A Czech philosopher. Currently an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Patrology, Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic). Also a teacher of ethics and sociology at Caritas College Olomouc.

Areas of philosophical research

Epistemology: modal, moral, religious

Axiological ethics: Dietrich von Hildebrand and related moral philosophers

The bottom line frame questions of lasting interest, to me

How to avoid hell (understood broadly, as intense long-term misery) and attain heaven (intense long-term happiness)?

How to help others in doing so?

In those contexts, how big difference does it make whether one sees oneself either as Aristotle or as Buddha suggested: i.e., either as a substance or as a process? Or also, either as predominantly free or as predominantly determined?

How to decide whether there is a God? In what ways is he perfect? And what, if anything, does he want from us?

How to decide whether there is an afterlife and what is it like?

Favourite philosophical traditions



Realist phenomenology

Favourite non-living philosophers


John Duns Scotus

Blaise Pascal

John Locke

Joseph Butler

Arthur Schopenhauer

Søren Kierkegaard

Bernard Bolzano

Franz Brentano

Edmund Husserl

Adolf Reinach

Dietrich von Hildebrand

William David Ross

Rudolf Carnap

Donald Cary Williams

Mary Midgley

Favourite living philosophers

Richard Swinburne

Timothy J. McGrew

Lydia McGrew

Joshua L. Rasmussen

Nevin Climenhaga

William Lane Craig

Hud Hudson

James Franklin

Patrick Maher

Bob Fischer

Michael Huemer

Hilary Greaves

William MacAskill

Michael Slote

William F. Vallicella

Quentin Smith

John Corcoran

Fritz Wenisch

Stephen D. Schwarz

Iddo Landau

Jason Marsh

Lukáš Novák

Jan Votava

Preferred philosophical positions (as inquired by the PhilPapers Survey 2009)

A priori knowledge: yes or no? Yes.

Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism? Nominalism.

Aesthetic value: objective or subjective? Objective.

Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no? Yes.

Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism? Internalism.

External world: idealism, scepticism, or non-sceptical realism? Non-sceptical realism.

Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will? Libertarianism.

God: theism or atheism? Theism.

Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism? Invariantism.

Knowledge claims: empiricism or rationalism? Rationalism.

Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean? Non-Humean.

Logic: classical or non-classical? Classical.

Mental content: internalism or externalism? Internalism.

Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism? Moral realism.

Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism? Non-naturalism.

Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism? Non-physicalism.

Moral judgement: cognitivism or non-cognitivism? Cognitivism.

Moral motivation: internalism or externalism? Internalism.

Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes? Two boxes.

Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics? Deontology.

Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory? Disjunctivism.

Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-further fact view? Further-fact view.

Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism? Libertarianism.

Proper names: Fregean or Millian? Other.

Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism? Scientific realism.

Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death? Survival.

Time: A-theory or B-theory? A-theory.

Trolley problem: switch or don't switch? Switch.

Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic? Correspondence.

Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible? Metaphysically possible.

Personal info

Born 1979

Two sons, two daughters

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