Course: Reading and interpretation of french philosophical texts 3

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Course title Reading and interpretation of french philosophical texts 3
Course code KFI/FIF3
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
At the seminary French-written philosophical texts will be read, analyzed and interpreted. The texts will be chosen according to specializations and abilities of the students in the seminary group. Texts will be published at the beginning of the semester on the website of Courseware.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Students' self-study, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 48 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills, the course is guided in Czech and in French.
learning outcomes
Students are able to interpret specific passage of philosophical source-text written in foreign language without the help of Czech translation. Students are able to identify applied terminology and critically review its translation. They are also able to translate passages of the text that will be cited in their papers or seminary works.
teaching methods
Textual studies
Students' self-study
assessment methods
Combined exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Aktuální seminární texty budou. zveřejněny před zahájením výuky v Coursewaru..
  • BRENNER, Anastasios. Les origines françaises de la philosophie des sciences.
  • Comte, A. Discours sur l´esprit positif. Paris : Vrin, 2002.
  • LAVELLE, Louis. La philosophie française entre les deux guerres.
  • MEYERSON, Émile. Essais.
  • Ricoeur, P. Histoire et Vérité. Paris : Seuil, 2001.
  • Sartre, J.-P. Qu´est-ce que la littérature?. Paris : Gallimard, 1973.
  • Veyne, P. Quand notre monde est devenu chrétien. Paris : Le livre de poche, 2010.
  • Voltaire. Le siecle de Louis XIV. Paris : Le livre de Poche, 2005.

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