Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.

The institute reopened at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences as of February 1, 1990. The original philosophy institute was established at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences as of January 1, 1953, and abolished for political reasons as of February 25, 1970. As of January 1, 2007, the Institute became a public research institution within the meaning of Act No. 341/2005 Coll. The institute focuses in particular on long-term projects of significance to the development of Czech philosophy and certain related disciplines (logic, Comenius studies, science theory). The projects pertain to the history of Czech philosophy and its international context, and contemporary philosophical and logical issues (post-modern philosophy, philosophy of language, non-classical logic).

As of January 1, 2004, the institute was merged with the Institute for Classical Studies of the CAS, and its overall scientific concept was expanded as appropriate. Scientific endeavors of the institute now include projects in Classical philology, Medieval studies, Neo-Latin studies and Biblical studies, focusing largely on the reception of European cultural heritage in the Czech lands from the inception of statehood up to the 20th century.