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    Are Humean Beliefs Pyrrhonian Appearances? Hume's Critique of Pyrrhonism Revisited
    Journal of Scottish Philosophy 10 (2): 183-198. 2012.
    The aim of the paper is to reassess Hume's handling of scepticism in its Pyrrhonian form. I argue that, contrary to what Hume declares, his own philosophy comes close to what Sextus Empiricus sets out as the essential moments of the Pyrrhonian , at least in one crucial respect: I contend that Hume's conception of belief is in line with precisely the type of doxastic state which Sextus ascribes to the Pyrrhonian sceptic as appropriate for ‘following appearances’. Then I show that if such an affin…Read more
  •  21
    Inesse and Concipi in Spinoza’s Ethics
    Studia Neoaristotelica 11 (1): 64-88. 2014.
    In this paper I examine the prospects of the two major approaches to interpreting the ‘inesse’ relation in Spinoza’s definitions of substance and mode in the Ethics – the ‘inherence’ interpretation and the ‘causal’ interpretation. I argue that these interpretations will find it difficult to reconcile the claim that modes ‘are in’ substance with the claim that modes are conceived through substance. I consider a number of strategies that proponents of these readings might use to overcome the probl…Read more
  •  10
    Descartova ontologie mentální reprezentace a otázka Suárezova vlivu
    Studia Neoaristotelica 7 (1): 28-48. 2010.
    The aim of the article is to critically assess the widespread surmise according to which Descartes was in certain important aspects of his thought infl uenced by Suárez’s Metaphysical Disputations. In the article this question is addressed with regard to the problem of the ontological background of the representational acts of a finite mind. Descartes’ position is reconstructed on the basis of an analysis of Meditation III and consequently of Descartes’ polemic with Johan de Kater in the First O…Read more
  •  9
    The aim of this article is to present and analyze the argumentative structures which are decisive for Leibniz’s position regarding the issue of the ontological status of material things (or bodies) and matter. I reconstruct and thoroughly analyze (i) two different argumentative strategies of Leibniz’s – viz. an “epistemic” and a “realistic” one – for his general thesis that nothing material (and a fortiori no body) has rigore metaphysico the status of a substance, as well as (ii) the correspondi…Read more
  •  7
    The chief aim of this paper is to clarify how what Leibniz has to say on the foundation in re of true predication is connected to certain other salient themes of his thought, namely to his doctrine of complete individual concepts and to his peculiar notion of existence. More specifically, I shall demonstrate and explain how both Leibniz’s doctrine of the complete individual concept and his notion of existence are yoked together to substantiate his solution to the mentioned problem of predication…Read more
  •  4
    The paper documents the situation of Early Modern scholarship in the Czech Lands through a study of the relatively unknown correspondence of the Breslau physician, member of the Academia naturae curiosorum and chief editor of its journal Miscellanea curiosa Philipp Jakob Sachs von Lewenheimb and the Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher with correspondents in the Czech Lands.The intersections of the predominantly Catholic correspondence network of the Jesuit Athanasius Kircher with the mainly Prote…Read more
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    Leibniz on Abstracts
    Acta Comeniana 19 117-140. 2005.
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    The study offers a new account of one of the central topics of Leibniz’s philosophy: substance. It brings to light the metaphysical foundations of Leibniz’s notion of substance and shows – in opposition to many leading commentators – that his treatment of it is governed by clear standards of significance rooted in his broader metaphysical position. Starting from Leibniz’s general theory of definition – founded on his views concerning the science of metaphysics – the author identifies the set of …Read more
  • Book Review (review)
    Reflexe: Filosoficky Casopis 27 133-141. 2004.
  • Lockovy nominální esence: ideje nebo kvality?
    Filosoficky Casopis 53 33-50. 2005.
    [Locke’s nominal essences: Ideas or qualitites?]
  • B. Spinoza, Renati Des Cartes Principia Philosophiae More Geometrico Demonstrata
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 13 (2): 252-260. 2006.
  • „entitas Tota“ Jako Princip Individuace U Leibnize
    Filosoficky Casopis 52 609-620. 2004.
    [“ Entitas tota@ as a principle of individuation in Leibniz]
  • Zlotřilý démon vítězný?
    Filosoficky Casopis 51 765-785. 2003.
    [The evil demon victorious?]
  • Bůh jako le lieu d’idées v Malebranchově filosofii
    Reflexe: Filosoficky Casopis 33 33-59. 2007.
    V kánonu dějin filosofie náleží Nicholasu Malebranchovi zajisté čestné místo. Málokdo by jej však byl ochoten považovat za vpravdě prvořadou postavu filosofie druhé poloviny 17. století, za jakou jej měli Leibniz, Berkeley či Hume. Navíc je dnes Malebranche spojován především se specifickou kausální teorií zvanou okasionalismus a jen zřídka se berou v úvahu postoje, jimiž tento filosof ve své době poutal největší pozornost a jež se týkají otázek teorie poznání a povahy mysli. Chci zde rozvinout …Read more
  • Rozumí externalisté skeptikům?
    Reflexe: Filosoficky Casopis 30 61-76. 2006.