The Václav Havel Series of Karolinum accounts for continuation of the intelectual course of the thinker, playwright, dissident and president whose name it bears. It focuses on philosophy of the contemporary world. That means politics, art, architecture, recent general history and handling problems which affect our common responsibility. Neither the Series nor its volumes are thus regionally specific. On the contrary, the goal is to address questions posed to us by the contemporary world outside boundaries. All volumes are published in English, some of them simultaneously in Czech. The Series is prepared in collaboration with authors and institutions relevant to Václav Havel’s work and spirit such as the Václav Havel Library, conference Forum 2000, journal Nová Přítomnost/New Presence.
Seven Letters to Melin

Seven Letters to Melin

Šafařík, Josef

Seven Letters to Melin is an exploration of man’s alienation from nature—and from himself—in the modern technological age. Conceived as a...

Essays on the Soul, Science, Art and Mortality

published: october 2020
recommended price: 450 czk

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Philosophy en noir

Philosophy en noir

Petříček, Miroslav

Thought necessarily reflects the times. Following the tragedy of the Holocaust, this fact became ever more clear. And it may be the reaso...

published: november 2019
recommended price: 420 czk

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Fragments of Lives

Fragments of Lives

Rossi, Jacques

In Fragmented Lives, Gulag survivor Jacques Rossi opens a window onto everyday life inside the notorious Soviet prison camp through a ser...

Chronicles of the Gulag

published: april 2019
recommended price: 290 czk

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Making the Most of Tomorrow

Making the Most of Tomorrow

Spurný, Matěj

Most, one of the most impressive historical cities of Northern Bohemia, was destroyed in the sixties and seventies for coal mining. When ...

A Laboratory of Socialist Modernity in Czechoslovakia

published: march 2019
recommended price: 520 czk

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The Defence of Constitutionalism

The Defence of Constitutionalism

Přibáň, Jiří

More than a century after the publication of Czech politician Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk’s study The Czech Question, Czech politics has becom...

The Czech Question in Post-national Europe

published: september 2017
recommended price: 420 czk

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