PHK0001 Philosophy for Non-Philosophical Disciplines Students

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
PhDr. Josef Petrželka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Josef Petrželka, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy – Faculty of Arts
Fri 1. 3. 18:00–19:40 A11, Fri 5. 4. 18:00–19:40 A11, Fri 10. 5. 18:00–19:40 A11
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 55 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce to students philosophical topics and the philosophical way of thinking in three topics:
1. What is philosophy and what is it for? And what does exist? (Ontology, metaphysics.)
2. What can we know? (Epistemology.)
3. How should we live? (Ethics.)
Learning outcomes
After the completion of the course the students will be able to explain the basic problems of the 3 topics and possible answers on the 3 questions.
  • 1. What is philosophy and what is it for? And what does exist? (Ontology, metaphysics.)
  • 2. What can we know? (Epistemology.)
  • 3. How should we live? (Ethics.)
    recommended literature
  • PEREGRIN, Jaroslav. Filozofie pro normální lidi. Illustrated by Luboš Bokštefl. Praha: Dokořán, 2008, 142 stran. ISBN 9788073631925. info
  • POPKIN, Richard H. and Avrum STROLL. Filozofie pro každého. Translated by Karel Berka - Jan Pištěk - Ivana Štekrová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Ivo Železný, 2000, 407 s. ISBN 8024002574. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, discussion, on-line texts.
Assessment methods
Examination in the form of an on-line test from the content of lectures (the detailed slides and videos, which are in the Study Materials).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: platí pro obory,které nejsou v~kombinaci s~filozofií.
Teacher's information
The class will introduce the topic (according to the individual presentations from the study materials), but I always welcome discussion on any subtopic from the content. The lessons should therefore be in a discussion and interactive format.

Participation in the classes is not compulsory.

The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, 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, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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