Course: Philosophical Psychology

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Course title Philosophical Psychology
Course code KFI/FP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Heider Daniel, doc. Ph.D.
Course content
The course comprises the following lectures: 1. The soul as the substantial form of body and the soul as the principle of vital operations 2. The immortality of the human soul (various forms of proofs) 3. The soul and its powers 4. The basic principles of the cognitive psychology in general 5. Sense cognition in general 6. External senses 7. Intrinsic sense(s) 8. Intellection 9. Sense appetite 10. Will 12. Separate soul and its operations

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim is to introduce students to the Aristotelian-scholastic psychology as exemplified by the text of the early modern scholastic Jesuit Francisco Suárez.
The ability to reflect upon the basic concepts and positions in the philosophical psychology of the Aristotelian-scholastic tradition in comparison with later approaches.
Basic knowledge of ancient and medieval philosophy. Elementary knowledge of Latin and good knowledge of English language. .

Assessment methods and criteria
oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Aristoteles. O Duši. Praha, 2003.
  • Francisco Suárez. Commentaria una cum quaestionibus in libros De anima, ed., Salvador Castellote, Vols. 1?3. Madrid: Editorial Labor, 1978.
  • Francisco Suárez. Selections from De Anima, transl. John Kronen. Munich: Philosophia Verlag, 2012.
  • Simo Knuuttila, Juha Sihvola, eds., (. Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind. Philosophical Psychology from Plato to Kant. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014.

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 (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: -