Course: History of Philosophy IV: Contemporary Philosophy

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Course title History of Philosophy IV: Contemporary Philosophy
Course code KPF/B008
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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: intellectual situation of the late 19th century (Germany, France, Britain, North America). Basic characteristics of the philosophy of the 20th century, its main movements. 2 to 3 Edmund Husserl. 4 to 5 Martin Heidegger. 6. Later Phenomenology and Hermeneutics (Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Patočka, Gadamer, Levinas, Ricoeur). 7. Early analytic philosophy: Frege, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein I, Vienna Circle. 8 to 9 Oxford philosophy after the 2nd World War (Ryle, Austin, Strawson etc.) and Wittgenstein II. 10 to 11 American analytical philosophy (Quine, Goodman, Putnam, Davidson, Kripke, Searle, Lewis). 12. Other representatives and movements: Marxism and critical theory, Popper. 13. Late 20th century: Foucault, Derrida, Rorty, Nagel, Searle, Tugendhat.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified
Learning outcomes
This is an overview course of History of philosophy, which follows three previous courses (Ancient history, Middle Ages + Renaissance, Modern history), the first quarter of the 19th century. Lecture is focused on two main philosophical directions in the 20th century, phenomenology and the phenomena related to analytical philosophy.
Student is able to prepare a 20 minute lecture/lesson on any of the discussed topics and study individually less sophisticated primary and secondary literature.
Prerequisites
History of Philosophy III: Modern Philosophy

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.
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Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Summer
Faculty of Science Social Science (dual-subject study) (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Summer
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology 2 Summer