PHBU Introduction to Philosophy

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Dr. phil. Jakub Mácha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Dagmar Pichová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Dagmar Pichová, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Mon 16. 9. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 30. 9. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 7. 10. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 21. 10. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 4. 11. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 11. 11. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 18. 11. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 25. 11. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 2. 12. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 9. 12. 10:00–11:40 C33, Mon 16. 12. 10:00–11:40 C33
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 objective of the course is to introduce the character of the philosophical questioning through basic philosophical concepts and problems in the history of philosophy.
Learning outcomes
After the completion of the course the students will have become familiar with the basic philosophical concepts 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.
    required literature
  • BLECHA, Ivan. Filosofie :(základní problémy). 2. opr. a rozš. vyd. Olomouc: FIN, 1996. 271 s. ISBN 80-7182-032-6. info
  • PEREGRIN, Jaroslav. Filozofie pro normální lidi. Illustrated by Luboš Bokštefl. Praha: Dokořán, 2008. 142 stran. ISBN 9788073631925. info
    recommended literature
  • • Betrand Russell, Problémy filosofie, Čin, [1912] 1927, kap. 15 „Hodnota filosofie“.
  • TVRDÝ, Josef. Úvod do filosofie. Vyd. 1. v Brně: Komenium, 1947. 197 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussions.
Assessment methods
1. Written essay "Why I dedided to study philosophy", 1800 characters, due to October 20.
2. class atttendance (max. 2 absences)
3. oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Studentům kombinovaného studijního programu je doporučeno zapsat si současně předmět PHV2401 Úvod do filozofie: otázky a odpovědi.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.

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