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Course title -
Course code KFI/TPDH
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
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 reading and discussion of selected parts of the book A Treatise of Human Nature with respect to the book Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Issues: 1. origin of ideas 2. cpomposition of ideas 3. abstraction of ideas 4. ideas of space and time 5. knowledge 6. impressions and their relation to ideas 7. ideas of cause and effect 8. idea of necessarty connexion 9. belief 10. chance 11. reason of animals 12. scepticism

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
  • Preparation for credit - 7 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 14 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 7 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Deeper knowledge of the theory of understanding in the writings of Modern British empiric philosopher David Hume.
Student will have good knowledge of Hume's epistemology in the context of other Modern theories of knowledge. He will be able to read Hume's writings in this field with satisfactory understanding.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work, Interim evaluation

Active participation in seminary readings (80 %) Essay
Recommended literature
  • David Hume. Pojednání o lidské přirozenosti. Praha, 2015.
  • David Hume. Zkoumání o lidském rozumu. Praha, 1996.
  • Hume, David; Beuchamp, Tom L. An enquiry concerning human understanding. 1st pub. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-19-875248-2.
  • Hume, David; Norton, David Fate; Norton, Mary J. A treatise of human nature. New York : Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-19-875172-9.
  • Novotný, Zdeněk. David Hume a jeho teorie vědění. Olomouc, 1999.

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