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Luka Borsic

Instructor

RIT Croatia

Luka Borsic

Instructor

RIT Croatia

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Full Length Book
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. Philosophy as Teamwork. Zagreb, Croatia: Institute Of Philosophy, 2017. Print.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. Our Women [Croatian]. Zagreb, Croatia: Naklada Jurcic, 2016. Print.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. Exhibition on the Occasion of the 485th Anniversary of the Birth of Frane Petrić [Croatian]. Zagreb, Croatia: National and University Library in Zagreb, Institute of Philosophy, 2014. Print.
Borsic, Luka. Renaissance Polemics Against Aristotle [Croatian]. Zagreb, Croatia: KruZak, 2013. Print.
Patrizi, Franceso and Luka Borsic (translator from Latin). Discussiones peripateticae. Zagreb, Croatia: Institute of Philosophy, 2013. Print.
Book Chapter
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "Krieg, Religion und Frauen auf der Insel Utopia [German]." Politische Utopien der Neuzeit. Thomas Morus, Tommaso Campanella, Francis Bacon. Ed. Otfried Hí¶ffe. Berlin, Boston, Germany, USA: Walter de Gruyter, 2016. 93-107. Print.
Borsic, Luka. "Post-Renaissance distance toward tradition [Croatian]." Does Philosophy Need Its History? [Croatian]. Ed. Ivana Skuhala Karsman and Petar Segedin. Zagreb, Croatia: Institute of Philosophy, 2016. 159-173. Print.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "Patrizi and His Women [English]." Francesco Patrizi: Philosopher of the Renaissance. Ed. ThomaÅ¡ Nejeschleba and Paul Richard Blum. Olomouc, Czech Republic: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014. 162-184. Print.
Borsic, Luka. "Patrizi and history of philosophy [English]." Francesco Patrizi: Philosopher of the Renaissance. Ed. ThomaÅ¡ Nejeschleba and Paul Richard Blum. Olomouc, Czech Republic: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014. 104-117. Print.
Borsic, Luka. "What is (Aristotelian) leisure? [Croatian]." The Heritage of Antiquity. Zagreb, Croatia: KruZak, 2013. 58-68. Print.
Borsic, Luka. "Petrić's Platonism in Discussiones peripateticae [Croatian]." Franciscus Patricius: Discussionum peripateticarum. Tomus secundus (Liber I-IV). Ed. Erna Banic-Pajnic, Luka Borsic, and Mihaela Girardi-Karsulin. Zagreb, Croatia: Institute of Philosophy, 2013. XI-XXI. Print.
Borsic, Luka. "Erasmus of Rotterdam and Marko Marulić. An introductory attempt to reconstruct a mutual influence. [English]." Erasmovo dilo v minulosti a současnosti evropskeho myšleni. Ed. Tomas Nejeschleba and Jan Makovsky. Brno, Czech Republic: CDK, 2012. 288-311. Print.
Journal Paper
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "Herman's Translation of Sahl Ibn Bishr's Astrological Treatise [Croatian]." Kroatologija. 7 (2016): 1-13. Print.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "Collaboration of Academician Žarko Dadić with the Institute of Philosophy [Croatian]." Historijski zbornik. 69 (2016): 491-502. Print.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "Federik Grisogono, the iatromathematician [English]." Croatian Studies Review 12. (2016): 21-43. Print.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "Isotta Nogarola - The Beginning of Gender Equality in Europe [English]." Monist. 98 (2015): 43-52. Print.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "First Croatian Female Ancient Greek Scholar: Josipa Steinkuš [Croatian]." Latina & Graeca. 27 (2015): 61-64. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Borsic, Luka and Danijel Dzino. "Liburnica / Liburna: Borrowing technology [English]." Imperialism and Identities at the Edge of the Roman World 3. Petnica Science Center. Petnica, Serbia. 24 Sep. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "Helene von Druskowitz and the Position of Women in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy [English]." I. Autumn School - History of Women Philosophers in Antiquity and í‰milie Du Chí¢telet on Space and Time. University of Paderborn. Paderborn, Germany. 13 Oct. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "Philosophy of Elza Kučera [Croatian]." Women philoosphers in Croatia [Croatian]. Institute of Philosophy. Zagreb, Croatia. 8 Dec. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "Philosophy as a common activity [Croatian]." Excellence Award Lecture. Institute of Philosophy. Zagreb, Croatia. 27 Jun. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Borsic, Luka. "Die Philosophie von Helene von Druskowitz [German]." Round-Table Discussion. í–sterreichisches Kulturform. Zagreb, Croatia. 4 Nov. 2016. Lecture.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "í‰milie du Chí¢telet and Josip RuÄ‘er BoÅ¡ković." í‰milie du Chí¢telet's Laws of Nature/Laws of Morals. University of Paderborn. Paderborn, Germany. 23 Oct. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. "What was (Scientific) Method before Galileo? [English]." Physics and Philosophy. University of Split. Split, Croatia. 8 Jul. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Grgic, Filip and Luka Borsic. "Galen, De placitis Hippocratis et Platonis VII, 6, 1—36 [English]." Galen, De placitis Hippocratis et Platonis VII. University of Berlin. Berlin, Germany. 22 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Borsic, Luka. "Anti-Aristotelian Roots of Modern Science [English]." invited lecture. University of Prague. Prague, Czech Republic. 8 Nov. 2013. Guest Lecture.
Borsic, Luka. "Some Remarks on the Origins of Modern Science." Physics and Philosophy. University of Split. Split, Croatia. 9 Jul. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Druskowitz, Helene von. Die Ausstellung í¼ber Helene von Druskowitz [German-Croatian]. By Luka Borsic and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. 1 Nov. 2016. í–sterreichisches Kulturforum, Zagreb. Exhibit.
Patrizi, Francesco. Exhibition on the Occasion of the 485th Anniversary of the Birth of Francesco Patrizi [Croatian]. By Luka Borsic and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. Apr. 2014. National and University Library, Zagreb. Exhibit.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman. Institute of Philosophy. Award for excellence in scholarship. Zagreb, Croatia, 2016.
Journal Editor
Borsic, Luka, Tvrtko Jolic, and Petar Segedin, ed. Philosophy of Politics - Heritage and Perspectives [Croatian]. Zagreb: Institute of Philosophy, 2016. Print.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karsman, ed. Physics and Philosophy [English]. Zagreb: Institute of Philosophy, 2015. Print.
Borsic, Luka, Tvrtko Jolic, and Petar Segedin, ed. Philosophy and the Croatian language. [Croatian]. Zagreb: Institute of Philosophy, 2014. Print.
Borsic, Luka and Ivana Skuhala Karasman, ed. Philosophy in Dialogue with the Sciences [Croatian]. Zagreb: Institute of Philosophy, 2013. Print.

