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The Conception of Man in the Works of John Amos Comenius


Jan Čížek

This book maps the entire development of Comenius’s considerations on man, from his earliest writings to his philosophical masterwork. Although this book primarily offers an analysis and description of the conception of man in Comenius’s work, it may also serve the reader as a more general introduction to his philosophical conception. The author shows that, in spite of the fact that Comenius has received no small amount of academic attention, funded studies or monographs in English language remain in single figures. Thus, a range of Comenius’s remarkable ideas are still unknown to the wider public.
Jan Čížek studied philosophy and history at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The author is working as a Researcher and Assistant Professor at the universities in Olomouc and in Ostrava. His main scholarly interest is the history of Renaissance and Early Modern philosophy, the intellectual history and the work of J. A. Comenius.