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Jakub Čapek – Associate Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. Areas of specialization: twentieth-century German and French philosophy. He published a monograph on Merleau-Ponty (Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Myslet podle vnímání [Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Thinking According to Perception], Prague: Filosofia, 2012, 360 pp.), and a book-length contribution to the action theory (Action et situation: Le sens du possible entre phénoménologie et herméneutique. Hildesheim, Zurich, New York: Olms, 2010). Jakub Čapek translated several philosophical works from French and German into Czech.

Sophie Loidolt – Professor at the Philosophy Department of TU Darmstadt and member of the “Young Academy” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). PhD and Habilitation at the University of Vienna, research stays at the New School for Social Research (New York), the Husserl-Archives (KU Leuven), and the Center for Subjectivity Research (Copenhagen). She has published numerous articles in the field of phenomenology and is the author of three monographs, Anspruch und Rechtfertigung. Eine Theorie des rechtlichen Denkens im Anschluss an die Phänomenologie Edmund Husserls (2009), Einführung in die Rechtsphänomenologie. Eine historisch-systematische Darstellung” (2010), and, most recently, Phenomenology of Plurality. Hannah Arendt on Political Intersubjectivitywhich was published with Routledge (2017).

Tereza Matějčková, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. She wrote her PhD. on Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit (2016). Laureate of Josef-Hlávka-Prize for young researchers (2012). She recently published a monograph Gibt es eine Welt in Hegels Phänomenologie des Geistes? Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018. Author of numerous articles on German Idealism (e.g. „Hegels Religion des absoluten Wissens?“, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, 59/2, 2017, pp. 1-17; „Hegel and Arendt on a Key Term of Modernity: The Creativity and Destructiveness of Labor”, in: Idealistic Studies, 46/1, (in print); “Führt das Wissen zu nichts? Nihilismus als äußerste Gestalt des Skeptizismus bei Jacobi, Fichte und Hegel“, in: Krankheit des Zeitalters oder heilsame Provokation?, München: Fink, 2016, pp. 251–264). Translator of philosophical texts into Czech (e.g. by Hegel, Jaspers or Tugendhat).

Ondřej Švec, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. He is completing a book The Pragmatic Turn in Phenomenology and working as the co-editor of Jan Patočka’s Complete Works at the Czech Academy of Sciences. His publications include various articles on lifeworld, historical conditions of objectivity in natural sciences, overcoming subjectivism in phenomenology and French historical epistemology. He is the author of a French monograph entitled La phénoménologie des émotions, Lille, Presses universitaires de Septentrion, 2013. Together with Jakub Čapek, he co-edited the volume Pragmatic Perspectives in Phenomenology, Routledge, London – New York 2017.

Christian Sternad is a PostDoc at the Husserl Archives, Centre for Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy at the KU Leuven, Belgium and the Executive Editor of the Open Commons of Phenomenology. He studied Philosophy and History at the University of Vienna and defended his PhD on “Death and Community” with “summa cum laude” in 2013. From 2011 to 2014, he has been working as a PreDoc-, and later as a PostDoc-Research Fellow in the FWF-funded project „Religion Beyond Myth and Enlightenment“ (PI PD. Dr. Michael Staudigl) at the Department of Philosophy in Vienna, Austria. From 2014 to 2017, he has been working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ERC-funded project „The Great War and Modern Philosophy“ (PI Prof. Dr. Nicolas de Warren) at the Husserl Archives at KU Leuven, Belgium. He is currently the Postdoctoral Research Assistant to the Director of the Husserl Archives (Prof. Dr. Julia Jansen) at KU Leuven, Belgium. His research areas cover phenomenology, contemporary continental philosophy and political philosophy. The core topic of his work is the phenomenological analysis of human mortality and the more methodological question of how death can be described adequately within the phenomenological framework. In the near future, he will extend his research towards a phenomenological account of aging.

Petr Prášek – PhD candidate, doctorat co-tutelle at Charles University in Prague (supervisor prof. Miroslav Petříček) and at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (supervisor prof. Renaud Barbaras). In his research, he deals with twentieth-century French philosophy and Phenomenology. He is the author of a book on Deleuze’s philosophy, Člověk v šíleném dění světa: filosofie Gillesa Deleuze (Praha: Karolinum, 2018, in print), as well as the author of an article Trois figures de la phénoménologie contemporaine” (Études Phénoménologiques-Phenomenological Studies, n. 3/2019, pp. 221-245, in print).