ESA112 Aesthetics of Saint Augustine and its Sources

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s) (plus 1 credit for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D.
Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ing. Ivana Vašinová
Supplier department: Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Thu 16:00–17:40 K21
Course is taught in Czech language, no knowledge of Latin required.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Aim of the course is to learn Augustine´s aesthetics as a part of the History of Aesthetics and a part of the European scholarship as well.
Learning outcomes
On succesful completion of the course student will be able to interpret Augustine's work in the framework of the History of Aesthetics and Culture, and also in the perspective of synchronic and systematic approaches [semiology, structuralism, philosophy of language].
  • St. Augustine was not only a theologian. He contributed to Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language, Theory of Laing, Ethics, Rhetorics and many other disciplins. His texts will be closely read and scrutinized in seminars without duplicating the general overview by Karel Svoboda: L'Esthétique de Saint Augustin et ses sources, Brno-Paris 1933. Readings: CONFESSIONES, extracts, DE MAGISTRO, DE ORDINE.
  • AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius. O pořádku (Přít.) : De ordine (Orig.) : Estetika svatého Augustina a její zdroje. info
  • OSOLSOBĚ, Petr. The Order of Love. In Ordo Amoris, or Woodworm in the Tree of Knowledge. Brno: FOTEP, 2005. p. 121-132, 9 pp. edition of Libor Teplý. ISBN 80-86871-03-7. info
  • OSOLSOBĚ, Petr and Karel SVOBODA. Estetika svatého Augustina a její zdroje (Aesthetics of Saint Augustine and Its Sources). druhé. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 280 pp. Karolinum. ISBN 80-246-0090-0. info
  • AUGUSTIN. Vyznání. 4. vyd. Praha: Kalich, 1999. 565 s. ISBN 8070173017. info
  • KARFÍKOVÁ, Lenka. Studie z patristiky a scholastiky. 1. vyd. Praha: [Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku], 1997. 175 s. ISBN 80-86005-32-1. info
  • MANFERDINI, Tina. L'estetica religiosa in s. Agostino. Bologna: Zanichelli, 1969. 159 s. info
  • AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius. O Boží obci : knih 22. [sv.] 2. 1. vyd. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1950. 736 s. info
  • MARROU, Henri-Irénée. Saint Augustin et la fin de la culture antique. [2], Retractatio. Paris: E. de Boccard, 1949. s. 624-713. info
  • AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius. O pořádku ; O učiteli : O učiteli (Obsaž.). V Praze: Nákladem České Akademie věd a umění, 1942. info
Teaching methods
Every lecture requires homework preparation in reading the assigned study literature. After teacher's presentation of the general and particular features of the subject, students are guided to interpretation of the chosen extracts, and class discussions follow.
Assessment methods
written test, oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Obecné podmínky ukončování kursů Semináře estetiky
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět předpokládá 70% účast na přednášce a v semináři.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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