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Post-Doc. Current research interests include ethics of freedom, philosophy of mind (intellect, intuition), affective philosophy and neuroscience, philosophical theology (panentheism), and continuous study and translation of Spinoza's works. All current research projects funded by Slovak Arts Council (fpu.sk). Co-founder and co-organizer of the first festival of philosophy in Slovakia.
September 2016 - June 2020
- Research Assistant
- Research (focusing on Spinoza), organizing/presenting at international philosophical events, teaching. Courses: Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, History of Philosophy and Ethics. Seminars: Early Modern Ethics, Theory of Morality, Contemporary Ethics, Contemporary Slovak Ethics, Christian Ethics.
The monograph offers an original account of Spinoza’s philosophy and ethics concentrated on its concordance with selected modern neuroscientific theories. The book proceeds through the whole of Spinoza’s philosophy and by increasingly complex analytical account acquaints with its essential frameworks, terminology, and concepts, and is thus accessib...
The present article deals with specific normative concepts of Spinoza’s ethical system and compares them to certain aspects of the theory of ethics of social consequences. At first, a way to approach the problem of normativity in Spinoza is presented, concentrating on the obligatory character of rational - or intellectual - motives. Then, theoretic...
The study deals with the matter of three of the most puzzling doctrines of Baruch Spinoza's system, the so-called 'final doctrines', which are intuitive knowledge, intellectual love of God, and the eternity of the (human) mind. Contrary to many commentators, but also in concordance with many others, this account strives to affirm the utmost importa...
UNESCO Philosophy Day/Night 2016 was full of intellectual input and efforts for critical reflection in a popular form which, we would like to hope, could motivate, in a great number of people, an interest in philosophy not only as cultural heritage but also a dynamic and constantly developing sphere of thought which is no less relevant at present t...
Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) is considered to be one of the most prominent representatives of traditional European humanism and liberalism. In the next breath, however, we might add that his humanism was a form of modern humanism, which often uncritically overestimated human capacities and capabilities, leading to many ideological, but also practical...
A new Slovak translation (2022) of Spinoza’s unfinished methodological treatise after more than 50 years from the last one (1970). Bilingual, complete with commentary. Supported using public funding by the Slovak Arts Council (Bratislava, SK) in the form of scholarship.
Writing a monograph dealing with (Spinozian) philosophical and selected neuroscientific conceptualizations of emotions, feelings, and cognitions, and the moral theory that they produce. Supported using public funding by the Slovak Arts Council (Bratislava, SK) in the form of scholarship.