Course: History of Philosphy (Antiquity and Middle Ages)

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Course title History of Philosphy (Antiquity and Middle Ages)
Course code KFI/KDFAS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Stránský Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
List of topics: - Two branches (Ionian and Eleatic) - Return to the philosophy of nature after Parmenides (Empedocle, Anaxagoras, atomism) - Anthropological turn in philosophy (Socrates, the Sophists, Socratic schools) - The classical period of Greek philosophy (Plato, Aristotle) - The Hellenistic philosophy (epicureanism, stoicism, skepticism, Neoplatonism) - Patristics (Augustin and church fathers, heretics) - Early Scholasticism (the problem of universals, Anselm, Abelard) - High Scholasticism (Bonaventura, Thomas Aquinas) - Late Scholasticism (Duns Scotus, Ockham)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The goal of the lecture is to present the basic figures and streams of ancient and medieval philosophy.
A student gets the overview of the history of the ancient and medieval philosophy, of the ways of philosophical thought and argumentation in the period.
Prerequisites
None

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

1) Reports (reflections) or seminar paper 2) Written exam 3) Oral exam Details will be specified in the first lecture.
Recommended literature
  • Armstrong, A. H.; Pokorný, Martin. Filosofie pozdní antiky : od staré Akademie po Jana Eriugenu. Vyd. 1. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2002. ISBN 80-7298-053-X.
  • Copleston, Frederick Charles. Dějiny filosofie. I., Řecko a Řím. Vyd. 1. Olomouc : Refugium Velehrad-Roma, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7412-167-8.
  • Copleston, Frederick Charles; Odehnalová, Jana. Dějiny filosofie. II., od Augustina ke Scotovi. Vydání první. Olomouc : Refugium Velehrad-Roma, s.r.o., 2016. ISBN 978-80-7412-251-4.
  • Graeser, Andreas; Petříček, Miroslav. Řecká filosofie klasického období : sofisté, Sókratés a sokratikové, Platón a Aristotelés. Vyd. 1. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2000. ISBN 80-7298-019-X.
  • Heinzmann, R. Středověká filosofie. Olomouc, 2000.
  • Kenny, A. Stručné dějiny západní filosofie. Volvox Globator. Praha, 2000.
  • Kirk, G. S.; Raven, J. E.; Schofield, Malcolm. Předsókratovští filosofové : kritické dějiny s vybranými texty. Vyd. 1. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2004. ISBN 80-7298-110-2.
  • Kratochvíl, Zdeněk. Filosofie mezi mýtem a vědou : od Homéra po Descarta. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2009. ISBN 978-80-200-1789-5.
  • Libera, Alain de; Pokorný, Martin. Filosofie v období středověku : Byzanc, země islámu, židovské obce a latinský Západ. Druhé, opravené vydání. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2019. ISBN 978-80-7298-358-2.
  • Pieper Josef. Scholastika. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1993.
  • Pieper Josef. Tomáš Akvinský. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1997.
  • Ricken, Friedo; Mik, David. Antická filosofie. 2. vyd. Olomouc : Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2002. ISBN 80-7182-134-9.
  • Störig, Hans Joachim; Rezek, Petr. Malé dějiny filozofie. Praha : Zvon, 1991. ISBN 80-7113-041-9.


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 (2015) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter