Course: Berlin's Interpretation of Liberty

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Course title Berlin's Interpretation of Liberty
Course code KFI/BIS
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vodešil Petr, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course concentrates on an analysis of the philosophical assumptions, ideas, and methods of the Berlin?s philosophical conception.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 10 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course will concentrate not only on the philosophical assumptions and ideas that have influenced Berlin?s work, but also on the authors and conceptions that were inspired by Berlin work(for instance republicanism of P. Pettit).
Graduates of the course shall acquire survey not only about the philosophical assumptions and ideas that have influenced Berlin?s work, but also about the authors and conceptions that were inspired by Berlin (for instance republicanism of P. Pettit). The students comprehend philosophical conceptions that are subject of Berlin?s reflection. They understand Berlin?s concepts of negative and positive freedom. They know related philosophical bases, their practical results, and key proponents. Students can analyse classic and academic text respectively, and they comprehend it. Students can present results of their academic work in public and they are also able to react quickly during a discussion related to a topic of the course. Students can write up an academic article from area connected to the subject of the course. The graduate of the course can identify and formulate theoretical, i.e. above all political-philosophical context of present social action. It means he or she is able to orientate in relevant problems of the contemporary world. The graduate also can write up an academic article reflecting political practise in wide context. He or she can give a public lecture.
Prerequisites
This course has no presumptions.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar Work

Report, essay Active participation in a class, completion of assignment
Recommended literature
  • Berlin. (1999). Čtyři eseje o svobodě. Praha.
  • Berlin, I. (1991). Four essays on liberty. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Heywood, A., & Masopust, Z. (2005). Politické ideologie. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia.
  • Locke, J., Král, J., & Krejčí, O. (1992). Druhé pojednání o vládě. Praha: Svoboda.
  • Mill, J. S., & Randé, K. (1907). O svobodě. V Praze: Vlastním nákladem vydal J. Otto.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (2016) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (2015) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (2015) Philosophy, theology - -
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology Philosophy (2011) Philosophy, theology - -