doc. PhDr. Peter Nezník, CSc.
Peter Nezník is an Associate Professor at the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice. The domain of his professional interest in history of philosophy, especially modern age philosophy (G. W. Leibniz), is oriented to research the issues from ontology, philosophy of education, ethics, the problem of man, freedom, love, hatred, friendship, philosophy and literature, Idea humanitas – architects of humanity, philosophy of responsibility.
At the center of his current scientific research is the targeted study and deeper exploration of the history of Russian philosophy through the relationship between philosophy, science and literature. It is mainly about the exploration of the problem of man in the philosophy of Dostoevsky and Nietzsche in in the contexts of the Czech-Slovak and Russian philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of the most important publications are: G. W. Leibniz: Metaphysical Reasoning of the World as Theatre; Renaissance and Modern Era on the Way to Wisdom and Cleverness: (notes to Leibniz´s project of universal characteristics); Dostoevsky and Nietzsche: Prphet and Martyr…; S. Frank: F. Nietzsche and his Ethics of Love to the Distant and Vec Šestov.
Participation in project schemes:
Projects of domestic grant agencies:
VEGA 1/0536/12 – Slovak Philosophy of the 20th Century in the International Context (ideas, inspiration and disputes) – researcher
VEGA 1/0890/12 – Philosophical Research of the Nature of Language – researcher
VEGA č. 1/4679/07 – A subjective Phenomenology of J. Patočka and the History of Philosophy – researcher
VEGA 1/0715/16 – Dostoevsky and Nietzsche in the Contexts of Czech-Slovak and Russian Philosophy of the 19th and 20th Centuries – Head of project
VEGA č. 1/0715/16 – Dostoevsky and Nietzsche in the Contexts of Czech-Slovak and Russian Philosophy of the 19th and 20th Centuries. – Head of grant
Membership in significant (scientific) organizations:
Slovak Philosophical Association at Slovak Academy of Science – Slovak Philosophical Association at Slovak Academy of Science in Bratislava
Features and membership in scientific, special and professional
Member – Slovak Philosophical association at the Slovak Academy of Science in Bratislava
Member of the Committee – Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava (2006 – 2010)
Member of editorial board – Philosophica Critica (international scientific philosophical periodical) Faculty of Arts UKF in Nitra
Subjects Currently Taught:
History of philosophy (general foundations), History of philosophy and the philisophy of education – cultural and social-anthropological context, Plato, Shestov – Athens and Jerusalem, G. W. Leibniz – Metaphysical meditation, Leibniz´s metaphysics and perspectivies of the world, Vita activa (text-based seminar oriented to the issue of H. Arendt – M. Heidegger), Eros as the topic (topic of love and friendship), Asking for a man in Russian philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries