Course: Political Philosophy 2

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Course title Political Philosophy 2
Course code KAP/PF2
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
  • Strnadová Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Stulík Ondřej, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Rosůlek Přemysl, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction 2. Theories of nationalism (approaches and authors) 3. Multiculturalism and liberal nationalism (W. Kymlicka etc.) 4. Theory of secession and the right of nations 5. Just war including ius post bellum 6. Humanitarian intervention and its critics (Noam Chomsky) 7. Theory of federalism 8. Idea of European integration 9. Environmentalism and postfeminism 10. Personalism and the Catholic social doctrine 11. Philosophy of the media and politics 12. Liberalism at the end of history? (F. Fukuyama and others) 13. Political thought outside the West (Antonio Negri, Amartya Kumar Sen, Shirin Ebadi etc.)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Seminar classes, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature, Textual studies
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Graduates will be able to understand the basic topics of political philosophy, e.g. freedom, egality, democracy or just war. They will orient themselves in basic ideologies, distinguish between their approaches (including the approaches of postmodern ideologies) to the above mentioned topics and apply their theoretical knowledge in analysis of political practice.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Combined exam
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Současná politická filosofie : sborník textů anglosaských autorů 20. století. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1997. ISBN 80-86005-60-7.
  • Arendt, Hannah. Původ totalitarismu I-III.. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1996. ISBN 80-86005-13-5.
  • Ballestrem, Karl; Ottman, Henning. Politická filosofie 20. století. 1. vyd. Praha : ISE, 1993. ISBN 80-85241-52-8.
  • Heywood, Andrew. Politické ideologie. Vyd. 1. Praha : Eurolex Bohemia, 2005. ISBN 80-86861-71-6.
  • Rosůlek, Přemysl. Politická filozofie : aktuální problémy. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7380-080-2.
  • Strauss, Leo. Eseje o politické filosofii. 1. vyd. Praha : ISE, 1995.
  • Strnadová, Lenka; Rosůlek, Přemysl. Politická filozofie : významné osobnosti a témata. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7380-151-9.

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