A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Predrag Cicovacki

Professor at the College of the Holy Cross

Research Interests: Kant, Dostoevsky, Schweitzer, Gandhi; Problems of evil and violence; Theories of Values

Special Interests: National Chess Master and honorary member of Alpha Sigma Nu (2004-present)

Predrag Cicovacki is Professor of Philosophy and O'Leary Research Fellow at the College of the Holy Cross (USA). He has been teaching at Holy Cross since 1991. He also served as a visiting professor in Germany, Russia, Luxembourg, Serbia, and France.

Professor Cicovacki's areas of specialization are: problems of good and evil, violence and nonviolence, philosophy of war and peace, and ethics. His teaching and research is often focusing on the works of Kant, Hartmann, Schweitzer, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Gandhi.

Professor Cicovacki's recently taught courses include: Gandhi's Way of Peace, Nonviolent Movements in the World, Philosophers on War and Peace, Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophical Anthropology, Love and Wisdom, Reality and Utopia, Kant's Moral Philosophy, Globalization and Its Values, Theory of Value, Kant Seminar, Dostoevsky Seminar, Tolstoy Seminar, Seminar on Albert Schweitzer and Reverence for Life.

Professor Cicovacki published over 75 essays in various scholarly publications. These essays are published in, or translated into, English, Serbian, German, Russian, Slovenian, Chinese, and Japanese.  

He is also author and editor of thirteen books, the latest of which are Dostoevsky and the Affirmation of Life (2012) and The Restoration of Albert Schweitzer's Ethical Vision (2012). He is editor of The Ethics of Nonviolence (2013). His forthcoming book (2014) is The Analysis of Wonder: An Introduction to Nicolai Hartmann's Philosophy, and he is currently preparing his own book on Gandhi ("Gandhi's Legacy") and editing a collection of essays on the practical application of nonviolence.

In the Fall-Winter 2012-13, Professor Cicovacki was a Senior Fulbright-Nehru Fellow at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, at Banares Hindu University, Varanasi, India. After his return from India, he was selected to be a Fulbright Peer Reviewer (India, Humanities; Fall 2013 - Summer 2016).

Since 2010, Cicovacki has been a Member of Global Research Team, Center for Global Nonkilling, at Honolulu, Hawai'i. Since June of 2013, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the international journal «Философия и культура» (Philosophy and Culture), published in Moscow, Russia, since 2006.

Source: College of the Holy Cross


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Stefan Kapicic

Stefan Kapicic was born in Koln, Germany, where he lived for 3 years while his father played professional Basketball. His family returned to Belgrade, Serbia, where he attended high school and later enrolled in the Academy of Philosophy; studying World Literature for two years. Stefan's mother, Beba Zugic is a well known actress in Serbia and with her influence, he grew up wanting to act.

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The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire

by archimandrite Vasileios of Iveron

The present book consists of Elder Vaileios' talks, discussions and dialogues in various venues mostly in the United States during his visit in 2011, along with excerpts from his writings selected to complement the themes of his talks.  The themes dealt with by Fr. Vasileios so eloquently in this book are extraordinarily wide-ranging; he handles complex and difficult issues in theology, spirituality, liturgics, parish life and monasticism with amazing clarity and insight.  He quotes with equal facility from figures as diverse as Heraclitus, Dostoevsky, St. Isacc the Syrian, St. Maximus the Confessor, Stefan Zweig, Andrei Tarkovsky, Vladimir Lossy, Georges Florovsky and St. Nicholas Cabasilas.  Above all, there is an exhilarating sense of freedom and innocence in his thought.  It is the freedom and innocence of profound faith and spiritual knowledge and childlike simplicity.  HIs wisnow is expressed via the "hyperlogic" of a hesychastic spriti, which makes for surprising connections and illuminating insights.

The appearance of this new book by Archimandrite Vaileios is truly a cuase for celebration.

143 pages
ISBN: 978-1-936773-16-9