14th Symposium of Philosophy of Media and Related Disciplines


Center for media philosophy
10000 Zagreb

Zagreb School of Business, Ulica grada Vukovara 68

The age of AI
19 and 20 September 2024, 10 a.m.-4 p.m


KIC of the BiH Embassy in Croatia, Ilica 44., Zagreb

On the eve of Predrag Finci's eightieth birthday
21 September 2024, 10 a.m.-2 p.m



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Doba umjetne inteligencije

Media philosophy, September 2024

19 and 20 September 2024


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Artificial intelligence raises questions in a new and specific way that traditional human culture (art, religion, philosophy) has not been able to answer in a generally acceptable way. Old questions now have a new context. Human intelligence should verify the credibility of all dimensions of artificial intelligence, that is, that form of knowledge and consciousness that is on the way to outgrowing the possibilities of human abilities.

Human creativity in the mirror of artificial intelligence is used as a symbolic announcement of the speed and inventiveness of operating with a huge amount of verbal and visual data. But what does this 'operability' tell us about human creativity? How much creativity as such is a matter of speed of operation and innovation, and how much of the human origin from which it arises?

The relationship between man and technology has entered a new phase. At this level, machines will not only influence the profiling of forms of thinking, work and creation, but will be in a position to participate in the active shaping of technical devices with a new (technical) form of consciousness.

Neither art, nor religion, nor philosophy answered questions about the possibility of establishing a moral individual who would shape a moral society for two millennia. Have we irretrievably lost the possibility of living in the moral dimension of the world or will the dark side of artificial intelligence bring a glimmer of light into our consciousness about the necessity of a moral dimension in human lives. Perhaps it is AI that will teach us a system of values in which law and politics will not be above the ethical and aesthetic dimension.

Artificial intelligence provides an additional opportunity to question the relationship between consciousness and conscience. In the mirror of artificial intelligence, it may be possible to better understand the reach of human consciousness and the necessity of emphasizing the importance of conscience as a reflection of consciousness as such. A self-aware stance may be the last line of defense against artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence finally raises the question of identity, that is, the authenticity of the actions of each human individual. Just as photography freed color, and film freed prose from description of details, artificial intelligence will also free man from those segments of work that used to be a prerequisite for any creativity. But what will the price be?

In addition to these basic instructions, we will certainly find the following dimensions interesting to consider:

  • Philosophy and AI
  • Originality of art and originality of works of artificial intelligence
  • The originality of imitating traditional art
  • The artificially shaped freedom of artificial intelligence
  • Morality of machines
  • New areas of industrial consciousness shaping
  • The limits of artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence in education
  • Are new value systems being formed in communication, arts, culture?
  • Law and artificial intelligence
  • Media in the age of artificial intelligence
  • The role of artificial intelligence in global economic, political and geostrategic games
  • 'Smart bomb' and artificial intelligence

These are just some of the possible subtopics of our symposium. We will gladly accept topics that are not within the scope of the mentioned subtopics, but which refer to any segment of the current moment, past or future of artificial intelligence.




On the eve of Predrag Finci's eightieth birthday

Media philosophy, September 2024

21 September 2024


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The CFM (together with the Croatian Philosophical Society, the University of the North and the Institute of Philosophy) will hold a separate meeting under the title PREDRAG FINCI AND HIS WORK as part of the symposium on media philosophy (where the topic will be the Age of Artificial Intelligence). The meeting is planned for Saturday, September 21, 2024 in Zagreb, starting at 10 a.m.

Those interested can talk about any aspect of Finci's oeuvre, about his literary, aesthetic or philosophical work, about questions of principle or Finci's individual works. Those who cannot attend the meeting in Zagreb can send their written or recorded messages. All papers from the conference will be published in the magazine In medisa res. Please register your participation on time, so that we can plan the schedule and duration of this symposium.

You can send papers and get all additional information at the address: CFM, Zagreb.


Here is a bio-bibliographic note about Predrag Finci:

Predrag Finci was born in Sarajevo in 1946. He was engaged in acting for a short time. Graduated from the Drama Studio in 1969. Studied philosophy in Sarajevo and Paris (with Mikel Dufrenne). Studied in Freiburg (with Werner Marx). He received his master's degree in 1977 and his doctorate in 1981. He was a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo until 1992. He lived in London from 1993, where he worked as a freelance writer and visiting researcher at UCL (University College London) until his retirement in 2011. He is a member of the Society of Writers of BiH, P.E.N. of BiH (Sarajevo), Exile Writers Ink (London) and the Croatian Philosophical Society (Zagreb). His books and texts have been translated and awarded.


He published these books:

Correspondence Speech (Light, Sarajevo, 1980)

Art and the experience of existence (Light, Sarajevo, 1986)

The origin of the question (Vote, Banja Luka, 1987)

About some minor things (Veselin Masleša, Sarajevo, 1990)

Sarajevo records, Buybook, Sarajevo, 2004 (Book I: Sentimental introduction to aesthetics; Book II: Law, detour)

Poetosophical essays (International Center for Peace, Sarajevo, 2004)

The Art of the Destroyed: Aesthetics, War and the Holocaust (Antibarbarus Publications, Zagreb, 2005)

The nature of art (Antibarbarus Publications, Zagreb, 2006)

Text about foreignness (with artwork by Mersad Berber, Demetra, Zagreb, 2007)

Deed and non-deed: art, ethics and politics (Demetra, Zagreb, 2008) Imagination (Antibarbarus Publications, Zagreb, 2009)

Personally as a text (Antibarbarus Publications, Zagreb, 2011)

Reader of Hegel's aesthetics (Breza publishing house, Zagreb, 2014)

Aesthetic terminology (Antibarbarus Editions, Zagreb 2014; and the electronic edition under the title Aesthetic Terminology, Zagreb 2016.)

About the station and the passenger (in Motrišta magazine, Mostar 2013; IK Rabic, Sarajevo, 2015)

A short but sad history of the mind (IK Rabic, Sarajevo 2016)

Electronic Cave (IK Rabic. Sarajevo, 2017)

The benefit of philosophy (Antibarbarus Editions, Zagreb 2017)

In short (Factum publishing house, Belgrade, 2018, second edition 2020)

About literature and writers (IK Rabic, Sarajevo, 2018)

Mystery, behind everything (Factum publishing house, Belgrade, 2019)

Notes of a happy philosopher (with pictorial comments by Amela Hadžimejlić, Art Rabic, Sarajevo, 2019)

What Everybody Likes: Commentaries on Kant's Understanding of Art (Library of Philosophical Research, Zagreb, 2019)

First, important (Factum publishing house, Belgrade; Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 2020)

Until (Fracture, Zaprešić, 2021)

Emigrant picture book (Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb; Factum publishing house, Belgrade 2022)

In the inner, true (TIM press, Zagreb, 2022)

Last year in Barnet (Buybook, Sarajevo, 2022)

Gnome (Factum publishing house, Belgrade, 2023)