Projects / Programmes source: ARIS

Conditions and Problems of Contemporary Philosophy

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.10.00  Humanities  Philosophy   

Code Science Field
H001  Humanities  Philosophy 

Code Science Field
6.03  Humanities  Philosophy, Ethics and Religion 
philosophy, transformations, philosophy and its outside, aesthetics, ethics, politics, epistemology
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on March 3, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender , archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  204  115  91  0.45 
Scopus  188  261  225  1.2 
Researchers (13)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  30790  PhD Rok Benčin  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2024  195 
2.  22569  PhD Aleš Bunta  Humanities  Researcher  2020 - 2024  80 
3.  11486  PhD Marina Gržinić Mauhler  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2024  1,699 
4.  13472  PhD Peter Klepec  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2024  288 
5.  39182  PhD Lea Kuhar  Philosophy  Junior researcher  2020  71 
6.  56876  Vesna Liponik  Philosophy  Junior researcher  2022 - 2024  56 
7.  33358  PhD Boštjan Nedoh  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2024  135 
8.  02155  PhD Radivoj Riha  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2021  325 
9.  06397  PhD Jelica Šumič Riha  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2024  373 
10.  28442  PhD Tadej Troha  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2024  272 
11.  12330  PhD Matjaž Vesel  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2024  179 
12.  11158  PhD Alenka Zupančič Žerdin  Philosophy  Head  2020 - 2024  422 
13.  53500  PhD Marisa Žele  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2024  26 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  62,542 
The research programme ‘Conditions and Problems of Contemporary Philosophy’ represents a continuation of some of the central research positions, themes, and goals of the research programme conducted by the Institute of Philosophy during the years 2015–2019 (and partly also before, in the periods 2009-2014 and 2004–2008). At the same time, the present research programme introduces significant new research content and perspectives.   The basic outline of the research is defined by our ongoing enquiry into the mutations undergone by the traditional philosophical categories in contemporary philosophical thought, as well as by investigation of the new categories introduced by contemporary philosophy. Three central issues constitute the framework of the proposed research programme and determine the structuring principle of the research as a whole. These are the following: 1) the question and criticism of ontology, which continues as a direct prolongation and furthering of the research conducted thus far. Our previous research has shown that it is in the field of ontology that crucial alterations of fundamental philosophical categories can best be observed. With such a focus, our research work is also a response to the fact that extensive and lively debate on the question of philosophical ontologies has recently developed in international philosophical discourse. 2) The question of transformations, which continues and at the same time shifts the accent of the past research on discontinuity and temporality. The focus will particularly be on the question of the effects of discontinuity, on how discontinuity begets its own new continuity, what it transforms and what the temporality of this transformation is, in both its subjective and objective dimensions. 3) Philosophy and its outside: this introduces a new theme and perspective, although the question was already implicitly posed in our past research programme. It will involve researching the conditions of philosophy, as well as an inquiry into specific events, discoveries, and important breaks that occur outside philosophy yet significantly influence the modification of its concepts and the formulation of new ones, which in turn helps us respond to this ‘outside’. These fundamental questions, which are also interrelated, constitute conceptual junctions and linking points between the different themes of the research, and provide the perspective from which the analysis of particular categories and questions will be conducted.
Significance for science
The research programme “Conditions and Problems of Contemporary Philosophy” is conceived in such manner that it will significantly illuminate – from various perspectives – some of the most important challenges that contemporary philosophy is facing, both from within itself and in relation to other contemporary social and human sciences. It will contribute to a critical review of philosophy itself, its critical self-reflection, and consideration of its present condition, while being productive and stimulating for the development of science in general. By developing clearer and more distinct fundamental philosophical concepts and suitable analytic tools and procedures, we will contribute to the strengthening of philosophy as a scientific field and to its relevance for numerous other scientific areas.   In considering philosophy itself as a source of creativity and innovation, the proposed research programme differs from other studies that are devoted to promoting various models for understanding the globalised world. Indeed, in situating the creativity and innovation of philosophy as the central terms of its research, the proposed research programme aims at showing how philosophy informs our value systems and our critical discourse, how it contributes to our sense of the periodisation of history and culture, and finally, how it helps us understand new ways of thinking and new practices in almost any area of intellectual endeavour: science, technology, the arts, ethics, economics, politics, etc.
Significance for the country
Developed critical and self-critical philosophical thought is an integral part of the broader culture of a particular society and, together with other fields of knowledge, contributes to its high-quality sustainable development. The programme deals with topics that are crucial for philosophy today and touches on the fundamental question of human existence in the world. As such, the programme can have positive synergetic effects on all spheres of broader social development. It has direct relevance to the complex system of science, as well as to the fields of education and cultural activity. One of the aims of the programme is to develop clearer and more distinct fundamental philosophical concepts, which will contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and dangers faced by contemporary democratic societies today. It will thus stimulate broader cultural reflection on contemporary issues and have positive effects on the cultural production in the country.   The point of departure of the research programme is the assumption that the development of contemporary Slovene philosophy and its affirmation in an international academic sphere could significantly contribute to the promotion of Slovenia in its efforts to establish itself as an equal partner at scientific, politico-economic, and cultural levels. The aim of this research programme proposal is therefore to improve our understanding of global political, social, and cultural interactions and interdependencies and their impacts on contemporary Slovene society. By disseminating its achievements in academic and non-academic spheres, the proposed research programme will also contribute to promoting democratic political culture in Slovenia as well as to developing the political and cultural autonomy of Slovenia in an international context.
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