Konstantin Radaković

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Konstantin Radaković (born June 11, 1884 in Graz ; † September 19, 1973 there ) was an Austrian philosopher and sociologist .


The son of the physicist Michael Radaković (1866–1934) initially grew up in Graz and graduated from high school in Czernowitz after the family moved in 1912 , where he began studying philosophy in the same year. From 1913 to 1916 he continued his studies at the University of Innsbruck . Because of a lung disease, he was not suitable for use at the front of the First World War . He did his military service in Innsbruck for two years. It was there that he was promoted to Dr. phil. obtained his doctorate and then moved to his place of birth Graz. From 1921 he was a temporary employee at the library of the Department of Philosophical Sociology for a year and a half . In 1923 he received his habilitation in philosophy from the University of Graz . The title of the habilitation thesis was Vitalism and Mechanism. From 1924 to 1938 he taught as a private lecturer at the University of Graz, since 1934 with the title of associate professor. In addition, he was head of the seminar for philosophical sociology at the Graz University of Applied Sciences.

After Austria was annexed to National Socialist Germany, Radaković resigned his university professorship in October 1938 "because of political convictions to the contrary". His teaching license was officially revoked a month later. He was threatened with indictment for supporting Jewish families. That is why he emigrated to Croatia in 1941 , where he settled on the estate of his ancestors and became a Croatian citizen. His remaining property in Graz was confiscated.

After the end of the Second World War Radaković returned to Graz, where he was initially a lecturer at the university, from 1946 associate professor and from 1949 full professor. He also resumed his position as head of the seminar for philosophical sociology .

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  1. The term philosophical sociology goes back to Georg Simmel and means a sociology with constant recourse to philosophical culture , see Simmel: Philosophical culture , introduction.
  2. For this and further information on the curriculum vitae, see biography Konstantin Radaković, University of Graz ( Memento from June 4, 2011 in the Internet Archive )