UBKKDBP011 Philosophy II

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Petr Slováček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Slováček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Slováček, Ph.D.
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Compulsory, 13p+13s.
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 course Philosophy II is aimed at acquainting students with the modern and contemporary European philosophical tradition, beginning with the rejection of the so-called speculative or dark medieval philosophy and the inclination to methods and justification of their own natural sciences or mathematics. This movement of modern philosophy will then be observed on several levels - epistemological, anthropological and political, with reference to their interconnectedness. At the end of the course, students will be introduced to some of the more influential philosophical strategies of the last century.
Learning outcomes
Students will be acquainted with the issues mentioned in the syllabus
  • 1. Introduction - repetition of selected chapters of the subject Philosophy I, acquaintance with compulsory and recommended literature. 2. Specifics of modern philosophy - turn to the subject, power, philosophy as a system 3. Continental rationalism - its starting points, assumptions and representatives (R. Descartes, B. Spinoza, G. W. Leibniz) 4. British empiricism - its starting points, assumptions and representatives (F. Bacon, T. Hobbes, J. Locke, D. Hume) 5. I. Kant - Kant's epistemology, ethics and political theory 6. German idealism and Marxism - J. G. F. Hegel and his conception of history, state and individual, Marx's conception of history and individual 7. Utilitarianism - J. Bentham and J. S. Mill 8. Pragmatism - Ch. Peirce, W. James, J. Dewey 9. Positivism - Vienna Circle 10. E. Husserl - bases of phenomenology 11. M. Heidegger - existence and residence, fundamental ontology and Heidegger's hermeneutics 12. Important European emigrants - L. Strauss, H. Arendtová and E. Kantorowicz 13. Philosophy of language - turn to language.
    required literature
  • PEREGRIN, J. Kapitoly z analytické filosofie. Praha: Filosofia, 2005.
  • LOCKE, J. Esej o lidském chápání. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2012.
  • HOBBES, T. Leviathan. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2015.
  • RÖD, W. Německá klasická filosofie I. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2015.
  • HEIDEGGER, M. Bytí a čas. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2018.
    recommended literature
  • DESCARTES, R. Meditace o první filosofii. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2003.
  • RÖD, W. Novověká filosofie II. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2004.
  • RÖD, W. Novověká filosofie I. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2001.
  • RENDTOVÁ, H. Původ totalitarismu. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2013.
    not specified
  • JAESCHKE, W. – Arndt, A. Německá klasická filosofie II. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2015.
Teaching methods
Lecures, class discussion
Assessment methods
Attendance at seminars (75%). Active approach. Paper (presentation of own interpretation of the given text). Oral exam
Language of instruction
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022.
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