Course: Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

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Course title Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
Course code KFI/FHF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Moural Josef, Doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Edmund Husserl's phenomenological philosophy (critique of psychologism, transcendental phenomenology, everyday world); phenomenology after Husserl (Scheler, Merleau-Ponty); history and nature of hermeneutics; Martin Heidegger's philosophy; Czech phenomenology: J. Patočka.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 43 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 35 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to summarize and explain key ideas, conceptions, arguments and motives of phenomenological and hermeneutic philosophy. They will distinguish particular attitudes and explain their relation to former history of philosophy as well as to the period context. Students will connect partial philosophical attitudes and thoughts of mentioned philosophers. They will analyze and compare philosophical conceptions and ideals on the basis of reading of primary and secondary literature. Students will recognise and formulate assumptions and consequences of mentioned philosophical schools of thought, and evaluate their significance for recent philosophy as well as recent culture.
teaching methods
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Bernet, R.; Kern, I.; Marbach, E. Úvod do myšlení Edmunda Husserla. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2004. ISBN 80-7298-122-6.
  • Blecha, Ivan. Proměny fenomenologie : úvod do Husserlovy filosofie. Vyd. 1. Praha : Triton, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7254-938-2.
  • Coreth, Emerich. Filosofie 20. století. 1. vyd. Olomouc : Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2006. ISBN 80-7182-209-4.
  • Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Pravda a metoda I : nárys filosofické hermeneutiky. Vyd. 1. Praha : Triáda, 2010. ISBN 978-80-87256-04-6.
  • Grondin, Jean. Úvod do hermeneutiky. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1997. ISBN 80-86005-43-7.
  • Holzhey, Helmut; Röd, Wolfgang. Filosofie 19. a 20. století. II., Novokantovství, idealismus, realismus a fenomenologie. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2006. ISBN 80-7298-178-1.
  • Husserl, Edmund. Ideje k čisté fenomenologii a fenomenologické filosofii. II. Vyd. 1. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2006. ISBN 80-7298-129-3.
  • Husserl, Edmund. Ideje k čisté fenomenologii a fenomenologické filosofii I. Vyd. 1. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2004. ISBN 80-7298-085-8.
  • Husserl, Edmund. Krize evropských věd a transcendentální fenomenologie : úvod do fenomenologické filozofie. 2. vyd., reprint 1. vyd., Academia 1972. Praha : Academia, 1996. ISBN 80-200-0561-7.
  • Lyotard, Jean Francois. Fenomenologie. 1. vyd. Praha : Victoria Publishing, 1995. ISBN 80-7187-031-5.
  • Patočka, Jan. Úvod do fenomenologické filosofie. 2. vyd. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2003. ISBN 80-7298-064-5.
  • Pechar, Jiří. Problémy fenomenologie : od Husserla k Derridovi. Vyd. 1. Praha : Filosofia, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7007-265-3.
  • Thurner, Rainer; Röd Wolfgang; Schmidinger, Heinrich. Filosofie 19. a 20. století, sv. III: Filosofie života a filosofie existence. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2009.

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 (13-2,3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter