Main areas of interest: phenomenology, philosophic anthropology, religious science, anthropology of law.
Courses taught at the CU: Introduction to philosophic thinking; Power, money and law; Man as a person; Man and religion.
2008: In fall semester as Senior Fellow at the Harvard University, CSWR.
2004: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, CU Prague (2 nd . term).
2003: Government coalition candidate to the presidency of the Czech Republic.
2001: Commandeur des Palmes académiques of the French government.
2000: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, CU Prague.
2000: Full professor (Prof.) of Philosophy of education, CU Prague.
1998 - 2002: Vice-chairman of the Board of Intl. Bureau of Education, Geneva.
1998: Minister of Education of the Czech Republic.
1997: Assistant professor (Doc.) of Philosophy and Philosophical anthropology, CU Prague (habilitation thesis: Time and rhythm ).
1995: PhD in Philosophy, CU Prague (thesis: A small philosophy of man ).
1993: Assistant professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Pedagogy, CU Prague.
1993: M. A. in General Anthropology, CU Prague.
1992 - 93: Editor, monthly Pritomnost , Prague.
1990 - 92: MP, Vice-chairman of the Chamber of Nations, Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia, speaker of the Civic Forum caucass, leader of the Permanent delegation to the Council of Europe.
1976: Signed the Charta 77 manifesto for human rights.
1965 - 79: Collaborated on the Czech ecumenical Bible translation.
1964 - 90: Leading research fellow in software development (operating systems), Institute of Mathematical Machines, Prague.
1963 - 67: B. A. in Mathematics (evening courses, CU Prague).
1951 - 64: Worked as goldsmith and precision mechanic.
1936: Born in Prague.
Books (in German):
Mensch und Religion. Alber, Freiburg 2007
Books (in Czech):
A Small Philosophy of Man, Vysehrad, Prague 2004 (4 th . ed.)
Time and Rhythm, Oikumene, Prague 2004 (2 nd . ed.)
Man and religion. Portal, Prague 2004
Anthropology and Ethics (with Z. Pinc). Triton, Prague 2003
Philosophic Anthropology - Man as a Person, Portal, Prague 2002
Master Eckhart and the Medieval Mystic, Vysehrad, Prague 2000 (2 nd . ed.)
Numerous translations of French and German philosophy (Lévinas, Blondel, Foucault, Teilhard, Derrida, Landsberg, Rosenzweig, Gadamer, Weizsaecker etc.), from Greek and Latin. More than 300 articles, lectures in the US, in France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Roumania and Bulgaria.
Adviser to the Minister of Education, member of various societies and NGO's, vice-chairman of the Czech Grant Agency, member of the Scientific Councils at the Faculty of Pedagogy and at the Center for Theoretical Studies, CU Prague, at the Faculty of Humanities, Pardubice, and at the Masaryk University, Brno. Member of the Czech branch of International PEN-Club. Former chairman of the Education Comitee of the Czech Unesco, former vice-chairman of the Board of IBE Geneva.Married, three children, nine grandchildren.