Filozofija i društvo / Philosophy and Society http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid <p>&nbsp;<em>Filozofija i društvo </em>/ <em>Philosophy and Society</em> is a peer reviewed, open access academic journal established in 1987 and published&nbsp;quarterly by the <a href="http://www.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/?lang=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory</a>, University of Belgrade. The journal was founded by members of the Belgrade ‘Praxis School’. The journal strives to cover and present key tendencies of contemporary theory and, at the same time, to encourage research in studies of philosophy and the humanities. It promotes innovative and critical thinking, open and constructive debate, creating in this way a clear space for an ongoing dialogue about questions of intellectual and social reality within the international academic community.&nbsp;<em>Contributions of high quality</em> – regardless of their tradition, school of thought or disciplinary background – are welcome. The journal covers a wide breadth of philosophical and social questions that are theoretically orientated. In accordance with this, the editorial board equally values disciplinary and interdisciplinary oriented studies.</p> <p>The highest quality of editorial standard is ensured by the international membership and disciplinary expertise of the editorial board.</p> en-US <p>Articles published in the&nbsp;<em>Philosophy and Society</em>&nbsp;will be Open-Access articles distributed under a&nbsp;<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target="_blank">CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License</a>.</p> redakcijafid@instifdt.bg.ac.rs (Secretary of Editorial Board) redakcijaFID@instifdt.bg.ac.rs (Miloš Ćipranić) Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:39:55 +0000 OJS 3.1.0.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Editors’ Note http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=879 Aleksandar Pavlović ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=879 Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Otto Bauer: the Idea of Nation as a Plural Community and the Question of Territorial and Non-territorial Autonomy http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=10.2298%2FFID2003287M <p>This article presents a detailed analysis of the concept of nation in the&nbsp;work of Austro-Marxist Otto Bauer. In his view, the nation is conceived&nbsp;as an evolutionary process of political, open and plural construction. His&nbsp;work also unravels the connections of nation with a plurinational democratic&nbsp;state, which was at the time a novel political and institutional vision. The&nbsp;article argues that his work is very relevant today, with rising complexity&nbsp;of the new contexts of global society and the multiplication of migrations&nbsp;and refugees; and the need to respond through an accommodation of&nbsp;minorities through mechanisms of territorial and non-territorial autonomy.&nbsp;Much of these concerns form the substance of Otto Bauer’s work.</p> Ramón Máiz, María Pereira ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=10.2298%2FFID2003287M Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:05:36 +0000 Karl Renner’s Theory of National Autonomy http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=881 <p>Karl Renner’s theory of national autonomy has not been sufficiently taken&nbsp;into account by scholars due to difficulties in its reception and puzzling&nbsp;content. Neither liberal nor communitarian, his original theory combines&nbsp;individual rights with collective rights, territorial autonomy with personal&nbsp;autonomy, classical federalism with establishment of nations as constituent&nbsp;parts of the state. This paper will introduce the reader to Renner’s main&nbsp;concepts. It will start by presenting Renner’s ideas on the nation, the&nbsp;multinational state, the role of the majority principle, and the need for&nbsp;nations’ legal recognition by and within the state. Then, Renner’s core&nbsp;notion of national autonomy and its organisation through the personality&nbsp;principle will be discussed. Further, the paper deals with Renner’s concept&nbsp;of the representation of national interests at the federal or supranational&nbsp;levels. Lastly, it sums up the discussion and draws conclusions regarding&nbsp;Renner’s theory of autonomy in general.</p> Xabier Arzoz ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=881 Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Non-territorial Autonomy and Gender Equality: The Case of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria - Rojava http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=882 <p>The Kurdish-led autonomous entity called Autonomous Administration&nbsp;of North and East Syria (NES) – also known as Rojava – considers women’s&nbsp;liberation an imperative condition for shaping a democratic society. The&nbsp;practice of autonomy in NES shares strong resemblances with Non-&nbsp;Territorial Autonomy (NTA) models; however, it introduces a novelty in&nbsp;the role of women as active agents in building a plurinational democracy. This paper examines (1) the intellectual and political origins of the political&nbsp;role ascribed to women in autonomous administrations and (2) how the&nbsp;practice of autonomy in Rojava has advanced women’s rights by shedding light on both institutional implementation of women’s rights, as well as&nbsp;the creation of (non)-territorial spaces of women’s emancipation within&nbsp;the autonomous model. The argument made is that the conceptual&nbsp;framework of the Rojava model goes beyond the Kurdish question and&nbsp;can be considered an attempt to resolve a democratic deficit of liberal&nbsp;democratic nation-states through bringing together solutions that address&nbsp;the intertwined subordination of minorities and women.