Professor of Philosophy at University Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia, Ferid Muhikj (b. 1944) started his academic career as Assistant at the Institute for Sociological Research in Skopje in 1970. He entered the Department of Philosophy as Assistant in 1974; Associate Professor 1976-1980; Full-time Professor 1980-present. Visiting Professor in ISTAC, Kuala Lumpur; Florida State University; Syracuse University, New York; Sorbonne 8, Paris; and several universities in Southern-East Europe. Main professional specialties: contemporary philosophy, cultural anthropology, aesthetics, philosophy of politics.
Books: Methods of Criticism, 1977; Revolutions and Class-struggles, 1978; Philosophy of Iconoclasm, 1983, BiH; Motivation and Meditation, 1988; The Shield of Gold, 1988; nine editions so far, translated in Macedonian, English, French, Albanian and Turkish, first edition published in Yugoslavia; Noumenology of the Body, 1994; Soul’s Rose, 1994; The Language of Philosophy, 1995; Macedonia: Catena Mundi, 1995; Sense and Virtue, 1996; Yugoslavia and After, UK; The Great Building and Other Conversations with the Unknown One, 2001, Blesok; Logos and Hierarchy, Skopje, 2001. Has also published three books of poetry: Falco Peregrinus, 1988; A Hundred Steps Above, 1994; The Smoke From The Dream-ends, 1996. Blesok has published a selection of his columns (in Macedonian) Wool Taft in 2001.
Ferid Muhikj was editor of Blesok Essays.
E-books by published by Blesok:
• The Great Building and Other Conversations with the Unknown One
• Wool Taft