Course: Philosophy and Society

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Course title Philosophy and Society
Course code KFI/FAS
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Stránský Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Socrates Plato Aristotle Augustin Machiavelli Utopian thought (More, Campanella, Bacon) Hobbes Locke Rousseau Hegel, Marx Rawls, Nozick, Macintyre

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The lectures focus on the history of political thought from the ancient Greece to 19th century.
Basic understanding of political philosophy.
Prerequisites
none

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Student performance assessment

1) Seminar paper 2) Written or oral exam Details will be specified in the first lecture.
Recommended literature
  • Aristotelés . Politika.
  • Bacon, Francis; Jelínek, Konstantin,; Sviták, Ivan. Nová Atlantis. I. vydání. Praha : Rovnost, 1952.
  • Campanella, Tommaso; Mohyla, Otakar,; Mohylová, Jiřina. Sluneční stát. Praha : Rovnost, 1951.
  • J. Locke. Druhé pojednání o vládě, Dopis o toleranci.
  • J.-J. Rousseau. O společenské smlouvě; Rozprava o původu nerovnosti mezi lidmi.
  • Klosko, George (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy. Oxford, 2011.
  • More, Thomas. Utopia. London : Blackie & Son Limited, 19uu.
  • N. Machiavelli. Vladař.
  • Platón; Novotný, František,; Platón,; Platón. Euthyfrón ; Obrana Sókrata ; Kritón. 3. vyd. Praha : ISE, 1994. ISBN 80-85241-37-4.
  • Platón. Ústava, Politikos, Zákony.
  • Smith, Steven B. Introduction to Political Philosophy. 2012.
  • sv. Augustin. O obci boží.
  • Špelda, Daniel. Renesanční a novověká filosofie. 1. vyd. V Plzni : Západočeská univerzita, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7043-822-0.
  • T. Hobbes. Leviathan.


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): Ethics in Social Work (2013) Category: Social sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter