Course: Notes on Ancient Philosophy 1

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Course title Notes on Ancient Philosophy 1
Course code KFI/KAF1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
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
  • Hobza Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
- Geographical, political and cultural conditions of the origin of polis - Greek religion - Orality - Doxography - Problem of Aristotelian arche as the interpretational paradigm of the Presocratics - Aristotle's kategorization of the Presocratics - Anaximander - Anaxagoras - Aristotelian four causes - Aristotelian conceptions of motion and elements - Aristotle's cosmology - The Eleats and post-Parmenidean philosphers

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The course deals with the Presocratics. Because mere fragments of the Presocratic thought were presereved, it is necessary to inquire into the later texts in which the fragments were preserved. Since it was Aristotle, who created the framework for dealing with the Presocratics, his thought will be carefully studied.
Orientation in the Presocrtatic philosophy and doxography.
No special assumptions are required.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Orientation in the Ancient cosmologies
Recommended literature
  • E. Hussey. (1997). Presokratici. Praha.
  • F. Ricken. (2002). Antická filosofie. Olomouc.

Study plans that include the course
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