October 18 - 21, 2018. To download the preliminary programme, please, click here.

Main lectures

18 October 2018 17:00

Prix Irene Awarding

PRIX IRENE – laudatio, Prix Irene awarding: Eliška Jírová, Martina Krynská, Helena Klímová, Václav Trojan, Pavel Battěk + Lukáš Přibyl

song for the laureate: Rebecca and Martin Bergmann

dialogue of the present laureates, discussion with the audience: Věra Roubalová Kostlánová, Marie Marková

Lecture Room 1 Export event10/18/2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
19 October 2018 08:30

Conference opening

Conference opening: the ETF UK in Prague representatives + the organizing committee

Lecture Room 1 Export event10/19/2018 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
19 October 2018 08:50

Transmutations of law and of justice perception in a perplexed society

Speaker: Pavel Rychetský

Chair: Helena Klímová

Vibrant intellectual and social storming that gave in 18th and 19th centuries birth to the idea of legal state had to lead to its secondary phase in order to protect the newly born legal state concept, destroyed by totalitarian systems. An independent judicature became its absolute and ultimate guarantee. The development of legal thinking in post second world war Europe lead us from the formal perception of the legal state to a material one. The 20th century fates who put the madness of wars, unseen genocide, coups, and injustice and wrong-doings into our cradle could do nothing but watch tradition, religion, generally accepted although unwritten human conduct rules, and unformal moral authority disappear.

The decline of all non-normative systems carried the burden of decision making over to courts. Cases once resolved by a local policeman, church father, teacher, or the father of a family are being resolved by courts of all instances, including supreme or constitutional courts. Read more


Lecture Room 1 Export event10/19/2018 8:50 AM - 9:40 AM
19 October 2018 09:40

The Source of Human Power and Ethics

Speaker: Cyil Höschl

chair: Marek Preiss

The lecture will outline the psychoanalytic (Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler), the ethological (Konrad Lorenz) and sociobiological (John Price) view on the psychological sources of power and will draw on some of present ethical questions, which lie in the difficulties to solve dilemmas between the deontological (Immanuel Kant) and utilitarian (Max Weber) ethics, between which human decision-making is still "tilting". This process is in this sense an irreplaceable by "machines", what makes legislative difficulties, among other things, when putting fully automatic cars into operation.

Lecture Room 1 Export event10/19/2018 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM
19 October 2018 11:00

Influencing societies? The complexity of authority and the group-analytic large group in changing communities

Speaker: Robi Friedman

Chair: Denisa Schücková

Looking at the 'main organizing principles' of small and large groups, like Rejection and annihilation anxiety, wishes for Glory, aggression and longing, may help us to understand conscious and unconscious motivations of human society. The differences between small and large groups contribute further to a deeper understanding of central dynamics in society. The shaping of social processes will in the end be done by Large Groups and the ‘authority relations’ between followers and leaders. Having served as the President of the International Group Analytic Society and having been involved with communal and national conflicts, I will share my experiences and my understanding of authority, including the question of a more balanced relation towards authority in group analysis.

Lecture Room 1 Export event10/19/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

About us

Rafael Institut se věnuje léčbě a prevenci psychického traumatu:

  • Vede sebezkušenostní výcvik
  • Rozvíjí dialog s veřejností nad výsledky odborných prací o psychotraumatu
  • Poskytuje psychoterapii traumatu holocaustu a jeho mezigeneračního přenosu

Spolek Irene se zaměřuje na zlepšení porozumění mezi lidskými skupinami:

Každoročně uděluje cenu PRIX IRENE, vydává edici IRENE PRESS a spolu s Rafael Institutem pořádá pravidelný přednáškový cyklus Kontinuální vzdělávání.




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