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I regard Jolana Poláková´s reflections as valuable since they evoke the destitution of one whole epoch in an atmospheric fashion. I am fascinated by her texts because they have succeeded in spelling out – in a phenomenological description – relationship to God through itself alone, as an action from freedom to freedom, from face to face.

Professor Bernhard Casper

(Nachwort, Betroffen von Dir. Reflexionen über die dialogische Gotteserfahrung, München – Zürich – Wien 2004)

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Jolana Poláková

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About the author: Jolana Poláková studied philosophy and classical philology at the Faculty of Arts at Prague’s Charles University, receiving her PhD in 1975. During the 1970s, she applied herself to the research of creativity and ethics at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, which she had to leave in 1981 for political and ideological reasons. She was a pioneer in the then unofficial humanitarian movement. After the fall of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia, she resumed her work there. In 1993, she won the URAM Award for Excellence in Creative Scholarly Writing, and since 1994 she has been a member of the New York Academy of Science.

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