Course: History of Philosophy V: Czech Philosophy

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Course title History of Philosophy V: Czech Philosophy
Course code KPF/B009
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Musil Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Šimsa Martin, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Charles University 3) The dispute over universals at Charles University, Hus and the concept of truth 4) Comenius conception of philosophy as pansophism, "prima philosophia", philosophical counseling 5) Palacký and his philosophy (aesthetics) and Czech history 6) Bolzano: Theory of Science, philosophy of religion, political philosophy 7) Positivism and liberalism and their criticism of the work of Masaryk, the crisis of modern man and humanistic democracy 8) Rádl and his theory of science, philosophy of history, the question of truth 9) Patočka and his philosophy of Czech and European history 10) Komárková: philosophy of human rights as a basis for democracy 11) Reformative, critical Marxism: Kosík, Machovec, Gardavský 12) Hejdánek: Philosophy of immaterialism - thinking of truth and faith 13) Kohák: moral philosophy, environmental ethics, theory of democracy, philosophy of history

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The target of the course is to become oriented in main issues of Czech philosophy and introduce the main philosophical tendencies, their representatives. The course will be divided into lectures and seminar reading, where key texts of presented authors will be read.
Understanding the basic concepts and movements of Czech philosophy Ability to analyze and interpret basic texts of Czech philosophy Ability to distinguish between different movements and Czech schools of philosophy Ability to use ideas and concepts in oral and written form

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation in a seminar or seminar work Reading three pieces of works in the field of Czech political thinking and 70% participation in the seminar
Recommended literature
  • Bolzano. B. Vědosloví. Praha, 1981. ISBN 21-044-81.
  • HAVELKA, Miloš (ed.). Spor o smysl českých dějin 1895-1938. Praha, 1995.
  • Hejdánek, L. Filosofie a víra. Praha, 1999. ISBN 80-86005-66-6.
  • Herold, V. Pražská univerzita a Wyclif. Wyclifovo učení o ideách a geneze husitského revolučního myšlení. Praha, 1985.
  • K.Kosík. Dialektika konkrétního. Praha, 1964.
  • Kohák, E.. Domov a dálava. Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7007-401-5.
  • Kohák, E.. Jan Patočka. Praha, 1993.
  • Komárková, B.. Původ a význam lidských práv. Praha, 1990.
  • Masaryk, T.G.. Česká otázka. Praha, 1990.
  • Pauza, M., Hájek, D. Antologie dějin českého a slovenského myšlení. Praha, 1989. ISBN 80-205-0029-4.
  • Rádl, E. Dějiny filosofie I/II. Praha: Grada, 1999.
  • Rádl, E. Útěcha z filosofie. Olomouc, 2000. ISBN 80-7198-399-3.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Philosophy (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter