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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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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.