Course: Ancient Philosophy

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Course title Ancient Philosophy
Course code KFI/ANF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hobza Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Chvátal Ladislav, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
- Political situation in fifth-century Athen - Stylometry and chronology of Plato's thought - Techne - Elenchos - Priority of definition - Socrates' disavowal of knowledge - Recollection - Origin of Forms - Plato's notions of soul, ethics, politics and cosmology - Two notions of categories in Aristotle - Problem of Being and ousia - Division of sciences - Aristotle's conception of soul, ethics and politics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
In this course it will be dealt with Plato and Aristotle. In its first part Plato's early dialogues and the cultural context will be analysed. In its second part Plato's metaphysics and ontology will be dealt with.
Student will have knowledge about Plato's and Aristotle's thought.
No special assumptions are required.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Orientation in Plato's and Aristotle's thought.
Recommended literature
  • A. Graeser. (2000). Řecká filosofie klasického období. Praha.
  • F. Ricken. (2002). Antická filosofie. Olomouc.
  • G. Martin. (1996). Úvod do všeobecné metafyziky. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
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