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Mgr. Ondřej Beran, Ph.D.


Email: ondrej.beran@upce.cz
Phone: +420 466 036 634
Location: 07023, building G
Web: https://upce.academia.edu/OndřejBeran



Research interests
philosophy of language, ethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, phenomenology, time and memory, feminist philosophy

Currently
- researcher at the Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value, University of Pardubice (since 2017)
- member of the editorial board of the journal Filosofie dnes
- member of the editorial board of the book series Dnešní svět in the publishing house Filosofia

Former Affiliations
2016-2016 researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Hradec Králové
2013-2015 researcher at the Research Center for the Theory and History of Science, University of West Bohemia in Plzeň
2011-2015 researcher at the Institute of Philosophy (Department for the study of Modern rationality) of the AS CR in Prague
2009-2011 post-doc at the Center for Theoretical Study (Charles University in Prague & AS CR)
2008-2009 researcher at the Institute of Philosophy (Department of Logic) of the AS CR in Prague

Education
2008 – Ph.D. in Systematic Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (supervisor Jaroslav Peregrin, Ph.D. thesis “Language and Individuality”)
2004 – Mgr. in Philosophy and Latin, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

Teaching experience
Winter semester 2016 – Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Hradec Králové
Spring semester 2015 – Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
Winter semester 2014 – Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Spring semester 2008 – Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
Spring semester 2006 – Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs
Když je řeč o barvách [Speaking of Colours; in Czech], Červený Kostelec, Nakladatelství Pavel Mervart, 2015.
"Střední” Wittgenstein: Cesta k fenomenologii a zase zpátky [The “Middle” Wittgenstein: The way to phenomenology and back again; in Czech], Červený Kostelec, Nakladatelství Pavel Mervart, 2013.
Soukromé jazyky [Private Languages; in Czech], Praha, Filosofia, 2012.
Náš jazyk, můj svět [Our Language, My World; in Czech], Praha, Filosofia, 2010.

Journal Articles
“Misunderstanding the Talk(s) of the Divine”, to appear in Sophia, 2017.
“Rules and Acts of Considerateness”, Ethical Perspectives 22 (2015): 395-418.
“Feminist Epistemology and a Fictional Narrative on Love”, Minerva 19 (2015): 37-63.
“Je feministická filosofie vědy politicky korektní?” [“Is Feminist Philosophy of Science Politically Correct?”; in Czech], Teorie vědy 37 (2015): 29-50.
“Co znamená dělat fenomenologii (jedněma z možných očí filosofie jazyka)” [“What It Means to Do Phenomenology (from a possible viewpoint of philosophy of language)”; in Czech], Filosofický časopis, mimořádné číslo 1 (2015): 11-29.
“Kam dosáhne lidský předsudek” [“How Far the Human Prejudice Reaches”; in Czech], Filosofický časopis 63 (2015): 733-747.
“Příklady a pravidla při osvojování dovednosti” [“Examples and Rules in Acquiring a Skill”; in Czech], Organon F 22 (2015): 90-108.
“Wittgensteinian Perspectives on the Turing Test”, Studia Philosophica Estonica 7.1. (2014): 35-57.
“Traumatické vzpomínky a jednání” [“Traumatic Memories and Action”; in Czech], Filosofie dnes 6 (2014), 2: 22-42.
 “Basic Color Categories in the Language-Game Perspective”, Organon F 19 (2012): 423-443.
 “Několik poznámek k problematice individuality” [“Some Remarks on the Issue of Individuality”; in Czech], Filosofický časopis 59 (2011): 837-850.
“Slabší, silnější a mystické” [“The Weaker, the Stronger and the Mystical”; in Czech], Filosofický časopis, mimořádné číslo 2 (2010): 135-156.
“Několik poznámek k fenomenologii a normativitě situace závislosti” [“Some Remarks on Phenomenology and Normativity of Addiction”; in Czech], Filosofie dnes 4 (2012), 1: 81-101.
“Nerozumění” [“Misunderstanding”; in Czech], Filosofický časopis 57 (2009), 5: 683-708.
“Wittgenstein, Husserl a Heidegger – intersubjektivita smyslu” [“Wittgenstein, Husserl and Heidegger – the intersubjectivity of sense”; in Czech], Filosofický časopis 54 (2006), 4: 523-559.

