Identity is considered prima facie the most important philosophical principle in traditional logic and metaphysics. The reflexive ability of the subject implies that he or she can relate to himself or herself and to others, thus establishing the basis for the formation of individual and social identity. The present essays, which contains papers held at the conference of the "Institut International de Philosophie" at the University of Zadar, in 2007, present a range of positions and arguments regarding the possibilities of philosophical interpretation of identity.
Jure Zovko, (1957) is a full professor at the Department of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Zadar and Institute of Philosophy Zagreb. His research focuses on hermeneutic philosophy, Ancient Greek philosophy, classical German philosophy and Philosophy of Science .He is a member of the "Institut International de Philosophie" (Paris); and full member of the "L'Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences" (Brussels). He is also a member of the FISP Steering Committee.