Srećko Kovač


Recent research projects

  Logic, Concepts, and Communication,  2015-2019, Croatian Science Foundation, principal investigator; collaborators: Kordula Świętorzecka, Majda Trobok, Berislav Žarnić, PhD students Gabriela Bašić, Goran Lojkić, Ivan Restović, Kristina Šekrst.

  Gödel’s ontological argument: history, modifications, extensions, and controversies, 2013-2015, Polish National Science Foundation, collaborator; principal investigator: Kordula Świętorzecka, CSWU Warsaw:

             - seminar Gödel’s Ontological Argument: Supplements and History, Warsaw, 20.9.3013.

             - seminar Relational Extensions of Gödel’s Ontological Argument, CSWU  Warsaw, 14-15.2.2014, programme;

             - conference Formal Methods and Science in Philosophy (session on Gödel’s ontological argument), Dubrovnik, IUC, 26-28.3.2015.

             - book Gödel’s ontological argument: history, modifications, extensions, and controversies, K. Świętorzecka (ed.), Warsaw:                  Semper, 2015.

  Logical structures and intentionality, 2007-2013, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, principal investigator; collaborators: Majda Trobok, Lada Maleš, Berislav Žarnić.


Research Group: Warsaw Circle for the Study of the Ontology of Thomas Aquinas in  International Center for Formal Ontology (ICFO), Warsaw.


Courses taught

Elementary logic, metatheory, modal logic; Non-classical systems and models; Temporal logic; Logic and time; Logic, knowledge, and belief; Logic and ontology; history of logic. Logical Laws, Justifications, and Causality (CSWU Warsaw).


Publications (selected)

  Causal Interpretation of Gödel’s Ontological Proof .  - Gödel’s Ontological Argument: History, Modifications and Controversies, K. Świętorzecka (ed.), Warsaw: Semper, 2015.

  (and K. Świętorzecka) Gödel’s “Slingshot” Argument and His Onto-Theological System.  - Gödel’s Ontological Argument: History, Modifications and Controversies, K. Świętorzecka (ed.), Warsaw: Semper, 2015.

   Logic and truth in religious belief. - God, Truth, and Other Enigmas, M. Szatkowski (ed.), Boston, Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2015.

  Causality and Attribution in an Aristotelian Theory. — The Road to Universal Logic: Festschrift for 50th Birthday of Jean-Yves Béziau, A. Koslow, A. Buchsbaum (eds.), vol. 1, Cham, Heidelberg, etc.: Springer-Birkhäuser, 2015.

  Forms of judgment as a link between mind and the concepts of substance and cause (Kant, Gödel). -  Substantiality and Causality, M. Szatkowski, M. Rosiak (eds.), Boston, Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2014

  Causation and intensionality in Aristotelian Logic. Studia Philosophiae Christianae 49 (2013) 2.

  with B. Žarnić: An outline of the history of the Croatian logic. - Logic in Central and Eastern Europe: History, Science and Discourse, A. Schumann (ed.), University Press of America, 2012.

  Modal collapse in Gödel’s ontological proof. Ontological Proofs Today, M. Szatkowski (ed.), Ontos Verlag, 2012.

  Logical opposition and collective decisions. Around and Beyond the Square of Opposition, J.-Y. Béziau, D. Jacquette (eds.), Basel [etc.]: Springer, 2012.

  Logika i vjera. Suvremena znanost i vjera / Contemporary science and faith, Z. Primorac (ed.) – Mostar: Fakultet prirodoslovno-matematičkih i odgojnih znanosti Sveučilišta u Mostaru, 2011.

  First-order belief and paraconsistency. - Logic and Logical Philosophy, 18 (2009) 2, 127-143.

  In what sense is Kantian principle of contradiction non-classical?Logic and Logical Philosophy, 17 (2008) 3, 251-274.

  Kovač, S., Žarnić, B: Logička pitanja i postupci. Zagreb: KruZak, 2008. -  A textbook in Croatian (Engl. title: Logical questions and procedures).

  Gödel, Kant and the path of a science. -  Inquiry, 51 (2008) 2, 147-169.

  Contradictions, objects, and belief. -  In Béziau, J.-Y., Costa-Leite, A. (eds.), Perspectives on Universal Logic, Monza: Polimetrica, 2007, pp. 417-434.

  Logic. - Dictionary entry. In G. Sica (ed.), The Language of Science. Monza: Polimetrica Onlus, 2007.

