Course: The Aquinas´ Concept of Being

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Course title The Aquinas´ Concept of Being
Course code KFI/PJTA
Organizational form of instruction no contact
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
  • Machula Tomáš, prof. Ph.D., Th.D.
Course content
The seminary consists of sequential going through the opusculum De ente et essentia.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Semestral paper - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 14 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The seminary belongs to the set of medieval seminaries for master programme Philosophy. It introduces to deeper knowledge of fundamental metaphysical question in the perspective of Thomas Aquinas.
Student is thoroughly acquainted with Thomistic approach to metaphysics. He/she knows well Aquinas' writing on the relevant topic and is able to compare it with different approaches.
Basic knowledge of Medieval philosophy and Latin (bachelor level).

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Test

1. active participation on seminaries (at least 60 %)* 2. written test of basic knowledge of Aquinas' metaphysics (if participation exceeds 80 %, the test is not required) * If student does not have material, his participation is counted as 1/2.
Recommended literature
  • Machula, Filip. Tomismus 24 tezí. Praha.
  • Sousedík, S. Jsoucno a bytí. Praha, 1992.
  • Svoboda David. Metafyzické myšlení Tomáše Akvinského. Praha, 2012.

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