I am an assistant professor in philosophy at the University of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. I work in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, and metaphysics, informed by a reading of German and American philosophy in the 19th and 20th centuries. I am currently participating in Jarda Peregrin's research project on Inferentialism Naturalized: Norms, Meanings, and Reasons in a Natural World. In 2022 I published a monograph, The Single-Minded Animal: Shared Intentionality, Normativity, and the Foundations of Discursive Cognition.

In addition to university teaching at private and public institutions, I am an education researcher with Studium Consulting, and I designed, pitched, and ran a course on Aristotelian virtue, Kantian autonomy, and cognitive behavioral therapy at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh in 2016-17. I have since done the same for courses in philosophy with middle school and high school students in Pennsylvania, Montana, and the Czech Republic.

Beginning in 2021, I am the program manager and instructor for Critical Thinking about Social Media, a project to bring media literacy into middle school and high school classrooms in Montana, supported by Humanities Montana and hosted by the Center for Science, Technology, Ethics, and Society at Montana State University.

Here is a short interview.


preston.stovall[at]uhk.cz