Course: History of Philosophy (Modernity)

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Course title History of Philosophy (Modernity)
Course code KFI/DFIN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
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
  • Sirovátka Jakub, doc. Dr. phil.
Course content
1) Introduction 2) The Characteristics of Modern Philosophy 3) René Descartes 4) David Hume 5) Immanuel Kant 6) German idealism 7) Soren Kierkegaard/Friedrich Nietzsche

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The goal of the lecture is to present the basic figures and streams of modern philosophy. The exposition is focused mainly on René Descartes (rationalism), David Hume (empiricism), Immanuel Kant (critical philosophy - synthesis of rationalism s empiricism).
Student have basic knowledge on leading persons of the Modern philosophy. He is able to understand these philosophers and their particular conceptions to the context of the time and philosophical schools.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Philosophers who must be known in detail: René Descartes, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche Philosophers who must be known in basic outline: Gottfried W. Leibniz, Baruch Spinoza, Francis Bacon, John Locke, George Berkeley, Georg W. F. Hegel, Johann G. Fichte, Friedrich W. J. Schelling, Soren Kierkegaard
Recommended literature
  • David Hume. Dialogy o přirozeném náboženství. Praha: dybbuk, 2013.
  • David Hume. Zkoumání o zásadách mravnosti a zkoumání o rozumu lidském. Praha: Jan Laichter, 1899.
  • Immanuel Kant. Kritika čistého rozumu. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2001.
  • Immanuel Kant. Základy metafyziky mravů. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2014.
  • René Descartes. Meditace o první filosofii. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2003.
  • René Descartes. Regulae ad directionem ingenii/Pravidla pro vedení rozumu. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2000.
  • W. Röd. Novověká filosofie II. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2004.
  • W. Röd. Novověká filosofie I. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2001.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy and Religious Studies (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter