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Social philosophy and philosophy of history

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.10.00  Humanities  Philosophy   

Code Science Field
H120  Humanities  Systematic philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, ideology 
social philosophy, philosophy of history, natural law, poststructuralism, transcendental idealism, speculative idealism; Hegel, Kant, Lacan, Freud, Laclau, Marx, Hobbes, Spinoza
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Researchers (3)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  02124  PhD Božidar Debenjak  Philosophy  Head  1999  366 
2.  05945  PhD Mladen Dolar  Philosophy  Researcher  1998 - 1999  701 
3.  04849  PhD Igor Pribac  Philosophy  Researcher  1998 - 1999  409 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  98,474 
The background of the proposed research project presents the problem of contemporary rupture which appears as a dissolution of a single unified whole into a variety of particularities. The phaenomenon does offer new possibilities for affirmation of the particular against the universal, however, its lack of any global project threatens to push the confronting fragmented interests back to a pre-social form of bellum omnium contra omnes. The danger becomes imminent once it is taken into the account that in the now prevailing theory of the subject there is a significant gap in the articulation of the relationship between the universal and the particular (the general denigration of Hegel is paradigmatic here). The question how to think this relationship in order to avoid a totalitarian form of the particular is divided into two subfields of research. The strating point of the first one is the constatation of a deep change in the present form of struggle for recognition: while according to Hobbes and Hegel its final result is to give rise to the social bond under the form of the universal, now, the universality is often implicitly and explicitly put into question, which leads to the possibility of arbitrar legitimization of any particular interest. With reference to classic (Hobbes, Spinoza, Hegel, Marx) and modern (e.g. Laclau) authors the research project reconsiders the interconectedness of concepts, such as nature, subject, state of society, violence. - The second subfield develops the ontology of the subject, social bond and actuality, leaning primarily on the »poststructuralist« currents of thought (Derrida, Foucault, Badiou, Lacan). Here, a prominent place is given to the conceptualisation of the »subject without subjectivity« as opposed to the now prevailing concept of »subjectivity without subject«, on the one hand, and to parallel attempts of foundation of knowledge and ethics within the German Idealism, on the other.
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