Mario Kopić

Mario Kopić

Mario Kopić
Born March 13, 1965
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Era 21st-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School continental philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology
Main interests
Ethics, Religion, Culture

Mario Kopić (born 13 March 1965) is a philosopher, author and translator. His main areas of interest include: History of Ideas, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Culture, Phenomenology and Philosophy of Religion.[1][2]

Kopić is influenced by and writes extensively on Croatian.

Life and work

Mario Kopić was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He studied Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the University of Zagreb; Phenomenology and Anthropology at the University of Ljubljana; History of Ideas at the Institute Friedrich Meinecke at the Free University of Berlin (under the mentorship of Ernst Nolte); and Comparative Religion and Anthropology of religion at the Sapienza University of Rome (under the mentorship of Ida Magli).[3][4]

Mario Kopić's philosophical work is under the influence of the Italian philosophical approach known as pensiero debole[5] or "weak thought", the political thought of Arendt,[6][7] and the ethical-political thought of late Derrida.[8]

In his latest works The Unhealable Wound of the World, The Challenges of the Post-metaphysics, Sextant and The Beats of the Other Kopić developed a kind of onto-politics of conservative postmodernism and the post-anthropocentric humanism.[9] For him the world is the space of being as event, and only then the arena of national and social or political conflict.[10] The world, or existence, is our ontological responsibility, which precedes political, judicial and moral responsibility.

Kopić appears in Igor Ivanov Izi's 1995 film N.E.P.[11]

Published books

  • Art and Philosophy: An Anthology (Filozofija i umjetnost - Antologija), Delo 11-12 /1990, Belgrade 1990.
  • Experiencing the Margins of the Sense (Iskušavanje rubova smisla: pabirci iz estetike), Dubrovnik 1991.
  • With Nietzsche on Europe (S Nietzscheom o Europi), Zagreb 2001. ISBN 953-222-016-2
  • Nietzsche and Evola: The Thought as Destiny (Nietzsche e Evola: il pensiero come destino), Rome 2001.
  • A Trial to the West (Proces Zapadu), Dubrovnik 2003. ISBN 953-7089-02-9
  • The Challenges of the Post-Metaphysics (Izazovi post-metafizike), Sremski Karlovci - Novi Sad 2007. ISBN 978-86-7543-120-6
  • The Unhealable Wound of the World (Nezacjeljiva rana svijeta), Zagreb 2007. ISBN 978-953-249-035-0
  • Gianni Vattimo Reader (Ed.),(Gianni Vattimo: Čitanka (Ur.)), Zagreb 2008. ISBN 978-953-249-061-9
  • Dušan Pirjevec, Death and Nothing (ed.), (Smrt i niština, (Ur.)) Zagreb 2009. ISBN 978-953-225-124-1
  • Sextant: The Outlines of the Spiritual Foundations of the World (Sekstant: Skice o duhovnim temeljima svijeta), Belgrade 2010. ISBN 978-86-519-0449-6
  • The Beats of the Other (Otkucaji drugoga), Belgrade 2013. ISBN 978-86-519-1721-2

See also


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  4. ^ Mario Kopić, Krepani psi i žive hijene, in: Darija Žilić, Paralelni vrtovi, Opatija: SHURA 2010-2011, pp. 182-187. ISSN 1874-3067
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  • Interview with Mario Kopić, Zarez, 2008 (Croatian)
  • Interview with Mario Kopić, Danas, 2010 (Serbian)
  • Interview with Mario Kopić, Dubrovački list, 2011 (Croatian)
  • Nezacjeljiva rana svijeta (Croatian)
  • 2011 article by Mario Kopić about Hannah Arendt (Croatian)
  • 2012 article by Mario Kopić about Heidegger (Croatian)
  • 2013 article by Mario Kopić about Derrida (Croatian)
  • 2013 article by Mario Kopić about Reiner Schürmann (Croatian)

External links

  • Comments on Jacques Derrida's Les Spectres de Marx by Mario Kopić
  • Kafka and Nationalism by Mario Kopić
  • M. Kopić Heideggers Wiederholungsverständnis 2013. (German)
  • M. Kopić Le peuple, la nation et l'(im)pouvoir 2012. (French)
  • M. Kopić Paul Ricoeur – filozof čitanja 2005. (Croatian)