</p> Rosa Burç ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=882 Wed, 30 Sep 2020 23:07:12 +0000 Beyond the Territory Principle: Non-Territorial Approach to the Kosovo Question(s) http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003340C <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This article presents an attempt to approach the dispute over Kosovo between Serbs and Albanians from a non-territorial perspective, with particular focus on the preservation of the Serbian cultural and religious heritage. First, we argue that the Kosovo issue is at present commonly understood as an either-or territorial dispute over sovereignty and recognition between Serbian and Kosovo Albanian politicians. However, we claim that a lasting resolution to the Kosovo issue actually needs to account for at least three separate aspects: 1) status of Northern Kosovo which is ethnically Serbian and still maintains various ties with the Serbian state, 2) status of Serbian cultural and religious heritage, chiefly UNESCO world heritage Serbian medieval monasteries and churches and 3) the fact that the Serbian population in central Kosovo, i.e. south of the river Ibar, where most of the mentioned monasteries and churches are located, are located in small municipalities or enclaves of Serbs surrounded by vast Albanian populations. We examine the applicability of the non– territorial approach (NTA) to the Kosovo issue by analyzing the normative framework directly regulating the Serbian cultural and religious heritage in Kosovo, its preservation and protection, particularly of Serbian Orthodox monasteries, churches and other historical and cultural sites, while comparing these regulations to the existing normative NTAs in Croatia and Montenegro. Arguably, since most Serbian monasteries and churches are not included in any sovereignty negotiations, we point to the potential to combine territorial and non–territorial approaches, regardless of the continued obstacles in implementation arising from continued contestation of Kosovo’s sovereign status.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This article presents an attempt to approach the dispute over Kosovo between Serbs and Albanians from a non-territorial perspective, with particular focus on the preservation of the Serbian cultural and religious heritage. First, we argue that the Kosovo issue is at present commonly understood as an either-or territorial dispute over sovereignty and recognition between Serbian and Kosovo Albanian politicians. However, we claim that a lasting resolution to the Kosovo issue actually needs to account for at least three separate aspects: 1) status of Northern Kosovo which is ethnically Serbian and still maintains various ties with the Serbian state, 2) status of Serbian cultural and religious heritage, chiefly UNESCO world heritage Serbian medieval monasteries and churches and 3) the fact that the Serbian population in central Kosovo, i.e. south of the river Ibar, where most of the mentioned monasteries and churches are located, are located in small municipalities or enclaves of Serbs surrounded by vast Albanian populations. We examine the applicability of the non– territorial approach (NTA) to the Kosovo issue by analyzing the normative framework directly regulating the Serbian cultural and religious heritage in Kosovo, its preservation and protection, particularly of Serbian Orthodox monasteries, churches and other historical and cultural sites, while comparing these regulations to the existing normative NTAs in Croatia and Montenegro. Arguably, since most Serbian monasteries and churches are not included in any sovereignty negotiations, we point to the potential to combine territorial and non–territorial approaches, regardless of the continued obstacles in implementation arising from continued contestation of Kosovo’s sovereign status.</p> Jelena Ćeriman i Aleksandar Pavlović ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003340C Thu, 01 Oct 2020 15:49:50 +0000 The Possibilities and Limits of Non-Territorial Autonomy in Securing Indigenous Self-Determination http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003363S <p>Non-territorial autonomy (NTA) incorporates a mixture of different arrangements such as consociationalism and national-cultural autonomy (NCA), and forms of representation that de-territorialize self-determination. The paper analyses NTA possibilities in reaching indigenous self-governance and reveals the dilemmas in the applicability of NTA for securing the right to self-determination of indigenous peoples. Although the practice points towards some positive examples and successes of NTA institutions related to ingenious peoples (e.g. Sámi Parliaments), the question remains whether NTA holds sufficient potential for addressing indigenous needs upheld by the international principle “right to land, territories and traditionally owned resources.”