Mgr. Ľubomír Dunaj, PhD.

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Ľubomír Dunaj, PhD.

Ľubomír Dunaj has been working in the Department of Political Philosophy and Globalization Research since January 1, 2021. In his research, he focuses on critical theory and Chinese philosophy from the perspectives of social and political philosophy.

Address: Department of Political Philosophy and Globalization Research, Jilská 1, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

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Selected bibliography


Dunaj, Ľ – Sigurðsson, G. (eds.): Imaginary Worlds and Imperial Power: The Case of China. Albany: SUNY Press 2023 (forthcoming).

Dunaj, Ľ.: Between Critical Theory and Chinese Philosophy: A prolegomenon to an Intercultural Dialogue. Lanham: Lexington 2023 (forthcoming).

Dunaj, Ľ. – Mertel, K. C. M. (eds.): Hans-Herbert Kögler's Critical Hermeneutics. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.

Edited special issues

Polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren 46, 1/2022, together with Bianca Boteva-Richter (forthcoming).

Pragmatism Today 12, 1/2021, together with Justo Serrano Zamora.

Human Affairs 27, 4/2017, together with Vladislav Suvák.

Book Chapters

“K relevantnosti Honnethovej filozofie (aj) pre slovenskú súčasnosť” [On the relevance of Honneth 's philosophy (also) for the present-day Slovakia]. In: Honneth, A.: Idea Socializmu. Pokus o aktualizáciu. Bratislava: VEDA 2020, pp. 6-22. (This text is an introduction into Honneth’s philosophy, published as the foreword in the Slovak translation of Axel Honneth’s book The Idea of Socialism: Towards a Renewal.)

“Beyond Ethnocentrism” (together with Hans-Herbert Kögler). In: Ananta Kumar Giri (ed.), Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Cultivating Planetary Conversations. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 69-106. (This part of the text was translated by Yi Jiang into Chinese and published in: Acadēmia Ethica 4, Anqing Deng, (Ed.), Shanghai: Shanghai Educational Publishing House, 2018, pp. 250-262.)

“Čínska filozofia, Bondy a hľadanie ciest k eliminácii hypertrofovaného ega” [Chinese philosophy, Bondy and the search for ways to eliminate a hypertrophic ego]. In: Peter Kužel et al.: Myšlení a tvorba Egona Bondyho [Thinking and the work of Egon Bondy]. Praha: Filosofia Press 2018, pp. 257-286.

“Interkultúrny dialog” [Intercultural Dialogue]. In: Marek Hrubec et al: Kritická teorie společnosti. Český kontext [Critical Social Theory. The Czech context]. Praha: Filosofia Press 2013, pp. 161-198.

Selected Articles

“Die Revolution, die Transformation und die Rolle des Subjekts. Kritische Betrachtungen zu François Julliens Interpretation des Buches der Wandlungen“. In: Polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren, 1/2022, (forthcoming).

“Spoločenská „hmla“ ako večný ľudský údel?” [Social „Fog“ as an Eternal Human Fate?​​​] ​​In: Philosophica Critica 7, 2/2021, pp. 74-88.

“Critical Hermeneutics 2.0: A Necessary Update of the ‘New German Ideology’”. In: Berlin Journal of Critical Theory, 2/2021, pp. 69-98.

“Philosophy of Pragmatism as a Solution after an (Un)Successful Transformation”. In: Pragmatism Today, 2/2020, pp. 38-53.

“Axel Honneth v interkultúrnej perspektíve. Prípad Čína” [Axel Honneth in an Intercultural Perspective. The Case of China]. In: Politické Vedy. 3/2020, pp. 118-144.

“The Inner Conflict of Modernity, the Moderateness of Confucianism and Critical Theory”. In: Human Affairs 27, 4/2017, pp. 466-484.

“Towards critical aspects of Confucianism”. In: Ethics & Bioethics (in Central Europe), 2016, 6 (3–4), pp. 135-145.


Interview with Axel Honneth (together with Vladislav Suvák):

In German: “Freiheit und Individualisierung. Axel Honneth im Gespräch mit Vladislav Suvák und Ľubomír Dunaj”. In: Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie 2/2017, pp. 235-241.
In Slovak: “Individualizácia, sociálne patológie a starosť o seba. Rozhovor s Axelom Honnethom“ [Individualization, Social Pathologies and the Care of the Self. An Interview with Axel Honneth]. In: FILOZOFIA (Journal for Philosophy) 10 (2014), pp. 883-887
Interview with Petr Kužel:

“K relevantnosti filozofického diela Egona Bondyho” [The relevance of Egon Bondy's philosophical work]. In: FILOZOFIA (Journal for Philosophy) 10 (2018), pp. 854-860.