Faculty of Arts | University of Ljubljana

Department of Philosophy 




Dean Komel (1960) received his PhD in 1995, after studied phenomenology and hermeneutics at the University of Bochum under Bernhard Waldenfels and Klaus Held. He teaches Philosophical und Cultural Hermeneutics at the Department of Philosophy; Head of the Department of Philosophy since 2002. He received the Zois-Prize of Republic Slovenia for Outstanding Scientific Achievements in 2003.
He is Initiator (1990) and President (1996) of the Phenomenological Society of Ljubljana and a member of several philosophical societies, project groups, editorial and scientific boards of journals for philosophy and culture (Phainomena, Nova Revija, Ampak, Prolegomena, Orbis Phaenomenologicus, Topos, Teoria, Analecta Hermeneutica, Magazzino di filosofia, Divinatio). Founding member of the Central and Eastern European Conference in Phenomenology and of the Organization of Phenomenological Organizations. 
Since 2005 he has also headed research activities at the Humanistic institute of Nova revija.
His research interests are: hermeneutics, phenomenology, philosophy of culture, philosophy of art, philosophical translation and terminology, European cultural identity and differences, interculturality, Slovene philosophy.

Hermeneutics, phenomenology, philosophy of culture,  hermeneutics of interkulturality, philosophy & humanities, European idea,  anthropology, history of philosophy, philosophy of art, philosophical translation and terminology, Slovene philosophy, social critics.