Book Chapters
“Is Understanding a Matter of Science?”, to appear in: Schuster et al. (eds.), Vienna Circle in Czechoslovakia, Springer, 2017.
“Memory Is No Storage”, to appear in: Žáčková et al. (eds.), Beyond Artificial Intelligence, Springer, 2017.
“In Search for Memory”, in: Romportl et al. (eds.), Beyond AI: Artificial Golem Intelligence, Plzeň: University of West Bohemia, 2013: 122-136.
“Jazyk, barvy, matematizace” [“Language, Colours, Mathematisation”; in Czech], in: Kůrka – Matoušek – Velický (eds.), Spor o matematizaci světa, Červený kostelec: Nakladatelství Pavel Mervart, 2012: 245-262.
“Individuality and Inferences”, in Gurova (ed.), Inference, Consequence, Meaning, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholar Publishers, 2012: 115-129.
“Myšlení řeči jako způsob jak bojovat s (a zvítězit nad?) pokušením metafyziky” [“Thinking of Language as a Way of Fighting against (and Overcoming?) the Temptation of Metaphysics”; in Czech], in: Šimsa – Sousedík – Nitsche (eds.), Návrat metafyziky?, Prague: Filosofia, 2009: 389-419.

Reviews (in Czech)
“Císař Karel – Koťátko, Petr (ed.), Beckett: filosofie a literatura”, Filosofický časopis 59 (2011): 443–446.
“Ernest Gellner o Wittgensteinovi”, Reflexe 31 (2007): 144-149.
“Thomas Rentsch, Heidegger und Wittgenstein”, Reflexe 30 (2006): 128-134.

Books translated into Czech
Wittgenstein, L., Filosofické poznámky [Philosophische Bemerkungen], transl. & with a commentary by O. Beran, Praha, Filosofia, 2015.
Soukromé jazyky: čítanka [Private Languages: A Reader], ed. by O. Beran, Praha, Filosofia, 2013.
Wittgenstein, L., Poznámky o barvách [Bemerkungen über die Farben], transl. & with a commentary by O. Beran, Praha, Filosofia, 2010.
Dupré, B., 50 Filosofických myšlenek, které musíte znát [50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know], Praha, Slovart 2010.

Articles translated into Czech
Frankfurt, H., “Nutnosti spojené s láskou” [Necessities of Love], to appear in: Pacovská – Hejduk (eds.), Filosofie lásky a přátelství, Červený Kostelec, Nakladatelství Pavel Mervart 2017.
Rorty, A. O., “Historicita psychologických postojů” [Historicity of Psychological Attitudes], to appear in: Filosofie lásky a přátelství.
Velleman, J. D., “Láska jako morální emoce” [Love as a Moral Emotion], to appear in: Filosofie lásky a přátelství.
Wittgenstein, L., “Poznámky k přednáškám o ‘soukromé zkušenosti’ a ‘smyslových datech’” [Notes for lectures on ‘private experience’ and ‘sense data’], Filosofický časopis 57 (2009: 645-681.
Wittgenstein, L., “Poznámky o Frazerově Zlaté ratolesti” [Bemerkungen über Frazers The Golden Bough], Filosofický časopis 54 (2006): 561-576

Presentations (selected, recent)
„Governed by Rules, or Subject to Rules?“, conference „Why Rules Matter“, Prague, 2nd-4th November 2016
„In the Absence of Judgment“, workshop „Love, Forgiveness and Reconciliation“, London, 2nd September 2016
„Languages of Love and Literature“, 39th International Wittgenstein Symposium (“Aesthetics Today”), Kirchberg am Wechsel, 7th-13th August 2016
„Understanding a Religious Practice“, 7th Nordic Wittgenstein Society conference („Wittgenstein and Pragmatism“), Helsinki, 15th-16th May 2016

Grants, Scholarships and Research Stays
2017-2022 – “Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value” (project no. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000425 in the operational programme Research, Development and Education of the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic), researcher
2017 – “The Wretched Self” (project no. 17-12197S of the Czech Science Foundation; project awarded, not investigated), principal investigator
December 2013-May 2014 – sabbatical research stay in UK
2013-2017 – “The Nature of Normativity” (project no. 13-20785S of the Czech Science Foundation), researcher
January-April 2011 – Fulbright Scholarship, Pennsylvania State University
2011-2015 – “Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophy: A Systematic Companion” (project no. P401/11/1934 of the Czech Science Foundation), researcher
2010-2012 – “The Individual and the Private: the Perspective of Linguistic Philosophy” (project no. P401/10/P266 of the Czech Science Foundation), principal investigator
2008-2009 – Jan Hus Educational Foundation Scholarschip
October-December 2007 – DAAD Scholarship, Technische Universität Dresden
2005–2007 “Graduate Center for logical foundations for semantics and representation of knowledge” (project no. GD401/03/H047 of the Czech Science Foundation) - member of the center

Conferences organised
Umění neštěstí, selhání a utrpení [Art of Affliction, Failure and Suffering], Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, 6th March 2015 (organised with Kamila Pacovská)
Nature of Rules and Normativity; Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, 17th–19th September 2014 (organised with Jaroslav Peregrin)
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