The Jan Patočka Archive



Archiv Jana Patočky

Address: Jilská 1, CZ 110 00 Prague 1


Jan Patočka Archive originated de facto on the day of Patočka's death, 13 March 1977, when his students hid Patočka's literary legacy from the StB (State Security) and secretly began to prepare it for publication. For these activities, the editorial group (Ivan Chvatík, Radim Palouš, Pavel Kouba, Miroslav Petříček and Jan Vít) was awarded by the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in 1990.

The AJP was formally founded in January 1990 as part of the Philosophical Institute of the present day Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. From 1993, it has been a part of Center for Theoretical Study (CTS).

The aim of the AJP is to organize a study and interpretation of the philosophical legacy of Jan Patočka, to publish the Collected Works, 25 planned volumes, and to gather manuscripts and documents concerning his work and life.


AJP Staff:

  Ivan Chvatík   (director)   E-mail

  Pavel Kouba   (deputy director)   E-mail

  Jan Frei   (specialist assistant)   E-mail

  Alexander Matoušek   (specialist assistant)   E-mail

  Petra Stehlíková   (specialist assistant)   E-mail

  Ladislava Švandová   (research fellow worker)   E-mail




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