Course: Technical creativity

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Course title Technical creativity
Course code KFI/DTT
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Demjančuk Nikolaj, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
The course puts into philosophical discussions about the nature of the technical creativity and will be devoted to several problems. Metaphysical, naturalistic, mechanistic and biological interpretations of creativity. Philosophical and scientific interpretation kreativity of the 19th century (E. Kapp, F. Bon, P. Engelmeier A. Espinas). Philosophical and scientific interpretation of technical kreativity in 20th century (F. Dessauer, A. Koyre, L. Mumford, M. Heidegger, K. Jaspers, J. Ortega y Gasset, N. Berďajev). Heuristic and algorithmic approaches to technical creativity. The assumptions and the regulative principles of scientific and technical creativity.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Task-based study method, Textual studies
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 54 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 50 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to summarize and evaluate basic ideas and problems of philosophy of science. They will advance their actual knowledge of these problems. Philosophical views of science in particular historical progress will be presented to them. They will compare ideas and systems of most important philosophers, who influenced philosophy of science. They will learn how to work with technical terms of philosophy of science.
teaching methods
Task-based study method
Textual studies
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Arieti, S. Creativity: The Magic Synthesis. New York : Basic Books, 1976.
  • Boden, M. The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanism. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1990.
  • Boden, Margaret A. Dimensions of creativity. 1st ed. Cambridge : MIT Press, 1996. ISBN 0-262-52219-5.
  • Demjančuk, Nikolaj. Filosofie a vědecké myšlení : proměna obrazu vědy v analytické tradici. 1. vyd. Dobrá Voda : Aleš Čeněk, 2002. ISBN 80-86473-19-8.
  • Demjančuk, Nikolaj. O povaze vědy : věda v kulturních kontextech. 1. vyd. V Plzni : Západočeská univerzita, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7043-921-0.
  • Hanson, N. R. Patterns of Discovery. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1958.
  • Nickles, T. Scientific Discovery: Case Studies. Dordrecht : Reidel, 1978.
  • Simonton, D. K. Scientific Genius: A Psychology of Science. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
  • Tondl, Ladislav. Technologické myšlení a usuzování : kapitoly z filozofie techniky. Praha : Filosofia, 1998. ISBN 80-7007-105-2.

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