Yvanka B. Raynova

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Yvanka B. Raynova, Ph.D., Dr.Phil., D.Sc., is Full Professor and Chair of the Contemporary Philosophy Program at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as well as President of the Bulgarian Phenomenology Association, and Director of the Institute for Axiological Research (Institut für Axiologische Forschungen) in Vienna. Her main fields of research, teaching and interest are phenomenology, hermeneutics, axiology (theories and applied research on values), philosophy of religion, philosophical and cultural anthropology, gender studies, intercultural communication, and translation studies. 
She is author of numerous books and articles in different languages, inter alia From Husserl to Ricoeur. The Phenomenological Approach to Human Being (1993), Jean-Paul Sartre, the Philosopher without God (1995), Philosophy at the End of XX Century (1995). Her discussions with the eminent French philosopher Paul Ricoeur - Between the Said and the Unsaid. In conversation with Paul Ricoeur - have been published 2009 by Peter Lang. Her book on phenomenology and hermeneutics Être et être libre : Deux « passions » des philosophies phénoménologiques. Études d'herméneutique comparative appeared 2010 in the same publishing house, and her main study on feminist philosophy - Feministische Philosophie in europäischem Kontext: Gender-Debatten zwischen "Ost" und "West" - was released by Böhlau Verlag also in 2010. After more than twenty years, Raynova published a book in Bulgarian - Bezdnata samostta i otblyasuzite na absolyutnoto: Kam hermenevtikata na fenomenologicheskite tsennostni teorii (The Abyss of the Self and the Reflections of the Absolute: A Contribution to the Hermeneutics of the Phenomenological Value Theories, 2019) - offering a hermeneutical account of the phenomenological value theories.
Her monograph Sein, Sinn und Werte: Phänomenologische und hermeneutische Perspektiven des europäischen Denkens (Peter Lang: Frankfurt a.M., 2017) was distinguished as "the highest theoretical achievement in 2017" of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology. For the monograph Raynova was also granted  the 2017 Hermes Award: A Book of the Year in Phenomenological Hermeneutics of the International Institute for Hermeneutics and the Prize for extremely important monograph of national importance of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (October 2020). 
Raynova is Editor-in-Chief of Labyrinth: An International Journal of Philosophy, Value Theory and Sociocultural Hermeneutics, and also general editor of diverse book series, including "Philosophy, Phenomenology and Hermeneutcs of Values". She has translated several philosophical books from French into Bulgarian, among other Jean-Paul Sartre's L'être et le néant and Paul Ricoeur's Le Conflit des interprétations, and diverse studies from French into German. 


Just Published (November 2022) 

 Jubilee Publication in Honor of the 60th Anniversary of Yvanka B. Raynova





H.-W. Ruckenbauer / S.Moser (Eds.)

Säkulraismus, Postsäkularismus und die Zukunft der Religionen.
Festschrift für Yvanka B. Raynova zum 60. Geburtstag (Metzler/Springer 2022)

With contributions of Andrzej Wiercinski, Antonio Russo, Arthur Boelderl, Bianca Boteva-Richter, Birge Krondorfer, Elisabeth von Samsonov, Esther Ramharter, Franz Prammer, Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz, Hans-Rainer Sepp, Hans-Walter Ruckenbauer, Hedwig Meyer-Wilmes, Herta Nagl-Docekal, Ingeborg Schüssler, Ludwig Nagl, Markus Riedenauer, Peter Strasser, Reinhold Esterbauer, Roland Faber, Rolf Kühn, Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl, Susanne Moser, Tatyana Batuleva, and Werner Gabriel.