PH0001 Philosophy for Non-Philosophical Disciplines Students

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
prof. Dr. phil. Jakub Mácha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Daniel Špelda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Zdeňka Jastrzembská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Rostislav Niederle, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Josef Petrželka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Josef Petrželka, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Klementová
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
PH0001/01: No timetable has been entered into IS. R. Niederle
PH0001/02: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Petrželka
PH0001/03: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Mácha
PH0001/04: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Špelda
PH0001/05: No timetable has been entered into IS. Z. Jastrzembská
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! NOWANY ( CORE5 ) && ! CORE5
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 750 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 723/750, only registered: 2/750
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 345 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The main objectives of the course can be summarized as follows: to explain the system of Western philosophical tradition.
Learning outcomes
Students will get to know the basic philosophical notions and problems and they will be able to explain European cultural tradition and history of ideas in the context of philosophical thought.
  • 1. Basic problems of philosophy,subject of philosophy, main philosophical disciplines.
  • 2. Ontology
  • 3. Epistemology
  • 4. Philosophy of Language
  • 5. Philosophy of Science
  • 6. Ethics
    required literature
  • PEREGRIN, Jaroslav. Filozofie pro normální lidi. Illustrated by Luboš Bokštefl. Praha: Dokořán, 2008. 142 stran. ISBN 9788073631925. info
  • TRETERA, Ivo. Nástin dějin evropského myšlení : od Thaléta k Rousseauovi. 4. vyd. Praha: Paseka, 2002. 374 s. ISBN 807185171X. info
    recommended literature
  • BLECHA, Ivan. Filosofie. 4. opr. a rozš. vyd. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2002. 279 s. ISBN 80-7182-147-0. info
  • BOCHEŃSKI, Józef Maria. Cesta k filozofickému myšlení. Vyd. 3., v Academii 1. Praha: Academia, 2001. 93 s. ISBN 8020008535. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Online test consisting of 20 closed questions focusing on themes presented during lectures.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Kurz je určen studentům, kteří nestudují filozofii.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2001, Spring 2002, Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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