Course: History of Political Theories 2

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Course title History of Political Theories 2
Course code KAP/DPT2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Stulík Ondřej, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Šanc David, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Idea of nation state ? Dante, Petrarca, Machiavelli, Bodin 2. Realists and idealists in political thinking ? Machiavelli vs. Thomas More 3. Humanism, Reformation and Protestantism ? Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, Martin Luther 4. State as a sovereign and subject of international law ? Jean Bodin and Hugo Grotius, theory of the Monarchomachs 5. Theory of the Social Contract ? Hobbes, Locke, legacy of the English Revolution 6. Benedict de Spinoza ? penetration of modern natural science into political thinking 7. Montesquieu and the Spirit of the Laws 8. The Scottish Enlightenment ? Hume and Smith 9. Political theories in revolutionary practice ? Rousseau, Hamilton, Burke 10. Smith, Bentham ? from political liberalism to economi liberalism and its correction in the work of John Stuart Mill 11. German political philosophy ? Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Marx

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to contextualize major historical events of Modern History and schools of political thought that responded to these events. Students will identify essential topics of political thinking in Modenr History that have influenced the discourse of political thinking or political philosophy until now. Students will explain main approaches and theories and will be able to compare them.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Written exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Adamová, Karolina; Křížovský, Ladislav. Dějiny myšlení o státě. 1. vyd. Praha : ASPI, 2000. ISBN 80-86395-07-3.
  • Janet, P. Dějiny vědy politické se zřetelem k mravovědě. 1898.
  • Krsková, Alexandra. Dějiny evropského politického a právního myšlení : (kapitoly z dějin). 1. vyd. Praha : Eurolex Bohemia, 2003. ISBN 80-86432-24-6.
  • Miller, David. Blackwellova encyklopedie politického myšlení. Vyd. 2. Brno : Barrister & Principal, 2000. ISBN 80-85947-56-0.
  • Mlynář, Z. Dějiny západoevropských buržoazních teorií I. Praha, 1959.
  • Seidler, Grzegorz Leopold. Politické myšlení starověku a středověku. 1 vyd. Praha : Nakladatelství politické literatury, 1965.
  • Strauss, Leo. Eseje o politické filosofii. 1. vyd. Praha : ISE, 1995.
  • Theimer, W. Geschichte der politischen Ideen. Zurich, 1974.
  • Valeš, Lukáš. Dějiny politických teorií. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2004. ISBN 80-86898-00-8.
  • Vítek, Miloš. Evropské politické myšlení. I.. 2. vyd. Hradec Králové : Gaudeamus, 1999. ISBN 80-7041-255-0.

Study plans that include the course
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