PHV306 German Philosophy: Reading

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Mon 14:00–15:40 A11
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PH02111 Germ. Phil. - reading
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
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to work with original texts, reading, analyzing and interpreting the texts of selected German philosophers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The focus of the course focuses on a)reading of texts before the seminar; b) seminar activity, comments, interpretations, paraphrases, objections, remarks or amendments.
Learning outcomes
Students can identify representative representatives of contemporary German philosophy and its main currents, explain the context of selected discussions of the 20th and 21st centuries in Germany, interpret the main arguments of selected texts. The motivated student is able to create a representative cross-section of the topics of contemporary German philosophy, prepare and reconstruct the main topics of the read texts.
  • R. D. Precht: Who am I - the popularization of philosophy Peter Sloterdijk: A Critique of Cynic Reason Odo Marquard: Skepticism in modern Age, Sola divisione individuum, Praise of polytheism Konrad Paul Liessmann: Borders Byung-Chul Han: Bipower, psychopolitics and problems of a transparent society Arnold Gehlen: Spirit in the World of Techniques Harald Lemke: Ethics and Food Thilo Sarrazin: The Terror of Virtue and Morality and Politics
  • LEMKE, Harald. Ethik des Essens : Einführung in die Gastrosophie. Neuausgabe. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016. 588 stran. ISBN 9783837634365. info
  • HAN, Byung-Chul. Vyhořelá společnost. Edited by Byung-Chul Han, Translated by Radovan Baroš. Vydání první. V Praze: Rybka Publishers, 2016. 283 stran. ISBN 9788087950050. info
  • SARRAZIN, Thilo. Teror ctnosti : o hranicích názorové svobody v Německu. Translated by František Štícha. Vydání 1. Praha: Academia, 2015. 333 stran. ISBN 9788020024688. info
  • LIESSMANN, Konrad Paul. Chvála hranic : kritika politické rozlišovací schopnosti. Translated by Milan Váňa. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2014. 143 s. ISBN 9788020023315. info
  • LIESSMANN, Konrad Paul. Filosofie zakázaného vědění : Friedrich Nietzsche a černé stránky myšlení. Translated by Milan Váňa. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2013. 313 s. ISBN 9788020021885. info
  • SLOTERDIJK, Peter. Kritika cynického rozumu. Translated by Miloslav Szabó. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Kalligram, 2013. 693 s. ISBN 9788081017254. info
  • PRECHT, Richard David. Kdo jsem? Translated by Zlata Kufnerová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Ikar, 2010. 398 s. ISBN 9788024913063. info
  • MARQUARD, Odo and Peter SLOTERDIJK. Pluralita, skepse, tonalita. Translated by Břetislav Horyna. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1998. 84 s. ISBN 8021019328. info
  • GEHLEN, Arnold. Duch ve světě techniky : Die Seele im technischen Zeitalter (Orig.). Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1972. 163 s. info
Teaching methods
Reading, interpretation, discussion.
Assessment methods
1) Active participation in seminars 2) Submitted text preparation 3) Compulsory attendance at seminars is 80%.The course assumes regular reading and activity at seminars and therefore does not end with a special test or a credit test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.
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