Philosopher and former politician Jan Sokol died († 84)


In the 1990s, Sokol founded the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University. In recent years, he has also enjoyed working on the Czech version of Wikipedia, where he corrected passwords from fields close to each other.

Sokol studied mathematics, until 1990 he worked as a programmer. He dealt with Christian philosophy, his father-in-law was the philosopher Jan Patočka. During the normalization, Sokol led housing seminars.

After November 1989, he became involved in politics and in June 1990 he was elected to the Federal Assembly for the Civic Forum. He later devoted himself to academic careers.

He briefly returned to political engagement in early 2003, when he became a candidate for the governing coalition of the CSSD, KDU-CSL and US-DEU for the third attempt to elect a head of state. In the third round, Václav Klaus won.


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