Course: Readings in Ancient Philosophy III (Plato - The Republic)

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Course title Readings in Ancient Philosophy III (Plato - The Republic)
Course code KPF/B016
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Moural Josef, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1.-14. seminar reading of the selected text (Patočka, Sókratés - selections)

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 16 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 24 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 2 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Seminar reading of Jan Patočka's lecture course "Socrates" from 1946 (in an abridged version avilable in the stag). In Czech.
This is a skills-oriented course, which in addition provides a certain knowledge bonus. Students gain confidence to read somewhat difficult texts, learn to formulate their thoughts, to express themselves clearly, to listen to others with understanding. While summarizing the content of the previous class, students take a step towards philosophical writing. At the same time, they get well acquainted with Patočka's interpretation of Socrates, which is an important component of Patočka's conception of philosophy in general and of its life-relevance (and appears to function motivationally as well).

Assessment methods and criteria
To obtain the credits, a student is required to actively participate in the seminar, to do the reading regularly and to provide one or two summaries of the previous class (lasting 4 to 7 minutes).
Recommended literature
  • Platón. dialogy.
  • Sofoklés. Oidipús král.
  • Xenofón. Vzpomínky na Sókrata.

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 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter