Ing. Ivan Chvatík, Dr.h.c.

Chvatík, Ivan


Phone: +420 221 183 531

1964, degree at the Faculty of Nuclear Physics of the Czech Technical University, Prague. 1968-1972, participated in external graduate study led by Jan Patočka at the Philosophical Faculty of the Charles University. After Patočka's expulsion from the University: stopped official graduate study and continued organizing Patočka's private seminars and lectures. Immediately after Patočka's death: deposited Patočka's written legacy in a secret place and started to publish his works in a special Samizdat series. 1984, published 12 lectures by M. Heidegger into Czech in Oxford; the books were brought secretly to Czechoslovakia. Until 1989, led a private philosophical seminar on Heidegger's "Being and Time", using own translation in progress; organized the visits of foreign philosophical guests at the seminars. 1990, received the Prize of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences for the 27 volumes of the "Jan Patočka Archive Collection", published in underground, 1977-1989. 1990, set up the Jan Patočka Archive as a special department at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences; until now, has served as the director of this Archive.

Since 1990, assisted as a governmental laison in founding the Central European University and served as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Prague CEU Foundation, until the end of CEU in Prague in 1997. Since 1993, co-director of the Center for Theoretical Study, the Institute for Advanced Study at Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences. Jan Patočka Archive is a part of the CTS. 1997, received Jan Patočka Memorial Medal from the Czech Academy of Sciences in recognition of work accomplished in furthering scientific research. Since 1990, has edited 28 books by Jan Patočka, including 18 volumes of his Collected Works.

Current grants (Principal investigator):

INDIHU - Development of Tools and Infrastructure for Digital Humanities [detail]

2016 - 2020, Programme for the Support of Applied Research and Exp. Development of National and Cultural Identity (NAKI II), DG16P02B039

Selected bibliography:

Patočka, Jan; Abrams, Erica; Chvatík, Ivan; Učník, Ľubica; Landgrebe, Ludwig (2016): The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem

Evanston: Northwestern University Press. ISBN 978-0-8101-3361-7 [detail]

Učník, Ľubica; Chvatík, Ivan; Williams, Anita (2015): Asubjective Phenomenology: Jan Patočka's Project in the Broader Context of his Work

Nordhausen : Bautz, ISBN 978-3-88309-993-4 (Libri nigri. 41) [detail]

Chvatík, Ivan (2015): Jan Patočka´s Studies on Masaryk

In: Hagedorn, Ludger - Dodd, James (editors) The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, Volume XIV. Religion, War and the Crisis of Modernity. A Special Issue Dedicated to the Philosophy of Jan Patočka. USA and Canada: Routledge. pp. 136 - 160. ISBN 978-1-138-92396-6.

Chvatík, Ivan; Frei, Jan; Puc, Jan (2014): Jan Patočka: Fenomenologické spisy III/1 - Nitro a svět

Praha (OIKOYMENH), ISBN 978-80-7298-450-3, 341 s.

Velický, Bedřich; Kotecký, Roman ; Krtouš, Pavel; Trlifajová, Kateřina; Holeček, Miroslav; Kůrka, Petr; Pazák, Tomáš; Větrovcová, Marie; Chvatík, Ivan; Kuneš, Jan ; Beran, Ondřej; Ajvaz, Michal; Matoušek, Alexander (2011): Spor o matematizaci světa (Dispute on Mathematization of the World)

Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7465-012-3. [detail]

Chvatík, Ivan; Frei, Jan (2008): Jan Patočka: Fenomenologické spisy I – Přirozený svět

Praha (OIKOYMENH a FILOSOFIA), ISBN 978-80-7298-307-0 (OIKOYMENH), 978-80-7007-275-2 (FILOSOFIA), 471s.

Velický, Bedřich; Trlifajová, Kateřina; Šizling, Arnošt L.; Bob, Petr; Moural, Josef; Kratochvíl, Zdeněk; Chotaš, Jiří ; Chvatík, Ivan; Benyovszký, Ladislav; Havel, Ivan M.; Mitášová, Monika; Ajvaz, Michal; Pětová , Marie; Zervan, Marián; Marcelli, Miroslav; Lesák, František (2004): Prostor a jeho člověk

Praha: Vesmír. ISBN 80-85977-60-5. [detail]