Course: Metaphysics

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Course title Metaphysics
Course code KFI/METN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
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
  • Blecha Ivan, prof. PhDr. CSc.
  • Hobza Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Plato - conception of Forms (cf. middle dialogues) - Being (cf. late dialogues) Aristotle - equivocity of Being - conception of knowledge - division of sciences - two conception of metaphysics M. Heidegger - the question of Being - two conceptions of destruction - Kehre - Heidegger and Aristotle - problem of metaphysics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is to inquire into the conceptions of Being. The first part of the course investigates how the conception of Being was established - in Parmenides, Plato and Aristotle. In its second part the Being in Heidegger is explored.
Student gains the insights into the conceptions of Being in Plato, Aristotle and Heidegger.
No special assumptions are required.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Orientation in the conceptions of Being in Plato, Aristotle and Heidegger.
Recommended literature
  • G. Figal. (2007). Úvod do Heideggera. Praha.
  • G. Martin. (1996). Úvod do všeobecné metafyziky. Praha.
  • M. Otisk. (2006). Metafyzika jako věda. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
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