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Erazim Kohák

Erazim Kohák Czech philosopher, writer and university educator

Czech philosopher, writer and university educator
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Intro Czech philosopher, writer and university educator
Is Philosopher Writer Educator Educator
From Czech Republic
Type Academia Literature Philosophy
Gender male
Birth 21 May 1933, Prague, Duchy of Bohemia
Age: 86 years
Politics Czech Social Democratic Party
Erazim Kohák
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Erazim Kohák (born 21 May 1933 in Prague) is a Czech philosopher and writer. His early education was in Prague. After communists took over Czechoslovakia in 1948, his family escaped to the United States.

Academic life

Erazim Kohák studied at Colgate University, earning a B.A. in 1954. He then studied philosophy, theology and religious studies at Yale University (M.A. in 1957, PhD in 1958). He also worked at Gustavus Adolphus College and Boston University (Professor in 1977). After the Velvet revolution in 1989, he returned to Czechoslovakia to become a professor at Charles University in Prague. Since 2006, he has been a senior research fellow in the Centre of Global Studies in the Institute of Philosophy at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.

Other activities

He is supporting several non-governmental ecological organizations and is member of Honorary board of Děti Země (Children of the Earth) and Společnost pro trvale udržitelný život (Society for Sustainable Living).


Kohak has said in 2007 for BBC: "We have nothing to fear from a Russia in the ascendant,."

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