Mgr. Vlastimil Vohánka, Ph.D.


A Czech philosopher. Currently assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Patrology, Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic), and in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava (Czech Republic). Also a teacher of ethics and sociology at Caritas College Olomouc.

Oblasti zájmu

Areas of research

Epistemology: modal, moral, religious

Axiological ethics: Dietrich von Hildebrand

Favourite philosophical traditions



Realist phenomenology

Favourite non-living philosophers


John Duns Scotus

Blaise Pascal

John Locke

Joseph Butler

Arthur Schopenhauer

Søren Kierkegaard

Bernard Bolzano

Franz Brentano

Edmund Husserl
Adolf Reinach
Dietrich von Hildebrand

Rudolf Carnap

Donald Cary Williams

Favourite living philosophers

Richard Swinburne

Timothy J. McGrew

Lydia McGrew
William Lane Craig

James Franklin

Patrick Maher

Michael Huemer
William F. Vallicella

Quentin Smith

John Corcoran

Fritz Wenisch
Stephen D. Schwarz

Lukáš Novák
Jan Votava

Preferované filozofické pozice

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.