Course: Ancient Roots of European Culture 2

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Course title Ancient Roots of European Culture 2
Course code KFI/AKV2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
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)
  • Dostálová Ludmila, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The following topics will be discussed: Zeno's aporias; platonism; dialektics; causality; sylogistics; axiomatization and deduction; geometry; the fifth postulate of the Euclid geometry.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Self-study of literature, Textual studies
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 22 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will learn how to work with source texts on ancient formal thinking. They will be able to explain the principles of the axiomatic method and deduction, which is so significant for the European scientific tradition. Students will gain the detailed knowledge of ancient logic and methodology. They will be able to summarize and relate ancient concepts and systems with the key tendentions of the European mind history.
teaching methods
Interactive lecture
Textual studies
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Bleicken, Jochen. Athénská demokracie. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2002. ISBN 80-7298-055-6.
  • Boháček, Kryštof. Proč Gorgiás mluví : úvod do filosofie nebytí : včetně řecko-českého textu Peri tou me ontos. Vyd. 1. Praha : Filosofia, 2004. ISBN 80-7007-202-4.
  • Bouzek, Jan; Kratochvíl, Zdeněk. Od mýtu k logu. [1. vyd.]. Praha : Herrmann & synové, 1994.
  • Detienne, Marcel. Mistři pravdy v archaickém Řecku. Vyd. 1. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2000. ISBN 80-7298-003-3.
  • Fine, G. On Ideas. Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Theory of Forms. Oxford, 1993.
  • Hawhee, Debra. Bodily arts : rhetoric and athletics in ancient Greece. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004. ISBN 0-292-70584-0.
  • Kirk, G. S.; Raven, J. E.; Schofield, Malcolm. Předsókratovští filosofové : kritické dějiny s vybranými texty. Vyd. 1. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2004. ISBN 80-7298-110-2.
  • MacIntyre, Alasdair. Ztráta ctnosti : k morální krizi současnosti. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2004. ISBN 80-7298-082-3.
  • Patočka, Jan. Aristoteles, jeho předchůdci a dědicové : studie z dějin filosofie od Aristotela k Hegelovi. Vyd 1. Praha : Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1964.
  • Strauss, L. Člověk a obec. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7298-116-8.
  • Vamvacas, C.J. The Founders of Western Thought The Presocratics A diachronic parallelism between Presocratic Thought and Philosophy and the Natural Sciences. Boston, 2009.
  • Vernant, Jean-Pierre. Počátky řeckého myšlení. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1993. ISBN 80-85241-45-5.


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 European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (17-1) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (17-1) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer