Course: Introduction into Phenomenology 1

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Course title Introduction into Phenomenology 1
Course code KFI/UF1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
  • Blecha Ivan, prof. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
The course gives an systematic introduction into phenomenology, into her classical version after Husserl and into her filiations after Heidegger, Patočka, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Lévinas and other Thematic plan: 1) Historical kontext: origin of phenomenological philosophy I-II 2) Eidetic phenomenology I-III 3) Transcendental phenomenology I-II 4) Phenomenological theory of intersubjektivity 5) Problem of natural world I-II 6) Phenomenology and the problem of language

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Homework for Teaching - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course introduces students to systematic exposition of the most important movement of modern philosophy; the course presents phenomenology as a live discipline in focusing an the actual problems
individual and independent critical thinking, problem's formulation, text's analysis
3st year students of bachelor's degree programmes and 1st and 2st year students of master degree programmes; overview of modern philosophy trends

Assessment methods and criteria

15-minute-long presentation on any text from the reading list
Recommended literature
  • Bernet-Marbach-Kern. (2005). Úvod do myšlení Edmunda Husserla. Praha.
  • Blecha, I. (2007). Proměny fenomenologie. Praha.
  • Fink, E. Bytí, pravda, svět.
  • Heidegger, M. Bytí a čas.
  • Heidegger, M. Věda, technika a zamyšlení.
  • Husserl, E. (2001). Idea fenomenologie. Praha.
  • Husserl, E.:. (2004). Ideje k čisté fenomenologii a fenomenologické filosofii I. Praha.
  • Husserl, E. Karteziánské meditace.
  • Husserl, E. Krize evropských věd a transcendentální fenomenologie.
  • Husserl, E. Přednášky k fenomenologii vnitřního časového vědomí.
  • Lévinas, E. Totalita a nekonečno. Praha, Oikoymenh, 1997.
  • Merleau-Ponty, M. Viditelné a neviditelné.
  • Patočka, J. Kacířské eseje o filosofii dějin.
  • Patočka, J. Negativní platonismus.
  • Patočka, J. Přirozený svět jako filosofický problém.
  • Patočka, J. Úvod do fenomenologické filosofie.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
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 - -