Course: Representatives of Theistic Existentialism

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Course title Representatives of Theistic Existentialism
Course code KFI/PTE
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English, German
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vokoun Jaroslav, prof. doc. Th.D.
Course content
Theistic existentialism From phenomenology to existentialism Existentialism - atheistic, humanistic, titan (Sartre, Camus) Existentialism and marxism (Lukács, Machovec, Sartre, Zb. Fišer) Is Christian existentialism possible? Precusors - Pascal, Kierkegaard, Bergson versus Nietzsche Berdjajev Karl Jaspers Gabriel Marcel - essentialistic existentialism

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
To present existencialism in philosophy, with special consideration to ateism and Christianity/judaism.
Ability to identify and analyse existentialist accents in philosophical texts.
Absolved the seminar KFI/PKP - Representants of the christian personalism To understand German, French or English texts.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in seminars including giving a paper on chosen topic from existentialism.
Recommended literature
  • BERĎAJEV, N.. Nový středověk,. Praha 2004 .
  • FIŠER, Z.. Otázky bytí a existence, . Praha: Svobodné slovo ? Melantrich, 1967 .
  • HEIDEGGER, M.:. Bytí a čas, . Praha: Oikymenh, 2002.
  • KIERKEGAARD, S. A. Bázeň a chvění, . Praha: Svoboda, 1993.
  • LANDSBERG, P.L. Zkušenost smrti, . Praha: Vyšehrad, 1990 .
  • LUKÁCS, G. Existencialismus či marxismus, . Praha: Nová osvěta, 1949 .
  • MACHOVEC, M. Smysl lidské existence, . Praha: Akropolis, 2002 .
  • MARCEL, G. K filosofii naděje,. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1971.
  • SARTRE, P. Existencialismus je humanismus, . Praha: Vyšehrad, 2004 .
  • STEIN, E.. Endliches und ewiges Sein Versuch eines Aufstiegs zum Sinn des Seins. Anhang: Martin Heidesggers Existenzphilosophie. Die Seelenburg, . Freiburg: Herder, 2006.
  • WUST, P.. Nejistota a odhodlání, . Praha: Vyšehrad, 1970 .

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