Course: Introduction to Philosophy

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Course title Introduction to Philosophy
Course code KFI/KÚF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Šimek Vojtěch, PhDr. Th.D.
Course content
1) Introduction to the basic terminology and issues 2) Principle 3) Philosophy 4) Knowledge 5) Truth 6) Thought 7) Value 8) Human Being 9) Being 10) Society 11) Absolute Being 12) Revision and final summary

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course has a propaedeutic character. The aim of the course is to help students to learn to think philosophically. Students will be acquainted, in the main features, with what is philosophy as a science and what key questions should be asked in the context of the basic philosophical disciplines, i. e. in the logic, epistemology, ontology, ethics, anthropology, in the philosophy of society and philosophical theology.
The ability to name the basic philosophical problems and approaches.
Prerequisites
None.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Test
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, A. Úvod do filosofie. Praha, Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-804-X.
  • Bocheński, J. M. Cesty k filosofickému myšlení: úvod do základních pojmů.
  • Bocheński, J. M. Slovník filosofických pověr.. Praha, 2000.


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): Free Time Education (2018) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter