Course: Interpretation of Philosophical Texts

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Course title Interpretation of Philosophical Texts
Course code KFI/IFT
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Murgaš Jaromír, PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Basic conceptions of interpretation 2. Exercixe: J. Sokol, H.G. Gadamer 3. Conceptions of mental and conceptual maps; using of maps for interpretation process 4. The work: practice in using the mental nd cenceltual maps; texts of J. Sokol, H.G. Gadamer 5. The work with J. Grondin book 6. The puzzles of Ancient philosophy texts: Plato and Aristotel 7. Reading Mediavel philosophy: Augustin, Anselm and Thomas Aquinas 8. Modern Age philosophy; racionalism of Descartes and Kant, Hegel 9. The impact of Nietzsche; 19th century 10. Philosophical impulses for concept of interpretation: M. Heidegger, H. Gadamer. 11.-13. Postmodernism and strukturalism. The work with texts.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Textual studies
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 26 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
In this course the students are going to link to their previous knowledge and abilities of interpreting the philosophical text and through the practical exercises are going to improve it. After the course they will be able to understand fully the texts, analyse them, as well as to conceive their best interpretations. In addition, the students are going to exercise their learnt abilities through the practical tasks and discussions improving their philosophical thinking over a specific issues.
teaching methods
Textual studies
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • Blecha, Ivan. Filosofická čítanka. 1. vyd. Olomouc : Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2000. ISBN 80-7182-112-8.
  • Eco, Umberto. Meze interpretace. Praha : Karolinum, 2004. ISBN 80-246-0740-9.
  • Figal, Günter. Hermeneutická svoboda. 1. vyd. Praha : Filosofia, 1994. ISBN 80-7007-060-9.
  • Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Idea Dobra mezi Platónem a Aristotelem. 1. vyd. Praha : ISE, 1994. ISBN 80-85241-46-3.
  • Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Problém dějinného vědomí. 1. vyd. Praha : Filosofia, 1994. ISBN 80-7007-062-5.
  • Grondin, Jean. Úvod do hermeneutiky. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1997. ISBN 80-86005-43-7.
  • Lyotard, Jean Francois. O postmodernismu : postmoderno vysvětlované dětem : postmoderní situace. 1. vyd. Praha : Filosofia, 1993. ISBN 80-7007-047-1.
  • Sokol, Jan. Malá filosofie člověka a slovník filosofických pojmů. 3. rozšíř. vyd. Praha : Vyšehrad, 1998. ISBN 80-7021-253-5.

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