doc. Jakub Čapek, Ph.D.


doc. Jakub Čapek, Ph.D.
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    Curriculum vitae

    Education and Qualification


    • 2010: Associate Professor in Philosophy (in Czech and German system: Dozent)
    • 2001: Ph. D. in Philosophy (Université Paris-X Nanterre and Charles University, Prague)
    • 1997: MA in Philosophy (Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague)
    • 1996: MA in History (Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague)

    Studies and Scholarships Abroad

    • IX 2015 - VI 2016: Fulbright-Masaryk Visiting Scholar, Phenomenology Research Center, SIU Carbondale.
    • V – VI 2011: research in the Marc Bloch Center, Berlin (Research scholarship of DAAD)
    • III – V 2006: research in EHESS Paris (Research scholarship of the Mellon Foundation)
    • X 1998 – V 2001: University of Lille and Paris-X Nanterre (Doctorat en cotutelle, Scholarship of the French Government)
    • IX 1994 – VI 1995: University of Vienna (Scholarship of ÖAD)

    Work Experience

    • 2012 - 2015, and again from 2018: director of the Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
    • from 2010 Associate  Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    • III – VI 2005 Guest Professor in Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany), two courses in German on Phenomenology and Action Theory
    • from 2001 Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Religious studies

    Areas of Specialization

    • 20th century German and French philosophy with a special focus on phenomenology, hermeneutics, philosophy of action and philosophy of perception.




    • Renaud Barbaras and the Multiple Meaning of "Life", in: Horizon. Studies in Phenomenology, 8(2), 2019, pp. 30-45.
    • Intersubjectivity and Self-awareness in Husserl and Patočka, in: The Journal of Speculative Philosophy 33(3), 2019, pp. 512-526, 2019.
    • Personal Identity and the Otherness of One’s Own Bodyin: Continental Philosophy Review, September 2019, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp. 265–277.
    • Ravaisson and Ricoeur on Habit, in: Scott Davidson (ed.), A Companion to Ricoeur's Freedom and Nature (Studies in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur), Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield 2018, 37-58.
    • Can Emotions Be Directly Moral? Reflections on the recent book by Anthony Steinbock, in: The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, Vol. 16, 2018, Routledge, New York 2018, ISBN 9781138601369, pp. 248-257 (in Spanish: ¿Pueden ser las emociones directamente morales? Observaciones sobre el último libro de Anthony Steinbock, in: Acta Mexicana de Fenomenología, Vol. 3, Abril 2018, ISSN: 2448-8941, 141-153.
    • Habit and Freedom in Merleau-Ponty and Ricœurin: Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 2017, ISSN 0891-625X, Vol. 31, N. 3, pp. 432-443, doi: 10.5325/jspecphil.31.3.0432.
    • Narrative identity and phenomenology, in: Continental Philosophy Review, 2017, ISSN 1387-2842, Vol. 50, N. 3, pp. 359-375, doi:10.1007/s11007-016-9381-5.
    • Experience beyond Storytelling: László Tengelyi on the Narrative Identity Debate, in: AUC Interpretationes. Studia Philosophica Europeanea, 2015/2, ISSN 1804-624X, p. 95-113.
    • with Ondřej Švec: Introduction to the special section of the "Chiasmi International" 15/2013 (co-editing the section Merleau-Ponty - Patočka: un rendez-vous manqué).
    • Merleau-Ponty on Actions, Reasons and Words, in: P. Sajda (ed.), Affectivity, Agency and Intersubjectivity, Budapest: L'Harmattan 2012, p. 125 – 137, ISBN: 978-963-236-587-9.
    • Bergson und Husserl über Erlebnis und Zeitlichkeit. In: Frank Degler (Hg.), Bloch-Almanach 30/2011. Philosophien der Zeitlichkeit. Teil 1, Talheimer Verlag, Mössingen-Talheim 2011, p. 127 – 143, ISBN: 978-3-89376-144-9.
    • Percevoir c’est sentir. Merleau-Ponty et Herder. In: Thinking in Dialogue with Humanities. Paths into the Phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty, ed. by K. Novotný et al., Zeta Books 2010, p. 43-58.
    • Le devoir de l’homme envers lui-meme : Patočka, Kant et la Charte 77, Revue Tumultes, 32-33, Editions Kimé, Paris 2009, p. 351-370.
    • Explanation and Understanding: Action as "Historical Structure"; In: Philosophia. Philosophical Quarterly of Israel. 2008, 36, N. 4, p. 453-463.
    • Handlung: gelebter statt metaphysischer Dualismus, in : Das Leib-Seele-Problem und die Phänomenologie, ed. par Cathrin Nielsen, Michael Steinmann, Frank Töpfer, Würzburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-8260-3708-5, p. 184-195.
    • Zum Praxisbegriff. Die Aristotelische Handlungsanalyse und ihre heutige Relevanz, In: Internationales Jahrbuch für Hermeneutik, Tübingen 2006, 5, p. 225-247, ISSN 1619-7569.
    • La double finalité de l'action, In: Philosophie de l'action, ed. par Švec, O., Michali, C, Cluj 2005, ISBN 973-7913-43-4, p. 97-113.
    • Les apories de la liberté bergsonienne, in: Annales bergsoniennes II, vyd. Frédéric Worms, Paris, PUF 2004, p. 149 – 159

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