Mgr. Vlastimil Vohánka, Ph.D.


  • 2005-2012: Ph.D. in Philosophy, Palacký University Olomouc. Dissertation Thesis: Modality, Logical Probability, and the Trinity: A Defence of Weak Skepticism.
  • 1997-2004: Master degree in Philosophy and Sociology, Palacký University Olomouc. Master Thesis: Descartes a diskursivita (i.e. in Czech, Descartes and Discursivity).

Work experience

  • since 2018: guarantor for education in social work at Caritas College Olomouc.
  • since 2015: lecturer at Caritas College Olomouc.
  • since 2015: assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Patrology at Palacký University Olomouc.
  • 2013-2015: postdoc in the Department of Philosophy and Patrology at Palacký University Olomouc.
  • 2012-2013, 2015-2018: assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Ostrava.
  • 2011-2013: researcher at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague.
  • 2011-2012: analyst for the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic.
  • 2004-2010: assistant at the Senate of the Czech Republic. 

Preferred philosophical positions

A priori knowledge: yes or no? Yes.

Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism? Nominalism.

Aesthetic value: objective or subjective? Objective.

Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no? Yes.

Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism? Internalism.

External world: idealism, scepticism, or non-sceptical realism? Non-sceptical realism.

Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will? Libertarianism.

God: theism or atheism? Theism.

Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism? Invariantism.

Knowledge claims: empiricism or rationalism? Rationalism.

Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean? Non-Humean.

Logic: classical or non-classical? Classical.

Mental content: internalism or externalism? Internalism.

Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism? Moral realism.

Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism? Non-naturalism.

Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism? Non-physicalism.

Moral judgement: cognitivism or non-cognitivism? Cognitivism.

Moral motivation: internalism or externalism? Internalism.

Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes? One box.

Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics? Deontology.

Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory? Disjunctivism.

Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-further fact view? Further-fact view.

Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism? Libertarianism.

Proper names: Fregean or Millian? Other.

Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism? Scientific realism.

Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death? Survival.

Time: A-theory or B-theory? A-theory.

Trolley problem: switch or don't switch? Switch.

Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic? Correspondence.

Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible? Metaphysically possible.

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