Course: 19th Century Philosophy

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Course title 19th Century Philosophy
Course code KFI/FXIX
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
  • Profant Martin, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
German classical idealism (Fichte, Schelling, Hegel); Feuerbach; Marx; philosophy of life (Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bergson); positivism (Comte, Mill); pragmatism (James, Dewey); Kierkegaard; neo-kantianism.

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 comprehend and acquire main attitudes in 19th century philosophy. They explain philosophical conceptions, attitudes and ideals at that time. Students distinguish particular positions and introduce their line of reasoning and its background. At the same time they define presuppositions of their conceptions, contextualise their consequences and recognize their motivations. Students analyse particular philosophical attitudes and compare them on the basis of reading of primary and secondary sources. They sum up the importance of 19th century philosophy to the subsequent history of philosophy and to the formation of modern European culture.
teaching methods
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Baldwin, Thomas. The Cambridge history of philosophy 1870-1945. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-521-59104-X.
  • Coreth, Emerich; Ehlen, Peter; Schmidt, Josef. Filosofie 19. století. null. Olomouc : Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2003. ISBN 80-7182-157-8.
  • Holzhey, Helmut; Röd, Wolfgang. Filosofie 19. a 20. století. II., Novokantovství, idealismus, realismus a fenomenologie. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2006. ISBN 80-7298-178-1.
  • Horyna, Břetislav. Dějiny rané romantiky : Fichte, Schlegel, Novalis. Vyd. 1. Praha : Vyšehrad, 2005. ISBN 80-7021-810-X.
  • Major, Ladislav. Dějiny poklasické filozofie v 19. a na počátku 20. století. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 1991. ISBN 80-7066-462-2.
  • Moyar, D. (ed.). The Routledge Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy. London - New York : Routledge, 2010.
  • Stark, Stanislav. Filosofie 18.-20. století : vybrané kapitoly. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2000. ISBN 80-7082-592-8.
  • 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 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-4) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter