Course: History of Philosophy (Contemporary)

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Course title History of Philosophy (Contemporary)
Course code KFI/DFIS
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English, German
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šimek Vojtěch, PhDr. Th.D.
Course content
1) Opening lesson, the philosophy in the context of the 20th century 2) Phenomenology I. (Husserl, Scheler) 3) Phenomenology II. (Heidegger, Jonas) 4) Existentialism (Berdyaev, Jaspers, Marcel, Sartre) 5) Philosophy of dialogue (Ebner, Buber, Levinas) 6) (Neo-)Marxism and the Frankfurt School (Bloch, Adorno, Habermas) 7) Neo-Scholasticism and Neo-Thomism (Gredt, Maritain, Bocheński) 8) Neo-Aristotelianism (Anscombe, Spaemann, MacIntyre) 9) Analytic philosophy I. (Frege, Moore, Russell) 10) Analytic philosophy II. (Wittgenstein, Vienna Circle, Carnap) 11) Analytic philosophy III. (Austin, Strawson, Quine) 12) Critical rationalism (Popper), Postmodernism 13) A short look into the Czech philosophy of the 20th century (Masaryk, Patocka, Haban) 14) Summary

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
To acquaint the students with the representative movements and persons in the philosophy of the 20th century.
The student will gain insight into the movements in the philosophy of the 20th century and into the main ideas of the representative primary texts; also into the main connections and differences between the representative movements and ideas.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test

To pass the written test and to explain the main ideas of the primary text that every student chooses.
Recommended literature
  • Blecha, I. (ed.). Svědectví filosofie: Ohlédnutí za 20. stoletím. Olomouc, 2009.
  • Bocheński, J. Mezi logikou a vírou: Rozhovory. 2001.
  • Coreth, E., Ehlen, P., Haeffner, G., Ricken, F. Filosofie 20. století. Olomouc, 2006.

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: Summer