FPFVA016 Physics, philosophy and the arts

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Stuchlík, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Stuchlík, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Stuchlík, CSc.
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
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 goal of the course is to confront some important parts of physics and philosophy and demonstrate connections to art.
Syllabus
  • Materialism versus idealism. Relation of material and spiritual principles.
    Rationalism versus empirism in modern philosophy, Descartes, Hume, Kant, logical empirism, Popper.
    Mathematical axioms and physical fundaments (non-Euclidean geometry, application of non-Euclidean geometry in physics).
    Mathematics and art: golden section, projective geometry, application in renesance and modern art, hidden dimensions.
    Symmetry in physics and art (basic invariance of physical laws, crystalic structure of matter - symmetry and imagination of beauty, Escher).
    Newtonian physics and its influence on the art.
    Relativity and its reflection in the art.
    Determinism and chaos, deterministic chaos, reflection in modern painting.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • Kraus, I. Fyzika v kulturních dějinách Evropy 3.díl - Století elektřiny. ČVUT, Praha. ISBN 978-80-01-04052-2. info
  • Langer, J. Prezentace dostupné na http://sites.google.com/site/ufma14/my-forms. info
  • Štoll, I. Dějiny fyziky. Prometheus, Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7196-375-2. info
  • Olsen S. Záhadný zlatý řez. Dokořán, Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7363-195-6. info
  • Kraus, I. Fyzika od Thaléta k Newtonovi - Kapitoly z dějin fyziky. Academia, 2007. ISBN 978-80-200-1540-2. info
  • Kraus, I. Fyzika v kulturních dějinách Evropy Od Leonarda ke Goethovi. ČVUT, Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-01-03716-4. info
  • Kraus, I. Fyzika v kulturních dějinách Evropy Starověk a středověk. ČVUT, Praha, 2006. ISBN 80-01-03472-0. info
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
60% attendance at lectures
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2016, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Winter 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2020, recent)
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