FF FDPHkJ Philosophy
Name in Czech: Filozofie
doctoral combined
Included in the programme: FF D-PH_ Philosophy

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The state doctoral exam (DE) must be passed after the 6th semester and before the 8th semester of the study.
To approach DE, one must have at least 150 credits for courses in the prescribed structure.
For the formal framework of DE, see https://is.muni.cz/auth/help/szr , článek 32. Státní doktorská zkouška.
The first part of DE: a discussion over 1 (of 3) randomly selected doctoral theses delivered and approved before (approval by the chief of the study; unfitting proposal can be rejected).
Each doctoral thesis submitted to DE must not overlap with a topic of the dissertation thesis; each must fit a standard (sub)field in philosophy (subfields: history of ph., ontology, epistemology, logic, ethics, etc.); maximum 1 thesis per subfield, i.e. one submit theses from 3 distinct philosophy subfields.
The second part of DE: presentation and defence of 1 submitted chapter of the dissertation thesis.

The defence (DDT) of the dissertation thesis (DT) is a culmination of the study.
It happens after the Doctoral Thesis Report is submitted and mainly after a successful Doctoral Exam (DE). A minimum of 240 credits is required.
If all formal necessities are fulfilled, both DE and DDT, respectively, may occur in 1 day.
For the formal framework of DDT, see v https://is.muni.cz/auth/help/szr , článek 34. Státní doktorská zkouška.
Typical parts of DDT: the presentation of the structure of DT according to the Doctoral Thesis Report which involves also the overview of the adopted methodology and the main results of DT; the reading of reviews, incl. critical comments and questions; replies to the comments and questions; replies to the comments and questions raised by the other members of the committee (in the form of discussion).

Requirements of the study

Research activities:
* The preparation of the dissertation thesis - during the whole study; 60% of the workload.
(Related course: Doctoral Seminar I-IV; International Scientific Publication; Scientific Publication I-III; Seminar of Preparation for Doctoral Exam I-II; together with obligatory eligible courses in block A and B: 120 credits.)
* Preparation and defence of doctoral theses and 1 chapter of the dissertation thesis = are presented as a doctoral exam before a committee - it must be passed between the end of the 6th and the beginning of the 8th semester.
* Publishing activities - consist of at least 3 papers in serious (national) journals and at least 1 paper in the international environment; minimally 20% of the workload.
* Pedagogical activities - the student participates in courses by teaching, maximally 10% of the workload.
* The international study stay - the duty to spend altogether at least 3 months abroad.
* Active conference participation - the duty to actively participate at minimally 2 conferences, at least 1 international.

Among obligatory courses, one finds also: methodological seminars, foreign language, specialized and interdisciplinary eligible courses. Credits are received even for obligatory parts of the study such as stays, publications, conferences.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

1. The asymmetry of brain hemispheres and its Impact on Contemporary Society
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/j7tie/
Supervisor: doc. Mgr. Radim Bělohrad, Ph.D., učo 10956
Student: Mgr. Daniel Krchňák, Ph.D., učo 362596, FF D-PH4 PH (abs.) (finished)
1. Nietzsche's Philosophy of Art
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/nl4b2/
Supervisor: doc. Dr. phil. Jakub Mácha, Ph.D., učo 3662
Student: Mgr. et Mgr. Stanislav Laga, Ph.D., učo 179526, FF D-PH4 PH kombin. (abs.) (finished)
1. The Relationship between the Argumentation and Rhetorics.
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/px0c0/
Supervisor: doc. PhDr. Marek Picha, Ph.D., učo 11118
Student: Mgr. Iva Svačinová, Ph.D., učo 217195, FF D-PH4 PH kombin. (abs.) (finished)
2. Power of Negativity: A Philosophical Study of the Hegelian Heritage in the 20th and 21th Century
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/uvgoy/
Supervisor: doc. Dr. phil. Jakub Mácha, Ph.D., učo 3662
Student: Mihirigama Dewage Saman Pushpakumara, Ph.D., učo 429420, FF D-PH4 PH (abs.) (finished)
1. Pulchrum, bonum, verum in the Work of H. U. von Balthasar
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/iswnx/
Supervisor: doc. PhDr. Helena Pavlincová, Ph.D., učo 379
Former Supervisor: prof. PhDr. Břetislav Horyna, Ph.D., učo 224
Student: Mgr. Tomáš Ulrich, Ph.D., učo 346469, FF D-PH4 PH kombin. (abs.) (finished)
1. A Criticism of Church anin Antiquity and Present Era
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/mspne/
Supervisor: doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr., učo 1294
Student: Mgr. Juraj Franek, Ph.D., učo 128247, FF D-PH4 PH kombin. (abs.) (finished)
2. Changes of Power Conceptions in the Philosophy of the 20th Century
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/nnszi/
Supervisor: prof. PhDr. Jan Zouhar, CSc., učo 229
Student: Mgr. Veronika Ježková, Ph.D., učo 85922, FF D-PH4 PH kombin. (abs.) (finished)
3. Eric Voegelin and Leo Strauss. An Analysis of the Relation between Politics nad Religiosity
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/y92gq/
Supervisor: prof. PhDr. Jan Zouhar, CSc., učo 229
Former Supervisor: prof. PhDr. Břetislav Horyna, Ph.D., učo 224
Student: Mgr. Igor Paulíček, Ph.D., učo 216417, FF D-PH4 PH kombin. (abs.) (finished)
4. Deduction in Transparent intensional logic
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/hhhga/
Supervisor: prof. PhDr. BcA. Jiří Raclavský, Ph.D., učo 7593
Student: Mgr. Ivo Pezlar, Ph.D., učo 261588, FF D-PH4 PH (abs.) (finished)
5. When to Take Ethics Seriously?
Archive: https://is.muni.cz/th/wabrd/
Supervisor: doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr., učo 1294
Student: Mgr. Michal Stránský, Ph.D., učo 263643, FF D-PH4 PH (abs.) (finished)

Recommended progress through the study plan

Compulsory courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:PHD_AUDissertation Thesis Report J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_CJForeign language J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_DPSeminar for dissertation thesis J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_DS1Doctoral seminar I J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_DS2Doctoral seminar J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_DS3Doctoral seminar III J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_DS4Doctoral seminar IV J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_OP1Research Article I J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_OP2Research Article II J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_OP3Research Article III J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_PG1Pedagogical activities and tutoring I M. Pichaz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_PG2Pedagogical activities and tutoring II M. Pichaz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_SD1Seminar preparing for doctoral exam I J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_SD2Seminar preparing for doctoral exam II J. Raclavskýz 0/0/010 --
FF:PHD_TEDoctoral theses for doctoral exam J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_TKNational conference J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_ZKInternational conference D. Špeldaz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_ZPInternational research article J. Raclavskýz 0/0/020 --
FF:PHD_ZSInternational stay D. Pichováz 0/0/020 --
FF:PHDZ1Philosophy for doctoral studies 1 J. Krobz 0/0/0 6x2 hodiny.10 --
FF:PHDZ2Philosophy for doctoral studies 2 J. Krobk 0/0/0 3x2 hodiny za semestr.10 --
200 credits

Selective courses

Blok A

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:PHD_IVKInterdisciplinary eligible course J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_SVKSpecialised eligible course J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_ZVKInternational eligible course J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_CJDForeign language (further) J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
20 credits

Blok B

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:PHD_OPDResearch Article (further) J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_PPAPopularisation and further publication activities J. Krobz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_ZKDInternational conference (further) D. Špeldaz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_ZPDInternational research article (further) J. Raclavskýz 0/0/020 --
FF:PHD_ZPXInternational practical stay D. Pichováz 0/0/05 --
40 credits

Elective courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:PHD_PGDPedagogical activities and Tutoring (further) M. Pichaz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_POAProject and organisation activities J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_PSVSource study and research J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_SPJSpecialised source language J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
FF:PHD_TSTNational research stay J. Raclavskýz 0/0/05 --
25 credits