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Ladislav Hejdánek

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Ladislav Hejdánek
Born(1927-05-10)10 May 1927
Died28 April 2020(2020-04-28) (aged 92)
Prague, Czech Republic
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Ladislav Hejdánek (10 May 1927 – 28 April 2020) was a Czech philosopher and a proponent of Charter 77. He was born in Prague and graduated from the Charles University in Prague.[1] In 1952 he attained a degree in philosophy with his dissertation "Truth and its ontological premises". From 1956 to 1968 he worked at the Prague Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. Then he took a position at the Institute for Philosophy of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, but was expelled in 1971.

In 1985, Hejdánek established the journal Reflexe. Časopis pro filosofii a teologii.[citation needed] In 1990, he was habilitated at the Charles University in Prague, and two years later became a professor at that university.[citation needed] He later became chairman of the Unity of Philosophy and then Chairman of the Emanuel Rádl Foundation.[2]

Hejdánek died on 28 April 2020 at the age of 92.[3]


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