Researchers

Constantin Salavastru – DLATRS Director

 Constantin Salavastru

Professor Salavastru is responsible for the chair of logic, argumentation theory and rhetoric of the Univertatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza where he also acted as rector from 2004 to 2012. At the end of his doctoral training at his home university, he defended a dissertation on the applications of argumentation theory in the domain of education. Constantin Salavastru provided scientific contributions to many fields related to the research carried out in the DLATRS, such as argumentation theory, rhetoric and the art of oratory, logical semantics, public debates and the political discourse. Prolific author, Doctor Salavastru has already published dozens of books in which he outlines his research findings, from which the Prize of Romanian Academy was awarded to his book Logique et langage éducationnel.

Constantin Salavastru has been active internationally, by taking his sabbatical leaves at the Université des sciences et technologies at Lille and at the Université Paris X-Nanterre, in France; at the Centre de recherches sémiologiques of the Université de Neuchâtel and of the Université de Lausanne, in Switzerland; at the Université Konstanz, in Germany; and at the Université de Liège and the Université libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium. Director of the DLATRS  – Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric and the research journal Argumentum. Professor Salavastru is also member of many scientific committees and international associations related to his field of expertise.

 

Research Team

Gheorghe Ilie Farte

Gheorg Ilie Farte 

Gheorghe Ilie Farte graduated in Philosophy and is holder of a Ph.D. in Logic from the Univertatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza. He defended a dissertation on the inflexions of quantity in formal logic. Doctor Farte started his research career at the Chair of Logic and Semiology. Presently, he is Lecture at the Department of communication sciences. His research contributions were mainly developed around logical problems, communication theory, political communication and public relations.

Professor Farte has developed research collaborations during sabbatical leaves taken in academic centres such as the Universität Konstanz, in Germany, Örebro Universitet, in Sweden, and the Institut Ludwig von Mises d’Auburn in the United States. He also participated in Erasmus teaching exchanges at the Collège universitaire Artevelde of Gent, in Belgium, at the Université Paul Sabatier III of Toulouse, in France, at the Philology College of the Uniwersytet Wrocławski, in Poland, and at the EFAP – École des métiers de la communication in Paris, France.

Camelia Grădinaru

Camelia Grădinaru 

Camelia Grădinaru has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Philosophy from the Univertatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza. In her Ph.D. dissertation, she discussed the question of post-modern discursivity. Doctor Grădinaru coordinates seminars on logic, theories and practices of argumentation and rhetoric. En 2010, she was granted a post-doctoral scholarship to develop research on the socio-technical paradigm of new media.

Lecturer at the Chair of Communication Sciences and Public Relations in the university in which she got her doctoral training, she teaches courses related the field of new media. Camelia Grădinaru is presently interested in virtual communities, in the digital transformation of reading and writing practices, and in scientific research behaviors over the Internet. She also participates in editorial committees related to the research centre DLATRS – Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric and the research journal Argumentum.

Ioan-Alexandru Grădinaru

Ioan-Alexandru Grădinaru

Ioan-Alexandru Grădinaru studied Philosophy and explored questions related to language and discursivity in contemporary American philosophy in his Ph.D. dissertation presented at the Univertatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza. Professor Grădinaru teaches courses and seminars on logic, theories and practices of argumentation, communication theory and rhetoric in the university in which he graduated, offered by the Chair in Communication de Sciences and Public. In his research, he focuses on issues related to Analytic Philosophy and Natural Logic and its applications for discourse construction. Presently, Ioan-Alexandru Grădinaru Works on the ideological dimension of discourse.

Doctor Grădinaru has also taught in many university institutions in Belgium such as the Collège universitaire Artevelde of Gent, the Collège universitaire Plantijn of Anvers and the Collège universitaire Erasmus in Brussels.

Dan S. Stoica

Dan Stoica  After studying language and literature (French-Romanian), Dan S. Stoica obtained his Ph.D. degree on the relationships between logic and language at the Univertatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza. He also developed an interest for communication, developing research and courses in the field. In addition, he is an expert in information management and creator of an automatization strategy of activities for the “Mihai Eminescu” University Central Library of Iasi, in which his knowledge of linguistics, information and communication theories and informatics were applied. Doctor Stoica is lecturer and teaches journalism and communication related courses in the university in which he was trained. His research focuses on applied pragma-linguistics, and is rooted in argumentation theory, rhetoric and semiotics.

In addition to participating in many scientific committees, Dan S. Stoica is also member of the European Association of Scientific Editors – EASE – in which he acts in his capacity of editor-in-chief of BIBLOS. In addition, he taught at the Université Paul Sabatier of Toulouse and at the Université catholique de l’ouest of Angers, in France; at the Universidad de Zaragoza, in Spain; at the Universidade da Beira Interior of Covilhã and at the Universidade do Algarve of Faro, in Portugal; and at the Collège universitaire Erasmus of Brussels, in Belgium.

Viorel Tutui

Viorel Tutui  Viorel Tutui studied Philosophy and Law and is holder of a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Univertatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza with a research on the problem of truth in contemporary epistemologies. Doctor Tutui works in the university in which he obtained his doctorate, at the Chair of Communication Sciences and Public Relations. In 2010, he as awarded a post-doctoral scholarship by the Romanian Academy. He developed an interest on the a priori justification of logical and mathematical, on the rationality of social action and on the argumentation models used in contemporary theories of participatory and deliberative democracy.

Presently, he teaches logic, epistemology of the social sciences and communication law. He also participates in editorial committees related to the research centre DLATRS  – Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric and the research journal Argumentum.