Marija Selak

Associate

Academic Summary

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • M.A., Croatian Language and Literature, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Marija Selak is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She was a visiting researcher at Ruhr-
Universität Bochum, Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik (Bonn) and at Ian Ramsey Centre for
Science and Religion. From 2017 she is enrolled in a project Eastern European Perspectives
on Science, Theology and Humane Philosophy (John Templeton Foundation), Ian Ramsey
Centre (Oxford University). Besides her academic interests, she is very active in a public
sphere; she writes articles for several journals and takes part in a weekly intellectual show at
Croatian Public Television HRT.

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of history
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Bioethics

Affiliations

Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Croatian Philosophical Society
European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare

Publications

  • Contemporary Manifestations of Evil and Attempts at Their Justification,
  • Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 2019, 229 p.
  • Human Nature and New Epoch, Breza, Zagreb, 2013, 264 p.
  • "Self(ie)”, Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture (1/2017), 61-66.
  • Moral Enhancement and the Reduction of Evil: How Can We Create a Better World?”,
  • Social Ecology: Journal for Ecological Thought and Sociological Research 26 (1-2/2017), 71-82.
  • “Ontological Status of War in Media-Represented Reality”, Philosophical Researches 37(1/2017), 39-47.
  • “Informed consent between bioethical theory and medical practice: a call for active vulnerability”, Facta Universitatis 15 (2/2017), 171-179.
  • “Religious science: some similarities between religious and transhumanist discourse”,
  • Scientific journal international dialogue: East-West (4/2015), 51-59.
  • Co-Authored with Lino Veljak, “The World as Human-Produced World in the Philosophy of Giambattista Vico”, Synthesis Philosophica 60 (2/2015), 179–187.
  • “The Concept of the World and the Methodology of the New Science”, The Signs of Time 63 (2014), 251-258.
  • “Dis/functionality of Pre/face: Boundaries and Possibilities”, Philosophical Investigations 129 (1/2013), 61-68.
  • “Human Enhancement and Human Nature”, in: Walter Schweidler (ed.), Bioethik – Medizin – Politik / Bioethics – Medicine – Politics, Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag, 2012, 113-120.
  • “Karl Löwith as a Precursor and Incentive to the Idea of Integrative Bioethics”, in: Amir Muzur, Hans-Martin Sass (eds.), Fritz Jahr and the Foundations of Global Bioethics. The Future of Integrative Bioethics, Münster et al.: LIT Verlag, 2012, 131-138.