Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies conducts research and teaching in an extremely broad range of areas of philosophy and religious studies covering the main historical periods (from ancient to contemporary philosophy) as well as traditional disciplines (logic, ethics, political philosophy) and trends (phenomenology, hermeneutics, analytic philosophy). Religious areas in focus include ancient Greece and Rome, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and the ancient Near East, as well as general theories of religion from different perspectives: philosophy of religion, phenomenology of religion, psychology of religion, sociology of religion, anthropology of religion. In this way, the philosophy’s pivotal role in university education and research is adequately developed within the high standards of philosophical scholarship. The department’s traditional strengths are phenomenology (due to the influence of Jan Patočka) and ancient philosophy. However, the faculty members combine and investigate different approaches and philosophical methods in several other domains, esp. philosophy of art, analytic philosophy and early modern philosophy. The results of this long-term strategy are very positive, including an ever-increasing number of international (mainly English, German, and French) publications in prestigious journals and publishing houses. The subject of philosophy at Charles University ranks traditionally high in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (among the top 150 Universities since 2011).


  • Location and Mailing Address

  • nám. Jana Palacha 2

  • 116 38 Prague 1

  • Director

  • doc. Mgr. Jakub Čapek, Ph.D.

  • Deputy Director for Philosophy

  • Mgr. Ondřej Švec, Ph.D.

  • Deputy Director for Religious Studies

  • doc. Mgr. Radek Chlup, Ph.D.

  • Academic Assistant

  • Mgr. Jan Palkoska, Ph.D.

  • Secretariate/Office hours

  • Mgr. Eva Mokrejšová

  • Tel. , fax +420 221 619 306

  • Monday

    10,00 – 12,00 13,00 – 16,00


    10,00 – 12,00 13,00 – 15,00


    10,00 – 12,00 13,00 – 16,00


    10,00 – 12,00 13,00 – 15,00