Course: Reading and interpretation of english philosophical texts 2

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Course title Reading and interpretation of english philosophical texts 2
Course code KFI/AIF2
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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)
  • Schuster Radek, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Work with selected English-written texts - secondary literature or source-texts in philosophical reading-books. The texts focuse on empirism and analytic philosophy. Texts will be published at the beginning of the semester on the website of Courseware.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Students' self-study, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 38 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills, the course is guided in Czech.
learning outcomes
Students will learn to work with English-written philosophical text. They will learn to orientate in the text, analyze and interpret it. Students are able to summarize and explain the crucial passages of text and formulate its main ideas. They are able to elaborate a paper using English-written secondary literature. They are also able to search for thesis and reconstruct applied arguments of source-text, primary literature and to explain the historical and philosophical context of the text.
teaching methods
Seminar
Textual studies
Students' self-study
assessment methods
Combined exam
Test
Report
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Ethics: an international journal of social, political and legal philosophy. Chicago : University of Chicago Press.
  • Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society for the Systematic Study of Philosophy. London : Williams and Norgate.
  • Aktuální seminární texty budou. zveřejněny před zahájením výuky v Coursewaru..
  • BROOKS, C. Religious Influence and the Politics of Family Decline: Trends, Sources, and U.S. Politoval Behavior. American Sociological Review 67.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 1, A posteriori to Bradwardine. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18706-0 (vol.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 10, Index. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18715-X (vol.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 2, Brahman to Derrida. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18707-9 (vol.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 3, Descartes to gender and science. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18708-7 (vol.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 4, Genealogy to Iqbal. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18709-5 (vol.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 5, Iragaray to lushi chunqiu. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18710-9 (vol.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 6, Luther to Nifo. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18711-7 (vol.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 7, Nihilism to quantum mechanics. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18712-5 (vol.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 8, Questions to sociobiology. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18713-3 (vol.
  • Craig, Edward. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. vol. 9, Sociology of knowledge to zoroastrianism. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0415-18714-1 (vol.
  • Martinich, Aloysius (ed.). The philosophy of language. New York. ISBN 978-0-19-518830-1.
  • Priest, Graham. Beyond the limits of thought. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2002. ISBN 0-19-924421-9.
  • RAIMES, Ann. How English works : a grammar handbook with reading. New York : St Martin's Press, 1990. ISBN 0312012764.
  • Warburton, Nigel. Thinking from A to Z. 1st ed. London : Routledge, 1996. ISBN 0-415-09686-3.


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 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-2,3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer