Rodin Davor

Corresponding members I. Department of Social Sciences
Rodin Davor

Date of birth:

  • 1936

Place of birth:

  • Zagreb

Rodin Davor

Corresponding members I. Department of Social Sciences

Academic titles:

  • professor emeritus

Membership in the Academy:

  • corresponding member – Department of Social Sciences (5/10/2018 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Davor Rodin was born in Zagreb on May 13, 1936. He completed his high school and studies in philosophy and German at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, where he received his Doctorate in 1965. From 1962 to 2006 he taught political philosophy and methodology of social sciences at the Faculty of Political Sciences. From 1972 he was a full professor, and since 2007 he has been professor emeritus. He served as vice-dean and dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences as well as vice-chancellor for science at the University of Zagreb. He is one of the founders of the first scientific study of journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. He was a longtime editor of the journal Politička misao and Library  Politička misao, as well as the head of postgraduate studies Croatia and Europe at the Faculty of Political Sciences. He taught at domestic postgraduate studies in Zagreb and international studies in Dubrovnik. He was a visiting lecturer at the universities of Cologne, Hamburg, Bonn and Munich.  He is a member of domestic and foreign scientific societies.

He is the author of numerous papers in the fields of philosophy of politics, phenomenology, classical and modern philosophy and postmodern political thought. The most important works of Davor Rodin: Aspekti odnosa između Hegelove i Marxove dijalektike (1967), Metafizika i ćudoređe (1971), Dijalektika građanskog društva (1971), Marxova misao zajednice (1974), Dijalektika i fenomenologija (1979), Građanske granice slobode (1986), Slike–slova–slike (1990), Prijepis politike (1995), Putovi politologije (2001), Predznaci postmoderne (2004).

He received the City of Zagreb Award for his book Political Paradoxes, as well as the Ruđer Bošković Award  for his entire scientific work. Davor Rodin has contributed significantly to the development of modern political discourse, which far exceeds the average practice of some science.

He was elected as a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2018.