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Filip Radovic


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of
+46 31-786 48 53
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Filip Radovic

I have a B.A. in theoretical philosophy and ancient history from Gothenburg University (1994) and received my Ph.D. in philosophy at Lund University in 2004. My thesis examines contemporary views on consciousness and the so-called explanatory gap. I am currently employed as a senior lecturer at Gothenburg University. Between 2009-2011 I was Director of studies in philosophy and theory of science, and also served as a member of the faculty board. During this period, Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist and I initiated and designed an interdisciplinary bachelor programme in Liberal Arts (inspired by the medieval conception of Artes liberales), at Gothenburg University, which includes philosophy, philology (studies in Greek, Latin, and Arabic), literature, and several branches of natural science. Over the years I have given a large number of courses on a variety of philosophical topics – some up to date examples include ancient and medieval philosophy, early analytic philosophy, philosophy of science, and the philosophy of biology.

My research interests are broad and chiefly relate to issues on the borderline between philosophy, psychology/cognitive science, and psychiatry (with an eye to forensic psychiatry), with special attention to intentionality, perception, consciousness, and free will. I have also recently explored various problems within the philosophy of life, and completed some work on purpose theory and the tension between naturalism and theism.

My current research concerns contemporary themes and topics related to delusion and dream-consciousness. Since 2011 I am engaged in a research project (with Susanna Radovic) on the psychopathology of delusions.

I am one of the section leaders in Representation and Reality, and I shall monitor and coordinate the philosophical work on sense and sensory knowledge and also, when required, contribute with a perspective from contemporary theorizing in philosophy of mind and cognition. I will primarily be engaged in the sub-project Dreaming and the illusion of reality in the Aristotelian tradition in collaboration with Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist.