Course: Philosophy of Man - Biomedical Aspects

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Course title Philosophy of Man - Biomedical Aspects
Course code KFI/BFC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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)
  • Polák Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The brief history of resolving the question "Who is the Man"? in the history of mind. Status of man within the framework of recent biodiversity (the problem of "human" and "sub-human"). The approach of man in psychoanalysis (Freud and his followers), analytic psychology (Jung), behaviourism and sociobiology (including the conceptions arised from sociobiology in 80's and 90's of the 20th century). Biological and social determination of the human beeing. Perspectives of the species of Homo sapiens. Corporality as a problem of human self-reflection. Biological and psychological (personal) time. Sexual complementarity of humankind.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Passing the course provides students for recognize the particular conceptions of the approach to human phenomena formed in the 20th century including the ability of understanding its theoretic basis. Knowledge gained in this course can students apply in further study of the philosophical anthropology or bioethics at first.
teaching methods
Lecture
assessment methods
Test
Recommended literature
  • Baron-Cohen, S. Duševná slepota. Európa : Bratislava, 2009.
  • Descartes, René. Meditace o první filosofii. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2003. ISBN 80-7298-084-X.
  • Drapela, V. J. Psychologické teorie osobnosti. Academia : Praha, 1993.
  • Fouts, Roger; Mills, Stephen Tukel. Nejbližší příbuzní : co jsem se od šimpanzů dozvěděl o nás. Vyd. 1. Praha : Mladá fronta, 2000. ISBN 80-204-0878-9.
  • Kahneman, Daniel. Myšlení : rychlé a pomalé. Vyd. 1. V Brně : Jan Melvil, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87270-42-4.
  • Komárek, Stanislav. Obraz člověka a přírody v zrcadle biologie. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2008. ISBN 978-80-200-1592-1.
  • Lorenz, Konrad. Osm smrtelných hříchů. Vyd. v tomto překladu 2., V nakl. Academia 1. Praha : Academia, 2000. ISBN 80-200-0842-X.
  • Michel, George M.; Moore, Celia L. Psychobiologie : biologické základy vývoje chování. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 1999. ISBN 80-7178-116-9.
  • Polák, Michal. Filosofie mysli. Vyd. 1. Praha : Triton, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7387-742-2.
  • Skinner, B. F. Beyond freedom & dignity. Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company, 2002. ISBN 0-87220-627-0.
  • Tvrdý, Filip. Turingův test : filozofické aspekty umělé inteligence. Vyd. 1. Praha : Togga, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7476-043-3.
  • Varela, F.; Thompson, E.; Rosch, E. The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience. MIT Press, 1991.
  • Weizenbaum, J. Mýtus počítače. Praha, 2002.
  • Wilson, Edward O. Konsilience : jednota vědění : o nezbytnosti sjednocení přírodních a humanitních věd ; Z anglického originálu přeložili Pavla Sadílková a Jana Spurná. 1. vyd. Praha : Lidové noviny, 1999. ISBN 80-7106-321-5.


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 Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer