Poziv na sudjelovanje na konferenciji “Contemporary Philosophical Issues” / Call for papers “Contemporary Philosophical Issues”

Poštovani,

25. izdanje međunarodnog simpozija Contemporary Philosophical Issues, koje organiziraju Hrvatsko društvo za analitičku filozofiju i Odsjek za filozofiju Filozofskog fakulteta u Rijeci, održat će se 18. i 19. srpnja 2024.

Ove godine plenarni izlagač bit će profesor Jacob Stegenga (Sveučilište u Cambridgeu), koji će održati dva predavanja. Naslovi izlaganja su „Heart of Science“ i „Proportionality and Inductive Risk in the Fog of War“.

U tradicionalnoj maniri simpozija Contemporary Philosophical Issues, otvoreni smo za izlaganja na bilo koju temu koja se bavi suvremenim problemima iz analitičke filozofije. 

Pozivamo sve zainteresirane za sudjelovanje da pošalju kratki sažetak svog izlaganja (do 300 riječi) na email adresu hdaf000@gmail.com do 21. lipnja 2024. Obavijest o prihvaćanju za izlaganje bit će poslana do 25. lipnja 2024.

Radni jezik konferencije je engleski.

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Dear All,

The 25th edition of the international symposium Contemporary Philosophical Issues, organized by the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rijeka, will be held on July 18-19, 2024.

This year’s plenary speaker will be Professor Jacob Stegenga (University of Cambridge), who will deliver two lectures. The titles of his talks are “Heart of Science” and “Proportionality and Inductive Risk in the Fog of War.”

In the traditional manner of the Contemporary Philosophical Issues symposium, we welcome presentations on any topic dealing with contemporary issues in analytic philosophy. 

We invite all interested to submit a short abstract of their presentation (up to 300 words) to hdaf000@gmail.com by June 21, 2024. Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 25, 2024.

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