In Memoriam: Nenad Miščević (Zagreb, November 1, 1950 – Rijeka, May 10, 2024)

Dear colleagues, friends of the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy,

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear colleague, friend, and mentor, Professor Nenad Miščević. Nenad was one of the most influential and widely cited philosophers from Croatia. In addition to being a prominent philosopher, Nenad was a columnist for several publications, editor of scholarly articles and books, and a public intellectual. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, he worked as a professor of philosophy at the University of Zadar. After that, he joined the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Maribor (Slovenia), where he served as a tenured professor of philosophy until his untimely death. Furthermore, since the establishment of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka and the Department of Philosophy at the Central European University in Budapest (now in Vienna), he has been involved as an external collaborator in teaching, curriculum development, and organization of academic events.

Nenad was a versatile philosopher who made significant contributions to the fields of philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy. His bibliography (up to 2012) and autobiographical notes can be found in the book “Nenad Miščević: Faces of Philosophy”, edited by Petar Bojanić (Belgrade) and Snježana Prijić-Samaržija (Rijeka) on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The book is available at this link. Additionally, two more publications were released where distinguished philosopher colleagues discussed Nenad’s philosophical views. In 2014, a special issue of the European Journal of Analytic Philosophy was published, covering various aspects of Nenad’s perspectives, including his comments on these articles. Following that, in 2017 on the occasion of his 65th birthday, Nenad’s colleagues from Maribor, Bojan Borstner and Smiljana Gartner, edited the book titled “Thought Experiments between Nature and Society: A Festschrift for Nenad Miščević“, focusing on Nenad’s contributions in the field of thought experiments.

Nenad was a longstanding member of the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy (CSAP) and the founders of the Rijeka Philosophical Circle, whose activities led to the establishment of the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka, where CSAP mostly conducts its activities. It cannot be emphasised sufficiently that without Nenad’s organizational, professional, and scholarly work, the Rijeka philosophical-analytic “circle” and the Department of Philosophy would likely not exist. Speaking of the work of this informal but highly active group of philosophers who operated in Rijeka in the 1980s, one of the founders of CASP, Boran Berčić (Rijeka), states:

“The central figure in the group was undoubtedly Nenad Miščević. He possessed immense intellectual, social, and organizational energy. He was the main driving force of the group, truly the spiritus movens.”

The entire article documenting the events related to the Rijeka Philosophical Circle, written by Boran (in Croatian), can be read here.

We bid farewell to our dear Nenad, confident that his philosophical legacy will continue to inspire future generations of philosophers in Croatia.

Several news articles about the passing of our dear Nenad have been published. Below are links to the available texts, and we will add new ones as they appear:

In Memoriam: Nenad Miščević:

Department of Philosophy at the University of Maribor

Central European University

University of Rijeka

Daily Nous

Leiter Reports

Ideje.hr

European Journal of Analytic Philosophy

Novi list

Jutarnji list

Nacional

Index

Croatian Radio

Srednja.hr

Slobodna Dalmacia

Poziv na godišnju skupštinu HDAF-a/Invitation to the Annual General Meeting of CSAP

Poštovane članice, poštovani članovi Hrvatskog društva za analitičku filozofiju,

pozivamo vas na godišnju skupštinu Hrvatskog društva za analitičku filozofiju koja će se održati ovaj četvrtak, 15. veljače 2023. u 11.00h u prostoriji 405 na Filozofskom fakultetu u Rijeci, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka.
Skupština će se održati prema sljedećem dnevnom redu:
1) Izvještaj o radu u proteklih godinu dana (2023)2) Izbor novog predsjednika, Upravnog odbora, Nadzornog odbora i Likvidatora3) Prijedlog plana rada za sljedeću godinu (2024)
4) Izvještaj o financijskom poslovanju društva u proteklih godinu dana (2023)
5) Prijedlog financijskog plana za sljedeću godinu (2024)6) Razno

Oni koji nisu u mogućnosti osobno doći, u radu skupštine mogu sudjelovati putem online platforme Zoom. Poveznica za pristup sastanku je:  
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/81351277022?pwd=03o6tuvNbVK3dsgtb74lFJWI2AsYRS.1

Meeting ID: 813 5127 7022
Passcode: 5Mp9uv

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Dear members of the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy,

We invite you to the annual assembly of the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy, which will this Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in room 405 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka.
 The Assembly will be held according to the following agenda:

1) Report on work in the past year (2023)
2) Election of Officers and Boards3) Proposal of the work plan for the next year (2024)
4) Report on the financial operations over the past year (2023)
5) Proposal of the financial plan for the next year (2024)6) Miscellaneous

Those who are not able to come in person can participate in the work of the assembly through the Zoom online platform. The link to access the meeting is:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/81351277022?pwd=03o6tuvNbVK3dsgtb74lFJWI2AsYRS.1

Meeting ID: 813 5127 7022
Passcode: 5Mp9uv

Okrugli stol projekta: „Estetski, etički i ontološki izazovi postdigitalne umjetnosti”

U četvrtak 15. veljače, s početkom u 17 sati, u Galeriji O.K. održat će se okrugli stol projekta „Estetski, etički i ontološki izazovi postdigitalne umjetnosti”, a u okviru aktualne izložbe „AesthEthic”.

Okrugli stol rezultat je rada na projektu koji se je održavao tijekom akademske godine 2023./2024. Projekt je financiralo Sveučilište u Rijeci, a u njegovoj provedbi sudjelovali su Centar za inovativne medije  (Akademija primijenjenih umjetnosti) i Katedra za estetiku (Odsjek za filozofiju, Filozofski fakultet Rijeka).                        

