[Budući da nam je od 18. ožujka 2017. uskraćeno pravo uređivanja službene mrežne stranice Odsjeka za filozofiju Hrvatskih studija, stavljamo ovaj post ovdje.
From 19 March 2017, the administration rights for the official web-page of the Department are denied to the members of the Department of Philosophy of Croatian Studies, so we post this notice here.]
Naša kolegica, profesorica Marta Ujvari, s partnerskog Sveučilišta u Corvinus u Budimpešti, predavala je na našem doktorskom studiju filozofiju. Kad je čula za odluku Senata Sveučilišta u Zagrebu od 14. ožujka o ukidanju upisnih kvota za dvopredmetni preddiplomski studij filozofije na Hrvatskim studijima, pokrenula je online peticiju potpore. Peticiju je od pokretanja 21. ožujka u deset dana potpisala 1 721 osoba iz svih krajeva svijeta. Ovdje je popis zvučnijih imena iz svijeta filozofije, s ponekim komentarom. Neka nam ne zamjere kolege filozofi ako smo nekoga previdjeli. Svi članovi Odsjeka za filozofiju Hrvatskih studija duboko su zahvalni svim potpisnicima, bez obzira tko su i odakle su, na potpori.
Our colleague, Professor Marta Ujvari from our Erasmus+ partner institution, Corvinus University in Budapest, taught a postgraduate course at our Department some years ago. When she heard of the decision of the Senate of the University of Zagreb to discontinue student enrolment to our undergraduate philosophy programme, she started an on-line petition. The petition was launched on 21 March and in ten days 1 721 persons all over the world signed it. Here is a list of philosophers of international reputation who have signed the petition, some leaving also a comment. We apologise if we oversaw some of our colleague philosophers. All members of the Department of Philosophy are deeply grateful for this support to all signatories, regardless of who they are and where they come from.
Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU Budapest)
Lilian Bermejo Luque (Universidad de Granada)
Anthony Booth (University of Sussex) – It’s madness to close down a department with such an excellent international reputation.
Jeroen van Bouwel (Ghent University)
Mario de Caro (Universita Roma Tre)
Noam Chomsky (MIT, Cambridge MA)
Tadeusz Ciecierski (University of Warsaw) – The Analytic Philosophy Department in Zagreb is an excellent and internationally recognized institution. Its closing would be an enormous scientific loss not only for the Faculty of Croatian Studies but also for the whole European philosophy. I had an opportunity to participate in two exquisite conferences organized by the Department. It is hard to imagine that such inspiring high-quality events may cease to be organized in Zagreb.
Rafael de Clercq (Lingnan University)
Tom Cochrane (University of Sheffield)
Elizabeth Coppock (Gothenburg University)
Klaus Corcilius (University of Tübingen)
Alberto Cordero (City University of New York) – I know the department and can attest to its high quality in international philosophy. It would be a tragic shame to disband it. Prof. Alberto Cordero: CUNY Graduate Center & Queens College CUNY, New York
Fabrice Correia (University of Neuchatel)
Paolo Crivelli (University of Geneva)
Helen deCruz (Oxford University)
Michael Devitt (City University of New York)
Drago Djuric (University of Belgrade)
Val Dusek (University of New Hampshire)
Catarina Dutilh Novaes (University of Groningen) – This is an excellent department that must continue its activities. Its closing is motivated for purely political, not academic reasons.
Marie Duzi (VSB-Technical University of Ostrava)
Pascal Engel (University of Geneva)
Bart Engelen (Tilburg University)
David Estlund (Brown University)
Dan Everett (University of Waltham) – Dean of Arts and Sciences, Waltham MA
Simon Evnine (University of Miami)
Miranda Fricker (City University of New York)
Roman Frigg (London School of Economics)
Steve Fuller (University of Warwick)
Mirko Garasic (IMT Lucca) – I think it would a shame to close such an internationally active and respected Department. I had the opportunity to meet many interesting scholars in the course of the events organized by the Department, and I think that all these efforts to make Zagreb (and Croatia) more included and known by international academic circles should be rewarded – and certainly not interrupted!
Peter Gardenfors (Lund University) (jedan od najcitiranijih kognitivnih znanstvenika) – Critical thinking is needed … more than ever
Bart Geurts (University of Nijmegen)
Anca Gheaus (Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)
Wolfgang Gombocz (University of Graz and University of Ljubljana) – On the basis of my contacts to Croatian Philosophers since about 1975 I desperately support any action to keep this dwelling science stronghold in existence. As a member of the Academy of Science (SAZU) I sign this necessary intervention!
