Photo: Gabriela Adámková, Academic bulletin
The year’s VIZE 97 Prize, which is awarded annually on the date of Vaclav Havel’s birthday by the Dagmar and Vaclav Havel Foundation, was accepted by Professor Konrad Paul Liessmann of the University of Vienna, thereby becoming the twelfth Laureate. Konrad Paul Liessmann, who accepted the VIZE 97 Prize from the hands of Dagmar and Vaclav Havel at Prague’s Crossroad on Tuesday 5th of October 2010, is the lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Vienna. He also works as an essayist, literary critic and journalist, in particular devoted to the arts. Recently his book the Theory of Miseducation was published in the Czech Republic, which is a criticism of the current state of science and education, especially in the humanitarian field, likewise providing an outlook into the future. The book containing Liessmann’s opinions on errors and delusions related to the term education, has received a great response from readers. On the occasion of awarding the Prize, the VIZE 97 Foundation issued an anthology of ten texts – lectures under the title The Value of Man – Political-philosophical essays, in which the author summarises his opinions on key problems of modern day society.See the interview with Konrad Paul Liessmann.