Course: German Idealism

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Course title German Idealism
Course code KFI/NI
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
  • Sirovátka Jakub, doc. Dr. phil.
Course content
Introduction to the philosophy of German idealism. Lecture and interpretation of selected passages of Hegel's "The Phenomenology of Mind", Schelling's "Philosophical Inquiries into the Essence of Human Freedom" and Fichte's "Foundations of the Entire of Science of Knowledge".

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring
Learning outcomes
The aim of the seminar is the presentation of the main ideas of German idealism and the critical reflection on this art of thinking.
Interpretation and understanding of text. Be able to explain the main thesis of German idealism and the influence of German idelism in the later development of Continental Philosophy.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in seminars; written essay (6-7 pgs).
Recommended literature
  • Fichte, J. G. O pojmu vědosloví; Druhý úvod do vědosloví; Pokus o nové podání vědosloví. Praha: Filosofia, 2008.
  • Fichte, J. G. Základ všeho vědosloví jako rukopis pro vlastní posluchače. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2007.
  • Hegel, G. W. F. Fenomenologie ducha. Brno, 1960.
  • Hegel, G. W. F. Filosofie dějin. Pelhřimov, 2004.
  • Hegel, G. W. F. Malá logika. Praha, 1992.
  • Kant, I. Kritika čistého rozumu. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2001.
  • Schelling, F. Drobné spisy a fragmenty. Praha, 2004.
  • Schelling, F. Filosofické zkoumání svobody. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2010.
  • Schelling, F. Věky světa. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2002.
  • Schelling, F. Výbor z díla: rané spisy. Praha, 1990.
  • Sobotka, M. Studie k německé klasické filosofii. Praha: Karolinum, 2001.
  • Sobotka, M., Znoj, M., Moural, J. Dějiny novověké filosofie do Descarta po Hegela. Praha: Filosofia, 1994.

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: Winter