Course: Philosophy 1

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Course title Philosophy 1
Course code KFI/FI1HB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
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
  • Kočandrle Radim, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic overview of philosophical streams and positions in most important periods of history of philosophy (Antiquity, Renaissance, Middle Ages, Modern Age, Enlightment, philosophy of 19th century, modern philosophy). Students will be introduced into the basic philosophical cathegories and terms. 1. What is philosophy? 2. Philosophical subjects, the sence of philosophy. 3. Antique philosophy - presocratics, Socrates, Plato. 4. Antique philosophy - Aristoteles, Helenistic philosophical schools. 5. Middle ages philosophy - overview of main themes. 6. Philosophy in Renaissance - overview of main streams. 7. Modern age philosophy - rationalism. 8. Modern age philosophy . empirism. 9. Enlightment - basic characteristic. 10. Philosophy of 19th century - German classical idealism, positivism. 11. Philosophy of 19th century - irationalism, philosophy of life. 12. Present philosophy - phenomenology, existencialism, hermeneutics. 13. Present philosophy - neopositivism, philosophy of language, philosophy of science.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 26 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will define and describe basic philosophical streams since Antiquity till presence. They will diferentiate particular philosophical opinions and they will explain its relationship in historical intelectual, social and cultural context. They will remember, describe and define basic philosophical cathegories and terms. Students will also summarize and compare philosophical opinions of various streams and authors. They will analyse and compare various philosophical positions and ideals. They will summarize and evaluate their influence for the study of philosophy.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, Arno. Úvod do filozofie. Praha : Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1990. ISBN 80-04-25414-4.
  • Blecha, Ivan. Filosofický slovník. null. Olomouc : FIN, 1995. ISBN 80-7182-014-8.
  • Blecha, Ivan. Filosofie : základní problémy. 2. opr. a rozšíř. vyd. Olomouc : FIN, 1996. ISBN 80-7182-032-6.
  • Coreth, E., Ehlen, P., Haeffner, G. Ricken, F. Filosofie 20. století. null. Olomouc, 2006. ISBN null.
  • Coreth, Emerich; Ehlen, Peter; Schmidt, Josef. Filosofie 19. století. null. Olomouc : Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2003. ISBN 80-7182-157-8.
  • Coreth, Emerich; Schöndorf, Harald. Filosofie 17. a 18. století. null. Olomouc : Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2002. ISBN 80-7182-119-5.
  • Heinzmann, Richard. Středověká filosofie. null. Olomouc : Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2000. ISBN 80-7182-105-5.
  • Höffding, Harald; Král, Josef. Přehledné dějiny filosofie. null. Praha : Česká grafická unie, 1947. ISBN null.
  • Kratochvíl, Zdeněk. Mýtus, filosofie, věda. Díl I. a II., Filosofie mezi Homérem a Descartem. null. Praha : Hrnčířství a nakladatelství M. Jůza & E. Jůzová, 1993. ISBN 80-7111-007-8.
  • Liessmann, Konrad; Zenaty, Gerhard. O myšlení : úvod do filosofie. null. Olomouc : Votobia, 1994. ISBN 80-85619-94-6.
  • Popkin, Richard H.; Stroll, Avrum. Filozofie pro každého. null. Praha : Ivo Železný, 2000. ISBN 80-240-0257-4.
  • Ricken, Friedo. Antická filosofie. null. Olomouc : Nakladatelství Olomouc, 1999. ISBN 80-7182-092-X.
  • Störig, Hans Joachim. Malé dějiny filosofie / Hans Joachim Störig ; [z německého originálu .. přeložili Miroslav Petříček, Petr Rezek a Karel Šprunk]. Vyd 8., V KNA 2. Kostelní Vydří : Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7195-206-0.
  • Tretera, Ivo. Nástin dějin evropského myšlení : od Thaléta k Rousseauovi. null. Praha ; Paseka, 1999. ISBN 80-7185-243-0.
  • Tvrdý, Josef. Průvodce dějinami evropské filosofie. null. Brno : Komenium, 1947. ISBN null.

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 Czech History (14-1,2,3,4) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts General History (14-3) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts General History (14-4) History courses 2 Winter