Prof. Jan Sokol, Ph.D., CSc.

Jan SOKOL, Professor

Vice-dean for External Affairs

Department of German and French Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Anthropology of Institutions

  • Ethics

  • Human Rights

  • Phenomenology

  • Philosophy of Law

Courses

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Contact Information and Office Hours

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Education

  • 2000: Professor in Philosophy of Education (CU)

  • 1996: Associate Professor (Doc.) in Philosophy (CU). Thesis: Time and Rythm

  • 1995: Ph. D. in Philosophy (CU Prague). Thesis: Master Eckhart and Medieval Mystics

  • 1994: CSc in Philosophy (CU Prague). Thesis: A Small Philosophy of Man

  • 1991–1993: MA in Anthropology (CU Prague). Thesis: Man and the World as seen by the Bible.

  • 1963–1967: BA in Mathematics (evening courses, CU Prague)

Work Experience

  • Since 2000: Full Professor

  • 2000–2007: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities

  • 1998: Minister of Education, Youth and Sports

  • 1992–2000: Assistant Lecturer in Philosophy and Anthropology, CU Prague

  • 1990-1992: MP, vice-chairman of the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia

  • 1964–1989: Researcher, Leading Fellow, Software developement (VUMS Prague)

  • 1956–1964: Precision mechanic (VUVET, Czech Polytechnic University)

  • 1951–1953: Goldsmith (Soluna Prague)

Stays Abroad

  • 2008–2009: Senior Fellow, teaching Ethics and the Human Rights. CSWR, Harvard University, Cambridge (MA)

  • 1994: Stage, University of Pennsylvania (4 Weeks)

  • 1995: Stage, University of Pennsylvania (4 Weeks)

Awards

  • 2016: VIZE 97 Prize (V. and D. Havel Foundation)    

  • 2016: Charles University Gold Medal

  • 2016: Ján Langoš Foundation Prize for the  Defence of Human RIghts

  • 2015: Honorary Member of the Czech Union of Judges

  • 2014: Prague 6 Honorary Citizen

  • 2008: Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur

  • 2002: Officier des Palmes Académiques

  • 2000: V. Havel and M. Kováč Foundation Prize for Czecho-Slovak Relations

Publications

In English

  • Ethics, life and institutions. 258 p. Karolinum, Praha 2016. ISBN 978-80-246-3429-6

  • Thinking about ordinary things. 236 p. Karolinum, Praha 2013. ISBN 978-80-246-2229-3

In German

  • Philosophie als Verpflichtung. 208 S. Manutius, Heidelberg 2014. ISBN 978-3-944512-02-0

  • Mensch und Religion. Ursprünge – Wege – Orientierungen. 320 S. Karl Alber, Freiburg – München 2007. ISBN 978-3-495-48264-3

In Czech

13 Monographs in 22 editions, 32 Chapters in Monographs (Czech, German, English, French), more than 300 Articles etc. See www.JanSokol.cz


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