Course: Readings in Ancient Philosophy

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Course title Readings in Ancient Philosophy
Course code KFI/CAF
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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)
  • Kočandrle Radim, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Heraclitus of Ephesus. Problems of translation. Character of doxography. Interpretating direct fragments. Interpreting particular writings nowadays. Ancient writings - retention, character, means of expression. Meaning fields. Logos. Fire. Shared. Awakening. Consciousness. Life and death. Antithesis. Fight. Physis. Soul. Destiny. Common people. The divine game. Aristotle - 10th to 14th chapter of the IVth book of Physics - treatise on the time. The fragments of the old Stoics - excerpt.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Individual study, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will deepen their knowledge of sources of the ancient philosophy and their content layers, that makes students possible to get the insight to the problems of ancient philosophy as a whole. The knowledge of sources helps to deeper recognize and understand lots of connections of the philosophical systems of the studied period.
teaching methods
Seminar
Textual studies
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
Individual study
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • Zlomky předsokratovských myslitelů. 2. vyd. Praha : Československá akademie věd, 1962.
  • Zlomky starých stoikov ; prel. Miloslav Okál, úvod napís. Jaroslav Martinka. 1. vyd. Bratislava : Pravda, 1984.
  • Aristotelés. Fyzika. 1. vyd. Praha : Rezek, 1996. ISBN 80-86027-03-1.
  • Diels, H. Doxographi Graeci. Berlin, 1929.
  • Diels, Hermann. Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker : griechisch und deutsch. 6. Aufl. Zürich : Weidmann, 2004. ISBN 3-615-12201-1.
  • Díogenés, Laertios. Životy, názory a výroky proslulých filosofů. 2. vyd. Pelhřimov : Nová tiskárna Pelhřimov, 1995. ISBN 80-901916-3-0.
  • Graeser, Andreas. Řecká filosofie klasického období : sofisté, Sókratés a sokratikové, Platón a Aristotelés. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2000. ISBN 80-7298-019-X.
  • Guthrie, W. K. C. A History of Greek Philosophy. 1-3. Cambridge, 1962.
  • Kahn, Charles H. The art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentary. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1979. ISBN 0-521-28645-X.
  • 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.
  • Marcovich, M. Heraclitus. Greek text with a Short Commentary. Sankt Augustin, 2001.


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