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Course code KFI/AF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Novotný Daniel D., Ph.D.
  • Šimek Vojtěch, PhDr. Th.D.
  • Heider Daniel, doc. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Analytical philosophy I: Its Roots (Frege, Moore, Russell) 2. Analytical philosophy II: Logical positivism (Vídeňský kruh, Carnap, Wittgenstein) 3. Analytical philosophy III: Philosophy of natural language and pragmaticism (Austin, Strawson, Quine) 4. Filosofie mysli I: Intenctionality and mind-body problem (i) 5. Filosofie mysli II: Mind-body problem and the problem of consciousness 6. Filosofie mysli III: Perception (i) 7. Filosofie mysli IV: Perception (ii) 8. Analytical ethics I: Introduction and the outline of basic approaches 9. Analytical ethics II: Representative figures and their significance (Moore, Hare, Anscombe) 10. Analytical theism I: Introduction, the characteristics and the survey of the topics 11. Analytical theism II: Selected figures and their contribution (Bocheński, Plantinga, Swinburne) Detailed hand-outs with basic literature on the topic will be provided every hour.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Preparation for classes - 3 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of the subject is to acquaint student with the basic topics and arguments of the analytical philosophy of the twentieth century. The topics from philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, analytical ethics and analytical theology should be gradually discussed.
The student will gain a basic orientation regarding the main problems, arguments and approaches in the dominat stream of contemporary philosophy, sc. in the analytical philosophy of the 20th century.
passive knowledge of English language, knowledge of the history of contemporary philosophy

Assessment methods and criteria
oral exam
Recommended literature
  • E. Coreth et al. Filosofie 20. století. Olomouc, 2006.
  • J. Ondok. Řeč o Bohu. Brno, 2006.
  • James Hill, Jakub Mihálik. Vědomí bez redukce. Antologie esejů ze současné filosofie mysli. Praha, 2015.
  • Jaroslav Peregrin. Úvod do analytické filosofie. Praha, 1992.
  • Michal Polák. Filosofie mysli. Praha, 2013.
  • Petr Kolář a Vladimír Svoboda. Logika a etika. Praha, 1997.
  • Tim Crane. Elements of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind. Oxford, 2001.
  • Tomáš Marvan, Juraj Hvorecký. Základní pojmy filosofie jazyka a mysli. Nymburk, 2007.
  • William Fish. Philosophy of Perception: A Contemporary Introduction. New York, 2010.

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