Course: Introduction to Philosophy

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Course title Introduction to Philosophy
Course code KFI/UDF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Polák Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Demjančuk Nikolaj, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
Basic overview of philosophical streams and positions in most important periods of history of philosophy (Antiquity, Renaissance, Middle Ages, Modern Age, Enlightment, philosophy of 19th century, modern philosophy). Students will be introduced into the basic philosophical cathegories and terms.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 16 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will define and describe basic philosophical streams since Antiquity till presence. They will diferentiate particular philosophical opinions and they will explain its relationship in historical intelectual, social and cultural context. They will remember, describe and define basic philosophical cathegories and terms. Students will also summarize and compare philosophical opinions of various streams and authors. They will analyse and compare various philosophical positions and ideals. They will summarize and evaluate their influence for the study of philosophy.
teaching methods
Lecture
Discussion
assessment methods
Test
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, Arno. Úvod do filozofie. Praha : Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1990. ISBN 80-04-25414-4.
  • Petříček, Miroslav jr. Úvod do současné filosofie : 11 improvizovaných přednášek. 2. vyd. Praha : Herrmann a synové, 1991.
  • Störig, Hans Joachim. Malé dějiny filosofie. Kostelní Vydří : Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2000. ISBN 80-7192-500-2.


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Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
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Faculty of Education - (16) History courses - -
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Faculty of Education History in Education (16) History courses - -
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Faculty of Education Teacher Training for BSPL Teachers (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
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Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (13) Mathematics courses 2 Summer
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Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
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Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
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Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
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Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
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Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
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Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Education History in Education (17) History courses - -
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