Course: Seminar of Ancient Philosophy

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Course title Seminar of Ancient Philosophy
Course code KFI/NSANF
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Stránský Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The central text which will be read for the most part of the semestr will be Plato's Apology of Socrates. We will, however, focus also on selected passages from texts which can help with better understanding of the above mentioned work of Plato.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
To read with understanding and to interpret a philosophical text. The seminar (course) has a propaedeutical character, however regular preparation is necessary. Before each meeting, every student must read and reflect the assigned passage of the text, if necessary also using the secondary literature. Selected students will read and interpret the given passage more deeply and they will participate in guiding the reading during seminar.
The student is philosophically informed about the selected texts of ancient philosophy and is able to actively work with them.
Prerequisites
none

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Student performance assessment

1) active attendence (3 absences is the maximum), 2) guide the interpretation once during the semester, 3) written test (an interpretation of given text). These 3 conditions must be fulfilled during the same semester.
Recommended literature
  • Aristofanés; Šprincl, Jan. Oblaky. 1. vyd. Praha : Rezek, 1996. ISBN 80-901796-8-1.
  • Brickhouse, T., Smith, N. Socrates on Trial. Princeton, 1990.
  • Fischer, Josef Ludvík. Případ Sokrates. 2. vyd. Ostrava : Profil, 1994. ISBN 80-7106-110-7.
  • Jinek, Jakub,; Platón. Platónova Obrana Sókrata. Vydání první. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7298-228-8.
  • Leibowitz, David M. The Ironic Defense of Socrates: Plato's Apology. Cambridge, 2010.
  • Novotný, F. O Platonovi, II., III..
  • Patočka, Jan. Sókratés : přednášky z antické filosofie. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1991. ISBN 80-04-25383-0.
  • Platón; Novotný, František. Euthyfrón ; Obrana Sókrata ; Kritón. 5., opr. vyd. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2005. ISBN 80-7298-140-4.
  • Platón; Novotný, František. Faidón. 6., oprav. vyd. Praha : OIKOYMENH, 2005. ISBN 80-7298-158-7.
  • Platón; Novotný, František. Hippias Větší ; Hippias Menší ; Ion ; Menexenos. V Praze : Jan Laichter, 1941.
  • Xenofón; Bahník, Václav,; Svoboda, Ludvík. Vzpomínky na Sókrata. Ve Svobodě vyd. 1. Praha : Svoboda, 1972.


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