ARCHKRA009 Basic of philosophy

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Petr Slováček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Slováček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Slováček, Ph.D.
Institute of Archaeology - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Active participation in seminars (preparation and study of assigned texts) will be required for credit. The subject will be concluded with a test verifying knowledge of the discussed topics.
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the development of European philosophy, primarily through an encounter with it the most important representatives, problems and the form of their conceptual and argumentative presentation. In line with this objective the center of interest of the subject will be placed not only in the narrow field of ontology, but in the relationship between ontology and philosophical by thematizing the so-called human things, whereby the history of philosophy as well as specific philosophical problems (ontological, epistemological, anthropological) break out of their professional isolation. Students will thus be able to follow the development of some approaches (philosophies) on the one hand and at the same time understand the permanent relevance of basic philosophical questions and their undiminished importance for western civilization from the other side:
  • 1. Life in ancient Greece − Greek philosophy as a departure from myth, man and society in ancient Greece 2. Reception of Greek thought and its role in the empire (philosophy within the Roman Empire) 3. The beginnings of Christian Europe - the Christian transformation of the perception of the individual and society 4. Reason and faith - two sources of medieval knowledge and their relationship 5. Changes in medieval thought - Aristotle's journey to the Latin West, Jewish and Muslim mediators a translators 6. The importance of the Renaissance and humanism in European history 7. Modern change of the scientific paradigm − modern turn to man 8. Enlightenment and its anthropological optimism 9. Philosophy and ideology of the 19th century. − their role in the changing European society 10. Interwar Europe − criticism of modernity 11. Kasic liberalism – F. Hayek, L. von. Months 12. Famous European emigrants − H. Arendtová, L. Strauss. 13. Enemies of the free world - or the standard model of the social sciences
    required literature
  • Störig, H. J.: Malé dějiny filozofie. Praha 1993.
  • Blecha, I.: Základní problémy filozofie. Olomouc 1992.
  • Ballestrem, O.: Politická filozofie 20. století. Praha 1993.
    recommended literature
  • Röd, W. Novověká filosofie II: od Newtona po Rousseaua. Praha 2004.
  • Röd, W. Novověká filosofie I: od Francise Bacona po Spinozu. Praha 2006.
  • Holzhey, H. - Röd, W.: Filosofie 19. a 20. století II. Praha 2006.
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2023.
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