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Mgr. Kamila Pacovská, Ph.D.


Email:  kamila.pacovska@upce.cz
Phone:  +420 466 036 634
Location: 07 023, building G
Web:  http://cuni.academia.edu/KamilaPacovska



Research interests
Ethics and Moral philosophy – virtue ethics, Platonic-Wittgensteinian ethics, moral psychology, theory of action
History of ethics – Plato, Aristotle, British moralists, Immanuel Kant, Simone Weil
Nature of rationality – Wittgenstein, methodology of philosophy as compared to modern science

Education

2005 – 2013 Ph.D. in philosophy, Charles University in Prague (supervisor: Marina Barabas, thesis: Guilt and Wrongdoing: Problem of Responsibility)
1999 – 2005 Mgr in Mathematics and Philosophy, Charles University in Prague (diploma thesis: Moral Reasons and the Limits of Argument in Analytical Ethics of the Second Half of 20th Century)

Teaching Experience
2011 – present Assistant-professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Pardubice (specialisation in ethics and in the history of ethical theories)
2007/2008 Course ‘Rozum a cit’ [Reason and Emotion], Charles University in Prague

Publications

Books

  • Filosofie lásky a přátelství [Philosophy of Love and Friendship] (eds. T. Hejduk, K. Pacovská),  Nakladatelství Pavel Mervart, Červený kostelec 2016.
  • Love and Its Objects. What Can We Care For? (eds. Ch. Maurer, T. Milligan, K. Pacovská), Palgrave Macmillan 2014.

Articles
  • "Platónská tradice v současné anglosaské etice". [Platonic Tradition in Contemporary Anglophone Ethics]. In: Přístupy k etice III (ed. J. Jirsa et al.), Filosofia, Praha 2016, p. 219-252.
  • ‘Banker Bulstrode Doesn't Do Wrong Intentionally. A Study of Self-deceptive Wrongdoing’. In: The Journal of Value Inquiry, 50(1), 2016, p. 169-184.
  • "Bankéř Bulstrode a problém zodpovědnosti a sebeklamu." [Banker Bulstrode and the Problem of Responsibility and Self-deception"] In: Reflexe 48 (2015), p. 149-161.
  • "Loving Villains: Virtue in Response to Wrongdoing". In: Love and Its Objects. What Can We Care For? (eds. Ch. Maurer, T. Milligan, K. Pacovská), Palgrave Macmillan 2014.
  • Love and Its Objects. What Can We Care For? (eds. Ch. Maurer, T. Milligan, K. Pacovská), Palgrave Macmillan 2014.
  • "Etický význam pojmu lidství: obrana "druhismu" v díle B. A. O. Williamse a C. Diamond". [The Ethical Significance of Humanity. The Defence of Speciesism in the Work of B.A.O. Williams and C. Diamond] In: Filosofický časopis 6/2014.
  • 'Bankéř Bulstrode nečiní zlo úmyslně. Případ sebeklamného provinění' [Banker Bulstrode Doesn't Do Wrong Intentionally. A Case of Self-deceptive Wrongdoing]. In: Reflexe 44 (2013), p. 51-78.
  • 'Soumrak etiky činu' [The Twilight of the Ethics of Action]. In: Nomádva 14 (2013).
  • ‘Morální pravidla před Wittgensteinem a po něm’ [Moral Rules Before and After Wittgenstein]. In: Filosofie dnes, II (2010), no. 2, p. 59-72.
  • ‘Why is it Sometimes Easier to Love Rex and Fiffi than to Love Our Adolescent Children?’ (with Christian Maurer) In: S. Hales (ed.), What Philosophy Can Tell You About Your Dog. Chicago: Open Court Publishing 2008.
  • Review: V. Kolman (ed.), From Truth to Proof. In: Organon F, XV (2008), no. 1, p. 111-113.
  • ‘Kritika metaetiky v díle P. Footové a dalších ‘deskriptivistů’ [A Critique of Metaethics in the work of P. Foot and other “Descriptivists”]. In: Studia Neoaristotelica: Časopis pro aristotelsky orientovanou křesťanskou filosofii, III (2006), no. 1, p. 62-74.

Translations
  • Murdoch, I., "Svrchovanost dobra nad ostatními pojmy" [The Sovereignty of Good over Other Concepts], in: T. Hejduk, K. Pacovská (eds.), Filosofie lásky a přátelství, Nakladatelství Pavel Mervart, Červený kostelec 2016, s. 295-318.
  • Gaita, R., "Dobrota přesahující ctnost" [Goodness beyond Virtue], in: T. Hejduk, K. Pacovská (eds.), Filosofie lásky a přátelství, Nakladatelství Pavel Mervart, Červený kostelec 2016, s. 319-329.
  • Weil, S., "Bojujeme za spravedlnost?" [Luttons-nous pour la justice?], in: T. Hejduk, K. Pacovská (eds.), Filosofie lásky a přátelství, Nakladatelství Pavel Mervart, Červený kostelec 2016, s. 283-293.

