Martin Pokorný


Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Charles University, Prague

Jan Patočka Visiting Fellow
(April – June 2016)


Power Relations. A Philosophical Investigation

The goal of my project is to achieve a systematic philosophical grasp of the full gamut of phenomena of power, starting from power over oneself and apparently beneficial power such as the power of attraction and the power of education, covering the typical middle ground of physical and directly practical power, all the way to impersonal, institutional, even “transcendent“ power. The project directly builds on my previous work which was focused on the situative dynamics of speech.