Our team

Head of research

Doc. Niklas Forsberg, PhD

Head of Research

E-mail: Niklas.Forsberg@upce.cz 

Location: 06 023, building G


Research Interests
Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy of Language, Iris Murdoch, Ludwig Wittgenstein, J. L. Austin, Philosophical Methodology, Ordinary Language...

Doc. Ondřej Beran, Ph.D.

Deputy head of research

Email: ondrej.beran@upce.cz

Location: 06023, building G

Research interests
philosophy of language, ethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, phenomenology, time and memory, feminist philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein


Mgr. Kamila Pacovská, Ph.D.

Deputy head of research

Email:  kamila.pacovska@upce.cz 

Location: 05 007, building G

Research interests

Areas: Ethics and moral philosophy, moral psychology, theory of action, philosophy of emotions, Platonic-Wittgensteinian ethics, virtue ethics,...


doc. Tomáš Hejduk, PhD.

E-mail: tomas.hejduk@upce.cz

Office: 05 023, building G


Research interests
Ethics and Moral Philosophy; Political Philosophy; History of Philosophy;   
Socrates, Plato and Ancient Greek Culture; Civil Disobedience; Nonpolitical Politics; Philosophy of...

Matej Cíbik, PhD.

E-mail: matej.cibik@upce.cz 

Location: 07 007, building G

Research interests:

Contemporary ethics and political philosophy – liberalism, theories of justice, political realism, legitimacy, Kant’s practical philosophy and its influence on current political theory. ...

Nora Hämäläinen


e-mail: nora.hamalainen@upce.cz

Research interests

Moral philosophy, virtue ethics, moral personhood, moral change, ethics and power, moral anthropology, philosophy and literature, philosophical methodology, Iris Murdoch, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Michel Foucault.

Olli Lagerspetz

Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow


Working on project Philosophy as Cultural Self-Knowledge: R. G. Collingwood, Peter Winch and the Human Sciences (WC-Cult)

Education and degrees completed

1 October 2017, Title of Docent, History of Ideas,...
Ondřej Krása

Email: ondrej.krasa@upce.cz

Telephone: 739 431 833
Location: 05 023, building G
Office hours: Tuesday 13-14

Research interests
Ancient philosophy and ethics – particularly Plato and skepticism.

Professional experience
since September 2021 –...

Ruth Rebecca Tietjen

Postdoctoral fellow

E-Mail: Ruth.Tietjen (at) hhu.de

Homepage: https://dekleineluchtfietser.wordpress.com


Research Interests:

Areas: philosophy of emotion; philosophy of religion; ethics; political philosophy; philosophical anthropology;...

Ryan Manhire

Email: ryandavid.manhire@upce.cz 

Location: Location: 07 007, building G


Research Interests:

Areas: Ethics and moral philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of literature
Topics: Moral certainty, moral disagreement, moral persuasion, death,...

Silvia Caprioglio Panizza

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow


Working on project Moral Impossibility: Rethinking Choice and Conflict (MIGHT)
Project website: https://www.moralimpossibility.com/


Research interests

Meta-ethics, moral...

Antony Fredriksson, PhD

Antony Fredriksson

E-mail: Antony.Fredriksson@upce.cz

Location: 10 013, building G

Website: https://abo.academia.edu/AntonyFredriksson

Research Interests

Aesthetics, environmental ethics, embodied philosophy, existential philosophy, phenomenology,...

Doc. Laura Candiotto, PhD

E-mail: Laura.Candiotto@upce.cz 

Location: 05 007, Center for Ethics

Research interests

Philosophy of Emotion (Love, Shame, and Wonder); Social Epistemology; 4ECognition (Embodied, Embedded, Enactive, Extended Cognition); Pragmatism; Ancient Philosophy (Plato);...

Centre fellows

Marina Barabas, Ph.D.

Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic


Email: mbarabas@volny.cz

Location: 07 007, building G

Research interests:

Moral philosophy, moral psychology, conceptions of will, action and moral thinking; Political philosophy;...

prof. Christopher Cordner

University of Melbourne


E-mail: ccordner@unimelb.edu.au


Christopher Cordner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and a member of Centre for Ethics as a Study in Human Value, Univeristy of Pardubice.. He has published...

prof. Raimond Gaita

University of Melbourne/King's College London


E-mail: r.gaita@unimelb.edu.au


Raimond Gaita is Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Law School and The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at King's...

Administrative team

Tereza Mlejnková

E-mail: tereza.mlejnkova@upce.cz

Project assistant

Alena Kavičková

E.mail: alena.kavickova@upce.cz

Project assistant

Attila Bela Pato

E-mail: attilabela.pato@upce.cz


Tereza Pejšová

E-mail: tereza.pejsova@upce.cz

Financial manager