Course: Interpretation of Texts - Ancient Philsophy 4

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Course title Interpretation of Texts - Ancient Philsophy 4
Course code KFI/ITA4
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course 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.
Course content
A reading and interpretation of representative texts of ancient philosophy from the archaic period to the end of antiquity. Each semester a different text of the given period is chosen and attended. A problem of translations, means, doxographical methods and contemporary interpretations is engaged as well.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 32 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students amplify their knowledge of factual written records of ancient philosophy and their content layer. Students gain a better insight into problems of ancient philosophy as a whole. Knowledge of original sources allows them to distinguish and to comprehend many links between philosophical systems of the given era.
teaching methods
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Zlomky předsokratovských myslitelů. 2. vyd. Praha : Československá akademie věd, 1962.
  • Aristotelés. Fyzika. 1. vyd. Praha : Rezek, 1996. ISBN 80-86027-03-1.
  • Diels, H. Doxographi Graeci. Berlin, 1929.
  • Diels, Hermann. Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker : griechisch und deutsch. 6. Aufl. Zürich : Weidmann, 2004. ISBN 3-615-12201-1.
  • Díogenés, Laertios. Životy, názory a výroky proslulých filosofů. 2. vyd. Pelhřimov : Nová tiskárna Pelhřimov, 1995. ISBN 80-901916-3-0.
  • Kahn, Charles H. The art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentary. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1979. ISBN 0-521-28645-X.
  • Marcovich, M. Heraclitus. Greek text with a Short Commentary. Sankt Augustin, 2001.
  • Okál, M. Zlomky starých stoikov.. Bratislava, 1984.

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