Philosopher Becomes Romania’s Minister of Education


Mircea Dumitru, until recently dean (which in the Romanian context is a title more akin to university president, I’m informed) and professor of philosophy at the University of Bucharest, has been appointed the Minister of Education of Romania by the country’s Prime Minister, Dacian Ciolos. 

Dumitru’s philosophical work is mainly in philosophy of language and metaphysics (among other things, he translated Naming and Necessity into Romanian).

Interestingly, he also had a leadership role in the ethics committee that found that the previous Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, had plagiarised a large portion of his doctoral dissertation.

(via John Symons)

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