Consciousness, philosophy and artificial intelligence.” Annual Proceedings of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, vol.58, 2005.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Lock on Tolerance”. Philosophy, No. 4, 2005, pp.73-77.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Technological Civilization – Civilization of Existential Absurdity”. Абсурд и вокруг: сборник статей. 2004, pp. 148-167.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Berkeley`s metaphysics and contemporary theory of consciousness.” Philosophy, No.6 , 2003, p. 39-47.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Can we overcome mind-body dualism?” “. Philosophy, No. 5, 2003, p. 101-110.

Davchev, Vladimir. ” Education in humanities, no thanks!” Cultural life . No. 1, 2003, pp.107-108.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Consciousness and self-consciousness in ancient philosophy (Aristotle’s understanding of consciousness)”. Philosophy, No. 4, 2002, pp.35-46.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Are mind and body the same thing?” Annual Proceedings of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, vol.55, 2002, p. 255-271.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Technological civilization – civilization of existential absurdity.” Cultural life, no. 3-4,2001, p. 34-44.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Does globalization mean humanization?” Cultural Life, No. 2, 2001, pp.16-25.

Davchev, Vladimir. “`Cogito ergo sum` – philosophical myth or reality.” Cultural Life, No.2, 2000, pp.19-28.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Meditations on the mind and the body”. Margina , No. 3, 1997, p. 41-49.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Cyberspace and democracy – a missing link.” Cultural Life, No. 1, 1997, p. 33-39.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Fundamentals of Gilbert Ryle’s Logical Behaviorism.” Philosophical tribune, no. 13, 1997, p. 33-47.

Davchev, Vladimir. “Descartes and the Problem of interaction of the mind and the body.” Philosophical tribune, No. 11/12, 1996, p. 83-97.