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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 research
Epistemology: modal, moral, religious
Axiological ethics: Dietrich von Hildebrand

Favourite philosophical traditions
Analytic
Aristotelian
Realist phenomenology

Favourite non-living philosophers
Aristotle
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

Favourite living philosophers
Richard Swinburne
Timothy J. McGrew
Lydia McGrew
Joshua L. Rasmussen
William Lane Craig
James Franklin
Patrick Maher
Michael Huemer
William F. Vallicella
Quentin Smith
John Corcoran
Fritz Wenisch
Stephen D. Schwarz
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? Really undecided.
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
Married (my wife's coaching site, in Czech)
Two sons, two daughters
Favourite painting (by de Chirico, not me) below


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