Course: Reading and interpretation of english philosophical texts 1

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Course title Reading and interpretation of english philosophical texts 1
Course code KFI/AIF1
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
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)
  • Černá Jana, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Schuster Radek, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Work with selected authentic texts and secondary literature concerning outstanding periods of English philosophy - especially modern epistemology and analytic philosophy. Texts will be published at the beginning of the semester on the website of Courseware. A library lesson in the foreign department of SVK will be part of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Students' self-study, Textual studies
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 38 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills, the course is guided in Czech.
learning outcomes
Student is able to search for passages to be quoted in English text and to verify the formal and factual accuracy of quotations. Student is able to find and verify a specific factual knowledge in secondary literature, to explain basic English philosophical terminology and describe its main specifics. Student is able to search for relevant terminology of original text to its Czech translation and to verify the adequacy and the consistency of the translation of the terminology.
teaching methods
Textual studies
Students' self-study
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Test
Report
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Aktuální seminární texty budou. zveřejněny před zahájením výuky v Coursewaru..
  • Audi, Robert. The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy. 2nd ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-521-63722-8.
  • BLACKBURN, S. The Oxford dictionary of philosophy. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Bunnin, Nicholas; Tsui-James, E. P. The Blackwell companion to philosophy. 1st ed. Oxford : Blackwell, 1996. ISBN 0-631-18789-8.
  • Honderich, Ted. The Oxford companion to philosophy. 2nd ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-926479-1.
  • Christensen, Kit Richard. Philosophy and choice : selected readings from around the world. Mountain View : Mayfield Publishing Company, 1999. ISBN 1-55934-964-6.
  • Lycan, William G. Philosophy of language: a contemporary introduction. New York. ISBN 978-0-415-95752-6.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-4) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-2,3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-2,3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter