Course: History of Philosophy III: Modern Philosophy

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Course title History of Philosophy III: Modern Philosophy
Course code KPF/B007
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Moural Josef, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Basis of modern philosophy: the intellectual situation of the late 16th and early 17th century. Basic characteristics of modern philosophy, its main periods. 2 to 3 Rene Descartes. 4. Descartes contemporaries and followers: Thomas Hobbes, Marin Mersenne, Pierre Gassendi, Antoine Arnauld and Okasionalists. 5 to 6 Philosophers: Baruch Spinoza, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Nicolas Malebranche, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, George Berkeley. 7 to 8 Enlightenment: Pierre Bayle, French Enlightenment, David Hume. 9 to10 Immanuel Kant. 11 to 12 German Idealism, its propagators and oponents: Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Jacobi, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Feurbach, Kierkegaard, Marx. 13 to 14 Positivism and Utilitarianism, Jeremy Bentham, Auguste Comte, John Stuart Mill. Prospect for the rest of the 19th century.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified
Learning outcomes
This is an overview course of History of philosophy, which follows two previous courses (Ancient history, Middle Ages + Renaissance), the first quarter of the 17th century. The main characters and themes of modern philosophy will be discussed.

Prerequisites
None

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
A written knowledge test. It contains about 25 questions. The maximum achievable score 40. To obtain grade 1 - 27 points, to obtain grade 2 - 20 points, to obtain grade 3 - 13 points.
Recommended literature
  • Emerich Coreth, Harold Schöndorf. Filosofie 17. a 18. století. Olomouc, 2002.
  • Harald Höffding. Dějiny novověké filosofie. Praha, 1926.
  • Wilhelm Windelband. Novověká filosofie. Praha, 1921.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Science - (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Arts Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Social Science (dual-subject study) (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter