•  1701
    The paper discusses the manner and extent to which Epicurean ethics can serve as a general philosophy of life, capable of supporting philosophical practice in the form of philosophical counseling. Unlike the modern age academic philosophy, the philosophical practice movement portrays the philosopher as a personal or corporate adviser, one who helps people make sense of their experiences and find optimum solutions within the context of their values and general preferences. Philosophical counselin…Read more
  •  306
    Corruption, corporate character-formation and "value-strategy"
    Filozofija I Društvo 24 (1): 60-80. 2013.
    While most discussions of corruption focus on administration, institutions, the law and public policy, little attention in the debate about societal reform is paid to the “internalities” of anti-corruption efforts, specifically to character-formation and issues of personal and corporate integrity. While the word “integrity” is frequently mentioned as the goal to be achieved through institutional reforms, even in criminal prosecutions, the specifically philosophical aspects of character-formation…Read more
  •  258
    • Freedom and Heteronomy: An Essay on the Liberal Society,
    Institute for International Politics and Economics. 2009.
  •  201
    The paper discusses three aspects of belonging to religious systems of belief within a modern liberal society, namely (1) the sincerity and consistency of belief, (2) the possibility of exteriorization of belief through broader social interactions or transactions, and (3) the relationship between religious belief and the modern concept of affirmative tolerance, or affirmation of differences, which has become a pronounced public policy in multicultural liberal societies. The author argues that, w…Read more
  •  36
    The ethics of drone warfare
    Filozofija I Društvo 28 (2): 349-364. 2017.
    The paper investigates the compatibility of the modern technologies of warfare, specifically the use of offensive drones, with traditional military ethics and suggests that the new technologies radically change the value system of the military in ways which make large parts of the traditional military ethics inapplicable. The author suggests that Agamben?s concept of?effectivity? through?special actions? which mark one?s belonging to a particular community or profession is a useful conceptual st…Read more
  •  28
    Epicurean Ethics in the Pragmatist Philosophical Counsel
    Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 22 (1): 63-77. 2014.
    The paper explores the extent to which Epicurean ethics as a general philosophy of life can be integrated in a composite pragmatist approach to philosophical counseling. Epicureanism emerged in a historical era that was very different from the modern time and addressed a different philosophical ethos of the time. This alone makes it difficult for Epicureanism to satisfy all of the normative criteria for a modern ethics. On the other hand, the paper discusses aspects of the modern ‘external’, dut…Read more
  •  24
    The need for philosophical practice to integrate various methods, both conceptual and those based on the use of emotions, raises the question as to whether its methodology is necessarily eclectic, in terms of the collection of various methodologies used in philosophy, or whether there is a way to move beyond eclecticism. This is the main subject of this paper. In other words, the question is whether there is such a thing as an ‘integrative’ methodology and, if so, what distinguishes such a metho…Read more
  •  17
    Can Memory Erasure Contribute to a Virtuous Tempering of Emotions?
    Filozofija I Društvo 30 (2): 257-269. 2019.
    The paper deals with a perspective of Christian philosophy on artificial memory erasuse for psychotherapeutic purposes. Its central question is whether a safe and reliable technology of memory erasure, once it is available, would be acceptable from a Christian ethics point of view. The main facet of this question is related to the Christian ethics requirement of contrition for the past wrongs, which in the case of memory erasure of particulary troubling experiences and personal choices would not…Read more
  •  17
    Interpreting Malapropisms: On Donald Davidson's Theory of Interpretation
    Philosophical Inquiry 16 (1/2): 44-54. 1994.
  •  14
    The inter-dynamic theory of metaphor and applied psychology
    Communication and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Journal. forthcoming.
  •  14
  •  8
    In this paper I discuss John Searle?s selective view of intentionality of mental states, and place it in the context of impairment to personal identity that occurs in mental illness. I criticize Searle?s view that intentionality characterizes some but not all mental states; I do so both on principled and on empirical grounds. I then proceed to examine the narrative theory of self, advanced by Paul Ricoeur, Marya Schechtman and others, and explore the extent to which the theory fits a more genera…Read more
  •  8
    Hegelian Retribution Re-Examined
    Philosophical Inquiry 18 (3-4): 66-82. 1996.
  •  7
    Corruption, corporate character-formation and "value-strategy"
    Filozofija I Društvo 24 (1): 60-80. 2013.
    While most discussions of corruption focus on administration, institutions, the law and public policy, little attention in the debate about societal reform is paid to the?internalities? of anti-corruption efforts, specifically to character-formation and issues of personal and corporate integrity. While the word?integrity? is frequently mentioned as the goal to be achieved through institutional reforms, even in criminal prosecutions, the specifically philosophical aspects of character-formation a…Read more
  •  3
    This paper examines the conceptual matrix of philosophical counseling, and philosophical practice generally, which distinguishes philosophical practice from mainstream theoretical philosophy. I argue that the essence of philosophical practice is the realization and radicalization of Pierre Hadot’s paradigmshifting view of ‘Philosophy as a Way of Life,’ through the projection of philosophical concepts and methods to the goal of attainment of the good life by moral education and character-building…Read more
  •  1
    Korupcija, formiranje korporativnog karaktera i 'strategija vrednosti'
    Filozofija I Društvo 24 (1): 60-80. 2013.
  • The book provides a comparative analysis of the criminal justice systems in the post-Communist 'transitional' countries of Eastern Europe and examines the underlying value-matrix for changes in the various aspects of these systems.
  • Uloga Kazne U Savremenoj Poliarhičnoj Demokratiji
    Institute for International Politics and Economics. 2010.
  • This is a guide for building specific ethics standards for the criminal intelligence service which can be used for in-house arbitration, facilitation or adjudication of ethics issues.
    Law
  • Virtue as Identity: Emotions and the Moral Personality
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2016.
    This book explores the relationship between virtue, values and both individual and collective identity.
  • Retribution in Democracy
    Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 46 335-355. 1996.
  • Towards an ethics of sympathy: A legacy of Max Scheler
    In Gary Peters & Fiona Peters (eds.), Thoughts of Love, Cambridge Scholars Press. 2013.
    The paper examines the potential of sympathy as defined by Max Scheler to found a normative ethics. Scheler perceives sympathy in predominantly instinctivist terms, and insists that, while it accounts for a comprehensive range of human interactions, it cannot be a basis for ethics. However, Scheler does not convincingly argue against an ethics of sympathy. A closer examination of his account of sympathy reveals that this account in fact suggests a strong possibility of an ethics of sympathy, whi…Read more
  • The book explores the communicative and deliberative context for punishment and discusses the extent to which institutional punishment is an implicit language, conveying not only the values and norms, but also the collective experience and collective expectations of a community.
  • Transition without Justice (tentative title) (edited book)
    with Klaus Bachmann
    TBA. forthcoming.
  • The book is a collection of essays in philosophy of language. The connecting theme of the essays is that they explore the reach and role of conventions in facilitating both communication and the normative evaluation of actions and expressions.
  • The book lays out a comprehensive professional ethics for criminal intelligence professionals, focusing on personal responsibility and the moral obligation by the state to build sufficient capacity in criminal intelligence operatives to make competent moral decisions while using discretion.
    Law
  • Transitional Justice in Troubled Societies (edited book)
    with Klaus Bachmann and Igor Lyubashenko
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2018.