Na okruglom stolu sudjeluju prof. dr. sc. Ivana Kunda (Pravni fakultet Rijeka), dr. sc. Milica Czerny-Urban (Akademija primijenjenih umjetnosti, Rijeka), akademska glazbenica doktorandica (Filozofski fakultet Rijeka) Ksenija Savčić i medijski umjetnik Aleksandar Vejnović. Moderatorice okruglog stola su akademska dramaturginja i doktorandica (Filozofski fakultet Rijeka) Dijana Protić i izv. prof. dr. sc. Iris Vidmar Jovanović (Filozofski fakultet Rijeka).

Na okruglom stolu raspravljat će se o temama vezanim uz estetske, etičke, pravne i društveno-političke aspekte suvremene umjetnosti, s fokusom na digitalne alate poput umjetne inteligencije i njihovu problematiku u širem društvenom kontekstu. Uvod u  okrugli stol dati će izv. prof. art. Tomislav Brajnović, voditelj projekta.

Nakon okruglog stola, održat će se performansi Marka Cicilianija, skladatelja, medijskog umjetnika i performera te Barbare Lüneburg, akademske violinistice i istraživačice umjetnosti, s početkom u 20 sati. Uvodnu riječ u performans dat će izv. prof. art. Ingeborg Fülepp.

Projekt i izložba su omogućeni Sveučilišnim potporama za umjetničke projekte Sveučilišta u Rijeci, uz podršku Austrijskog kulturnog foruma u Zagrebu (AKF) i Grada Rijeke.

Invitation to the talk: “Humanity on Mars: a challenge for space ethics”

The Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka and the Croatian Society for Analytical Philosophy (HDAF) invite you, on Friday the 16th of February 2024 at 11:00, at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, classroom: 401. to the lecture:


Humanity on Mars:  a challenge for space ethics 
Prof. Mirko Daniel Garasic (Roma Tre University, Italy)

Event funded by the programme:  
UNIRI – Internationalization of Science and Arts 2023-24 (grant INT-134)

Okrugli stol o obrazovnoj ulozi umjetnosti

Katedra za estetiku pri Odsjeku za filozofiju i Hrvatsko društvo za analitičku filozofiju, u suradnji s Udrugom za razvoj kulture mladih “Kulturni front” i projektom RiPhil pozivaju vas na okrugli stol posvećen obrazovnoj ulozi umjetnosti koji će se održati 5. rujna 2023. u pubu Bačva s početkom u 19,00 sat prema programu koji se nalazi ovdje:

Poziv na konferenciju “Aesthetic Education and Screen Stories”

Katedra za estetiku pri Odsjeku za filozofiju i Hrvatsko društvo za analitičku filozofiju pozivaju vas na međunarodnu konferenciju Aesthetic Education and Screen Stories, posvećenu kognitivnim i etičkim vrijednostima filma i serijalizirane fikcije. Plenarni gosti su Murray Smith (Kent University) i Joerg Fingerhut (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Program je dostupan na poveznici https://aetna.uniri.hr/?page_id=321

Conference: 33rd Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics

The University of Rijeka is pleased to announce that the Faculties of Philosophy and Mathematics alongside with the Department of Philosophy, the Chair for Logic and Philosophy of Science, and the Centre for Logic and Decision Theory are jointly hosting the 33rd international conference Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics which will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy on September 15-16, 2023

The Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics is an annual international conference aimed at PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the history and philosophy of mathematics. The conference has a long history as a friendly event for early-career researchers in the history and philosophy of mathematics. It offers the opportunity to get in touch with others in related areas and to receive valuable feedback on current research. More information about the history of the Novembertagung is available at: https://novembertagung.wordpress.com/history/.  

This year’s theme will be “Interactions between the History and Philosophy of Mathematics,” with a special focus on methodological issues and the notions of mathematical rigor, proof, and algorithm.

Keynote lectures will be given by: 

  • Prof. Zvonimir Šikić (University of Zagreb & University of Rijeka Centre for Logic and Decision Theory), 
  • Prof. Karine Chemla (CNRS – SPHERE, Université Paris Cité), 
  • Prof. Georg Schiemer (University of Vienna, LMU Centre for Mathematical Philosophy), 
  • Prof. Silvia De Toffoli (IUSS Pavia).

This year’s Novembertagung is generously supported by the International Commission on the History of Mathematics (Germany), the British Society for the History of Mathematics (UK), the Groupement de recherche 3398 “Histoire des mathématiques” du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, and the Archives Henri Poincaré (France). The conference is also supported by the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy and the Croatian Logic Association

For more information about the conference programme and the book of abstracts, please visit the official website: https://novembertagung.wordpress.com/.

Organising Committee: Saša Popović (Rijeka), Megan Briers (Cambridge), Hala Khassiba (Lorraine), Tuya Sa (Loughborough), Ange Stéphane Gondo (Lorraine), Clément Bonvoisin (Paris), and Benjamin Zayton (Vienna).

Announcement: The first annual Pharos Philosophy Symposium

The first annual Pharos Philosophy Symposium will start on 28th April 2023 at 18.00 in the Stari Grad Museum, Stari Grad, on the island Hvar, Croatia. The topic is: Utopia, Past, Present, and Future. 

Hrvoje Jurić, Gorazd Kocijančič, Karel Gržan, Ernest Ženko, and others will be participating in an open dialogue to discuss Utopian visions with contemporaries and students. Croatian TV and social media platforms may be present at the event. There are 30 free seats available for subscribing participants who wish to take part in this lively discourse.

More information is available at www.pharos-symposium.org

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