doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Marian Kuna, MA, MPhil, PhD.

    Professor, Associate Professor
    doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Marian Kuna, MA, MPhil, PhD.

    Where to find me

    Department of Philosophy

    Hrabovská cesta 1A
    034 01, Ružomberok

    Office: F 317
    Phone: +421918 722 003
    Email: marian.kuna@ku.sk

    Consulting hours

    Tuesday
    12:00 - 13:00
    Thursday
    11:00 - 12:00

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    Professional characteristics

    AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

    • Contemporary Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy

                                       

    ACADEMIC EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION

    • Associate Professor – Philosophy, a successful habilitation at Trnava University, Trnava, Slovakia, 2010. Inaugural Lecture Title: The Importance of Virtues in the Context of Social Practices and Institutions.
    • Philosophiae Doctor – Philosophy, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2003. Thesis Title: Tradition, Encyclopaedia, and University. Alasdair MacIntyre on the Importance of Tradition in the Pursuit of Truth, his Critique of Liberalism, and Future of the University as an Institution.
    • Magister – Law, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 2021. Thesis Title: Racism and Xenophobia as European Crime.
    • Master of Philosophy – Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2002.
    • Master of Arts – Political Philosophy, University of York, York, England, 2001. Thesis Title: MacIntyre´s Advocacy of the Aristotelian/Thomist Tradition as Superior to the Liberal Tradition.
    • Magister – Philosophy and History, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1996. Thesis Title: Aquinas and Rawls on Justice: A Critical Comparison.

     

    PRESENTATIONS (* invited, ** international)

