Course: Introduction to Philosophy

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Course title Introduction to Philosophy
Course code UZV/Z1ZIF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Plisková Barbora, PhDr.
Course content
lecture topics: Indian philosophy Chinese philosophy Pre-Socrates philosophy and Socrates Plato Christian religion and philosophy patristic and scholastic Renaissance philosophy Baroque philosophy of rationalist and English empiricism Iracialism and volunteerism Phenomenology and existentialism

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing)
  • Term paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Participation in classes - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for course credit - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Teaching of Fundamental of philosophy is based on the need for a deeper understanding of the students in the medical disciplines with the development of philosophical thinking and the related scientific and cultural structures and paradigms. The one-semester course begins with lectures, the characteristics of the old Asian philosophical and religious directions, the Greek philosophy continues to be interpreted by the pre-Socrates, the Sophists, and Socrates, Plato. Greek philosophy, as one of the sources of European thought, will be an intermediary in defining basic philosophical problems and will lead to reflections on the meaning of philosophy as such. The following sum of lectures deals with the philosophical-theological reflection of Christianity and its comparisons, for example, with Judaism or the ancient worldview. The ideas of stimulus that emanate from the changes of the epoch will be characterized by a gradual interpretation of the Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment and Romantic philosophy, as well as irrationalism or voluntarism, the fundamental philosophical directions of the 19th century. An Interpretation of 20th Century Philosophies will focus on phenomenology and existentialism.
Students completing this course will gain knowledge of the extensive history of philosophical thinking from antiquity to the present and will acquire the skills of abstract thinking.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

The prerequisite is the successful completion of a written exam, the content of which consists of the lecture topics.
Recommended literature
  • ANZENBACHER, A. Úvod do filozofie. Praha: Portál, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7367-727-5.
  • Gaarder, J. Sofiin svět. Praha: Albatros, 2006.
  • Hlavinka, P. Dějiny filozofie jasně a stručně. Praha: Triton, 1998.
  • Jaspers, K. Úvod do filozofie. Oikoymenh, Praha, 1996.
  • Kunzmann, P. a kol. Encyklopedický atlas filozofie. Lidové noviny, Praha, 2001.
  • STÖRING, H. J. Malé dějiny filozofie. Kostelní Vydří: Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2000. ISBN 80-7192-500-2 .

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities Study plan (Version): Health and Social Care Worker (2017) Category: Health service 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter