Ladislav Hejdánek

10 May 1927 – 28 April 2020

Ladislav Hejdánek was a Czech philosopher and a proponent of Charter 77. He was born in Prague and graduated from the Charles University in Prague. In 1952 he attained a degree in philosophy for a dissertation "Truth and its ontological premisses". During the period of 1956-68 he worked at Prague Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. Then he took a position at the Institute for Philosophy of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, but was expelled in 1971.
In 1985, Ladislav Hejdánek established the journal Reflexe. Časopis pro filosofii a teologii. In 1990, he was habilitated at the Charles University in Prague, and two years later became a professor of that university. He later became chairman of the Unity of Philosophy and then Chairman of the Emanuel Rádl Foundation.