PH1101 Introduction to Philosophy

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Dr. phil. Jakub Mácha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Josef Krob, CSc.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Hana Holmanová
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Fri 12:30–14:05 G24
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
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Course objectives
After the completion of the course the students will have become familiar with the basic philosophical concepts, most important thinker in history of philosophy and the elementary problems of systematic philosophy; they will be able to apply fundamental philosophical literature and interpret some texts of primary literature; they will be able to form an independent piece of reasoning on an assigned topic.
  • Subject of philosophy, elements of work with philosophical literature, basic philosophical notions, subject of main philosophical disciplines, philosophy and myth, philosophy and science, philosophy and religion, main types of European rationality.
  • 1. What is philosophy
  • - structure of philosophy, philosophical disciplines
  • - relation between philosophy and myth, philosophy and science, philosophy and ideology
  • 2. Ontology, basic problems
  • - subject of ontology
  • - categories of ontology
  • - ontological systems
  • 3. Epistemology
  • - problem of intelligibility
  • - rationalism a empirism
  • - problem of truth
  • - language and knowledge
    required literature
  • BLECHA, Ivan. Filosofie :(základní problémy). 2. opr. a rozš. vyd. Olomouc: FIN, 1996. 271 s. ISBN 80-7182-032-6. info
  • • Betrand Russell, Problémy filosofie, Čin, [1912] 1927, kap. 15 „Hodnota filosofie“.
  • PEREGRIN, Jaroslav. Filozofie pro normální lidi. Illustrated by Luboš Bokštefl. Praha: Dokořán, 2008. 142 stran. ISBN 9788073631925. info
  • TVRDÝ, Josef. Úvod do filosofie. Vyd. 1. v Brně: Komenium, 1947. 197 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion.
Assessment methods
1. Written essay "Why I dedided to study philosophy", 1800 characters, due to 15. October.
2. synopsis of the required reading, 7200 characters, due to 12. December.

Both essays must be submitted via IS
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, 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 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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