Course: Philosophy of Religion

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Course title Philosophy of Religion
Course code KPF/B012
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Hoblík Jiří, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion 2. Conditions for modern philosophy of religion 3. Problem of faith and reason, religion and deism 4. Locke, Berkeley and Hume 5. Enlightenment and the beginnings of philosophy of religion as a discipline 6. Kant's philosophy of religion 7. J. G. Fichte and F. W.Schelling 8. Romance and F. Schleiermacher 9. Hegel's philosophy of religion 10. Religion and philosophical controversy (Feuerbach, Marx and Czech Marxism) 11. Major movements of philosophy of religion of the 20th century: philosophy of life, existentialism 12. Important movements of philosophy of religion of the 20th century: pragmatism, philosophy of language 13. Current religious and philosophical debates

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
Modern religious and philosophical discipline will be presented in relation to its historical assumptions for its development as well as current discussion. The course will be focused on selected major representatives and important topics as well. These are discussed in the philosophy of religion.
Students will acquire the following academic knowledge: - get acquainted with the philosophical discipline and its main representatives - be oriented in different movements of modern thinking in the field of philosophy of religion - understand the main topics of philosophy of religion - be able to reflect religion philosophically - obtain objective and philosophically well-founded approach to religious issues
The course has no prerequisite courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work based on the ability to reflect basic academic literature in the field of philosophical thinking and knowledge process using seminar and secondary sources.
Recommended literature
  • BERĎAJEV, N. Filosofie svobody 1. Olomouc, 2000. ISBN 80-7198-486-8.
  • BERĎAJEV, N. Filosofie svobody 2. Olomouc, 2000. ISBN 80-7198-490-6.
  • BERGSON, H. Dva zdroje morálky a náboženství. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7021-792-4.
  • COLE, P. Filozofie náboženství. Praha, 2003. ISBN 80-7178-719-1.
  • FEUERBACH, L. Podstata křesťanství. Praha, 1954.
  • HEGEL, G. W. F. Přednášky o filosofii náboženství: Úvod. Pojem náboženství. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7298-443-5.
  • HOBLÍK, J. Myšlenkově schůdné cesty mezi Jeruzalémem a Athénami I.. Ústí nad Labem, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7414-548-3.
  • HORYNA, B., PAVLINCOVÁ, H. Filosofie náboženství: Pokus o typologii. Brno, 1999. ISBN 80-210-1978-6.
  • HUME, D. Dialogy o přirozeném náboženství. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7438-101-0.
  • JASPERS, K. Filosofická víra. Praha, 1994. ISBN 80-85241-77-3.
  • KANT, I. Náboženství v hranicích pouhého rozumu. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7429-350-4.
  • KENNY, A. Co je víra?. Praha, 1992. ISBN 80-85795-15-9.
  • KIERKEGAARD, S. Skutky lásky. Brno, 2000. ISBN 80-85959-68-2.
  • LEIBNIZ, G. W. Theodicea: Pojednání o spravedlnosti Boha, svobodě člověka a původu zla. Praha, 2004. ISBN 80-7298-094-7.
  • SCHAEFFLER, R. Filosofie náboženství. Praha, 2003. ISBN 80-200-1195-1.
  • SCHLEIERMACHER, F. O náboženství. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7021-849-5.

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): Philosophy (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer