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Researcher of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures PAS since 2020



Working hours: 

Section: Department of Modern Cultures of Asia and Africa  / Section for the Study of Cultures along the Silk Road





Specialization and research interests:

• Indian philosophy – in the first place, the Sāṁkhya system of philosophy, its epistemology and philosophy of language, including influence of other traditions of thought (Mīmāṁsā, Buddhism, etc.) on Sāṁkhya and its polemics with them;
• Vedic religion and thought – in the first place, the religion of the Ṛgveda.


Academic activity:

Ołena Łucyszyna has devoted her entire scientific life, since her studies at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Kyiv, 1994–2000, diploma with honours), to Indian philosophy and religion. She participated in doctoral studies at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (in 2000–2003) and at the Catholic University of Lublin (in 2001–2006). Ołena Łucyszyna earned her doctoral degree from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (in 2005); in her doctoral dissertation, she explored the worldview of the Ṛgveda. In July 2020, the Philosophy Discipline Council of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków granted her the degree of habilitated doctor – for the monograph Filozofia słowa klasycznej i poklasycznej sankhji [Philosophy of Word of Classical and Postclassical Sāṁkhya].

Ołena Łucyszyna is an author of about 50 publications in the Polish, Ukrainian, English, and Russian languages. In 2020, she received a four-year grant from the National Science Centre, Poland, for her project devoted to Sāṁkhya epistemology.   



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