PHV423en Wittgenstein: Selected Chapter

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 6 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Dr. phil. Jakub Mácha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Dr. phil. Jakub Mácha, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Thu 14:00–15:40 B2.42
Prerequisites (in Czech)
basic familiarity with English language,
the course is suitable for exchange students,
domestic students of philosophy should enroll first "PHA0105 Ludwig Wittgenstein: An introduction to his philosophy".
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives (in Czech)
The aim of this course is to present a very basic introduction into some parergonal themes from Wittgenstein's thought: ethics, mysticism, religion, mathematics, epistemic certainty, philosophy of art, aesthetics, music, colors.
Learning outcomes (in Czech)
At the end of the course students should be able to understand extended tenets of Ludwig Wittgenstein's thinking.
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • 1. Life and work
  • 2. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  • 3. Philosophical Investigations
  • 4. Ethics
  • 5. Religion, mysticism, mythology
  • 6. Intentionality
  • 7. Epistemic certainty, skepticism
  • 8. Colors, perception, aspect seeing
  • 9. Mathematics (numbers, proofs, infinity)
  • 10. Art, aesthetics, music
  • 11. Antropology
  • WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Werkausgabe : [in 8 Bänden] [Wittgenstein]. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp,. info
  • WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Vortrag über Ethik und andere kleine Schriften. Edited by Joachim Schulte. 2. Aufl. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1991. 142 s. ISBN 3-518-28370-7. info
  • WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Tractatus logico-philosophicus. Edited by Bertrand Russell, Translated by D. F. Pears - Brian F. McGuinness. 2nd ed. of this translation,. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. xxii, 166. ISBN 0-7100-3004-5. info
  • WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Prototractatus :an early version of Tractatus logico-philosophicus. Edited by Brian F. McGuinness - T. Nyberg - Georg Henrik von Wright, Translated. 1st publ. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1971. 256 s., [1. ISBN 0-8014-0610-2. info
  • WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. The philosophical investigations [Wittgenstein, 1968]. Edited by George Pitcher. London: Macmillan, 1968. x, 510 s. ISBN 3-330-70429-2. info
Teaching methods (in Czech)
lectures, class discussion, guest lectures
Assessment methods (in Czech)
oral exam, class attendance (max two missed classes)
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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