Course: Seminar: Aristotle

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Course title Seminar: Aristotle
Course code KFI/SAR
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Sirovátka Jakub, doc. Dr. phil.
Course content
1. Introduction 2. Conception of Aristotle's ethics 3. Aristotle and his conception of God 4. Aristotle and his conception of the human soul

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
Reading of selected passages of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Metaphysics and On the Soul. Our main goal is to understand Aristotle's conception of happy human life and its conditions, his conception of the human soul and the conception of God.
Students develop their ability to understand and deal with a complex historical text.

Assessment methods and criteria
Systematic student observation

Presentation, class record, active class participation
Recommended literature
  • Aristotelés. Metafyzika, Etika Nikomachova, O duši.
  • Aubenque, P. Rozumnost podle Aristotela. 2003.
  • Gadamer, H.-G. Idea Dobra mezi Platónem a Aristotelem.
  • Synek, S. Lidská přirozenost jako úkol člověka. Filosofická interpretace Etiky Nikomachovy. 2011.

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