Course: Philosophy of Nature

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Course title Philosophy of Nature
Course code KFI/FILP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
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
  • Stránský Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Nature (PHYSIS) 2. Cosmos and the problem of cosmogony and cosmology (KOSMOS) 3. Soul and living beings (PSYCHÉ, ZÓA) 4. Mattter and theories of the material world (HYLÉ) 5. Movement and change (KINÉSIS) 6. Causality (AITIA) 7. Time (CHRONOS)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Preparation for exam - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 4 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject is focused on standard topics of philosophy of nature which are expounded both from the systematic and historical perspective.
The student will be educated in basic concepts and questions of philosphy of nature. He/she will have good knowledge both on classical topics of natural philosophy and on contemporary theories.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

1. The student must know essential information about the topic 2. The student is able to show adequate level of independent thinking and competence for philosophical discussion on the topic Final examination will be based on given lectures.
Recommended literature
  • Kratochvíl, Z. Filosofie živé přírody. Praha, 1994.
  • Machula, T. Filosofie přírody. Praha, 2007.
  • Špůr, Josef. Úvod do systematické filosofie : filosofie přírody. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2006. ISBN 80-7380-007-1.

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