PHILOSOPHICAL TOPICS
Interpreting Tradition and Modernity

Preface

Philosophical Topics is a new book series published by the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, appearing for the first time in 2004, which aims at presenting in translation a selection of essays, articles and other contributions by the Institute's members and associates to the international philosophical public. The series is set to include contributions detailing research on older and more recent Croatian philosophy, along with works of a more general philosophical and historical interest. The collection's primary emphasis is thereby the publication of recent work evolving within the context of the research projects conducted by the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, with support of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, and presenting the results or fruits of that research.

The series begins with a book called Interpreting Tradition and Modernity, which includes articles about Croatian thinkesr Marulić, Petrić, Monaldi and Bošković, as well as three essays devoted to topics form 20th century and contemporary philosophy: two concerning the thought of Gadamer and Husserl respectively, and one concerning the philosophy of mathematics. This volume thus comprises nine contributions, four of which are previously unpublished works, and the other five of which were originally published in Croatian.