People

Principal Investigator
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Filip Grgić (PhD, University of Zagreb) is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb and is currently serving as its Director. His research interests are in ancient philosophy (Aristotle, skepticism) and metaphysics (free will, time and persistence, death). Within this project he is focusing on Aristotle’s views on the free will problem. He is also discussing the nature of luck, from both Aristotelian and contemporary perspective.   Bibliography

GregorićPavel Gregorić (PhD, Oxford University) is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb. Pavel’s area of specialization is Aristotle’s philosophy of mind, with strong research interests in ancient biology, philosophy of nature, and metaphysics. For this project he is examining Aristotle’s views on the free will problem.   Web-page

 

HanžekLjudevit Hanžek is PhD student and Assistant at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split. His main areas of interest are in philosophy of mind, epistemology and metaphysics. As a part of this project, he is studying mental causation, focusing on the problem of exclusion and the dual explanandum strategy.   Bibliography

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATomislav Janović (PhD, University of Mainz) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and the Department for Communication Studies at the Centre for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb. His interests range from philosophy of mind and philosophy of science (especially philosophy of the social sciences) to ethics and communication. Within this project he intends to examine the nature and structure of folk-psychological attributions of intentionality in the context of the contemporary debate on free will.   Web-page

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Tvrtko Jolić (PhD, University of Zagreb) is Post-doctoral Research Assistant at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb. His primary research interests are political philosophy and ethics. His task within this project is to explore whether moral bioenhancement could limit or even extinguish our freedom of will, as some critics are keen to point out.   Web-page and Bibliography

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Anna Kocsis (PhD student, University of Zagreb) is Research Assistant at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb. Her main areas of interest are philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science. Within the project, she will be investigating the roles of self-regulation and cognitive control in decision-making. Web-page

 

KoznjakBoris Kožnjak (PhD, University of Zagreb) is Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb. His main areas of research are history and philosophy of science, technology and engineering, in particular the history and philosophy of quantum mechanics, and its possible relevance to the traditional problems like the mind-body problem or the relationship between (in)determinism and free will.   Bibliography

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Marijan Palmović (PhD, University of Zagreb) is Associate Professor at the Department of Speech and Language Pathology at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb. He studies language and other cognitive processes using the techniques of event related potentials and eye-tracking. For this project he is examining some of the details of the neurological processes in order to see how they can be connected with particular philosophical notions of deciding, choosing, determinism and indeterminism.   Web-page

PecnjakDavor Pećnjak (PhD, University of Zagreb) is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb. His research interests include free will problem, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion and philosophy of art. Within the project he will argue for a new libertarian account of free will; put forward several objections to compatibilism; demonstrate that Frankfurt-style counterexamples to the Principle of Alternate Possibilities are not independent from metaphysical considerations whether the world is deterministic or not; and show how can libertarian stance be reconciled with contemporary scientific worldview. Bibliography

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Ivana Skuhala Karasman (PhD, University of Zagreb) is Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb. Her research interests include history of philosophy, esp. Renaissance philosophy, determinism and the notion of prediction. Her work within the project is focused on the role of the rational calculation and aim (purpose) as the elements of free choice in our acting in the deterministic natural and social environment.   Bibliography

SkaricaDarioDario Škarica (PhD, University of Zagreb) is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb and Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split. His areas of research are epistemology and moral psychology. Within the project he is examining the relation between freedom and consciousness, focusing on the psychological experiments on decision making, self-control, bystander intervention, obedience, conformity etc., as well as on theoretical stances and models (such as situationism, social intuitionist model, etc.).   Bibliography