1959 Born in Gornja Dubica.
1966 - 1970 Primary school in Gornja Dubica.
1970 - 1974 Primary school in Odžak.
1974 - 1978 Grammar school Bol on Brač.
1978 - 1982 Law study at the University of Osijek and Zagreb.
1979 - 1983 Graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with degree in Philosophy and German Language and Literature.
1983 - 1985 Postgraduate study of Philosophy of Science at the Interuniversity Centre in Dubrovnik. Obtained a master’s degree in Philosophy of Science from the University of Zagreb with the thesis Hegel’s Practical Philosophy, mentor Ante Pažanin.
1987 - 1989 Doctoral study of Philosophy, German Studies and Law at the University of Augsburg. Obtained the PhD degree with the dissertation “World and Ethos. Hegel’s Attitude towards the Decline of the Occident” (Welt und Ethos. Hegels Stellung zum Untergang des Abendlandes), mentor Arno Baruzzi and rapporteur Alois Halder.
Employment and Research
1984 - 1986 Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Zagreb.
1986 - 2019 Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb.
1992 - 1997 Leader of the research project “The Philosophy of the Law of Ante Starčević”.
1997 - 2002 Director of the permanent research programme “History of Croatian Philosophy and Fundamental Problems of Philosophy”.
2002 - 2006 Leader of the research project “Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics in Croatia”.
2008 - 2013 Leader of the research project “Contemporary Political Philosophy and Aesthetics in Croatia”.
2013 - 2016 Co-chair of the Philosophical Anchors of Democracy institutional cooperation project of the University of Split and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
2014 - 2018 Associate at the research project “Croatian Philosophy and Science in the European Context from the 12th to the 20th Century” and project leader in 2018.
1993 - 1995 Deputy Head of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb and lecturer of Philosophy of Law and Politics course (1992-1996) and Ante Starčević course (1993-2000).
2000 - 2011 Lecturer of History of Philosophy and Metaphysics at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Zagreb.
2001 - 2011 Lecturer of Modern Philosophy at the University of Zadar.
2004 - 2015 Lecturer of Political Philosophy at the University of Osijek, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
2005 - 2016 Head of the Philosophy department at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, and lecturer of courses: Philosophy of Democracy, Philosophy of Justice, Introduction to Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Law and Philosophy of Politics.
2018 - 2019 Lecturer of Political and Legal Philosophy at the Department of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb.
2019 - Employed at the Faculty of Croatian Studies of the University of Zagreb and teaches the following courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of 19th Century, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Politics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Democracy, Philosoph of Law and State - Ante Starčević and Social Philosophy.
2022 - Acting head of the Philosophy department at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Croatian Studies.
Official Duties and Services
1991 - 2001 Director of the Institute of Philosophy.
1993 - 2005 Editor-in-Chief of the journals Filozofska istraživanja and Synthesis philosophica, and editor of the Philosophical Research Edition.
2003 - 2016 President of the Croatian Pan-European Union and again from 2022.
2004 - 2006 Deputy Minister of Science, Education and Sports.
2005 - 2006 Chairman of the Steering Board of the Agency for Science and Higher Education.
2005 - 2007 President of the Council of the University of Split.
2005 - 2015 Co-Director of the International Postgraduate Course “Philosophy and Democracy” at the Interuniversity Centre in Dubrovnik.
2007 - 2009 President of the Croatian Philosophical Society.
2014 - 2016 President of the Croatian Humboldt-Club and from 2020 vice-president.
2015 - Secretary General of the International Pan-European Union.
2016 - 2017 Minister of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia.
2019 - 2021 Dean of the Faculty of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb.
2022 - President of the Steering Board of the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb.
1987 - 1989 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange (DAAD) at the University of Augsburg.
1997 - 1998 Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Augsburg.
2002 - 2003 Visiting professor at the Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomyi, Japan.
2004 / 2018 Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
Prizes and Awards
2011 Charter of Scientific and Cultural Manifestation Days of Franciscus Patricius.
2011 Award of the Croatian Pan-European Union.
2015 Institute of Philosophy award for scientific excellence.
2017 Award for the establishment of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb.
2018 Recognition of Humboldt Foundation for research and international collaboration.
2018 Rector award for contribution to the progress of the University of Split.
2022 Prize for scientific works of high international visibility at the Faculty of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb.