PhDr. Pavel Baran, CSc.
Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Pavel Baran studied philosophy and history at the Masaryk University in Brno. After graduation he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology in Prague, where he also earned his Ph.D. („CSc.“).
As a deputy director he was involved in the renewal of the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences. In 2005–2013, he was the director of the institute.
Since 2013, he has been a member of the Academy Council and Vice-President of the Czech Academy of Sciences for social sciences and humanities.
In 2014, he was appointed as a member of the Research, Development and Innovation Council. In September 2016, he was elected as its Vice-Chairman.
He has served in a number of expert and advisory bodies of the Government of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Research, Development and Innovation Council, the Czech Science Foundation and the Science Foundation of the Czech Academy of Sciences, for instance as a member of the Evaluation of Research Activities Group of the Research, Development and Innovation Council, as a member of the Coordination Board of Experts for the preparation of the National Priorities of Research, Experimental Development and Innovation, as a member of the Expert Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities at the Research, Development and Innovation Council, as a member of the sub-disciplinary panel at the Czech Science Foundation and as a member of the Economic Board of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Additionally, he actively continues to serve in a number of expert bodies at the Czech universities and Institutes of the Academy.
He engages in science policy-making of the Czech Republic. At various levels, he advocates the appropriate status of science and research within the public policies (including the cooperation with the Parliament of the Czech Republic).
His research interests encompass, among others, history of philosophy, moral and political philosophy, 20th century Czech philosophy, philosophy of values, and philosophy of history.
He also used to translate philosophical texts and taught at the University of Economics in Prague and at the University of Ostrava. At present, he lectures selected philosophy courses at the Masaryk University in Brno.
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