Elvio Baccarini

Full Professor

Department of Philosophy

University of Rijeka

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My general research interests involve ethics and political philosophy. Specifically, my research focuses on the public justification of public decisions and values. I apply the method of public reason in Rawls’s shape to some questions and in Gaus’s version to other topics.

The Rawlsian version of public reason is applied to questions that involve the basic structure of society and issues of social justice. Some of these questions are related to enhancement of human capacities, where, for example, there appear issues of fair distribution of advantages, or general topics of political and personal freedoms. The Gausian form of public reason is endorsed when public decisions involve personal matters, like those that relate to values that we employ to determine what disorders are.

Since 2010

Full Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Rijeka, Croatia

2005 - 2010

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Rijeka, Croatia

2000 - 2005

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Rijeka, Croatia

1994 – 1997

PhD in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Trieste, Italy

1988 – 1992

MA in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Belgrade / University of Zagreb, Belgrade, Serbia / Zagreb, Croatia

1981 - 1986

BA in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Trieste, Italy

I have supervised 6 PhD students.

Currently, I am supervising a PhD student working on public justification of capabilities, a PhD student working on public justification of public support of arts, and a PhD student working on moral objectivity and moral epistemology.

  • Since 2020. Principal Investigator of the project Public Justification and Capability Pluralism (JOPS), Croatian Science Foundation. Project number: IP-2020-02-8073.

  • Since 2018. Principal Investigator of the project Democracy: Human Rights and Intellectual Virtues, University of Rijeka. Project number: uniri-human-18-151.

  • 2008 Award for scientific research in the humanities, Foundation of the University of Rijeka.

  • 2008 Award of the City of Rijeka for the scientific contribution to moral thought.