Course: Analytical Philosophy

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Course title Analytical Philosophy
Course code KPF/B036
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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)
  • Sousedík Prokop, Ing. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. General features of Analytical Philosophy. Turn to the language as the epoch-making event in the history of philosophy. 2. I. Kant: Division of Judgments 3. German and English Idealism 4. Positivism ad its Relation to Idealism 5. Founding of Maths 6. Frege: Fundaments of Arithmetic 7. Logical Positivism, Vienna Circle 8. Carnap´s overcoming Metaphysics 9. Quine´s overcoming Logical Positivism: American Pragmatism on the second half of 20th century 10. Beginning of Analytical Philosophy in England: Moore 11. Beginning of Analytical Philosophy in England: Russel 12. Wittgenstein: Tractate 13. Wittgenstein: Overcoming Logical Positivism. Philosophical Investigation

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to introduce analytical philosophy as a specific way of thinking, with the focus on the origin of this discipline as well as its development in the 20th century. The selected historical examples will demonstrate how the language philosophers deal with the philosophical problems.
The students understand the specific features of analytical philosophy. They are able to explain how this discipline deals with the older and contemporary metaphysics and to distinguish two basic approaches towards the philosophical issues.
Prerequisites
The course Základy logiky (Foundations of Logic) must be successfully completed before Analytical Philosophy.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
The student is supposed to attend the course regularly and to study the literature recommended by the tutor. The oral exam at the end of the course will prove student´s ability to understand the lectured themes as well as to interpret philosophical texts.
Recommended literature
  • FIALA, J. Analytické filosofie ? první čítanka. Plzeň, 1999. ISBN 80-239-7107-7.
  • PEREGRIN, J. - Sousedík, P., (vyd.). Co je analytický výrok. Praha, 1995. ISBN 80-238-0469-3.
  • PEREGRIN, J. Filosofie a jazyk. Praha, 2003. ISBN 80-7254-432-2.
  • PEREGRIN, J. Kapitoly z analytické filosofie. Praha, 2005. ISBN 978-80-7007-420-6.
  • VALENTA, L. Problémy analytické filosofie. Olomouc, 2003. ISBN 80-7182-150-0.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Science - (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A9) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (Two-Subject Combination) (A8) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Education Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A8) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A10) Philosophy, theology - Winter