Presentations

  • "Loving Contemplation between Wonder and Judgment?", workshop Love, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, King's College London, 2nd September 2016.
  • "Loving Contemplation: Wonder or Judgment?", 5th Colloquium on the Modalities of the Good, Prague, 14th-16th July 2016.
  • "Joy as Loving Contemplation", Conversation Joy, Love and Hatred, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, 27th –28th May 2016.
  • "Remorse and Self-Love" - Love and the Good, Pardubice, 25th September 2015
  • "Loving the Miserable: Murdoch and Weil on the Reality of Others" - Iris Murdoch International Conference, Kingston University, 12th September 2014; Love's Passion: Philosophical Perspectives on Love, University of Hertfordshire, 16th September 2014
  • "Skutečnost neštěstí. Weil a Gaita o géniích a světicích" [The Reality of Affliction. Weil and Gaita on Genii and Saints] - Umění neštěstí, selhání a utrpení, Czech Academy of Science, 6th March 2015
  • "Dmitri Karamazov Is Not a Murderer. The Significance of Action", 4th Colloquium on the Modalities of the Good, Prague, 23rd July 2014; Welsh Philosophical Society, Gregynog Hall, 2nd May 2015
  • "Beauty, Goodness and Love: Simone Weil's interpretation of the Iliad" - Art and Morality, Budapest, 5th June 2014
  • "Loving Villains" - Love and its Objects, Pardubice, 18th July 2013
  • ‘Problém zodpovědnosti v současné anglosaské etice’ [The Problem of Responsibility in Contemporary Analytic Ethics] – Svoboda rozhodování v dějinách a současnosti filosofie, Olomouc, 6. října 2011
  • ‘Loving Villains, Villain Loving’ – Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Love, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland, 30th September 2011
  • ‘Morální jednání jako epizoda?’ [Moral Action as an Episode?] - Čas fysiky a čas etiky, Praha, CR, 25th May 2011
  • ‘Pravidla v morálním jednání’ [Rules in Moral Action] - Hradecké filosofické dny, Hradec Králové, CR, 23rd September 2010
  • ‘Remorse and the Voluntary’ - 2nd Colloquium on the Modalities of the Good, Prague, CR, 4th August 2010
  • ‘Banker Bulstrode: a Study of Permeating Evil’ - Colloquium on the Modalities of the Good, Prague, CR, 6th August 2009
  • ‘Banker Bulstrode: Study of a Wrongdoing’ - Philosophy and Literature Graduate Conference, University of Warwick, 26th May 2009
  • ‘Impartiality and Love in Ethics’ - Philosopher’s Rally, Warsaw University, Poland, 11th – 13th May 2007
  • ‘Structuralism in the Philosophy of Mathematics’ - 15th Annual Conference of Doctoral Students, Charles University in Prague, CR, 6th June 2006
  • ‘Osobní identita a její role v morálním hodnocení’ [Personal Identity and its Role in Moral Judgment] - Conference of the Association of Philosophy Teachers at Theology faculties of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, České Budějovice, CR, 27th – 29th August 2006

Invited lectures
"Teorie lásky a past moralismu" [Theories of Love and the Pitfall of Moralism], Jednota filosofická, Olomouc, 8th March 2017.
"Joy as Loving Contemplation", Conversation Joy, Love and Hatred, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, 27th–28th May 2016.
"Remorse and Self-Love", Université Fribourg, 20th October 2015.
"Dmitri Karamazov Is Not a Murderer. The Significance of Action", Welsh Philosophical Society, Gregynog Hall, 2nd May 2015.
„Ilias, neboli báseň o lásce. Interpretace Simone Weil" [Ilias or the Poem of Force. Simone Weil Interpretation] - colloquium Reflexia Homéra v antické filozofii, Banská Bystrica, 22nd November 2013
"Wrongdoing Without Intention: Self-deceptive Action", University of Hertfordshire, 27th February 2014.
"Loving villains", University of Hertfordshire, 27th February 2014.
"Wrongdoing Without Intention: Self-deceptive Action", University of Leeds, 17th February 2014.

Grants and Scholarships
2016 - 2022 - Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value (Grant no. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000425 of the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education - principal investigator
2013 – 2016 – Love and Friendship in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy, Grant no. 13-14510S of the Czech Science Foundation - member of the research team
September 2012 – Aktion, one month scholarship at the University of Vienna
2012 – present – The Idea of University (Grant no. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0270 of the Education for Competitiveness Operational Programme) - lector
2008 – 2009 Anglo-Czech Educational Fund, one year scholarship at the University of Edinburgh
2006 – Erasmus, three month scholarship at the University of Glasgow
2006 – 2007 Graduate Center for logical foundations for semantics and representation of knowledge - member of the center

Workshops and conferences organized
  • Workshop Love, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, King's College London, 2nd September 2016 (organized with Tony Milligan).
  • Conference: Love and the Good, Pardubice, 24-26th September 2015 (Organized with Tomáš Hejduk and Tony Milligan)
  • Symposium II: Ethical Values and Emotions, Central and Eastern European Ethical Network, Palacky University, Olomouc, 28-30th May 2015 (with Martin Cajthaml and Vlastimil Vohánka)
  • Umění neštěstí, selhání a utrpení [Art of Affliction, Failure and Suffering], Czech Academy of Science, 6th March 2015 (with O. Beran)
  • Love's Passion: Philosophical Perspectives on Love, University of Hertfordshire, 15-16th September 2014 (Organized with Tony Milligan)
  • 4th Colloquium on the Modalities of the Good, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, 23rd-25th July 2014 (Organized with Marina Barabas)
  • Workshop: Love and its Objects, Pardubice, 18-20th July 2013 (Organized with Tomáš Hejduk)
  • 3rd Colloquium on the Modalities of the Good, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, 1st-3rd August 2012 (Organized with Marina Barabas and Christopher Cowley)
  • 2nd Colloquium on the Modalities of the Good, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, 4th-6th August 2010 (Organized with Marina Barabas)
  • Colloquium on the Modalities of the Good, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, 5th-6th August 2009 (Organized with Marina Barabas)
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