Course: History of Philosophy (Antiquity)

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Course title History of Philosophy (Antiquity)
Course code KFI/KDFAT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • 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 the church fathers, heretics) - End of Ancient Thougt (Boethius)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subjet is to give a basic outline of the ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.
The student gets an overview of the history of the ancient philosophy, of the ways of philosophical thought and argumentation in the period.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

1) Seminar paper 2) Written or oral exam Detail will be specified in the first lecture.
Recommended literature
  • Armstrong, A.H. (ed.). Filosofie pozdní antiky. Praha, 2002.
  • Copleston,F. A History of Philosphy. Vol.I-II (London: Search Press. 1946.
  • Graeser, A.:. Řecká filosofie klasického období. Dějiny filosofie sv. 2. Praha, 2000.
  • Hošek, R. (ed.). Aurelius Augustinus. Říman, člověk, světec. Praha, 2000.
  • Karfík, F., Němec, V., Vilím, F. Křesťanství a filosofie. Postavy latinské tradice, ČKA Praha. 1994.
  • Kenny, A. Stručné dějiny západní filosofie. Volvox Globator. Praha, 2000.
  • Kratochvíl, Z. Studie o křesťanství a řecké filosofii.
  • Long, A. A. Hellénistická filosofie. Praha, 2003.
  • Störig, H. J.:. Malé dějiny filosofie. Zvon, Praha 2001.

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