Matej Cíbik, Ph.D.


Phone: 466 036 625
Location: 05 013, budova G

Research interests
Contemporary ethics and political philosophy – liberal political thinking, theories of justice and egalitarianism; Kant’s practical philosophy and its influence on current political theory. 

2010–2016: Ph.D. in Philosophy, Charles University in Prague
2009–2010: M.A. in Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest 
2006–2009: Bc. in Philosophy, Charles University in Prague 
2001–2006: Tisovec Lutheran High School

Teaching experience
2017 - present: teaching at the Department of philosophy, Pardubice university;
2012 – 2015: teaching assistant at Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Charles University in Prague, giving courses in contemporary moral and political philosophy.


  • „Kant a současná etika a politika“ [Kant and Contemporary Ethics and Politics], In: Přístupy k etice III, Filosofia, Praha 2017.
  • „Rudolf Kučera: Filosofické kořeny politického rozhodování (review)“, Reflexe 52, 2017.
  • „Ondřej Lánský: Je třeba zavrhnout liberalismus (review)“, Reflexe 52, 2017.
  • „Přístupy k etice II (review)“, Filosofický časopis 64 (3), 2016.
  • „Emócie a kantovská morálka“
  • [Emotions and Kantian Morality], Filosofický časopis, 64 (2), 2016.
  • „Rawlsian Constructivism and the Conception of Human Rights by Ladislav Hejdánek“, Ethics & Bioethics 4 (1–2), 2014.
  • „Politická filozofia v predvečer Nežnej revolúcie“ [Political Philosophy on the Eve of Velvet Revolution], In: Filosofie v podzemí - Filosofie v zázemí, Nomádva, Praha 2013.
  • „Kant a Rawls o neutralite liberálneho štátu“, Filozofia 66 (5), 2011.

Conference presentations (selection)

  • „Our liberal intuitions“, colloquium John Rawls – Justice and Reciprocity, Praha 2017.
  • „Emotions and Contemporary Kantianism“, CEEEN Symposium on Ethical Values and Emotions, Olomouc 2015.
  • „Why Should We Abandon Self-Ownership“, Warwick Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy, 2014.
  • „Is Rawls Defending Liberalism?“, Political Thought Specialist Group of the PSA UK Annual Conference, King’s College London 2013.
  • „Is Rawls Defending Liberalism?“, Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy, 2013.
  • „Original Position and the Role of Intuitions in A Theory of Justice“, Distributive Justice Beyond Rawls and Consensus, Istanbul 2013.

Grants a Scholarships
2013–2014: Anglo-Czech Educational Fund grant supporting a year-long research stay at London School of Economics, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science
2013: Research grant „Rawls and contemporary liberalism“, financing several conference talks (Budapest, Pavia, Istanbul) and a research seminar on contemporary political philosophy
2011–2012 „Liberal neutrality“ grant, supporting a research stay at Cambridge University
2008–2009 Erasmus stipend, supporting a semester at Université Toulouse II – Le Mirail

Workshops and conferences organised
How to Read Political Thinkers conference, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, 20. 6. 2017 (with Tomáš Halamka and Jakub Jirsa).
Colloquium John Rawls – Justice and Reciprocity, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, 9.2. 2017.