SVIBOR - Project code: 6-01-013


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Project code: 6-01-013


Main researcher: BURGER, HOTIMIR (6245)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/94. to 12/15/97.

Papers on project (total): 12
Papers on project quoted in Current Contents: 2
Institution name: Filozofski fakultet - Humanističke znanosti, Zagreb (130)
Department/Institute: Department of Philosophy
Address: Ivana Lučića 3
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)1 6120-175
Fax: 385 (0)1 513-834

Summary: The central problem in our project is the anthropological and the socialphilosophical dimension of theory of subject in western philosophical tradition and in contemporary philosophy. The main problems considered in it are: disputes on anthropology, philosophical and scientifical notions of man respective to the theory of subject, modern concept of man, problem of institutions and anthropology of time. The concept of man in Praxis-philosophy of Zagreb was also investigated. The intention to the critique and synthesis was followed.

Keywords: theory of subject, philosophical anthropology, social philosophy, modern concept of man, institutions, anthropology of time, philosophy of praxis, question of man, critique, synthesis

Research goals: The subject is a very abstract category, present explicitly or implicitly in the whole philosophical tradition, but explicetly was it thematized in the lost two centuries. This category is the basis of the theory of modernity and postmodernity. Until now was it distinguished several aspects of this theory: gnosseological, ethical, socialphilosophical and other ones. For comprehension of this themes philosophical anthropologyis very important. In this investigation attention is directed to the anthropological and the socialphilosophical aspect of the problem. We have to found, where this phenomenon is founded, for it can be conceived as an actuality of essentially human potencies, as an synthesis of them. With this purpose the tradition of the philosophy andanthropology must be studied as an exploration and reflexion of the human being. The range, the methodologically qualities and its relation to the theory of subject must be determined. Specially meaningful is the philosophy of Kant and the recent philosophers as Scheler, PLessner, Gehlen etc. The other philosophical orientations - philosophy of existence, marxist philosophy, structuralism etc - will be treated only in relation to the anthropology and to the theory of subject. Very important is also the socialphilosophical dimension of the subject, especially regarding the "large version" (Habermas) of it (classes, parties, nations, organizations etc.), which are very important for life in modern societies and for comprehension of power. The investigation will be concentrated upon the propblem of anthropology in tradition of philosophy and later upon the problems of the institutions, anthropology of time and upon the power as an philosophical and socialphilosophical problem. This are the themes of Hotimir Burger. The Praxis-philosophy of Zagreb and the whole Croatian philosophy with its notions of man and freedom are also themes for the following phases of this investigation. This are the themes of Veselin Golubović.

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