Ethics of care and caring organization: from moral philosophy to organizational studies

Ethics of care can be considered a component of organizational wellbeing. This idea was the main one I substantiated in my presentation „Ethics of care and caring organization: from moral philosophy to organizational studies” during the international workshop organized in the Technical University of Sofia “Intangibles, Human Capital and Work Well-being (ICWWB) in Times of … Read more

Code of ethics and ethical culture in the organization

Code of ethics and ethical culture in the organization „Development of Responsible Business Practices, Employment Policies and Ethical Conduct: Survey“ (Sofia, Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, 2000. ISBN 954-90395-2-8) is one of the first manuals for writing a corporate code of ethics in Bulgaria. It was a challenge and a pleasure to work in a team … Read more

l welcome July Morning festival appropriately – my new book is published

I welcome July Morning festival appropriately: my new book is published and I receive the copies today. It is small, but full of experience and new information on applied ethics in universities around the world.

Not easy in a conservative system such as education and university as the Technical University – Sofia to develop new courses in humanities. But it is not impossible! It’s a challenge to use the common cliché.


Lessons and Perspectives of 30 Years Teaching Experience in Bulgaria

The book summarizes the experience of introducing and teaching applied ethics in Bulgarian universities over the last three decades. The transformations, achievements and problems in the development of applied ethics are considered. The basis for sharing the experience is mainly what was done at the Technical University – Sofia. Precise details about the history and stages in the process of academic validation of ethical courses in Bulgarian University are proposed. The difficulties in establishing the applied ethical disciplines are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on some of them in detail, i.e. Administrative Ethics and Professional Ethics for Engineers, and Cross-cultural Business Ethics. The same is done with others, such as Management Ethics, Bioethics, and Business Ethics which are more widely known to the ethical community through other publications.

А critical reflection and ethical analysis of the new code of conduct for civil servants adopted in April 2020 is proposed in this book. The author defends applied ethics as an appropriate choice in a pragmatic and digital environment to maintain the general culture of students. It is a good decision for them still on the student bench to perceive ethics of the future profession as an essential component of it. The book provides new information and shares a unique experience – personal and institutional – of how it is possible to achieve this creatively. Finally, specific ideas for the development of applied ethics are proposed, including the introduction of a new course in Academic Ethics (Ethics of Science or Ethics of Scientific Publishing).

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Тhe University of Tartu in Estonia hosted Consumer Education seminar under the CiCe project fifteen years ago.CiCe is Socrates project “Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe ́s Thematic Network” coordinated by London Metropolitan University. I was national coordinator of the project in the years 2003-2005.

Here we are with my wonderful colleagues Christine from Paris, Maria from Barcelona and Edgar from Tartu. I was in charge of the Consumer ethics module in this project. We did a good job. We also learned about cultural differences, as well as how to overcome them in the course of real teamwork.

The University of Tartu really impresses with its Western academic intimacy and research atmosphere.

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My first participation in the World Congress of Bioethics was in Jerusalem, January, 2015. This forum gives a lot to anyone who is involved in applied ethics. The papers, presentations, and discussions in the sections Ethical Education, Bioethics General, and Cross-Cultural Bioethics are particularly stimulating for me. Unfortunately, the covid pandemic twice delayed the next … Read more

„Дойде ли времето на лингвистичния абсолютизъм?“ е моя статия в любимия вестник, вече изчезнал, „Култура“. Но проблемите, за които писах, не са…

в. КУЛТУРА, брой 24, 2017г. През XVII век Нютон пише „Математически начала на натурфилософията” на латински, докладите на Айнщайн са на немски език, работата на Мария Кюри е публикувана на френски. Днес повечето научни изследвания по света се публикуват на един език – английски. В някои неанглоезични страни, като Германия, Франция и Испания, академичните книги на английски преобладават над … Read more

Човекът – мяра за всички неща?…

„Of all things the measure is Man, of the things that they are, and of the things that are not…“                                                                                                                     Protagoras (l.c. 485-415 BCE)

Древната максима е заглавие на теоретичния семинар на Катедра «Правни и хуманитарни науки» към Стопански факултет на ТУ-София.

За седми път излиза книга с докладите, сред които е и ето този:

Сотирова, Д. (2021) Кодексът за поведение на държавния служител: «гримираното лице на организацията»?

В: Човекът-мярка за всички неща? Предизвикателствата на постиндустриалното информационно общество.

Сборник с доклади. Изд. на ТУ – София. ISSN 2603-4999, с.12-26.

When the conferences were live: 11th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law. Naples, Italy, October, 2015


I have the honor to chair the Ethics and Education section and to present my paper:

Sotirova, D. Moral domain and cultural differences in cross‐cultural ethics.

11th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law.

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. Book of Abstracts. Naples, Italy, 2015.

Защо сме морално задължени да забелязваме непознатите? /Why we have a moral duty to acknowledge strangers

По повод чудесната публикация „Защо сме морално задължени да забелязваме непознатите?“: Накратко, защото имаме нужда от синхронизиране на впечатленията за другия и неговото физическо и психично здраве, защото микро-контактите, започвайки със зрителния контакт, са благо за човека. Универсалната любезност е етикетът на социалната свързаност на хората. Оказва се, че бездомници по улиците споделят, че голямото … Read more