Mgr. Jan Makovský, Ph.D.

E-mail: makovsky(zavinac)

Phone: 221 183 527

Jan Makovský studied philosophy, French philology and history of science, focusing especially on the 17th century intellectual milieu of France. His PhD thesis concerned the origin of the calculus in the works of Leibniz, Bernoulli and L'Hospital and the development of its methods as a result of interpenetration between the philosophy of nature and the metaphysics of infinity. His present research is dedicated to the role of Leibniz's "law of continuity" in the 18th century rational mechanics. He's also interested in translation of Latin and French works of the classical science.

Selected bibliography:

Makovský, Jan (2020): The Renaissance of Numbers: on Continuity, Nature of Complex Numbers and the Symbolic Turn

In: Aither 23/2020 (International issue no. 7):58-85 | DOI: 10.5507/aither.2020.005

Makovský, Jan (2019): Cusanus and Leibniz: Symbolic Explorations of Infinity as a Ladder to God

In: Simon J.G. Burton, Joshua Hollmann, Eric M. Parker (eds.), Nicholas of Cusa and the Making of the Early Modern World, Brill: Leyden 2019, 450-484 | DOI:

Makovský, Jan (2019): G. W. Leibniz, Pacidius Philalethi. Pacidius Philalethovi

Transl. J. Makovský, Oikoymenh: Praha 2019.

Makovský, Jan (2016): Markýz de l'Hospital a Analýza nekonečně malých

Paris:, 2015. Stable url:

Makovský, Jan (2014): The New Geometry of Francesco Patrizi

In Nejeschleba T., Blum P. R. (eds.), Francesco Patrizi the Philosopher of the Renaissance, Olomouc: CRT, 2014. ISBN 978-80-244-4428-4

Makovský, Jan (2013): Leibniz: mystika rozumu II

In: Studia Comeniana et historica 43, č. 89-90