A philosopher, writer, columnist and musician, Taras was born in Romny in Sumy region. He studies the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. His areas of interest include philosophical anthropology and philosophy of culture. He writes short essays on cultural studies for The Ukrainian Week. He plays in a band The Four from Polonez.
He graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic and the Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Doctor of Philosophy. Professor at the NaUKMA Faculty of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Senior fellow at the Department of Philosophical Anthropology of the Hryhoriy Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy.
Taras managed an International Renaissance Foundation program "Social Capital and Academic Publications" (2008-2011). He is a curator and lecturer of The Cultural Project. Lecturer at the Ukrainian Leadership Academy. Curator of Philosophy translation program of the classics of intellectual thought (jointly with Mizhvukhamy [Betweentheears] Foundation and Tempora Publishing House).