Ljubomir Tadić

Year of obtaining the highest degree

Ljubomir Tadić (1925–2013) was a philosophy professor, academician and member of the SASA. His most significant contribution concerned philosophy of law, political science, theory of rhetoric, theory of public and public opinion.

Tadić started his academic career in 1954 as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Law in Sarajevo, where he soon became associate professor. In 1962, he began working in the Institute of Social Sciences as a principal research fellow.
From 1963 to 1975, he worked as a full professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade. He was a member of the board of the Praxis International journal, and one of the organisers of the Korčula Summer School.

In 1968, he was one of the leaders of the students’ protest, and in 1974 he was removed from the faculty. He was one of the founders of the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade. As of 1981, he worked as a principal research fellow, first in the Centre for Philosophy and Social Theory of the Institute of Social Sciences, then in the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, the position from which he eventually retired.

As of 1985, he was a corresponding member, and from 1994, a full member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

In the 1980s, together with Dobrica Ćosić, he participated in an attempt to establish an opposition journal titled “Javnost” (Public), and was among the founders of the Board for the Protection of the Freedom of Thought and Expression. He was one of 13 founders of the Democratic Party in December 1989. From 1991, he supported the all-Serbian unification and advocated for Serbia’s support to war efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. He was a member of the Senate of the Republic of Srpska.

He received the 7th July Award in 1990, Order of the Merit to the People of the second degree, Order of Labour with Golden Laurel and Medal for Courage.
(Source: Wikipedia, Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory)

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