Naslovnica knjige “Horizonti ateizma”

11/07/2017

Knjiga Horizonti ateizma: prepiska o vjeri, znanosti i smislu života trrebala bi izaći idućih mjeseci pa još ima vremena da se širi krug ljudi pita za mišljenje o tome koje im se od dvaju ponuđenih rješenja naslovnice više sviđa. Molim vaš cijenjeni glas.


Pismo 214 profesora filozofije senatorima Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

07/04/2017

To the members of the Senate of the University of Zagreb.

We, the undersigned, have learned with great concern that the Senate of the University of Zagreb decided to discontinue enrollment in the program offered by the Department of Philosophy in the Centre of Croatian Studies, which is likely to lead to the eventual closing down of the Department. The Department of Philosophy is an internationally known center of analytic philosophy, an outstanding representative of Croatian academia and culture in the region and the wider world. Closing down the Department would be a great loss both for Croatia and for the international academic community. Therefore we strongly urge you to reconsider your decision. We sincerely hope that all organizational problems with the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Croatian Studies be solved in an impartial, reasoned and legal manner for the long term benefit of the University of Zagreb.

  1. Gabor Betegh, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, University of Cambridge
  2. Daniel Dennett, Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University
  3. Richard Moran, Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University
  4. Susanna Siegel, Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University
  5. Tim Crane, Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge; Member of the Academia Europaea
  6. Martin Kusch, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Epistemology, University of Vienna; Member of the Academia Europaea; Fellow of the Finnish Academy
  7. Dan Sperber, Professor, Departments of Philosophy and of Cognitive Science, Central European University; Member of the Academia Europaea, British Academy, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Science
  8. Pascal Engel, Directeur d’études, Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Member of the Academia Europaea
  9. Russ Shafer-Landau, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Parr Center for Ethics, University of North Carolina
  10. David Chalmers, Professor of Philosophy, New York University
  11. Istvan Bodnar, Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the Eotvos Lorand University
  12. Sandy Goldberg, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University
  13. Catarina Dutilh Novaes, Professor in Theoretical Philosophy and Rosalind Franklin Fellow, University of Groningen
  14. Katerina Ierodiakonou, Professor of Philosophy, University of Geneva; Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  15. Ernest Sosa, Professor, Rutgers University; Member American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  16. Alex Byrne, Professor, Head of Philosophy Section, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  17. Klaus Corcilius, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California Berkeley
  18. Katalin Farkas, Professor of Philosophy, Central European University; Member of the Academia Europaea
  19. Michael Smith, McCosh Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University.
  20. Simon Kirchin, Dean of Faculty of Humanities, University of Kent
  21. Petr Koťátko, Professor of Philosophy, Head of the Department of Analytic Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Charles University in Prague
  22. Thomas Pink Professor of Philosophy, King’s College London
  23. David Rosenthal, Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Center, City University of New York
  24. Jennifer Saul, Professor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield
  25. Alessandra Tanesini, Professor of Philosophy, Cardiff University; FHEA FLSW
  26. David Papineau, King’s College London and City University of New York Graduate Center
  27. Simon Evnine, Professor of Philosophy, University of Miami
  28. Professor Hanoch Ben-Yami, Head of Department of Philosophy, Central European University
  29. Huw Price, Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
  30. Laszlo E. Szabo, Professor of Philosophy, Eotvos Lorand University Budapest
  31. Berislav Marušić, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Brandeis University
  32. Dr Patrick Greenough, Director of the St Andrews/Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy, University of St Andrews.
  33. David Weberman, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Central European University
  34. Dr Stephen McLeod, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool, UK
  35. Gillian Russell, Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  36. David Pitt, Professor of Philosophy, Director of Graduate Studies, California State University Los Angeles
  37. Tadeusz Ciecierski, Assistant Professor, Insitute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
  38. Dr Shaul Tor, Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London
  39. Cory Wright, Associate Professor of Philosophy, California State University Long Beach
  40. Professor Alex Miller, Department of Philosophy, University of Otago, New Zealand
  41. Ruben Apressyan, Professor of Philosophy, Head, Department of Ethics, Institute of Philosophy (Moscow, Russia); Honorary Doctor, Uppsala University
  42. Sharon Weisser, Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy, The Department of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University
  43. Iddo Landau, Professor of Philosophy, Haifa University
  44. Dr. Peter Agocs, Lecturer, University College London
  45. Aidan McGlynn, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
  46. Dr. Guy Longworth, Reader, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick
  47. Daniel Cohnitz, Professor, Utrecht University, Chair of Theoretical Philosophy; Member of the steering committee of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy
  48. Emma Borg, Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading
  49. Joshua Schechter, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Brown University
  50. Dr. Michaelis Michael, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, The University of New South Wales.
  51. Rafael De Clercq, Associate Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  52. Andrés Moles, Assistant Professor, Central European University
  53. Dr Phillip Horky, Lecturer in Classics, Durham University
  54. Dr Renaud Gagné, University Reader in Classics, University of Cambridge
  55. Marko Jurjako, Assistant Professor, University of Rijeka
  56. Guy Longworth, Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick
  57. Brian Fabo, Research Fellow, Central European University
  58. Alberto Voltolini, Professor of Philosophy, University of Turin
  59. Jason W. Carter, Michael Cohen Fellow and Lecturer in Philosophy, Exeter College, University of Oxford
  60. Philip Gerrans, Professor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide
  61. Olav Gjelsvik, Professor of Philosophy, Director of CSMN, University of Oslo,
  62. János Laki, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  63. Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy, Ludwig Maximillian’s University in Munich
  64. Emma Bullock, Assistant Professor, Central European University
  65. Paolo Badalotti, Professor of Philosophy, University of Trieste
  66. Constantine Sandis, Professor of Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire
  67. Hong Yu Wong, Professor of Philosophy, University of Tübingen
  68. Miljana Milojevic, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
  69. Dr. Daniel Vazquez, Research Fellow, Universidade de São Paulo
  70. Mikkel Gerken, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark
  71. Howard Robinson, Professor of Philosophy, Central European University; Senior Fellow, Rutgers Center for Philosophy of Religion; Recurrent Visiting Scholar, Fordham University.
  72. Lilia Gurova, Associate Professor of Philosophy, New Bulgarian University
  73. Alexandru Volacu, National University of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest
  74. Robert A. Wilson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alberta, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  75. Neil Levy, Professor of Philosophy, Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford
  76. Dimitar Elchinov, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University St. Kliment Ohridski
  77. Gunnar Björnsson, Professor of Practical Philosophy, Stockholm University
  78. Malina Gardeva, MD, Assistant Director, Multiprofile Hospital, Yambol, Bulgaria
  79. Sören Häggqvist, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Stockholm University
  80. Martin Lenz, Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair, University of Groningen
  81. Carlo Natali, Ordinario di Storia della filosofia Antica, Università “Ca’ Foscari” Venezia
  82. Pekka Väyrynen, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Leeds
  83. Dr Thomas Raleigh, Lecturer & Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Vienna and King’s College London
  84. Mauro Zamboni, Professor in Philosophy of Law, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University
  85. Duško Prelević, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
  86. Maria Ludassy, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Eotvos Lorand University
  87. Kamen Lozev, Associate Professor, South-West University ‘Neofit Rilski’, Blagoevgrad
  88. Andrej Jandric, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
  89. R.J.Hankinson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas Austin
  90. Kathrin Glüer-Pagin, Professor of Philosophy, Stockholm University; Member of the Academia Europaea
  91. Dirk Baltzly, Professor and Head of Philosophy, University of Tasmania; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities
  92. Gábor Forrai, Professor of Philosophy, Budapest University of Technology
  93. Ulrike Heuer, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Leeds
  94. Simon Hewitt, Research Fellow inPhilosophy, University of Leeds
  95. Joel Smith, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Manchester
  96. Matthew Benton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Seattle Pacific University
  97. Manya Sundström, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Umeå Univeristy
  98. Marcin Miłkowski, Associate Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology; Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  99. Bojan Borstner, Professor of Philosophy, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor
  100. Dr. Heinrich C. Kuhn, Academic Executive director, Seminar für Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
  101. Robert Nola, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy School of Humanities The University of Auckland
  102. Jan Sprenger, Professor of Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University
  103. Marián Zouhar, Professor of Philosophy, Head of the Department of Analytic Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences
  104. Peter Neuman, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  105. Marina Bakalova, Associate Professor, ISSK, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Chair of Bulgarian Society for Analytic Philosophy
  106. Dr. Christian Pfeiffer, Lecturer in Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
  107. Conor McHugh, Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Southampton
  108. Pär Sundström, Professor of Philosophy, Umeå University
  109. Jerry Samet, Professor and Chair of Department, Brandeis University
  110. Marion Smiley, J.P. Morgan Chase Professor of Ethics, Brandeis University
  111. Matthew Boyle, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago
  112. John Schwenkler, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University
  113. Eli Hirsch, Professor of Philosophy, Brandeis University
  114. Aaron Garrett, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Boston University
  115. Pamela Hieronymi, Professor of Philosophy, University of California Los Angeles
  116. Tadeusz Zawidzki, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, George Washington University
  117. Eugene Chislenko, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Temple University
  118. Robert Briscoe, Professor of Philosophy, Ohio University
  119. Juan Carlos Guerrero-Hernandez, Professor of Philosophy, Los Andes University
  120. Dr. José Andrés Forero-Mora, Department of Philosophy, Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios, Bogotá
  121. Michael G. Titelbaum, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  122. David Hunter, Professor of Philosophy, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada; Managing Editor of theCanadian Journal of Philosophy
  123. Michael Schmitz, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Vienna
  124. Stephen Crowley, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Boise State University
  125. Sigrún Svavarsdóttir, Associate Professor, Tufts University
  126. Manuel Vargas, Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of San Francisco
  127. Samuel Z. Moseley, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of Houston
  128. Gualtiero Piccinini, Professor of Philosophy, Associate Director of the Center for Neurodynamics, University of Missouri St. Louis
  129. Dr Cain Todd, Department of Philosophy, Lancaster University, UK
  130. Derek Ball, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St Andrews
  131. K. Vavova, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College
  132. Ray Jackendoff, Seth Merrin Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University; Recipient of Jean Nicod Prize in Cognitive Philosophy; Past President of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology
  133. Luca Malatesti, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Rijeka
  134. Alexander Guerrero, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University New Brunswick
  135. Elliott Sober, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Madison
  136. G. Lee Bowie, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College; Emeritus Dean of the College; Emeritus Head of Department
  137. Juan Pablo Bermúdez, Professor of Philosophy, Universidad Externado de Colombia
  138. Paul Kelleher, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison
  139. Jesse Steinberg, Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin Madison
  140. Peter Kail, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford
  141. Anat Schechtman, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Madison
  142. Paula Gottlieb, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Madison
  143. Melissa Fusco, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
  144. Michael Weisberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
  145. Dr. Jonathan Way, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Southampton
  146. David Christensen, Professor of Philosophy, Brown University
  147. Eric Thomson, Senior Research Scientist in Neurobiology, Duke University
  148. Fabrizio Cariani, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University
  149. Farid Masrour, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Madison
  150. Rico Vitz, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Azusa Pacific University
  151. Josef Mitterer, Professor of Philosophy, University of Klagenfurt
  152. Dr Luca Barlassina, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Sheffield
  153. Alejandro Pérez Carballo, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  154. Luke Roelofs, Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University
  155. Benjamin Lennertz, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Western Kentucky University
  156. Ben Sherman, Lecturer in Philosophy, Brandeis University
  157. Michael Nair-Collins, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University
  158. Emese Fazakas, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj
  159. Gizela Horvath, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Partium Christian University
  160. Sarah Paul, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Madison
  161. Nathan King, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Whitworth University
  162. Matthew Silverstein, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, New York University in Abu Dhabi
  163. Dr Antti Kauppinen, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, University of Tampere
  164. Tim Maudlin, Professor of Philosophy, New York University
  165. Justin Garson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College of the City University of New York
  166. Christof Rapp, Professor of Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Director of the Center for Advanced Studies, Co-Director of Munich School of Ancient Philosophy
  167. Ian Phillips, Professor of Philosophy, St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford
  168. Heather Logue, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Leeds
  169. Justin D’Arms, Professor and Chair of Department of Philosophy, Ohio State University
  170. Piers Turner, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University
  171. Stewart Shapiro, O’Donnell Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University
  172. Natalia Jakubecki, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires
  173. Maura Tumulty, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Colgate University
  174. Donald C. Hubin, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Director of the Ohio State University Center for Ethics and Human Values; Ohio State University
  175. Dr Elizabeth Irvine, Lecturer in Philosophy, Cardiff University
  176. Rosen Lutskanov, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  177. Vid Simoniti, Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy and History of Art, University of Cambridge
  178. Igor D. Dzhokhadze, Head of the Department of Contemporary Western Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
  179. Andrew Edgar, Professor and Head of Philosophy, Cardiff University
  180. Victoria Lysenko, Head of the Department of Oriental Philosophies, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
  181. Alexander Chumakov, Professor, Chair of Philosophy, Department of Finance, University State University; Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  182. Steph Rennick, Lecturer in Philosophy, Cardiff University
  183. Irina Koznova, Leading Researcher, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Science
  184. Eden Lin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University
  185. Paolo Santorio, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Leeds
  186. Dr. Stanislav Rykov, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
  187. Santiago Arango-Muñoz, Professor of Philosophy, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
  188. Neil Sinhababu, Associate Professor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore
  189. Pieter Sjoerd Hasper, Associate Professor Philosophy, Indiana University at Bloomington
  190. Gerald Vision, Professor of Philosophy, Temple University
  191. Dr. Georgia Tsouni, Lecturer, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bern
  192. Peter Baumann, Professor of Philosophy, Swarthmore College
  193. Georges Rey, Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland
  194. Janice Dowell, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University
  195. Gabriel Oak Rabin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, New York University and New York University Abu Dhabi
  196. Jennifer Whiting, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
  197. Sara Magrin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of California Berkeley
  198. Iakovos Vasiliou, Professor of Philosophy, Executive Officer of the Ph.D./M.A. Program in Philosophy, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  199. Jessica Gelber, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
  200. Alicia Finch, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northern Illinois University
  201. Dr. Yuri Cath, Lecturer in Philosophy, La Trobe University
  202. Dr. Teresa Marques, Researcher with the LOGOS Group at the Philosophy Department of the University of Barcelona
  203. Dr.Vladimir L. Vasyukov, Head of the Chair of History and Philosophy of Science, Institute of Philosophy (Moscow), Russian Academy of Sciences; corresponding member of the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy
  204. Dr. Elena Shulga, Leading Specialist, Institute of Philosophy (Moscow), Russian Academy of Sciences; corresponding member the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy
  205. Rocco J. Gennaro, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of Southern Indiana
  206. Sorin Costreie, Professor of Philosophy, Vice-rector, University of Bucharest
  207. Dr Jonathan Webber, Reader in Philosophy, Cardiff University
  208. Nicholas Shackel, Reader in Philosophy, Cardiff University
  209. Elena Popa, Assistant Professor, American University of Central Asia
  210. Stephen White, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University
  211. Matt Matravers, Professor of Law, University of York
  212. David Bronstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University
  213. Brad Rives, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  214. Benjamin McMyler, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Peticija potpore Odsjeku za filozofiju HS

31/03/2017

[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


Filozofija na Hrvatskim studijima – nekad i sad

19/03/2017

[Tekst Tomislava Bracanovića koji slijedi trebao je biti objavljen na službenoj stranici Odsjeka za filozofiju Hrvatskih studija, no uprava Hrvatskih studija to nam je onemogućila. Naime, nakon što smo u petak 17. 3. 2017. objavili naš odgovor na priopćenje privremenog pročelnika Hrvatskih studija, izv. prof. dr. sc. Maria Grčevića, ograničena su nam prava uređivanja stranice Odsjeka. Točnije, zahtijeva se da nove obavijesti prođu cenzuru uprave prije negoli budu objavljene. Također, uprava Hrvatskih studija uz naš odgovor na priopćenje privremenog pročelnika Hrvatskih studija samoinicijativno je dodala sken upravne tužbe koju je osam zaposlenika s četiri različita odsjeka Hrvatskih studija preko Nezavisnog sindikata znanosti i visokog obrazovanja podigla protiv Sveučilišta u Zagrebu zbog Odluke Senata o promjeni statusa Sveučilišnog centra Hrvatski studiji u Sveučilišni odjel Hrvatski studiji. Ne znamo što se dodavanjem skena upravne tužbe ispod našega odgovora htjelo postići, ali svakako s nestrpljenjem iščekujemo prvo ročište i konačnu presudu. U ime članova Odsjeka za filozofiju, izv. prof. dr. sc. Pavel Gregorić]

Filozofija na Hrvatskim studijima – nekad i sad

Preddiplomskom studiju filozofije na Hrvatskim studijima danas neki spočitavaju da ne sadrži dovoljno predmeta koji obrađuju hrvatsku filozofsku baštinu i da stoga predstavlja otklon od izvorne ideje Hrvatskih studija. Ako bi “izvorna ideja” i predstavljala mjerilo za Hrvatske studije danas, to je potpuno neistinita tvrdnja jer današnji preddiplomski studij filozofije po svojoj je osnovnoj strukturi i udjelu predmeta iz hrvatske filozofije istovjetan izvornom studiju iz 1993./1994. Slijedi kratka usporedba:

Akademske godine 1993./1994. program studija filozofije bio je četverogodišnji i dvopredmetan. Predmeti su bili većinom dvosemestralni (osim četvorosemestralne Povijesti filozofije) i podijeljeni u dvije skupine: osnovni i glavni studij. U osnovnom studiju nalazili su se predmeti: Povijest filozofije, Logika, Spoznajna teorija, Metafizika, Estetika i Etika. Studenti su mogli birati koji će od ovih predmeta upisati i položiti, a u pravilu su ih morali upisati i položiti barem pet. U glavnom studiju nalazili su se predmeti: Povijest hrvatske filozofije, Orijentalna filozofija, Praktična filozofija, Filozofija prava i politike, Filozofija prirode, Filozofija znanosti, Socijalna filozofija, Filozofija religije, Idealizam i fenomenologija i Filozofijska hermeneutika. Studenti su mogli birati koji će od ovih predmeta upisati i položiti, a u pravilu su ih morali upisati i položiti barem sedam. Dakle, Povijest hrvatske filozofije na izvornom studiju filozofije bila je jedini – i to izborni – predmet posvećen hrvatskoj filozofskoj baštini.

Akademske godine 2016./2017. program preddiplomskog studija filozofije je trogodišnji i dvopredmetan. Svi predmeti su jednosemestralni i podijeljeni na obvezne i izborne. Obvezni predmeti su: Osnovni problemi filozofije, Strategije neformalnog zaključivanja, Logika 1, Logika 2, Platon i Aristotel, Racionalizam i empirizam, Metafizika 1, Etika 1, Epistemologija 1, Filozofija jezika, Estetika i Kant. Izborni predmeti su: Zaključivanje i racionalnost, Praktična etika, Božji atributi i sloboda volje, Theories of Human Nature, Povijest hrvatske filozofije i Kritičko mišljenje u društvenim i humanističkim znanostima. Dok se svi ostali izborni predmeti iz godine u godinu mijenjaju ili rotiraju, Povijest hrvatske filozofije jedini je predmet koji se studentima nalazi u stalnoj ponudi svake godine. Štoviše, do 2012./2013. Povijest hrvatske filozofije bila je predmet diplomskog studija, a od 2013./2014. prebačena je na preddiplomski studij radi povezivanja sa studijem kroatologije. Dakle, kao i 1993./1994. Povijest hrvatske filozofije je stalni – i dalje izborni – predmet posvećen hrvatskoj filozofskoj baštini.

Inzistiranje na tome da se svi odsjeci i studiji Hrvatskih studija moraju što više “kroatizirati”, kada se bolje pogleda, ugrožava smisao postojanja samog Odsjeka za kroatologiju. Ako će sadržaje iz hrvatske filozofske baštine izvoditi Odsjek za filozofiju, sadržaje iz povijesti hrvatske kulture Odsjek za povijest, hrvatsku baštinu na latinskome jeziku Odsjek za hrvatski latinitet, sadržaje povezane s hrvatskim društvom Odsjek za sociologiju – što će onda preostati Odsjeku za kroatologiju?

Usporedba s “izvornom idejom” Hrvatskih studija iz 1993./1994. ovdje je ponovno poučna. Komparativni hrvatski studij – Croaticum (preteča današnjeg studija kroatologije) tada je bio sastavljen od predmeta koji su se izvodili isključivo u okviru tog studija i gotovo bez ikakvih posuđivanja predmeta drugih dvaju studija. Jedini predmet koji se izvodio objedinjeno i za studente filozofije i za studente Croaticuma bila je – upravo kao i danas! – Povijest hrvatske filozofije. Svi ostali filozofski predmeti CroaticumaHrvatska estetika, Skotizam i tomizam u hrvatskoj filozofskoj i teološkoj tradiciji, Neoskolastika u Hrvatskoj, Herman Dalmatin, Frane Petrić, Ruđer Bošković i Matija Vlačić Ilirik – činili su dijelove studijskog programa Croaticuma, ali ne i studijskog programa filozofije (čak ni kao mogući izborni predmeti).

Akademske godine 1993./1994. komparativni hrvatski studij – Croaticum bio je novina na Sveučilištu u Zagrebu, a tadašnji četvorogodišni studij filozofije (kao i studij Društva, preteča današnje sociologije) bio je zamišljen kao studij opće filozofije koji je studentima trebao pružati ne samo dodatna znanja i kritičke sposobnosti, nego im omogućavati još jedno zvanje te ih tako činiti konkurentnijima na tržištu rada. Teško je shvatiti zbog čega ovu zdravorazumsku logiku mnogi danas ne prihvaćaju. Godine 1994. u službenom Vodiču Hrvatskih studija – koji su izradili Ante Čović (voditelj), Pavo Barišić (zamjenik voditelja) i Marinko Šišak (tajnik) – obrazlaže se da u pozadini pokretanja Hrvatskih studija stoji “potreba za uvođenjem određenih filozofskih i društvenih predmeta na Sveučilište koji dotad ili nisu uopće postojali ili su bili ideološki opterećeni”. Nigdje se ne spominje, dakle, nužnost dominantnog poučavanja hrvatske filozofske baštine. Dakle, čak i ako “izvorna ideja” Hrvatskih studija predstavlja mjerilo za Hrvatske studije danas, nema nikakvog razloga za ukidanje kvalitetnog, ideološki neopterećenog, analitički profiliranog i za Sveučilište u Zagrebu jedinstvenog preddiplomskog studija filozofije.

Tomislav Bracanović


Komentar uz ovogdišnje rezultate šangajske ljestvice 500 najboljih sveučilišta u svijetu

18/08/2015

U prvom otisku Jutarnjeg lista od 18. kolovoza 2015. objavljen je kratki intervju povodom objave ovogodišnjih rezultata tzv. “šangajske” ljestvice 500 najboljih sveučilišta na svijetu (ARWU). U kasnijim otiscima intervju je uklonjen, zajedno s još nekim prilozima, kako bi se četiri stranice mogle posvetiti upravo preminulom Arsenu Dediću, no intervju je objavljen na mrežnoj stranici Jutarnjeg lista. Niže je i tiskano izdanje – s nepotrebno i neopravdano tendencioznim naslovom. Naime, nigdje nisam rekao da je problem neki konkretni izbor rektora, već da je problem postojeća procedura izbora rektora Sveučilišta u Zagrebu propisana Statutom Sveučilišta.

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Komentari o ispadanju SuZg sa “šangajske liste”

19/08/2014

Screenshot 2014-08-19 16.02.54Na tportalu je objavljen prilog s komentarima o ispadanju Sveučilišta u Zagrebu s ovogodišnje liste 500 najboljih sveučilišta na svijetu, prema Academic Ranking of Word Universities koju provodi sveučilište Jiao Tong u Šangaju. Ovdje je moj cjeloviti komentar.


Nisam nimalo iznenađen što je Sveučilište u Zagrebu ispalo sa tzv. “šangajske liste” 500 najboljih sveučilišta na svijetu. Zapravo, bio sam iznenađen što smo prošle tri godine uopće bili na toj listi, iako na dnu, jer mi nije bilo jasno na temelju kojih parametara smo bili rangirani. Naime, u posljednje tri godine nijedan podatak za naše Sveučilište nije se mogao pronaći na mrežnoj stranici “šangajske liste”, dok su se bar neki podaci mogli naći za ostala sveučilišta. Postoje neke spekulacije o posebnim dogovorima s kineskom Vladom i sveučilištem Jiao Tong u Šangaju koje provodi rangiranje i objavljuje listu, no ne bih ulazio u to.

Šangajska lista je najstarija i još uvijek najutjecajnija rang–ljestvica sveučilišta. Ona prati i ocjenjuje više od 1.200 sveučilišta diljem svijeta, te od 2003. jednom godišnje objavljuje popis od 500 najboljih. Prvih 100 sveučilišta na tom popisu rangirano je po svom individualnom plasmanu, idućih stotinu sveučilišta je grupirano u skupine po 50 mjesta, a preostalih tri stotine sveučilišta grupirano je u skupine po 100 mjesta. Iako se rangiranje radi po parametrima koji ne pretendiraju na cjelovitost i nisu senzibilizirani za regionalne ili lokalne posebnosti u kojima djeluju rangirana sveučilišta, vrijeme objave šangajske liste razdoblje je teške strepnje za uprave boljih svjetskih sveučilišta, budući da se rad tih uprava, između ostaloga, ocjenjuje stanjem na toj i sličnim listama.

Na žalost, Sveučilište u Zagrebu nije ustrojeno na način da bi upravljanje njime moglo ovisiti o bilo kakvim mjerljivim pokazateljima uspješnosti, a ponajmanje o plasmanu na nekakvim svjetskim rang–listama. Naravno, nisu u krivu kritičari šangajske liste kad upozoravaju na to da rangiranje ne uključuje humanističke znanosti, da ne procjenjuje nastavnu komponentu i utjecaj sveučilišta na društvo, da je usmjereno na jednostavne pokazatelje kvalitete kao što je broj nobelovaca ili dobitnika Fieldsove medalje, ili broj objavljenih članaka u časopisima Nature i Science. Sve to stoji, međutim, istaknuo bih tri stvari.

Prvo, Sveučilište u Zagrebu može se vratiti na šangajsku listu. Postoje izvanredni znanstvenici i grupe na Sveučilištu, osobito u prirodnim znanostima na koje je šangajska lista usmjerena. Sveučilište u Zagrebu ima načina da te pojedince i grupe prepozna i stimulira. Sigurno da bi se to moglo još bolje i brže kad bi država izdvajala više novaca za znanost i visoko obrazovanje, no i postojeća sredstva Sveučilišta u Zagrebu mogu se bolje rasporediti, u smjeru koji ovdje sugeriram.

Drugo, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, njegova iduća uprava kao i svaki zaposlenik, treba se htjeti vratiti na šangajsku listu – ne tek radi povratka na šangajsku listu, nego radi povećanja ukupne kvalitete znanstvenog i nastavnog rada, kao i radi povećanja odgovornosti prema javnosti koja ga financira. Drugim riječima, smatram da je “kultura osiguranja kvalitete”, u koju spadaju i rangiranja, dobra za suštinu znanstvenog i nastavnog procesa. Postavljanje ciljeva i mjerila stimulira ljude da rade više i bolje.

Treće, ako još ima nekih zaposlenika Sveučilišta u Zagrebu koji misle da šangajska lista nije bitna, neka pročitaju uvjete Natječaja za raspodjelu 25 milijuna kuna iz programskog ugovora za financiranje istraživačke djelatnosti u 2014. – uvjete koje je osmislilo samo Sveučilište u Zagrebu. Kad će zaposlenici tražiti financijsku potporu za suradnju s inozemnim znanstvenicima, prednost će imati suradnja s inozemnim znanstvenicima sa “sveučilišta koja su na ARWU (tj. šangajskoj) listi za 2013. godinu unutar prvih 500 institucija, te će se pozicija na toj listi uzimati u obzir kod evaluacije prijedloga”. Dakle, ta je lista ipak bitna i samom Sveučilištu u Zagrebu, pa bismo trebali poraditi da se vratimo na nju – sa što boljim plasmanom.


Osvrt na aferu s plagijatima na Policijskoj akademiji

02/04/2014

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