Course: Philosophy 2

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Course title Philosophy 2
Course code KFI/FI2HB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, 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.
  • Profant Martin, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Overview of philosophy of history since Antiquity till presence. The course is specialized on presentation of philosophicaly-historical visions in most important historical periods of European culture: archaic Greece, classical and later Antiquity, Patristic, Middle Ages, Renaissance, early Modern Age, Enlightment, thinking of 19th century, modern philosophy. 1. Introduction of philosophy of history. 2. Philosophy of history and Greek thinking. 3. Christianity and historicity: history of salvation, eschatology. 4. Philosophy of history in Middle Ages. 5. Philosophy of history in Renaissance. 6. Philosophy of history in Modern Ages thinking, idea of theoretical progress. 7. Progressivistical philosophy of history in 19th centrury (Positivism, Marxism). 8. Philosophy of history in 20th century. 9. Critics of philosophy of history ( Marquard, J.-F. Lyotard, H. Blumenberg). 10. Four visions of philosophy of history. 11. Anachronisms and history in European thinking. 12. Externalism and Internalism: two visions of history of thinking. 13. Reserve.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 52 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Knowledge and skills within the course FI1HB.
learning outcomes
Students will define and describe basic streams of philosophy of history. They will diferentiate particular positions and will explain their relationship in historical intelectual, social and cultural context. They will remember, describe and define basic cathegories of philosophy and history. They will aplicate knowledge of philosophicaly-historical cathegories on standard historiographical works. Student will analyse and compare presumptions of philosophicaly-historical conceptions. They will summarize and criticaly evaluate its influence for the history of European culture.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Oral exam
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. Kostelní Vydří : Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2000. ISBN 80-7192-500-2.
  • 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 General History (17-1) History courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Czech History (14-1,2,3,4) History courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts General History (14-4) History courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts General History (14-3) History courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts General History (16-2) History courses 2 Summer