Lecturers

Luka Boršić (PhD, Zagreb) is senior research associate at the Institute of Philosophy. His research interests are in Renaissance philosophy, early modern science, and Croatian philosophy, esp. Croatian female philosophers. He is the author of two books (O zajedničkom filozofiranju, with I. Skuhala Karasman, Zagreb, 2017; Renesansne polemike s Aristotelom, Zagreb, 2011) and numerous journal articles.

Marija Brajdić Vuković is senior research associate at The Institute for Social Research in Zagreb. She graduated in sociology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, and defended her thesis Actors of professional socialization of young researchers in natural and social sciences in 2012 at the same institution. After doctoral and postdoctoral positions held at The Institute for Social Research – Group for research in sociology of science, she has been affiliated for 6 years at the Center for Croatian studies, University of Zagreb where she was assistant professor of sociology. There she taught subjects related to research methodology and sociology of science and technology, and was also head of The Department for Sociology. Since october 2019 she is affiliated at the Centre for Research in Social Inequalities and Sustainability/CRiSIS. Her interests include research methodology and the role of science and technology in current and future social sustainability.

Robert J. Hankinson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. A classical philosophy scholar, he has a special interest in ancient medicine and philosophy of science. He is author of The Sceptics (1995) in the Routledge ‘Arguments of the Philosophers’ Series, and Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought (Oxford, 1998). He has edited Method, Medicine, and Metaphysics (1988). His editions and translations, with philosophical commentary, include Galen’s On the Therapeutic Method (Oxford, 1991), Galen on Antecedent Causes (Cambridge, 1998), and Simplicius’ Commentary on de Caelo (3 vols., Duckworth/Cornell, 2002; 2003; 2006).

Boris Kožnjak (PhD, Zagreb) is senior research associate at the Institute of Philosophy. His main research interest is in history and philosophy of science. He is the author of Eksperiment i filozofija: eksperimentalna metoda između ontologije i tehnologije, epistemologije i ideologije (Zagreb, 2013) and of many papers in journals like Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and Society, Physics Education, etc.

Ivana Skuhala Karasman is senior research associate at the Institute of Philosophy. She graduated in philosophy and croatology from the Centre for Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb. In 2003 she received her master’s degree in philosophy, and in 2011 she defended a PhD thesis in philosophy under the title Prediction in Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy (in Works of H. Dalmatin, F. Grisogono, J. Dubrovčanin). Since 2005 she has been employed at the Institute of Philosophy. She is executive editor of the journal Contributions to the Research Into the Croatian Philosophical Heritage. She translates from German (Helene Druskowitz). Her areas of interest include renaissance philosophy, Croatian philosophy, philosophy of gender and problem of free will.

Matjaž Vesel, PhD, is a research advisor at the Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and an assistant professor at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU, Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures. Among his research interests are the history of medieval and early modern science and philosophy, predominantly early modern natural philosophy and astronomy; the relationship between natural philosophy and theology; scientific revolution (Cusanus, Copernicus and Copernicanism, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes and Cartesianism, More, Newton). He has published extensively on these subjects and is the author of five monographs (on Cusanus, Copernicus, and Galileo Galilei). His latest book is Copernicus: Platonist Astronomer-Philosopher: Cosmic Order, the Movement of the Earth, and the Scientific Revolution (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 2014). He is currently working on the Slovenian translation of the selection of Newton’s early texts (“Quaestiones quaedam philosophicae”, “New Theory about Light and Colours”, “An Hypothesis explaining the Properties of Light”, “De Gravitatione et aequipondio fluidorum et solidorum in fluidis”, “De aere et aethere”, “Letter to Robert Boyle”).

Jure Zovko (PhD, Freiburg) is senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy. His areas of research are hermeneutics, ancient philosophy, philosophy of German idealism, and German romantic philosophy. Among his numerous publications are the books Europska estetička baština (Zagreb, 2014), Friedrich Schlegel als Philosoph (Paderborn, 2010), Filozofija i kultura (Zagreb, 2009), Ogledi o Platonu (Zagreb, 2006), Schlegelova hermeneutika (Zagreb, 1997), Platon i filozofijska hermeneutika (Zagreb, 1992), Verstehen und Nichtverstehen bei Friedrich Schlegel. Zur Entstehung und Bedeutung seiner hermeneutischen Kritik (Stuttgart, 1990).