She went to Geneva and Paris to seek out rare philosophical works and to discuss her thesis with specialists in the field, and on January 20,defended her Ph. She was then 28 years old. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. And so, Belgrade and Serbia got their first female doctor.
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Her father was a well-respected doctor and director of the State Hospital in Belgrade. Twelve years later, her father died.
A brilliant professor and one of the most famous philosophers of his day in Serbia and elsewhere, he was a hard taskmaster. She graduated in July with the highest marks in her graduating class, obtaining a university diploma in "pure and applied philosophy and classics. She went to Geneva and Paris to seek out rare philosophical works and to discuss her thesis with specialists in the field, and on January 20, , defended her Ph.
After her thesis was successfully defended, she became the first woman to hold a Ph. She was then 28 years old. Recognition[ edit ] In , she became the first female university professor to be appointed to the Arts Faculty, Department of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade, where she taught classics, medieval and modern philosophy and aesthetics for twelve years.
During her teaching career, she was a committed feminist both in theory and practice. In , she was removed from her university position on trumped-up charges of plagiarism because some of her male colleagues who worked alongside her felt threatened by her exceptional abilities.
It was the result of a reaction to the liberal ideas she espoused and promoted and especially to her decision not to become part of an entirely male-dominated, academic ideological clique. Her sense of intellectual autonomy meant that not only was she unwilling to accept conservative ideologies structuring her teaching and writing, she was also capable of criticizing the work of her peers.
Her consequent dismissal caused a considerably outcry in Belgrade among intellectuals. After writing articles against anti-Semitism and National Socialism, she was arrested by the Gestapo in Once released, she retired in after a short stint as an employee of the National Library of Serbia. Her interest in philosophy was broad and eclectic, covering ethics , metaphysics , logic , aesthetics and the history of philosophy.
She died in Belgrade in Filozofski fragmenti I-II, Belgrade, Un fragment philosophique, Belgrade,
Zaboravljene naučnice – Ksenija Atanasijević
Ulica Ksenije Atanasijević, Zvezdara, Grad Beograd