Bob Hale (University of Sheffield) – The closure of this department would be a damaging blow to independent critical thought in Croatia
Clyde Hardin (University of Syracuse)
Eli Hirsch (Brandeis University)
Britt Holbrook (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Katerina Ierodiaknou (University of Geneva / University of Athens)
Ilhan Inan (Bogaziçi University)
Ian Kidd (University of Nottigham)
Simon Kirchin (University of Kent) – The world needs more critical thinking, not less. This department is essential for education and democracy. Simon Kirchin Dean of Humanities University of Kent, UK
Janos Kis (CEU Budapest)
Max Kölbel (ICREA at University of Barcelona)
Matthew Kramer (Cambridge University)
Martin Kusch (University of Vienna)
James Ladyman (University of Bristol)
Iddo Landau (University of Haifa)
Cees van Leeuwen (Leuven University) – This department should be the pride of the Croatian philosophy community, rather than the victim of petty revanchism by the powers that be.
Jakub Mácha (Masaryk University) – I’m signing because I consider the department as an outstanding institution in the region.
Luca Malatesti (University of Rijeka)
Jennifer Marusic (Brandeis University)
Berislav Marusic (Brandeis University)
Tim Maudlin (New York University)
Saladin Meckled-Garcia (University College London)
Stephen Menn (University of Montreal)
Andres Moles (CEU Budapest)
Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg University) – I’m a logician and analytic philosopher myself and think the Analytic Philosophy Department in Zagreb is an excellent place.
Sara Negri (University of Helsinki)
Robert Nola (University of Auckland) – I am signing because I am a New Zealander of Croatian descent (from Podgora). And I am a professor of Philosophy at the Auckland University. This close-down should not happen.
Carlo Penco (University of Genoa)
Ingmar Persson (University of Malmö)
Douglas W. Portmore (Arizona State University)
Stefano Predelli (University of Nottingham)
Jonathan Pugh (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics)
Panu Raatkainen (University of Tampere)
Christof Rapp (University of München) – I’m signing because I do know the work of the Department memeber Pavel Gregoric which matches highest standards in our field.
Georges Rey (University of Maryland)
Simon Rippon (CEU Budapest) – The department is an important international contributor in the region. It has sent outstanding students to our MA and PhD programs at CEU. In this time of uncertainty, Croatia and the world need more clear, critical thinking of the kind analytic philosophy offers, not less. – Prof S. Rippon, Philosophy MA Director, CEU
Klaus Robering (Syddansk Universitet) – Analytic philosophy is that “style” of philosophy which is most useful for the other sciences. It would be a pity to close down an institute cultivating that style of philosophizing.
David Rosenthal (City University of New York) – This department should remain open.
Jerry Samet (Brandeis University)
Joshua Schechter (Brown University)
Christian Schemmel (University of Manchester)
Anne Sheppard (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Benjamin Sherman (Brandeis University) – As I understand it, this department provides important scholarly balance in a university where the remaining philosophy faculty would be overwhelming Continental. I am also concerned that the department closing looks like a political hit job in retribution for the department’s (quite proper) disciplining of former colleagues who went on to positions of power.
Harvey Siegel (University of Miami)
Neil Sinhababu (National University of Singapore)
Pieter Sjoerd Hasper (University of Bloomington, Indiana ) – Closing this department would be a disgrace for Croatia.
Barry Smith (University of Buffalo)
Jan Sprenger (Tilburg University)
Kathleen Stock (University of Sussex) – Every university needs analytic philosophers, and particularly good ones like those at Zagreb.
Danilo Šuster (University of Maribor)
Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University) – I am a Professor of Philosophy in the UK. The dept of analytic philosophy in Zagreb has an excellent international reputation. It enhances Croatia’s international standing. I would urge you to reconsider.
Krista Thomason (Swarthmore College)
Pekka Vayrynen (University of Leeds)
Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Twente)
Rineke Verbrugge (University of Groningen)
Gerald Vision (Temple University) – This is a fine group of philosophers, doing good work. Their brand of philosophy is at the very heart of all university education. Without its subject-matter and its particular approach to philosophy an institution calling itself a university is nothing more than a glorified trade school.
Denis Walsh (University of Toronto) – I am a professional philosopher. I have had wonderfully enriching interactions with analytic philosophers from all over Croatia. The community of analytic philosophers in Croatia is vibrant. Zagreb, in particular, is an important institute for the philosophy of science.
Jonathan Way (University of Southampton)
David Weberman (CEU Budapest)
Deirdre Wilson (University College London)
Christian Wuthrich (University of Geneva)
Nicole Wyatt (University of Calgary) – The Analytic Philosophy Department in Zagreb, part of the Faculty of Croatian Studies, is an intellectually recognized centre for philosophy of language and science, as well as housing a group of excellent historians of philosophy. The closure would be a huge loss to Philosophy in Croatia and internationally. Nicole Wyatt Department Head, Philosophy, University of Calgary
Kevin Zollman (Carnegie Mellon University) – The rise of nationalism and fake news all across Europe and North America necessitate philosophy