Course: Philosophy

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Course title Philosophy
Course code KSPV/1FILO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bednář Miloslav, prof. PhDr. CSc.
  • Marková Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. The rise of philosophy, neolitic revolution, relation of philosophy to the notion of nature in myth and politics. 2. noetics, gnoseology: theory of truth, problem of critics, universals. 3. Speculative philosophy: philosophy of mathematical natural history, philosophy of nature, metaphysics, main characteristics. 4. Metaphysics: concept and distiction, stages of absraction, recognizability of prime causes, critics, being in general. 5.General metaphysics-ontology: specific entitiy and its structure, act-potentiality,essence-existence, substance-accidens, transcendentals, categories, causality. 6. Special metaphysics: its components, cosmology, theodicy, characteristics. 7. Philosophical anthropology: man and the world, essence of human being, its self-relization and development.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Relationship between philosophy and special sciences, contemporary philosophy. Acts of intelligence, predicative statement, deduction and induction, quantifiers, laws of logic. Noesis, theory of truth, critical problem, plurality, universals. General metaphysic - ontology, special metaphysic - cosmology, existence and being, transcendence, essence, substance and accident, act and potency, category, causality. Fundamentals of human being and relation to world. Philosophic theology, science and God, contemporary atheism. Practical and political philosophy, philosophy of art, ethics, community and society.
Acquirement of basic information on systematic philosophy in relation to the history of philosophy

Assessment methods and criteria
Knowledge, understanding and interpretation of chosen philosophical text. Knowledge of the content of presented lectures.
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher. Úvod do filosofie, SPN, Praha. 1991.
  • Coreth. Co je člověk? Zvon, Praha. 1994.
  • Platon. Faidon.
  • Störig. Malé dějiny filosofie. Zvon, Praha. 1993.

Study plans that include the course
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