Pavo Barišić

Pavo Barišić

Curriculum Vitae

Pavo Barišić was born on September 9, 1959.


Finished grammar school in 1978.

Graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law in 1982.

Graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy with degrees in Philosophy and German Language and Literature in 1983.

Obtained a master’s degree in Philosophy of Science from the University of Zagreb with the thesis Hegel’s Practical Philosophy in 1985.

Gained a PhD degree from the University in Augsburg with the dissertation Welt und Ethos. Hegels Stellung zum Untergang des Abendlandes in 1989.


Senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb - employed since 1986.

Director of the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb from 1991 to 2001.

Director of the permanent research programme “History of the Croatian Philosophy and Fundamental Problems of Philosophy” 1997-2002, principal investigator of the projects “Philosophy of Law of Ante Starčević” 1992-1997, “Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics in Croatia” 2002-2006, and “Contemporary Political Philosophy and Aesthetics in Croatia” 2008-20013. Collaborator at the research project “Croatian Philosophy and Science in the European Context from 12 – 20 Cent.” since 2014.

Full professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Split since 2005. Teaching courses: Introduction into Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Law and Politics, Philosophy of Democracy.

Head of the University of Split Department of Philosophy 2005-2013.

Principal investigator of the Philosophy of Democracy institutional cooperation project between the LMU Munich and the University of Split supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2013-2015.

Official Duties and Services

Editor-in-chief of the journals and book-series Filozofska istraživanja and Synthesis Philosophica 1993-2005.

President of the Council of the University of Split 2005-2007.

Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia 2004-2006.

President of the Steering Committee of the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education 2005-2006.

Chair of the Bologna transformation process of study programmes in the Republic of Croatia in 2005-2006.

President of the Croatian Philosophical Society 2007-2009.

President of the Croatian Humboldt Club since 2014.

President of the Croatian Paneuropean Union since 2003.

Secretary General of the International Paneuropean Union since 2015.

Editorial member of the journal Dokos (Toledo, Spain), International Council member of the Jahrbuch für Hegelforschung (Bochum, Germany), and journal Limes (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Co-director of the Philosophy and Democracy conference at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik since 2005.

Fellowships and Awards

Doctoral scholarship in the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) research programme at the University of Augsburg 1987-1989.

Alexander von Humboldt research fellowships at the University of Augsburg 1997-1998 and at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich 2004.

Visiting professor at the Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan 2002-2003.

Institute of Philosophy award for scientific excellence 2015.


  • The Dialectics of Social Morality (Zagreb 1988)
  • Welt und Ethos (Würzburg 1992)
  • The Philosophy of Law of Ante Starčević (Zagreb 1996)
  • Open Issues of the History of the Croatian Philosophy (ed., Zagreb 2000)
  • Democracy and Ethics (ed., Zagreb 2005)
  • Democracy at Crossroads (ed., Zagreb 2014)
  • Deliberative Democratie (ed. with H. Ottmann, Baden-Baden 2015)
  • Demokratie und Öffentlichkeit. Geschichte – Wandel – Bedeutung (ed. with H. Ottmann, Baden-Baden 2016)
  • The Ideal of the Rule of the People. Introduction to the Philosophy of Democracy (Zagreb–Split 2016)