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doc. Aleš Prázný, Ph.D.



E-mail: ales.prazny(at)upce.cz
Phone: +420 466 036 281
Office: 05 023, building G



Born in Pardubice in 1974.

Research interests:
Ethics
Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Education

Education
  • 2016 – habilitation in Philosophy, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education.
  • 2005 – Ph.D. – in Philosophy at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education. Doctoral thesis: Friedrich Nietzsche and his Philosophy of Education.
  • 2000 – M. A. – in Theology and Philosophy at Charles University, Hussite Theological Faculty.
 
Employment

  • Since 2002 assistant professor, Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Pardubice.
  • 2005-2011 part-time assistant professor, Department of Philosophy and Philosophy of Education, Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague.
  • 2001–2003 teacher of social sciences, Business College, Pardubice.
 
Study Abroad
  • Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, Universität Basel, Switzerland, 10/2004 – 03/2005.
  • University of Edinburgh, Department of Philosophy, Edinburgh, UK, 30. 6. - 25. 7. 2014.
  • University of Edinburgh, Department of Philosophy, Edinburgh, UK, 3. 6. - 30. 6.2013.
  
Conferences
  • Is the Political and Moral Legacy of Comenius´ Emendatio still Upcoming? Comenius Conference in Naarden and Amsterdam: "Keys to the thoughts of Comenius in our time", Netherlands 4–6 October 2013 – contributor.
  • Concept of Politics and Freedom by H. Arendt. International Conference Freedom in history and contemporary of Philosophy. Department of Philosophy, Palacký University, Olomouc. 5–7 October, 2011 – contributor.
  • Prejudices and Approach to Culture and History (Several Notes to Gadamer´s Hermeneutics). Europe and South Asia. Going Beyond the Stereotypes. Development of Human Resources and Strategies for Education on the Stereotypical Images and Cultural Differences Between Europe and Asia. International Conference organised by Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap. Ghent University, Belgium 7–10 May, 2008 – contributor.
  • Patočka´s Philosophy of Education, Jan Patočka, Czech history and Europe, Pekař’s society for the Czech paradise, Academy of Science Czech Republic, Vysoké nad Jizerou 1– 2 June, 2007, – contributor.
  • Socrates – Patron of Philosophy. 9th Crimean International Conference on Religious Studies. Heavenly Patrons and Earthy Ministers of Religion. Ukraine, Crimea, Sevastopol National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos 15–20 May, 2007 – contributor.
 
Invited Contributions
  • The Idea of the University by Karl Jaspers. Slovak philosophical society, Bratislava, 25. 4. 2013.
  • H. Arendt and her Conception of Political Freedom, Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy (14–17 December, 2012).
  • Nietzsche on Nihilism, Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy (27–30 September, 2010).
  • Invited lecture on ethics at Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap Faculty of Arts and Philosophy (by prof. Dr. Balagangadhara), Gent, Belgium (3–7 October, 2008).
  • Invited lecture on Gadamer’s Hermeneutics, Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap Faculty of Arts and Philosophy (by prof. Dr. Balagangadhara), Gent, Belgium (10–14 June, 2007).
 
Projects/Grants
  • 2012–2014 „The Idea of the University“, Project No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0270  OP VK, Operational program „Education for Competitive Advantage“, European Structural Fonds – Principal Investigator/Coordinator
  • 2008–2013 Erasmus mobility, Lancaster University, Department of Philosophy, (Lancaster United Kingdom), Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy (Slovakia), Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent (Belgium).
 
Other Academic Activities
  • The Chair of the Senate of Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, from 2006 till 2009.
  • Member of the Senate of University Pardubice, from 2011 till 2014.
  • Member of the Council of Higher Education Institutions of the Czech Republic, from 2011 till 2014.
 


Selected Bibliography
  • O smyslu politiky. Politická filosofie Hannah Arendtové (The Meaning of Politics. The Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt). Pardubice 2014. ISBN 978-80-7395-843-5, 202 p.
  • Výchova jako přehodnocování hodnot (Education as Revaluation of Values), Pardubice 2007, 190 p.
  • Úvod do filosofie (Introduction into Philosophy) (co-authors: Hejduk, Grygar, Hermann, Palouš, Pelcová). Pardubice 2011, ISBN 978-80-7395-383-6, 274 p.
  • Odpovědnost (Responsibility) (co-author R. Palouš). Prague: Karolinum, 2012, ISBN 978-80-246-2083-1, 124 p.
  • Dějiny a hermeneutika (History and Hermeneutics), in: THE CZECH HISTORICAL REVIEW, 3/2006, p. 593-605.
  • Pedagogický základ filosofie v myšlení Jana Patočky (The Educational Basis of Philosophy in the Thougt of Jan Patočka) (coauthor: R. Palouš) , in: Journal of Education, 2/2007, p. 108-113.
  • Sókratova zbožnost a polis. (Socrates´ Devoutness and Polis). In Pantheon, Religion and Politics, University of Pardubice, Pardubice 2007, p. 135-143.
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