PHK1106 History of Philosophy III - Renaissance

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr. (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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PHK1202 Antiquity, Middle Ages - II
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 course offers basic information on the philosophy of Renaisance. The goal is to get the students acquainted with the history of the concept of "Renaissance", the methodology of the research of the history of Renaissance, basic philosophical problems, areas, works and impulses in the era and with the thinkers representing the elementary forms of Renaissance philosophy. Students learn the basic intellectual and philosophical events in the epoch, passed clichés on Renaissance and get an overview of the varied face of Renaissance.
  • Renaissance myths and clichés, history of the concept of Renaissance, Reformation, Restoration, methodology of the history of Renaissance philosophy.
  • Renaissance humanism: F. Petrarca, language and history.
  • Nicolaus Cusanus and Renaissance metaphysics.
  • Marsilio Ficino and Renaissance Platonism.
  • Pietro Pomponazzi and Renaissance Aristotelism.
  • Metaphysics of Nature: Fracastoro, Telesio, Paracelsus.
  • Worldview change: Copernicus, Kepler, Bruno, Galilei.
  • Moral and political philosophy: Machiavelli.
    required literature
  • Antológia z diel filozofov. 4, Humanizmus a renesancia. Edited by Igor Hrušovský. Vyd. 1. Bratislava: Pravda, 1966. 627 s. info
  • KUSÁNSKÝ, Mikuláš. O učenej nevedomosti : De docta ignorantia (Orig.). 1. vyd. Bratislava: Pravda, 1979. 179 s. info
  • PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA, Giovanni. De dignitate hominis. Edited by David Sanetrník - Tomáš Nejeschleba. První vydání. Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2005. 135 stran. ISBN 8072981641. info
  • MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. Vladař. Edited by Josef Hajný. V tomto překladu 4. vyd., V. Praha: XYZ, 2007. 203 s. ISBN 9788087021736. info
    not specified
  • BURKE, Peter. Italská renesance : kultura a společnost v Itálii. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1996. 319 s. ISBN 8020405895. info
  • KRISTELLER, Paul Oskar. Osm filosofů italské renesance. Edited by Tomáš Nejeschleba. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2007. 203 s. ISBN 9788070218327. info
  • PETRARCA, Francesco. Secretum meum :de secreto conflictu curarum mearum. Edited by Jiří Špička, Translated by Richard Psík. 1. vyd. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2004. 317 s. ISBN 8072981153. info
  • PETRARCA, Francesco. Listy velkým i malým tohoto světa. Praha: Odeon, 1974. info
  • ERASMUS ROTTERDAMSKÝ, Desiderius. O svobodné vůli. Edited by David Sanetrník, Translated by Karla Korteová. 1. vyd. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2006. 277 s. ISBN 8072981862. info
Teaching methods
lecture, assigned readings, independent study and interpretation of primary texts.
Assessment methods
3 tests during the term based on primary literature; colloquium in the form of a discussion over the work of a selected author.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
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Information on the extent and intensity of the course: celkem 6 hod. konzultací.
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Teacher's information
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