Course: Metaphysics of John Duns Scotus

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Course title Metaphysics of John Duns Scotus
Course code KFI/MJDS
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Novák Lukáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Seminary reading of selected passages of Scotus's Ordinatio, De primo principio and Quaestiones in Metaphysicam supplemented with explanatory lectures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
Make the students familiar with the elements of metaphysical thought of Jon Duns Scotus.
- Ability to read, translate and interpret a scholastic text - Understanding the basics of Scotus's metaphysics
Prerequisites
- Basic knowledge of Latin - Basic understanding of scholastic philosophy (bachelor degree)

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Systematic student observation, Development of laboratory protocols

- Active participation in the class - 1x translation (prepared at home) - 1x summary of the previous lesson
Recommended literature
  • Lectura, dist. 3, pars 1, q. 1-2 (slovenský překlad in: Ján Duns Scotus, O poznateľnosti Boha, Bratislava: Serafín 2006, s. 46-175).
  • Frank, W. a Wolter, A. B. Duns Scotus, Metaphysician, West Lafayette: Pardue University Press 1995 (Scotův text + komentář, kapitola 3 a 4.
  • Frank, W., Wolter, A. B. Duns Scotus, Metaphysician, West Lafayette: Pardue University Press 1995 (Scotův text + komentář, kapitola 2 a 5.
  • Chabada, M. , Jednoznačnosť pojmu súcna a metafyzika ako scientia transcendens podľa Jána Dunsa Scota, in: Ján Duns Scotus, O poznateľnosti Boha, Bratislava: Serafín 2006, s. 5-44.
  • Chabada, M. Ján Duns Scotus. Vybrané kapitoly z jeho epistemológie a metafyziky, Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského 2007, s. 75-144.
  • Ingham, M. B., Dreyer, M. The Philosophical Vision of John Duns Scotus, Washington DC: CUA Press 2004, (kap. 2 a 3).
  • Sousedík, S. Jan Duns Scotus. Doctor subtilis a jeho čeští žáci. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1986.
  • Williams, Thomas. The Cambidge Companion to Duns scotus. Cambridge University Press, 2003.


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): Philosophy (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer