Јanko Nešić

Year of obtaining the highest degree

The year of receiving the highest degree of professional qualification 2015.

Fields of research

Philosophy of mind; philosophy of science; philosophy of psychiatry; phenomenology of social cognition; phenomenology of social cognition; consciousness; selfhood

Current research projects

Enactive and ecological approaches to autism spectrum disorder


The year of receiving the highest degree of professional qualification 2015.

Janko Nešić (1985) graduated with a master’s degree from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, and received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2015 at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, with a dissertation entitled “Mental causation problem: dispositional theory solution”.

He worked as a Research Associate on the Sciences of the Origin Project (funded by the John Templeton Foundation) from 2020 to 2022. During this time, as part of the project team, he co-organised an international conference and two intensive courses (regional and international) and contributed to editing a volume. In addition, he interviewed famous contemporary philosophers for the project online and was involved in the creation of educational Youtube videos on diverse philosophical concepts.

In 2019 he received the Oxford University Essay Prize for Eastern European Perspectives on Science, Theology and Humane Philosophy; the title of the essay “Pre-Reflective Self-Awareness and the Nature of the Self”.

He participated in several courses: Central European University Summer School ‘Mind, Matter, and Consciousness’, Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, CIFAR Neuroscience of Consciousness Winter School, and Bochum Situated Cognition Spring School. He has published in national and international philosophical journals and presented at numerous conferences.

Membership of professional organisations

British Society for Phenomenology (BSP)

East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS)

Philosophy Of Science Around the Mediterranean (POND)

Scholarships, fellowships, grants

He was a visiting postdoctoral scholar at the University of Fribourg (supervisor Prof. Martine Nida-Rümelin) in 2016. He was granted the European Philosophy of Science Association Fellowship for a visit to the University of Stockholm (supervisor Prof. Richard Dawid) in 2019. In May 2022, he completed a short research stay at the Department of Psychiatry, University Clinic of Heidelberg (supervisor Prof. Thomas Fuchs).

Major publications

Nešić, Janko (2023) Affording autistic persons epistemic justice. In: Nenad Cekić (ed.) Virtues and vices – between ethics and epistemology. Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, pp. 343361.

Nešić, Janko (2023) Ecological-enactive account of autism spectrum disorder. Synthese, 201 (2).

Nešić, Janko (2022) Enactive framework for psychiatric disorders. Engrami, 44 (1), pp. 40–52.

Nešić, Janko (2022) Towards a Neutral-Structuralist Theory of Consciousness and Selfhood. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science.

Nešić, Janko and Jerotić, Stefan (2023) Fenomenologija i psihijatrija: oblikovanje dijagnoze, Theoria, 66 (1), pp. 89–107.


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