Course: Reading and interpretation of french philosophical texts 2

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Course title Reading and interpretation of french philosophical texts 2
Course code KFI/FIF2
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, French
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kratochvíl Miloš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Work with selected French-written texts - secondary literature or source-texts in philosophical reading-books. The texts focuse on French age of enlightenment, French epistemology or French philosophy of 2nd half of 20th century. Texts will be published at the beginning of the semester on the website of Courseware.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Students' self-study, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 38 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills, the course is guided in Czech.
learning outcomes
Students will learn to work with French-written philosophical text. They will learn to orientate in the text, analyze and interpret it. Students are able to summarize and explain the crucial passages of text and formulate its main ideas. They are able to elaborate a paper using French-written secondary literature. They are also able to search for thesis and reconstruct applied arguments of source-text, primary literature and to explain the historical and philosophical context of the text.
teaching methods
Textual studies
Students' self-study
assessment methods
Combined exam
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Aktuální seminární texty budou. zveřejněny před zahájením výuky v Coursewaru..
  • Bergson, H. Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience. Paris : PUF, 2007.
  • BRENNER, Anastasios. Les origines françaises de la philosophie des sciences.
  • Desanti, J.-T. Introduction a la phénoménologie. Paris : Gallimard, 1994.
  • LAVELLE, Louis. La philosophie française entre les deux guerres.
  • Merleau-Ponty. Phénoménologie de la perception. Paris : Gallimard, 1976.
  • Pradeau, J.-F. Histoire de la philosophie. Paris : Seuil, 2009.
  • Revel, J.-F. Histoire de la philosophie occidentale. Paris : Pocket, 2003.

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 (13-4) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-2,3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer