Jan Buráň

Jan Buráň is a visiting student research collaborator in the Department of Philosophy. He studied philosophy and film studies at Palacky University Olomouc, where he now continues to pursue a Ph.D. He wrote his bachelor’s thesis on the subject of ideological bases of the Jesuits’ ‘reducciones’ in Latin America and his master’s thesis on Karl Popper’s interpretation of Antisthenes as an opposite of Plato’s totalitarianism. Based mainly on Popper’s and Isaiah Berlin’s analyses of the genealogy and structure of totalitarianism, and on the republican theory of Philip Pettit, Jan’s dissertation project is a critique of Carl Schmitt and his contemporary followers.