</p> Natalija Shikova ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003363S Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Proportionality and responsibility http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003385W <p>This article examines two versions of the proportionality constraint in just war theory, one minimalist, prohibiting almost no military acts, and one maximalist, prohibiting pretty much everything. I argue that neither one meets the needs of the theory and that they should be supplemented and modified by an ethic of responsibility.</p> Michael Walzer ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003385W Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:12:15 +0000 Conjuring legitimacy: Shakespeare’s Macbeth as contemporary English politics http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003393D <p>The text provides a political reading of Shakespeare’s <em>Macbeth</em>, claiming that the play is responding to the curious connection between witchcraft and state power in the preceding century, as well as contemporary political events. Namely, practices variously labeled as witchcraft, magic, conjuring were an integral aspect of English politics and struggles over royal succession in the sixteenth century; even more so were the witch hunts and attempts by British monarchs to control witchcraft. These issues reached a head with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the English throne in 1603, and the Gunpowder Plot in 1605. On the surface, Shakespeare’s play, written in the immediate aftermath of the failed attempt at regicide, brings these historical and political issues together in an effort to legitimize James’ rule. However, the article shows that a closer look reveals a more complicated, indeed subversive undercurrent at play. Paradoxically, while <em>Macbeth </em>does provide James with legitimacy, at the same time it calls into question the grounds of that legitimacy.</p> Edward Djordjevic ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003393D Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:20:48 +0000 Propositions as (non-linguistic) objects and philosophy of law: Norms-as-propositions http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003406F <p>The paper distinguishes two accounts of legal normativity. One-source accounts claim there is only one source for legal normativity, which is ultimately linguistic. Two-source accounts claim legal normativity is both linguistic and non-linguistic. Two-source accounts claim we need to go beyond language and beyond propositions taken as linguistic entities, while they are one-source accounts’ main conceptual tool. Both accounts construct propositions as linguistic. There is, nevertheless, a documented analytic tradition starting with G.E. Moore that constructs propositions as non-linguistic entities. Today, the problem of the unity of proposition and structured propositions are highly debated in metaphysics. How does such debates fit into the one-source <em>vs</em>. two-source picture of legal normativity? Why has analytic legal philosophy failed to consider such an option concerning propositions (arguably calling descriptive <em>sentences </em>about norms “normative <em>propositions</em>” did not help)? This paper thus (I) reconstructs the argumentative dynamics between one-source and two-source accounts; (II) presents the less considered philosophical view of propositions as non-linguistic entities and (III) discusses how to include or dismiss such a philosophical view in the one-source/two-source debate on legal normativity.</p> Guglielmo Feis ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003406F Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:28:58 +0000 Ethical and legal aspects of the right to die with dignity http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003420G <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; color: #221e1f;">The issue of euthanasia presents a contact area of ethics, law, and politics. This text provides a contribution to the expert public debate on the introduction of euthanasia into Serbian legislation. It does so first by clarifies the term – <em>euthanasia </em>(as a right to die with dignity). Further, it considers the <em>obligations </em>of other persons that arise from this right and the conditions under which they present a restriction on <em>personality rights. </em>By citing examples from the fields of ethics and law, the text states that the distinction between active and passive euthanasia is in fact a product of inadequate deliberation during the implementation of this differentiation.</span></p> Iva D. Golijan ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.2298%2FFID2003420G Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:35:48 +0000 Punoletstvo misli: Trivo Inđić (1938–2020) http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=890 <p>Miloš Ćipranić</p> <p>Punoletstvo misli: Trivo Inđić (1938–2020)</p> Miloš Ćipranić ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=890 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:47:06 +0000