    1. *** Catholic Identity in a Post-Communist Society. The Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia. international conference (online): CREATE EC 2021, in collaboration with members of the CUSI project - Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum), Rome, Italy (June 29-July 3, 2021), July 1, 2021.
    2. * MacIntyre on Human Nature in the Context of his Aristotelian Ethics. A public lecture at a colloquium of the research grant project APVV-18-0178 “Naturalism as a Universal Philosophical Program” at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava, November 6, 2019.
    3. ** Philosophical Reflection of Freedom of (Hate) Speech in Democratic State, at international conference The Humanities in the Age of Globalisation held at the Akaki Tsereteli University, Kutaisi, Georgia, November 1, 2019.
    4. ** Philosophical Reflection of Freedom of (Hate) Speech in Democratic State. The Slovak Philosophical Association’s international conference: Philosophy, Education and Culture in Contemporary Challenges held at the University of Pavol Jozef Safarik, Kosice, October 9, 2019.
    5. * Eric Heinze on Freedom of (Hate) Speech in Democratic State. A public lecture at colloquium of the research grant VEGA No. 1/0496/18 “Different Versions of Negative Liberty in Contemporary (liberal) Political Philosophy” at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, September 11, 2019.
    6. ** The Potential and Limitations of Alasdair MacIntyre’s Vision of Rational Politics. A public lecture at the Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2019.
    7. ** Freedom of Speech versus Hate Speech. A lecture within the Institute of Philosophy Research Colloquium of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 3, 2019.
    8. ** A Vision of Rational Politics and the Principle of Subsidiarity. A lecture at the graduate course “Political Philosophy and the Democratic State” at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 3, 2019.
    9. *** The Potential and Limitations of Alasdair MacIntyre’s Vision of Rational Politics. The Peter Pazmany Catholic University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, October 13, 2017.
    10. * The need of Virtues in the Context of Human Vulnerability and Dependence. Colloquium I, You, and the Help on the Journey of Virtue. University of Trnava Faculty of Education, November 11, 2016.
    11. * J.H. Newman on the Usefulness of Liberal Arts or Why to Read his Idea of University. Conference: Idea of University Today, Collegium of Anton Neuwirth, Ivanka pri Dunaji, November 11, 2015.
    12. *** Civic Education: The Catholic Alternative. Conference: Sources of the Civic: Catholic Higher Education and Democracy in Europe. University of Notre Dame, USA - Rome Global Gateway, Rome, Italy, September 26-27, 2014.
    13. *** The Catholic University in Ruzomberok – Case Study. Conference: The Catholic University between Secularisation and Identity, Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum), Rome, Italy, September 9-12, 2013.
    14. ** The Principle of Subsidiarity and the Common Good. Some Institutional Implications of the Catholic Social Thought. Conference: Religion, Civil Religion, and the Common Good, CASEP of London Metropolitan University, London, June 20-21, 2012.
    15. *** Aspekty koncepcie človeka Alasdaira MacIntyra. [The Aspects of Alasdair MacIntyre´s Concept of Human Being]. Conference: Anthropological Conceptions in History of Philosophy and in Conteporary Philosophy. Centre for Study of Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Texts, St Cyril and Methodius Theological Faculty, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, November 26-28, 2009.
    16. ** The Primacy of Practice over Theory. Problems of MacIntyre´s Radical Contextualism. Conference: Going Back to the Roots: Plain Persons asking Questions about the Human Good and the Nature of Things, University College Dublin, Ireland, March 9, 2009.
    17. ** Conservative and Radical – Alasdair MacIntyre’s Political Theory of Thomistic Aristotelianism. Conference: Theory, Practice, and Tradition: Human Rationality in pursuit of the Good Life, Saint Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN, USA, July 30 – August 3, 2008.
    18. ** The EU Treaty of Lisbon, Western Materialism, and the Modern Nation State. Lessons to learn from Matthew Fforde and Alasdair MacIntyre, at the LUMSA University of Rome Faculty of Law, Rome, Italy, 15 May 2008.
    19. Argument potenciality a ľudské embryá. Pojmová analýza. [The Potentiality Argument and Human Embryos. A Conceptual Analysis] (with Pavol Labuda). Conference: Prenatal Human Development. Analysis and Critique. Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, November 8-9, 2007.
    20. ** MacIntyre´s Search for a Defensible Aristotelian Ethics and the Role of Metaphysics. Conference: Alasdair MacIntyre´s Revolutionary Aristotelianism: Ethics, Resistance and Utopia, London Metropolitan University, England, June 29 – July 1, 2007.
    21. ** Slovakia, Materialism and Desocialisation, the presentation of the book M. Kuna, ed. (2006) Slovensko, materializmus a desocializácia [Slovakia, Materialism and Desocialisation], Ružomberok, LUMSA University of Rome Faculty of Law, Rome, Italy, April 20, 2007.
    22. Otázka interupcie a myšlienkové experimenty: prípad huslistu v bezvedomí (J.J. Thomsonová). [The Question of Abortion and Mental Experiments: the Case of the Unconscious Violinist (J.J. Thomson)], Conference: Bioethics Colloquium, St. Francis Xaver Theological Institute Banská Bystrica-Badin, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia, September 2-3, 2005.
    23. ** MacIntyre and Liberalism of Neutrality. Conference: Inclusions and Exclusions in the New Europe, Society for Applied European Thought, GB, held in Tatranská Lomnica, Slovakia, July 3-8, 2003.
    24. ** Slovakia, the European Constitution, and Christian Values. LUMSA University of Rome Faculty of Law, Rome, Italy, 8. March 2005.
    25. ** The Catholic University in Central Europe: the Case of Slovakia. LUMSA University of Rome Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, Rome, Italy, 9. March 2005.
    26. ** MacIntyre on Tradition and the Problem of Moral Relativism. LUMSA University of Rome Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, Rome, Italy, 9. March 2005.
    27. Boh, kresťanské hodnoty a Ústava Európy [God, Christian Values, and the European Constitution], Conference: Christian Idea of Europe, Ladislav Hanus Research Institute of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Catholic University in Ružomberok, 11. March 2004.
    28. *** God/Christian Values and the European Constitution. Should the Latter Refer to the Former and Why? Evangelische Hochschulgemeinde International Conference: Growing EU: Hopes and Fears of Members and Candidates, organized by the World Students Christian Federation Central European Subregion, Linz, Austria, 5. February 2004.
    29. ** Moral Scepticism and Liberalism of Neutrality. Conference: Search for Human Identity, at Matej Bel University Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, October 2003.
    30. ** Niekoľko poznámok k MacIntyrovej vízii postliberálnej university. [Notes on MacIntyre’s Vision of Postliberal University.] Conference: Man, Thought, and Society,  Matej Bel University Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, October 2002.
    31. ** MacIntyre on Tradition, Rationality and Relativism. Conference: Meanings of Community. Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, July 6-11, 2003.
    32. ** Is Liberalism a Tradition? If So, What Is Wrong with this Tradition? Erasmus Institute Summer Seminar with Gary Gutting, Notre Dame University, IN, USA, June 2000.