Course: Theology as a Science according to John Duns Scotus

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Course title Theology as a Science according to John Duns Scotus
Course code KFI/TVS
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
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Novák Lukáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Seminary reading of selected passages of Scotus's Ordinatio supplemented with explanatory lectures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
  • Preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Make the student familiar with the basics of Scotus's epistemology and its application to theology.
- Ability to read, translate and interpret a scholastic text - Understanding Scotus's epistemology and its aplication to theology
- Basic knowledge of Latin - Basic understanding of scholastic philosophy (bachelor degree)

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Systematic student observation, Development of laboratory protocols

Active participation in the class and continuous homework preparation.
Recommended literature
  • Lectura in I. Sent. pars 2, q. 1-3, pars 3, q. 1-2, (slovenský překlad in: Ján Duns Scotus, Teológia ako praktická veda, Bratislava: Serafín 2005, s. 98-149).
  • Frank, W. a Wolter, A. B. Duns Scotus, Metaphysician, West Lafayette: Pardue University Press 1995 (Scotův text + komentář, kapitola 3 a 4.
  • Chabada, M. Filozofické aspekty teológie Jána Dunsa Scota. Bratislava, 2008.
  • Chabada, M. Ján Duns Scotus. Vybrané kapitoly z jeho epistemológie a metafyziky, Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského 2007, s. 19-74.
  • Chabada, M. Spor medzi "filozofmi" a "teológmi" o nevyhnutnosti zjavenej nauky, in: Ján Duns Scotus, Teológia ako praktická veda, Bratislava: Serafín 2005, 5-37.
  • Chabada, Michal. Úvod do čítania Jána Dunsa Scota. Ružomberok, 2012.
  • Novák, Lukáš. Scire Deum esse: Scotův důkaz Boží existence jako vrcholný výkon metafyziky jakožto aristotelské vědy. Praha, 2011.
  • Sousedík, S. Jan Duns Scotus. Doctor subtilis a jeho čeští žáci. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1986.

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