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Reconfiguring Borders in Philosophy, Politics, and Psychoanalysis

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.10.00  Humanities  Philosophy   

Code Science Field
6.03  Humanities  Philosophy, Ethics and Religion 
contemporary philosophy, psychoanalysis, crisis, neoliberalism, pandemic, limits, borders, limitless world, biopolitics, necropolitics, extimacy, exclusion, otherness, subject, thought, topology
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  201  115  91  0.45 
Scopus  182  259  224  1.23 
Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  30790  PhD Rok Benčin  Philosophy  Researcher  2021 - 2024  195 
2.  22569  PhD Aleš Bunta  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2024  80 
3.  11486  PhD Marina Gržinić Mauhler  Philosophy  Researcher  2021 - 2024  1,699 
4.  13472  PhD Peter Klepec  Philosophy  Researcher  2021 - 2024  288 
5.  33358  PhD Boštjan Nedoh  Philosophy  Researcher  2021 - 2024  135 
6.  02155  PhD Radivoj Riha  Philosophy  Researcher  2021 - 2024  325 
7.  06397  PhD Jelica Šumič Riha  Philosophy  Head  2021 - 2024  373 
8.  28442  PhD Tadej Troha  Philosophy  Researcher  2021 - 2024  272 
9.  12330  PhD Matjaž Vesel  Philosophy  Researcher  2021 - 2024  179 
10.  11158  PhD Alenka Zupančič Žerdin  Philosophy  Researcher  2021 - 2024  422 
Organisations (2)
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 
2.  3724  Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU  Ljubljana  6313949  1,099 
The 20th century ended with the announcement of the realization of two great utopias: the end of history and a borderless world. The beginning of the 21st century announced the end to these utopias. Far for creating a borderless world, contemporary globalization has generated a proliferation of borders. Instead of fewer lines of division, boarders have spread and colonized virtually all aspects of our life. One of the main objectives of the proposed project is to scrutinize the very concept of “border”, its functions, and historical development at its very core in politics, philosophy, science, history, psychoanalysis. The proposed project will address the problem of borders from three distinct, yet interconnected perspectives: 1) From a political perspective, the objective of the proposed project is to provide an in-depth inquiry into the current transformations of borders, their ubiquity, heterogeneity and polysemy in order to highlight the ways in which spaces at the margins of Europe have been created, negotiated, and transformed by the antithetical patterns of “border crossing” and “border reinforcement”. Based on the thus traced out topography of borders, the proposed project will examine new perspectives on the crisis and transformations of politics, the emergence of subjectivities resulting from migrants’ struggles, as well as a critical reassements of political concepts such as citizenship, sovereignty, power, and freedom. 2) From a philosophical perspective, the objective of the project is to examine different ways of mapping and delimiting the territory of thought. Taking as its departure point the opposition between to approaches to borders, limits, demarcations in philosophy: the approach of a “nomad thought” that is hostile to borders, limits frontiers, identity, interiority, denouncing borders as the site of power and focusing instead on movements, flows and the exteriority of forces an relations on the one hand and the approach that considers the gesture of tracing lines of delimitation as being constitutive of both philosophy and thought. 3) From a topological perspective, the aim of the proposed project is to deploy and explore various models of topologies involved in the subversion of the inside/outside divide in order to circumscribe the points at which it appears to be impossible to draw a clear line of distinction between interiority and exteriority. Such points of extimacy at which the outside is located in the very interiority will be explored in the context of a broader reflection of the relation between finitude and infinitude, human and inhuman, life and death in politics (bio-and necropolitics), in philosophy (the status of truths) and in psychoanalysis (the status of the drive as a point of overlapping between the somatic and the psychic).
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