nk2048 Human Being and Society in Contemporary Philosophy

Faculty of Sports Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/7. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Mgr. Vratislav Moudr, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Mgr. Vratislav Moudr, Ph.D.
Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject is related to Basics of Philosophy and points to the present problems of global society as they are reflected in political, social and environmental philosophy (S. Žižek, T. Pogg, J. Šmajs, K. Liessmann etc.) or in sociology (U. Beck, Z. Baumann etc.).
Learning outcomes
Student should:
- adopt awareness about many serious problems of global civilization
- be able to explain some of they causes
- to get to know connections of these causes and development of European thinking
- to get ecquainted with analysis of some influential thinkers
- to explain some basic ideas for dealing with these problems (global governance, basic income, local currency, "biophilous culture", cybersocialism etc.)
  • Power of global capital and political dysfunction (crisis of liberal democracy)
  • Economical problems
  • Unemployment and precarious labour
  • Social poverty and inequality
  • Material and food problems
  • Environmental problems and climate change
  • Education as a commodity
  • Demofrafic problems
  • JOHANISOVÁ, Naďa. Ekologická ekonomie : vybrané kapitoly. 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 88 stran. ISBN 9788021071162. info
  • ŽIŽEK, Slavoj. Jednou jako tragédie, podruhé jako fraška, aneb, Proč musela utopie liberalismu zemřít dvakrát. Translated by Radovan Baroš. V Praze: Rybka Publishers, 2011. 247 s. ISBN 9788087067253. info
  • ŠMAJS, Josef. Ohrožená kultura (The thretend culture). Brno: Host, 2011. 272 pp. Edice odborných textů. ISBN 978-80-7294-458-3. info
  • BECK, Ulrich. Riziková společnost : na cestě k jiné moderně. Translated by Otakar Vochoč. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2004. 431 s. ISBN 8086429326. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, homework, reading.
Assessment methods
homeworks and 80% presence.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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