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Hejdánek Ladislav

PhDr., Prof.
Born May 10, 1927

  • Philosophy
  • Member of Learned Society since 1994 (Founding member)

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1952, PhDr., Faculty of Philosophy Charles University;
  • 1970, application for Associate Professor at Comenius Faculty of Divinity;
  • 1990 Associate Professor of philosophy, accepted at Protestant Theological Faculty, CU;
  • 1992, Full Professor of philosophy, FP, CU

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1968-69 external worker, lectures on philosophy, CFD;
  • 1968-71, professional, then scientific worker, Institute of Philosophy CSAS;
  • 1990, PTF, CU;
  • 1990, FP, CU

Notable awards:

  • 1984, Palach Award
  • 1987, Doctorate, h. c., University of Amsterdam
  • 1991, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (France)
  • 1997, Palacký Medal, AS CR

Selected publications:

  • Lettere a un amico. Bologna 1979, 220 pp
  • Wahrheit und Widerstand. Munich 1988, 290 pp
  • Filosofie a víra (Philosophy and Belief). Prague 1990, 172 pp.
  • Dopisy příteli (Letters to a Friend). I. Prague 1993, 136 pp.
  • Nepředmětnost v myšlení a ve skutečnosti (Insubstantiality in thinking and in fact). Prague 1997, 198 pp.
  • Filosofie a víra (Philosophy and Belief). (extended) Prague 1999, 256 pp.

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Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.


The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.