Costica Bradatan

Costica Bradatan
  • Texas Tech University; University of Queensland, Australia
  • Professor of Humanities; Honorary Research Professor of Philosophy
  • Affiliation During NDIAS Fellowship: Texas Tech University
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • "Philosophy as an Art of Dying"

Costica Bradatan is Professor of Humanities in the Honors College at Texas Tech University, USA, and an Honorary Research Professor of Philosophy at University of Queensland, Australia. He has also held faculty appointments at Cornell University, Miami University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Arizona State University, as well as at several universities in Europe and Asia.

Bradatan is the author and editor of ten books, among which Dying for Ideas: The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers (Bloomsbury, 2015) and In Praise of Failure (forthcoming with Harvard University Press). His work has been translated into many languages, including Dutch, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Farsi.

He has also written book reviews, essays, and op-ed pieces for such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Times Literary Supplement, Aeon, Dissent, The New Statesman, and other similar venues. Bradatan serves as the Religion/Comparative Studies Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books, and is the founding editor of two book series: “Philosophical Filmmakers” (Bloomsbury) and “Philosophy beyond Boundaries” (Columbia University Press).

Photo of Costica Bradatan by Bram Budel.