TDVSP3 Special Lecture III

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Daniel Špelda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Comprehension in a foreign language (English, German or other major languages).
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
At the end of the course students should be able to describe the contents of historiography of science, the problems it deals with, its methodology and the challenges it must face.
  • 1. The origins of historiography of science; positivism, whiggism
  • 2. Anachronical and diachronical approach
  • 3. Anachronisms
  • 4. Internalism and externalism
  • 5. The social constructionism
    required literature
  • ŠPELDA, Daniel. Proměny historiografie vědy. Vydání první. Praha: Filosofia, 2009. 343 stran. ISBN 9788070073100. info
    recommended literature
  • KOYRÉ, Alexandre. Od uzavřeného světa k nekonečnému vesmíru. Translated by Petr Horák. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2004. 261 s. ISBN 8070215860. info
  • BROOKE, John Hedley and G. N. CANTOR. Reconstructing nature : the engagement of science and religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. xii, 367. ISBN 019513706X. info
  • BROOKE, John Hedley. Science and religion : some historical perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. x, 422. ISBN 0521283744. info
  • BURTT, Edwin A. The metaphysical foundations of modern physical science. 2nd ed. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980. 352 s. ISBN 0710005881. info
Teaching methods
consultation, reading, homework, discussion
Assessment methods
seminární práce v rozsahu 15 normostran
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 5x za semestr 2 hodiny.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 5x za semestr 2 hodiny.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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