Heracleitus Socrates Plato Aristotle St. Augustine Niccolo Machiavelli Baruch Spinoza Thomas Hobbes John Locke Jean-Jacques Rousseau Adam Smith Immanuel Kant G.W.F. Hegel Thomas Jefferson Alexis de Tocqueville Karl Marx Friedrich Nietzsche John Dewey Hannah Arendt Max Horkheimer Michel Foucault John Rawls Ronald Dworkin Noam Chomsky

Милош Растовић

Professor of Philosophy

Milos Rastovic

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PAPERS PRESENTED AND TALKS
  • “Church and State in Shaping Russia’s Foreign Policy Towards the Western Balkans,” Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), The ASN 23rd World Convention, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 3 – 5, 2018.
  • “Religion as an Instrument of Russia’s Soft Power in the Western Balkans,” British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, the United Kingdom, April 13 – 15, 2018.
  • “Russian Political and Economic Strategic Policy Towards the Balkans,” Council for European Studies at Columbia University, 25th International Conference of Europeanists, Chicago, IL, March 28 – 30, 2018 (accepted).
  • “Russian Political and Economic Strategic Policy Towards the Balkans,” British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, the United Kingdom, March 31 – April 2, 2017.
  • “The Relationship between the Serbian-American Diaspora and the Homeland,” The Diaspora Day Conference 2016, University of Singidunum, Belgrade, Serbia, July 7, 2016.
  • “History of Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija,” Duquesne University, May 24, 2016.
  • “Political and Cultural Aspects of the Relationships between Serbian-American Diaspora and the Homeland and Research about Demography,” Tesla’s People Conference, Ethical Society, Philadelphia, PA, July 11, 2015.
  • “A Review of History of Serbian-Americans,” 200 Years of Serbs in America Celebration, Philadelphia, PA, June 28, 2014.
  • “200 Years of History of Serbs in the United States:”
  • St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Cleveland, OH, May 18, 2014.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, February 24, 2014.
  • St. Lucas Serbian Orthodox Church, Washington, D.C., February 16, 2014.
  • St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, New York, NY, January 12, 2014.
  • St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia, PA, December 1, 2013.
  • “The Process of European ‘Stabilization’ and the ‘Europeanization’ of Serbia,” 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Marriott, New Orleans, LA, November 15 – 18, 2012.
  • “The Relationship Between Man and Nature in Marx’s Works”, 2011 Annual Meetings of the Georgia Political Science Association & the Criminal Justice Association of Georgia, The Doubletree Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, November 10-12, 2011.
  • “The Relationship Between Man and Nature in Marx’s Works”, 2011 Annual Conference of The Pacific Northwest Political Science Association (PNPSA), The Renaissance Hotel, Seattle, Washington, October 13-15, 2011.
  • “Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Society in One-Dimensional Man”, 2011 AnnualConference of The Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association (APPSA), Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, September 30 – October 02, 2011 (paper accepted).
  • “The Cosmological Aspect of Nietzsche’s Idea of the Eternal Recurrence of the Same in Thus Spoke Zarathustra”, The Fourth Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress, Clayton State University, Department of Philosophy, Morrow, Georgia, February 18 – 19, 2011.
  • “Kant’s Understanding of Imagination in Critique of Pure Reason”, 2010 Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference, University of Utah, Department of Philosophy, Salt Lake City, March 11 – 12, 2010.
  • “A Website as a Means of Arousing Interest Towards Philosophy”, Gymnasium, Sombor, Serbia, December 17, 2008.
  • “A Website as a Possibility of Distance Learning”, Technical School Sombor, Serbia, November, 06, 2008.
BOOK REVIEWS
  • “Serbia in the Great War 1914 – 1918,” American Srbobran, Vol. MMXVII, 16811, July 19, 2017 (English and Serbian).
  • „Србија у Великом рату 1914 – 1918“ Американски Србобран, MMVXIIVIII, 1679567, 5. јул 2017. године.
  • The Basic Principle by Laza Kostic,” American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXVI, 16786, July 6, 2016 (English and Serbian).
  • „Основно начело српског песника Лазе Костића,“ Американски Србобран, 7. децембар, 2016. године.
  • „Преписка патриота – неистимишљеника,“ (“Coorespondance of Patriots“), Нова српска политичка мисао (“New Serbian Political Thought”), 8. септембар 2013. године (September 8, 2013), (Serbian).
INTERVIEWS
WORKS IN PROGRESS
  • European Stabilization and the Balkan Region
  • Marx’s Environmental Approach to Nature
  • Hobbes’s Man and Society
SOME OF THE PHILOSOPHERS WHO MOSTLY INFLUENCED ON MY OPINION

Heraclitus

“All things come into being by conflict of opposites, and the sum of things flows like a stream.”

Niccolo Machiavelli

“Where the willingness is great the difficulties cannot be great.”

Thomas Hobbes

“Aristotle in his first book of Politiques affirms as a foundation of the whole politically science, that some men by nature are made worthy to command, others only to serve.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.”

