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Oleg Khoma

Oleg Khoma

Ukrainian philosopher
Oleg Khoma
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Intro Ukrainian philosopher
Is Philosopher
From Ukraine
Type Philosophy
Gender male
Birth 30 October 1966, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Age 54 years
Star sign Scorpio
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Oleg Khoma (born October 30, 1966) is Ukrainian historian of European philosophy, researcher, translator and commentator on 17th- and 20th-century French philosophy. Researcher of Blaise Pascal, Rene Descartes and Nicolas Malebranche.


Born in the Vinnytsia, Ukraine, he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Philosophy 1990 at the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and defended his PhD thesis at the same university (1993) under the supervision of Professor Hanna Horak. Since 1990 and until now, he teaches Philosophy at the Vinnytsia National Technical University. He defended his habilitation thesis (1999) at the Institute of Philosophy of the NAS of Ukraine under the supervision of Professor Oleg Bilyi.

In an effort to improve academic standards, in 2000 he founded Sententiae, the first Ukrainian academic journal specializing in the field of the history of philosophy. O. Khoma remains the editor in chief of this journal to this day. Since 2008, he arranged several prominent international experts to join to the editorial board and organized mandatory double-blind peer-review process for all articles. In 2015, Sententiae became the first Ukrainian philosophical journal indexed by SCOPUS. Also O. Khoma is the member of the Editorial Boards of scientific journals "Filosofska dumka" (Philosophical thought) and "Visnyk of Vinnitsya Technical Institute".

In 2003 he received the title of Professor; since 2004 he is chairing the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Vinnytsia National Technical University. Since 2000 he teaches as a visiting professor at other leading Ukrainian universities, including National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2000-2005) and Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (since 2006-nowadays). He is the founder and chairman of Pascal Society, affiliated with Ukrainian Philosophical Fund, and director of Renatus (Centre for Studies in History of Philosophy).

Oleg Khoma is also an active participant of the Ukrainian branch of the international project “European Dictionary of Philosophies: A Vocabulary of Untranslatabilities”) and editor-in-chief of its section “Epistemology” (web page of Publishers see at).

Research areas

Scholasticism, European Philosophy of the 17th and 20th centuries, contemporary French Philosophy, Philosophical Untranslatabilities, Ukrainian Philosophical Terminology.

Awards and grants

2001 was awarded the Programme for Support for publishing "Skovoroda", carried out by the French Embassy and the French Institute in Ukraine (for the translation and publication of Jean-Jacques Rousseau treatise "The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right").

2011 received a special award of the Ukrainian Philosophical Foundation for Promotion of philosophical commentary.

2015 was again awarded the "Skovoroda Prize" (for the edition «Descartes’ “Meditations“ in mirror of modern interpretations»).

1998, 2004, 2009 received a grant of the CNL for make translations and studies in France.

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