Course: The Birth of Dialectics in Ancient Philosophy

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Course title The Birth of Dialectics in Ancient Philosophy
Course code KFI/ZDL
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
  • Novotný Daniel D., Ph.D.
Course content
Program 1. introduction 2. common seminar reading 3. self-study, consultations 4. presentations 5. conclusion

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The goal of the seminar is the study of Ancient Greek tradition of dialectics, both in Plato and in Aristotle.
Ability to critically read and discuss complex historical philosophical texts.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Self-study of the primary and secondary texts. Attendance at common consultations seminars and presentation.
Recommended literature
  • Aristotelés. Organon.
  • Aristotle. Prior Analytics. Indianapolis, IN, 1989. ISBN 0-87220-064-7.
  • Kahn, C. H. Plato and the Socratic Dialogue. Cambridge, 1996.
  • Platón. Dialogy.

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