Head of Department

Petr Urban studied philosophy at Charles University in Prague, Humboldt University in Berlin, and Catholic University in Leuven. He earned PhD studies in 2008 at Charles University in 2008 with a dissertation on philosophy of language in Husserl's early thought. In 2004, he became a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He has led the Department of Contemporary Continental Philosophy since 2009. He was also a lecturer in philosophy and ethics at the Charles University in Prague, University of South Bohemia, and the University of Economics in Prague.
His experties lies in the field of phenomenological philosophy, care ethics and applied ethics. He is author and editor of the books  Geburt der Phánomenologie (2010), or Philosophy of the Body (2011), The Early Husserl and the philosophy of language (2013) and HOw do we understand others? (2016). He is recipient of the Otto Wichterle Award, an honor by the ASCR to outstanding young scientists up to 35 years of age (2012). He was awarded the Paul Celan Fellowship at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (2013), the Fulbright-Masaryk Scholarship at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2013/14) and the National Scholarship of the Slovak Republic (2017).

Curriculum Vitae: 

Research interests:

phenomenological philosophy, theory of intersubjectivity, philosophy of embodiment, ethics, theory of care, philosophy of language

Selected publications:

Urban, P. 2016. Jak rozumíme druhým? Studie o sociálním rozumění a sdílení světa nejen u člověka. Praha: Filosofia. Parva Philosophica 23.

Urban, P. 2013. Raný Husserl a filosofie jazyka. Praha: Filosofia.

Urban, P. (ed.) 2011. Fenomenologie tělesnosti. Praha: Filosofia.

Urban, P. (ed.) 2010. Geburt der Phänomenologie. Praha: Filosofia.

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