Martin Koci is a post-doctoral researcher and the coordinator of the Centre of Theology, Philosophy and Media Theory at Catholic Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague (theo-centre.cz). His research focuses on the theological turns in contemporary continental philosophy and theology in a postmodern context. He specialises in the French phenomenology, its Anglo-American reception and the work of the Czech phenomenologist Jan Patočka (a monograph to be published with SUNY Press in 2019).
From 2011 to 2016, Martin studied and then worked as a research assistant at KU Leuven (Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Research Group “Theology in a Postmodern Context” under the guidance of prof. Lieven Boeve and Dr. Joeri Schrijvers). In 2016, he was granted a Junior Patočka Fellowship at the IWM in Vienna. Currently, he is working on the research project “Christianity after Christendom: Paradoxes of Theological Turns in Contemporary Culture” (supported by the Charles University Primus grant for emerging scholars). He is also a member of the University Excellence Centre “Theological Anthropology in Ecumenical Perspective”, and a vice-president of the Research Council of the Centre for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (Charles University, Prague).
- Martin Kočí, “Metaphysical Thinking after Metaphysics: A Theological Reading of Jan Patočka’s Negative Platonism,” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 79:1-2 (2018): 18-35 [DOI: 10.1080/21692327.2017.1402692].
- Martin Kočí, “Sacrifice for Nothing: The Movement of Kenosis in Jan Patočka’s Thought,” Modern Theology 33:4 (2017): 594-617 [DOI: 10.1111/moth.12357].
- Martin Kočí, “The Experiment of Night: Jan Patočka on War and a Christianity to Come,” Labyrinth: An International Journal for Philosophy, Value Theory and Sociocultural Hermeneutics 19:1 (2017): 107-124 [DOI: 10.25180/lj.v19i1.75].
- Martin Kočí, “Fighting Hegemony, Saving the Event: Why Theologize with Jean-François Lyotard?,” Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica 7:2 (2017): 105-125 [DOI: 10.14712/23363398.2017.22].