Currently Teaching

PHIL-101
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PHIL-103
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The purpose of this course is to improve everyday reasoning skills. Critical thinking means evaluating the reasons for our actions and beliefs. Ideally, we think our actions are rational, not arbitrary. But one does not have to look far to discover disagreement and apparent irrationality. What accounts for this? This course investigates how to argue effectively, how to evaluate evidence and reasons, and how to marshal good evidence and reasons in order to arrive at reliable knowledge and justified action. It covers common mistakes that people make in causal, statistical, moral, and everyday reasoning, and it teaches how and when it pays to be skeptical, reflective, and critical.
PHIL-202
3 Credits
This course is a survey of foundational, and normative, approaches to moral philosophy and their motivating moral questions. Topics will include virtue ethics, deontology, consequentialism, and other approaches. Some of the questions to be examined are: How is human nature related to morality? What are the grounds for moral obligations? Is there an ultimate moral principle? How do we reason about what to do? Can reason determine how we ought to live? What are moral judgments? Are there universal goods? What constitutes a morally worthwhile life? Can morality itself be challenged?
PHIL-401
3 Credits
An examination of the thought of some of those philosophers who have been most influential in the history of ideas. An attempt is made to cover in some depth the works of one or more of these great thinkers. The student will begin to recognize the enduring nature of some of our most pressing problems, as well as the intellectual foundation of proposed solutions. (Prerequisite: one course in philosophy, or permission of instructor) Class 3, Credit 3 (varies)