Course: The Philosophy of Love

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Course title The Philosophy of Love
Course code KPF/0921
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Hoblík Jiří, doc. Mgr. Th.D.
Course content
1. A philosophical introduction to the concept of love 2. The anthropology of love, marriage and sexuality and the prehistory 3. Love, marriage and sexuality in the Ancient Greece 4. Love, marriage and sexuality in the Indian traditions 5. Love, marriage and sexuality in the Ancient Orient (Babylonia and Israel) 6. Love, marriage and sexuality in Judaism 7. Love, marriage and sexuality in Christianity 8. Love, marriage and sexuality in Islam 9. Love, marriage and sexuality in some Modern religious movements 10. The concept of love in the works of B. Spinoza 11. The concept of love in the works of J. G. Fichte 12. The concept of love in the works of S. Kirkegaard 13. The concept of love in the works of V. S. Solovyov 14. The concept of love in the psychology (especially in the case of Sigmund Freud and E. Fromm)

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The course of "Philosophy of Love" is based on the philosophy of religion. His goal is not only a philosophical analysis of the concept of love along with the various philosophical concepts, but also a presentation and philosophical reflection of concepts that are found in the major religious traditions. It will not be forgotten the anthropological and psychological approach. The aim of the course is a ultimately philosophical search for answers to basic human questions, and thereby a sensitive and critical elimination of some ambiguities in the the history of thought and of some contemporary confusions.
Students will acquire the following knowledge and skills: They will be acquainted with the fundamental theme of some religious traditions. They will be also acquainted with selected philosophical concepts. The students will learn to interpret selected traditional source material. And they will learn to interpret the corresponding philosophical sources. Finally, they will learn how to reflect the existential questions from one of the fundamental areas of life and thought.
Prerequisites
Passing other items not needed. What is required is the knowledge of one of foreign languages English or German.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
The requirement on students is 75 % participation rate and a seminar paper on the range of 5 pages. The paper will be based on a source material and on the secondary literature. In addition, the it will reflect the course content and present a personal approach to the thought.
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