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What is SIF?

"SIF" stands for "Středoevropský Institut Filosofie" ("The Central-European Institute of Philosophy"). The Institute promotes philosophy and transdisciplinary research. It achieves its goals through a specific curriculum and research, emphasizing the transdisciplinary and intercultural aspects and international cooperation. Furthermore,it hosts workshops and conferences,participates in several publishing activities and promotes the exchange of students and professors.

Research Project: Eugen Fink and French Phenomenology

From 2021 to 2023, the SIF is conducting a three-year research project on Eugen Fink and French phenomenology in cooperation with the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, which is bilaterally funded by the DFG and GAČR. Cathrin Nielsen, Alessio Rotundo and Alexander Schnell are participating at Bergische Universität Wuppertal and Lutz Niemann, Karel Novotny and Hans Rainer […]

Leib und Literatur

Leib und Literatur – philosophische Perspektiven

eine Konferenz in Kiel 15.-16.6.2019

Programm der Tagung

Husserl-Lecture Award for H. R. Sepp

The German Society for phenomenological Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für phänomenologische Forschung) awarded prof. Hans Rainer Sepp by inviting him to deliver the Husserl-Lecture at the Husserl working days (Husserl-Arbeitstage) in Cologne, October 18th, 2018.

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Central-European Institute of Philosophy. Presentation

Academic Conference Center Prague Husova 4a, Prague 1

Tuesday June 28th 2016, 2 pm

Introduction by Karel Novotný, director of the Central-European Institute of Philosophy: the idea of the Institute, its historical inspiration, international activities – Erasmus Master Mundus study program on “German and French Philosophies in Europe” at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University […]

Karel Novotný received the Ordre des Palmes Académiques

Karel Novotný, philosopher and eminent specialist in phenomenology, received the Ordre des Palmes Académiques on 31 march 2015.

On behalf of the French Minister of National Education, Mr. Jean-Pierre Asvazadourian, ambassador of France in the Czech Republic, awarded the insignia of the chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques to Mr Karel Novotný to honour his […]

Body as medium

A Charles University EKS Department project in collaboration with Druna Conception: Doc. Benedetta Zaccarello

“Body as a medium” is an interdisciplinary project focusing on the role played by corporeity in some intersubjective practices related to artistic and therapeutic approaches as extra-ordinary situations where interactions and communication happen in forms that seems to question our idea […]

President of the Academy of Sciences awarded Karel Novotny for outstanding scientific results

On 1 October 2014, Doc. Karel Novotny Ph.D. received an award for outstanding results of great scientific importance. The award was presented to him by prof. Jiří Drahoš, president of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, for achievements in research as well as in management of grant projects, research programmes and international projects […]