Phone number: +381 11 26 46 242
Fax: +381 11 26 46 242
Аddress: 45 Kraljice Natalije Street, Belgrade
Director: Dr. Gazela Pudar Draško
The Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory (IFDT) is engaged in the systematic and long-term research within the fields of philosophy and social theory. IFDT is conceived as a unique place open for multidisciplinary research and cooperation between academic organizations, public institutions, activist groups and the media, in order to enable productive reflection of the phenomenon of social (as well as political and civic) engagement. IFDT combines theoretical and empirical research conducted by the community of philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists etc. This multidimensional approach is of the crucial importance for the diversity of critical approaches to the existing practices, as well as for the effectiveness of alternative policy proposals designed within different projects.
Strategic vision of the Institute is the scientific community that will encourage public engagement and critical thinking, actively work on the expanding of the public debate framework, advocate and strive for providing systematic education on history, contemporary dilemmas and forms of emancipatory practices, as well as participation in social life. In this sense, IFDT focuses on phenomena that represent serious obstacle to a progressive change, hoping that their understanding will help to the development of the alternative forms of social action and thought. To achieve its vision, IFDT is very active at the national and international scene.
In addition to its primary scientific and research work – done through project cycles – the Institute has a strong publishing house. The texts published in the magazine Philosophy and Society, as well as all the books that come out of the Institute, follow the editorial and scientific policies of the Institute, and are peer reviewed and edited.