Course: Metaphysics

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Course title Metaphysics
Course code KFI/META
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
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
  • Heider Daniel, doc. Ph.D.
Course content
The lectures treat the classical ontological questions: The concept of being, transcendentals, universals and individuation. The classical attitudesm are confronted with the contemporary theories.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The goal of the lecture is to present aristotle-scholastic metaphysics to a student. The emphasis is put on the ontological side of the classical metaphysics, namely on the concept of being, transcendentals, namely unity, and its kinds (individual and universal unity).
to characterize, explain and specify ontological problems and its solutions
Formal logic, History of the ancient and medieval philosophy, Epistemology

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

-written test -oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Aristotelés. Metafyzika. Praha: P. Rezek, 2003.
  • Heinrich Schmidinger. Úvod do metafyziky. Praha, 2012.
  • Michael J. Loux. Metaphysics, a contemporary introduction. Routledge, London and New York, 2002.
  • Michal Chabada. Filozofické aspekty teológie Jána Dunse Scota. Bratislava, 2008.
  • Sousedík,S. Jan Duns Scotus a jeho čeští žáci. Vyšehrad, Praha, 1989.
  • Stanislav Sousedík. Jsoucno a bytí. Úvod do četby sv. Tomáše Akvinského. Křesťanská akademie, Praha, 1992.

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 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy and Religious Studies (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer