PHA0001 Philosophy for Non-Philosophical Disciplines Students

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Radim Bělohrad, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Josef Krob, CSc.
Department of Philosophy – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy – Faculty of Arts
Fri 12:00–13:40 B2.22, except Fri 19. 4.
Fluent English
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 30/30, only registered: 1/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The goal of the course is to enable students to:
understand and explain the research fields of philosohy;
work with information on the key concepts in each field;
make reasoned judgments about key philosophical issues;
understand the subject matter of metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of science and ethics.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the successful student will be able to:
- list and describe the key disciplines in philosophy
- explain the role of philosophy and humanities in contemporary society
- employ the methods of critical thinking
- identify basic logical fallacies
- outline the basic problems and arguments in metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philsophy of science, language and religion.
  • Introduction to philosophy - the role in today´s world.
  • Critical thinking
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of language
  • Philosophy of science
  • Ethics
    recommended literature
  • Introduction to philosophy : classical and contemporary readings. Edited by Louis P. Pojman - James Fieser. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University, 2008, x, 694. ISBN 9780195311617. info
  • BLACKBURN, Simon. Think : a compelling introduction to philosophy. 1st pub. Oxford: Oxford University, 1999, vii, 312. ISBN 9780192100245. info
  • APPIAH, Anthony. Necessary questions :an introduction to philosophy. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1989, 240 s. ISBN 0-13-611328-1. info
  • NAGEL, Thomas. What does it all mean? : a very short introduction to philosophy. New York: Oxford University, 1987, 101 s. ISBN 9780195052169. info
Teaching methods
Assigned readings, seminars
Assessment methods
Written final test. Min. score 60 percent. 2 unexcused absences allowed.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms 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, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Spring 2025.
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