PHNA Contemporary Anglo-American Philosophy

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Radim Bělohrad, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Radim Bělohrad, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Tue 16:00–17:40 A11
The knowledge of English.
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
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to provide students with information that will enable them to understand the basic areas of research and key concepts, theories and authors in British and American philosophy of 20th century.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- understand the basic areas of research and key concepts in British and American philosophy of 20th century;
- explain the day theories and concepts of the field
- list the key authors and their contributions
- describe the nature of analytic and postanalytic philosophy.
  • Analytic philosophy
  • Post-analytic philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of science
  • Ethics
  • Social philosophy
    required literature
  • Povinná literatura je součástí e-learningového kurzu, který doprovází tento kurz.
    recommended literature
  • QUINE, W. V. Vybrané články k ontologii a epistemologii. Translated by Tomáš Marvan - Ludmila Dostálová - Jaroslav Peregrin - Prokop. 1. vyd. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2006. 152 s. ISBN 8070435100. info
  • RORTY, Richard. Filozofia a zrkadlo prírody. Vyd. 1. Bratislava: Kalligram, 2000. 339 s. ISBN 80-7149-325-2. info
  • Struktura vědeckých revolucí. Edited by Thomas S. Kuhn. 1. vyd. Praha: OIKOYMENH, 1997. 206 s. ISBN 80-86005-54-2. info
  • RAWLS, John. Teorie spravedlnosti. Translated by Karel Berka. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995. 361 s. ISBN 80-85605-89-9. info
  • SEARLE, John R. Mysl, mozek a věda. Translated by Marek Nekula. Vyd. l. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1994. 129 s. ISBN 8020405097. info
  • NOZICK, Robert. Anarchy, state, and utopia. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990. xvi, 367. ISBN 063119780X. info
  • NAGEL, Thomas. The view from nowhere. New York: Oxford University, 1989. xi, 244. ISBN 9780195056440. info
  • PARFIT, Derek. Reasons and persons. Repr. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987. xv, 543. ISBN 9780198249085. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, assigned readings
Assessment methods
Only one absence allowed. Attendance is a pre-condition of the eligibility for final test. Further, students will work out and hand in protocols from the lectures. The number of protocols assigned to each student will depend on the total number of students in the course. Each student who works out a protocol in a class will present the protocol at the beginning of the next class as a form of revision. The set of protocols will serve the students as the materials for the preparation for the final exam. The final exam will be in the form of an open-question test. Minimal pass level is 60 %.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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