Jan Palkoska, PhD.

Research interests:

My research activities are chiefly focused on early modern ontology, epistemology and natural philosophy, and their impact on contemporary philosophy and science. Although my main field are thinkers in the Rationalist tradition (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz), I have recently written on Berkeley or Hume as well. Besides, I am interested in selected problems in analytic metaphysics (causation, time), contemporary epistemology (scepticism) and philosophy of science (explanation, realism).

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Born 1974 in Prague

Ph.D. – Philosophy, Charles University in Prague, 2005

1. Books:

Substance and Intelligibility in Leibniz's Metaphysics, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010, 171 pp.

2. Papers and book contributions:

- "Final Causes, and Causation from the Future" (Účelové příčiny a kauzální působení z budoucnosti), in: Filosofický časopis 62/5 (2014)

- "Understanding and Imagination in Geometrical Cognition in Descartesʼs Regulae" (Chápavost a představivost v geometrickém poznání v Descartových Pravidlech pro vedení rozumu), in: Reflexe 46 (2014)

- "Inesse and Concipi in Spinozaʼs Ethics", in: Studia Neoaristotelica 11/1 (2014)

- "Are Humean Beliefs Pyrrhonian Appearances? Humeʼs Critique of Pyrrhonism Revisitedˮ, in: The Journal of Scottish Philosophy 10/2 (2012)

- "Descartes's Ontology of Mental Representation and the Question of Suárez's Influenceˮ (Descartova ontologie mentální representace a otázka Suárezova vlivu), in: Studia Neoaristotelica 7/1 (2010)

- "Quasiantinomische Behauptungen und die Dogmatische Metaphysikˮ, in: Chotaš, J. ‒ Karásek, J. ‒ Stolzenberg, J. (eds.), Metaphysik und Kritik. Interpretationen zur Transzendentalen Dialektik der Kritik der reinen Vernunft, Würzburg: Königshausen&Neumann, 2010.

- "Physical Forces in Berkeley's Natural Philosophyˮ (Fyzikální síly v Berkeleyho přírodní filosofii), in: Glombíček, P. et al. (eds,), George Berkeley: Průvodce jeho filosofií, Praha: Filosofia, 2009.

- "God as le lieu d'idées in Malebranche's Philosophyˮ (Bůh jako le lieu d'idées v Malebranchově filosofii), in: Reflexe, vol. 33 (2007).

- "Do Externalists understand the Skeptics?ˮ (Rozumí externalisté skeptikům?), in: Reflexe, vol. 30 (2006).

- "Leibniz on Abstractsˮ, in: Acta Comeniana vol. 19 (2005).

- "Corpus non est Substantia sed modus tantum Entis: Leibniz on Phenomenality of the Material Worldˮ ('Corpus non est Substantia sed modus tantum Entis': Leibniz o fenomenalitě látkového světa) in: Studia Neoaristotelica vol. 2, No. 1 (2005).

- "Locke's Nominal Essences: Ideas or Qualities?ˮ (Lockovy nominální esence: ideje nebo kvality?), in: Filosofický časopis, vol. 53, No. 1 (2005).

- "Entitas tota as the Principle of Individuation in Leibnizˮ ('Entitas tota' jako princip individuace u Leibnize) in: Filosofický časopis, vol. 52, No. 5 (2004).

- "Genius malignus victorious? Leibniz's Critique of Descartes' Cogito as the First Principleˮ (Zlotřilý démon vítězný?: Leibnizova kritika Descartovy koncepce Cogito jako prvního principu), in: Filosofický časopis, vol. 51, No. 5 (2003).


2011-2015, co-worker in the research grant from the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (the project: A Priori, Synthetic and Analytic from Middle Ages to Contemporary Philosophy).

2007-2008: co-worker in the research grant from the Grant Agency of the Czech Academy of Sciences (the project: Being and Concept: Early Modern Reception of Suárez´Metaphysics. The Influence od Suárez Disputatio metaphysicae´ on rationalist thinkers up to Kant).


200?-present: editorial board ‒ the journal Studia Neoaristotelica

A link to further information: http://ufar.ff.cuni.cz/8/jan-palkoska-phd

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