Course: Systematic Philosophy 4 (Philosophical Anthropology)

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Course title Systematic Philosophy 4 (Philosophical Anthropology)
Course code KFI/KFAN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Machula Tomáš, prof. Ph.D., Th.D.
Course content
1. PERSON a. Ethical importance of "person" b. Ontological concept c. Psychological concept d. Sociological concept of the person e. Critical reflection SOUL AND BODY a. Naturalistic reductionism b. Non-reductive concepts c. Dualism of principles d. Substantial dualism e. Critical reflection 3. SENSITIVE AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE a. Cognitive and appetitive powers b. Sensual knowledge c. Intellectual knowledge d. Emotions e. Will 4. FREEDOM a. Libertarianism b. Strict determinism c. Compatibilism d. Agent causation e. Two concepts of freedom 5. ANIMAL a. Rational animal b. Social animal c. Animal the maker d. Playing animal e. Mere animal 6. TRANSCENDENCE a. Death and immortality b. Good and evil c. Beauty and art d. Meaning and absurdity e. Spirituality

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), E-learning
  • Class attendance - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 48 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course focused on the philosophical reflection of human being and related topics as person, mind (soul) and body, cognition and action.
The student will have good knowledge about important views on human being as a person. He/she will be able to critically evaluate and consider them. He/she also will acquire basic information about concepts of person and society, that have even nowadays very important consequences in ethics or politics.
Prerequisites
none

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written 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
Recommended literature
  • Clarke, N. W. Osoba a bytí. Praha, 2007.
  • Machula, T. Duše a mysl aneb cesta tam a zase zpátky, Filosofický časopis 59 (2011), č. 5, s. 645-663.
  • Machula, T. Pojetí lidské osoby a jeho etické důsledky, Sociální práce /Sociálna práca 2 (2006), s. 101-108.
  • Peroutka, D. Tomistická filosofická antropologie. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87183-42-7.
  • Viz Moodle. Moodle.


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): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer