Course: The History and Present Situation of Marxism

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Course title The History and Present Situation of Marxism
Course code KFI/KMARX
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, German
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Vokoun Jaroslav, prof. doc. Th.D.
Course content
1) Marx and Marxism. 2) Backgroun - Hegel, Smith. 3) Dialectical materialism. 4) Historical materialism. 5) Scientific materialism. 6) Economical seeing of world, a problem of alienation. 7) A view on history and society. 8) A reformatory Czech Marxism of 60th - Machovec, Gardavsky etc., Marxistic dissent - Kusý, Bondy. 9) Emancipatory western Marxism, critisism of capitalism - Framm, Marcuse etc. 10) A dialogue of Cristians and Marxists. Critical views on Marxism.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to apprise students of a philosophy which was the leading ideology in our country in the past, and to introduce them to a critical confrontation with Marxism as a current ideology.
A student will gain an aptitude to judge critical the texts of Marxist ideologies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work

All students of distant studies must participate in at least one colloquium with the students of daily studies. They should bring forward their own papers there.
Recommended literature
  • Berdjajev, N.-A. Pramene a zmysel ruského komunizmu. Bratislava, 2004. ISBN 80-7149-634-0.
  • Fromm, E. Obraz člověka u Marxe. Brno, 2004. ISBN 80-86263-53-3.
  • Sartre, J.-P. Marxismus a existencialismus. Praha, 1966.

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 - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter