PHV316 History of Ontology: Reading

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PhDr. Josef Krob, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Josef Krob, CSc.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Wed 18:00–19:40 A11
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
Reading source literature should result in good knowledge of original text and the ability to classify it in historical and philosophical context. After the above mentioned abilities have been proved it is possible to debate some of the issues.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the students will be able to: - match a problem or expression from the history of ontology to a philosopher, historical era and other philosophical nexus. - identify a problem emerging from discussion on ontological questions; explain systematically (not only historically) the major explicative tendencies in ontology.
  • The overview of the main types and particular fashions of ontological concepts from the Antique till today. The main accent is given to the changes of the understanding of key traditional ontological categories (the time, the space, the movement, the being, the universe) and their progressive confluence with the natural problems. The critique of stationary and anthropological understanding to ontology.
  • Augustinus: Vyznání.
  • Engels: Dialektika přírody.
  • Husserl: Idea fenomenologie.
  • Bytí a čas. Praha: Oikoymenh, 1996. 477 s. ISBN 80-86005-12-7. info
  • Kosmos a živly. Edited by Petr Rezek. Vyd. 1. Praha: Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku, 1992. 107 s. ISBN 80-85241-18-8. info
  • DESCARTES, René. Rozprava o metodě. Edited by Jan Patočka, Translated by Věra Szathmáryová-Vlčková. 3. vyd., v Nakladatelství S. Praha: Svoboda, 1992. 67 s. ISBN 8020502165. info
  • ARISTOTELES, 384-322 př.Kr. O nebi ; O vzniku a zániku : O vzniku a zániku (Přít.). Bratislava: Pravda, 1985. info
  • KANT, Immanuel. Kritika čistého rozumu : Kritik der reinen Vernunft von Immanuel Kant (Orig.). 1. vyd. Bratislava: Pravda, 1979. 577 s. info
  • HARTMANN, Nicolai. Nové cesty ontológie [15977]. Bratislava: Pravda, 1976. info
  • Zlomky předsokratovských myslitelů. Edited by Karel [estetik Svoboda. V Praze: Nákladem České Akademie věd a umění, 1944. info
Teaching methods
Standard lecture supplemented by on-line presentations and elements of e-learning.
Assessment methods
The course ends with examination, the student must successfully pass a 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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