•  76
    The article deals with a recent attack by Sam Harris on two famous arguments that purport to establish a gap between factual and evaluative statements—Hume’s Is-Ought Problem and Moore’s Open Question Argument. I present the arguments, analyze the relationship between them and critically assess Harris’ attempt to refute them. I conclude that Harris’ attempt fails
  •  67
    Animalism and the Vagueness of Composition
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 26 (2). 2019.
    Lockean theories of personal identity maintain that we persist by virtue of psychological continuity, and most Lockeans say that we are material things coinciding with animals. Some animalists argue that if persons and animals coincide, they must have the same intrinsic properties, including thinking, and, as a result, there are ‘too many thinkers’ associated with each human being. Further, Lockeans have trouble explaining how animals and persons can be numerically different and have different p…Read more
  •  54
    On Schechtman’s Person Life View
    Ethical Perspectives 21 (4). 2014.
    In this paper, I provide an analysis of Marya Schechtman's theory of personal identity defended in her book Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life.
  •  35
    Subjective Theories of Personal Identity and Practical Concerns
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 22 (3): 282-301. 2015.
    This paper focuses on three theories of personal identity that incorporate the idea that personal identity is the result of a person’s adopting certain attitudes towards certain mental states and actions. I call these theories subjective theories of personal identity. I argue that it is not clear what the proponents of these theories mean by “personal identity”. On standard theories, such as animalism or psychological theories, the term “personal identity” refers to the numerical identity of per…Read more
  •  34
    Can We Do Without a Metaphysical Theory of Personal Identity in Practice?
    Prolegomena: Časopis Za Filozofiju 13 (2): 315-334. 2014.
    In this paper, I defend the idea that we need a metaphysical theory to justify identity-related practical concerns, such as self-concern. I outline D. Parfit’s theory, in which the concerns receive a metaphysical justification. Then, I focus on two objections: C. Korsgaard’s claim that the concerns are justified by the unity of agency, and M. Johnston’s contention that the concerns are prima facie justified independently of a metaphysical theory. I argue that even if these theories have a point,…Read more
  •  26
    O aplikaci metod vědeckého zdůvodnění a vysvětlení v etice
    with Zdeňka Jastrzembská
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 20 (1): 5-23. 2013.
  •  22
    Metafyzické a morální předpoklady debaty o interupci
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 16 (2): 214-237. 2009.
    The work analyzes two competing arguments in the issue of abortion and shows that each requires a different theory of personal identity. Further, I analyze those theories and show what moral premises they are compatible with and what implications there are for the abortion debate
  •  21
    Self-Concern Without Anticipation
    Ethical Perspectives 23 (3): 445-472. 2016.
    The article focuses on one of the identity-related practical concerns discussed in contemporary debate on personal identity, namely self-concern. The dominant view seems to be that people’s concern for their future selves is preconditioned by their ability to anticipate the experiences of their future selves and that, as a result, a psychological theory of personal identity is required to justify self-concern. I argue that self-concern in its most general form is not preconditioned by the possib…Read more
  •  20
    Constitution, Vague Objects, and Persistence
    Prolegomena: Časopis Za Filozofiju 18 (1). 2019.
    In this paper, I assess the analysis of vagueness of objects in terms of the theory of constitution with respect to the notion of vague identity. Some proponents of the constitution theory see it as an advantage of their account that analysing the spatial and temporal vagueness of objects in terms of the relation of vague constitution avoids commitment to vague identity, which is seen as a controversial notion. I argue that even though the constitution theory may plausibly be applied to the phen…Read more
  •  19
    The Nature and Moral Status of Manipulation
    Acta Analytica 34 (4): 447-462. 2019.
    The paper focuses on the nature and moral status of manipulation. I analyse a popular account of manipulation by Robert Noggle and assess a challenge that has been posed by Moti Gorin. I argue that Noggle’s theory can fend off the challenge. The analysis is instructive in that it enables one to look more closely at the nature of manipulation. I argue, contrary to some proposed accounts, that manipulation essentially involves deception about the manipulator’s intentions. Secondly, since manipulat…Read more
  •  14
    Osobní identita a její praktická hodnota (review)
    Studia Philosophica 59 (1): 132-133. 2012.
  •  7
    On Three Attempts to Rebut the Evans Argument against Indeterminate Identity
    Croatian Journal of Philosophy 19 (1): 137-152. 2019.
    The goal of this paper is to assess three arguments that have been proposed to rebut the idea that the notion of indeterminate identity is incoherent. In the first part, the author presents Gareth Evans’ argument purporting to show the incoherence of indeterminate identity. Next, the author assesses a rebuttal proposed by E. J. Lowe. Although the rebuttal seems sound, Harold Noonan has shown that its scope is limited. After that, a rebuttal by Peter van Inwagen is analysed. The author compares i…Read more
  •  7
    A review of Perspectives on the Self, edited by Boran Berčić, 2017 (review)
    European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 13 (2): 79-87. 2017.
  •  6
    The Determinable-Based Account of Metaphysical Indeterminacy and Vague Identity
    Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 34 (3): 23-50. 2020.
    This paper focuses on Jessica Wilson’s determinable-based account of metaphysical indeterminacy and its relationship to the concept of vague identity. The determinable-based account comprises a distinction between meta-level and object-level accounts of metaphysical indeterminacy. I first argue that the distinction cannot be clearly applied to some theories. In particular, I argue that even though Wilson categorizes the constitution account of metaphysical indeterminacy as a meta-level account, …Read more
  •  1
    On the Application of the Methods of Scientific Justification and Explanation in Ethics
    with Zdenka Jastrzembska
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 20 5-23. 2013.
  • Metaphysical and Moral Assumptions of the Discussion about Interruption
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 16 (2): 214-237. 2009.
  • Editorial
    Pro-Fil 20 (1): 1. 2019.
  • In memoriam Dereka Parfita
    Pro-Fil 17 (2): 42. 2017.
  • Editorial
    Pro-Fil 20 (2): 1. 2019.
  • Vyčerpávající aktuální entity všechny možné objekty?
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 9 (4): 359-384. 2002.
    This essay presents a comparison of modal theories with flexible and constant domain of individuals. Whatś called the simplest quantified modal logic represents the latter type. However, it has some controversial consequences: the fact that all objects of discourse exist necessarily, and the fact that to every merely possible object there corresponds an actual one. These drawbacks are eliminated by the Kripke models, which postulate possible worlds with a flexible domain of objects. Proponents o…Read more
  • The neo-Meinongian conception of existence
    Filosoficky Casopis 51 (1): 57-69. 2003.
  • Editorial
    Pro-Fil 19 (2): 1. 2018.
  • In memoriam Johna Forbese Nashe
    Pro-Fil 16 (1): 100. 2015.
  • Morální intuice
    Pro-Fil 11 (2). 2011.