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Matyas Moravec

Matyas Moravec

Henri Bergson

Analytic Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Time

God and Time


Biography:

Originally from the Czech Republic, I obtained my M.A. (First Class Hons.) in Divinity & Philosophy from the University of Aberdeen and my M.Phil. (Distinction) in Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Subject area and speciality

Philosophy of Religion specialists:

God and Time: A Neo-Bergsonian Perspective

Research Interests

My current research seeks to establish the relevance of Bergson's philosophy to the analytic debate about the relation between God and time, specifically its implications for the problem of divine foreknowledge and human free will. My aim is to create a groundwork for a "Bergsonian" philosophy of religion.

From September 2018 to June 2019 I worked on Bergson at the École normale supérieure in Paris.

I was the lead organiser of the international conference "Reassessing Bergson", which took place at Pembroke College on 11-12th September 2019. This event was sponsored by the Faculty of Divinity, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Society for the History of Philosophy, the Aristotelian Society, the Mind Association, and co-organised together with the Society for Philosophy of Time.

I am in charge of compiling the new Henri Bergson Bibliography as part of the Global Bergsonism project of the Société des amis de Bergson.

Teaching

Supervision:

  • Faculty of Divinity, Part IIA: B10: Philosophy of Religion: God, Freedom and the Soul
  • Faculty of Philosophy, Part IA: Paper 1: Metaphysics
  • Faraday Institute of Science and Religion: A Brief History of Time

Other Professional Activities

  • “Henri Bergson, Choice, and the Foreknowledge Problem”, to be delivered at the 23rd Conference of the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion, University of Leeds, 3-5th September 2020
  • “Bergson, McTaggart, and the A- and B-series”, delivered at the Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference, University of Oxford, UK, 16th November 2019
  • 'Bergson, A-Theories, and "Spatialised Time"', delivered at the Space and Time: An Interdisciplinary Approach Conference, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, 27th September 2019
  • 'Eternity and Ontological Idealism About Time', delivered at the God and Time III International Workshop, Society for Philosophy of Time, University of Lugano, Switzerland, 24th August 2019
  • 'A Bergsonian Response to McTaggart's Paradox', delivered at The Now Now International Workshop, Society for Philosophy of Time, University of Siegen, Germany, 30th November 2018
  • 'Henri Bergson and God's durée', delivered at the Summer School on The Nature of God: Personal and A-Personal Concepts of the Divine, Innsbruck, Austria, 4th August 2018

Key Publications

Other Publications

  • Moravec, Matyáš, and Jan Potoček. “Filosofie léčí.” A2 - Kulturní čtrnáctideník, 2019.

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