  Meršić o Hilbertovoj aksiomatskoj metodi. -  Zbornik u čast Franji Zenku, Banić-Pajnić; E., Girardi-Karšulin M. (eds.), Zagreb: Institut za filozofiju, 2006, pp. 123–135.

   Logičko-filozofijski ogledi. -  Zagreb, 2005. -  A book in Croatian (Engl. title: Logical –philosophical papers).

  Logika. -  8th edition. Zagreb, 2004. -  A logic textbook in Croatian.

  Some weakened Gödelian ontological systems. -  Journal of Philosophical Logic, 32 (2003) 6, 565-588. -  Corrections.

  Die kroatische Philosophie des 19. Jahrhunderts, Čučić und Marković. Ein Überblick. -  J. Zovko (hrsg.), Kroatische Philosophie im europäischen Kontext, Sankt Augustin: Gardez!, 2003, pp. 93-110.

   Filozofija iznova kao znanost. - Filozofska istraživanja, 21 (2001) 2-3, 455-462.-  Pdf, 82 KB. -  In Croatian.

   Marković i algebarska logika. -  P. Barišić (gl. ur.), Otvorena pitanja povijesti hrvatske filozofije, Zagreb, Institut za filozofiju, 2000, pp. 363-376. - Pdf, 129 KB. -  In Croatian.

   Quine’s Platonism and Antiplatonism.- Synthesis Philosophica, 14 (1999) 1-2, 4552. - Pdf, 144 KB


Conferences (selected)

   A Gödelian logic of causality.  - Non-Classical Logic. Theory and Applications. Toruń, 24.-26.9.2015.

   Concepts and time in religious discourse.  - God, Time, Infinity. Warsaw, 22.-24.9.2015.

  Formal and transcendental logic.—Naming Logic(s), in frame of  15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Helsinki, 3-8.8.2015.

  Causal interpretation of Gödel's ontotheology. - Formal Methods and Science in Philosophy, Dubrovnik, 26-28/3/2015.

   with K. Świętorzecka:  Gödlovski argument slingshot i jego kontekst filozoficzny.  - Konferencja Historii Logiki, Kraków, 21-22/3/2014.

   Logic and truth in religious belief. -  God, Truth, and other Enigmas. Warsaw, 17-19/9/2013.

  Causality as a central concept of Gödel’s philosophy. - Kurt Gödel Philosopher: From Logic to Cosmology, Aix-en-Provence, 11-13/7/2013.

  Proof and Causation.— 4th World Congress on Universal Logic, Rio de Janeiro, 3.-7/4/2013.

  Gödel’s ontological system and justification logic. - Trends in Logic XI: Advances in Philosophical Logic, Bochum, 3-5/6/2012.

  Logical opposition and collective decisions. - 2nd World Congress on the Square of Opposition. Corte (Corsica), 17-20/6/2010.

  Logical principles and the square of opposition. - Logical Foundations of Metaphysics. Dubrovnik, 19-24/5/2008.

  Agents, intensions, and paraconsistency. - 2nd World Congress and School on Universal Logic (Unilog’07), Xi’an (China), 16-22/8/2007.

  A logic of objects and appearances; Logic and knowledge (workshop). - Logical Foundations of Metaphysics. Dubrovnik, 21-25/5/2007.

   Objects in belief: a consistency problem. - 8th Rijeka International Conference: Analytic Philosophy — Logical Investigations (APLI). - Rijeka, 9-10/6/2006.

  Impossibilities, identities, and belief. -  2005-06 Winter Meeting of the ASL, New York, 27-9/12/2005.

  Clusters and modes of presentation. - 1st World Congress on Universal Logic (Unilog’05), Montreux, 31/3-3/4/2005

  Kant from Gödel’s viewpoint. - Kant - 200 Years After, Zagreb, 5-6/11/2004.

  Belief and identity of objects. - 12th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Oviedo, 7-13/8/2003.

  Weakened Gödelian ontological systems. - Logic Colloquium 2002, Münster, 3-11/8/2002. 

  Gödel and Kant on ontological proof. -  Logic Colloquium 2001, Vienna, 6-11/8/2001.




Professor, PhD


Institute of Philosophy

a public research institute of the Republic of Croatia

Ul. grada Vukovara 54/IV

10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Senior research fellow


Professor of logic

(University of Zagreb, Department of Philosophy of the Croatian Studies)