Martin Heidegger

“The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.”

Michel Foucault

“Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. It is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance. It`s not a night twinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. It is the very edge of consciousness.”

Gilles Deleuze

“The philosopher creates, he does not reflect.”

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“To make individual uncomfortable, that is my task.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
(Nietzsche on Film 1895/1899)

I received my Diploma from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy in Belgrade, Serbia. My graduate thesis was “Eternal Recurrence of the Same in Nietzsche’s Philosophy”. My teaching experience in philosophy, civic education, and sociology was acquired at Technical High School Sombor, Serbia (2002 – 2009), Agricultural High School in Sombor, Serbia (2005 – 2009), Technical High School in Apatin, Serbia (2004 – 2006), and Technical High School in Odzaci, Serbia (2004 – 2005). In 2011, I received a Master’s Degree from Duquesne University, McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Department of Philosophy in Pittsburgh, PA.

Teaching interests:

History of Philosophy, especially continental philosophy 19th and 20th Century, History of Political Thought, Social and Political Philosophy, Political Theory, The Comparative Study of Democratic Processes, Comparative Politics (Eastern Europe), Ethnic Conflicts, Social Movements.

Research interests:

History of Philosophy (ancient, modern and contemporary), Ethics, Political Theory and Political Philosophy, History of Political Thought (Ancient Thought, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche), Comparative Politics (Eastern Europe), The Comparative Study of Democratic Processes, Social Movements, Ethnic Conflicts, Civil War, Human Rights, and Totalitarianism.

Currently, I am Scholar-in-Residence at Duquesne University and work as the Cultural Outreach Coordinator for the Serb National Federation, Pittsburgh, PA, and contribute to the semi-monthly newspaper American Srbobran in addition to other newspapers and journals. I initiated and organized the Serbian Movie Festival in 201620172018 and lectures at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2017 and 2018, I attended the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C.

Published Academic Articles and Papers

These are some works in electronic form

Published Articles

These are some works in electronic form

  • “Centennial Celebration at Aliquippa’s St. Elijah”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIV, 16744, October 1, 2014.
  • “Celebrating 100 Years of Serbian Orthodox Church St. Elijah in Aliquippa, PA”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIV, 16742, September 3, 2014 (Serbian).
  • “Celebrating 200 Years of Serbs in America”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIV, 16742, September 3, 2014 (English and Serbian).
  • “Обележавање 200 година Срба у Америци,“ Американски Србобран, MMVXIIV, 16741, 20. август 2014. године.
  • “Lecture on Operation Halyard”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIV, 16735, May 21, 2014 (English and Serbian).
  • “Fraternalist of the Year”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIV, 16733, April 16, 2014.
  • “200 Years of Serbs in the United States”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIV, 16733, April 16, 2014 (Serbian).
  • “200 Years of Serbs in the United States”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIV, 16731, March 19, 2014 (English and Serbian). „Одржано предавање 200 година Срба у Америци,“ Американски Србобран, MMVXIV, 16731, 19. март 2014. године.
  • „Предавање 200 година Срба у Америци у Вашингтону,“ Американски Србобран, MMVXIV, 16730, 5. март 2014. године.
  • “200 Years of Serbs in the United States”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIV, 16728, February 5, 2014.
  • “Building the Tesla Curriculum”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIV, 16728, February 5, 2014 (English and Serbian).
  • „Друга Теслина комеморативна конференција у Њујорку,“ Американски Србобран, MMVXII, 16729, 5. фебруар 2014. године.
  • “Trubaci – Trumpeters of Serbia”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIII, 167726, December 18, 2013 (English and Serbian).
  • “Serbia: Country of Trumpeters,” National Television of Serbia, November 22, 2013 (Serbian).
  • „Србија: Земља трубача,“ Американски Србобран, MMVXIII, 16725, 4. децембар 2013. године.
  • „Откривен споменик Његошу у Андрићграду,“ Американски Србобран, MMVXIII, 167726, 18. децембар 2013. године.
  • “67th SNF Bowling Tournament”, American Srbobran, MMVXIII, 16723, November 6, 2013 (Serbian).
  • “Unveiled Nikola Tesla Monument in Long Island, New York”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIII, 16722, October 16, 2013.
  • “A Passenger Through the Ice Ages: Milutin Milankovitch (1879 – 1958),” Serb World U.S.A., Vol. XXX, no. 1, September/October 2013: 36 – 39.
  • “Three Serbian Day 2013 – Cultural Event of the Year”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIII, 16717, August 7, 2013 (Serbian).
  • “Преписка патриота – неистомишљеника,“ American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIII, 16709, April 3, 2013.
  • „Путник кроз време и простор,“ Планета (Planet), бр. 56, Београд (Belgrade), Србија (Serbia), март/април 2013. године (March/April 2013): стр. 28 – 29.
  • “Why Tesla Matters”, American Srbobran, Vol. MMVXIII, 16705, February 6, 2013.