Course: Concept of Toleration in the History of Philosophical Thinking

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Course title Concept of Toleration in the History of Philosophical Thinking
Course code KFI/VP3B
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and 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)
Course content
1. Tolerance in Ancient Philosophy: dialogue (Socrates), Scepticism, Stoic tradition (Cicero, Marcus Aurelius) 2. Medieval concepts of tolerance: (Peter Abelard, John of Salisbury, Raimondus Lullus Thomas Aquinas). 3. Tolerance and Renaissance I: Metaphysics and tolerance (Nicholas of Cusa), cultural tolerance (Bartolome de Las Casas) 4. Tolerance and Renaissance II: Renaissance scepticism (Savonarola, Erasmus, Luther, Montaigne). 5. Tolerance in the Renaissance and Baroque period: (Jean Bodin, John Amos Comenius, John Locke) 6. Tolerance and Modern Philosophy I: (Paul Ric?ur, Bernard Williams, Perez Zagorin) 7. Tolerance and Modern Philosophy II: (Herbert Marcuse, John Rawls, Michael Walzer, Karl Raimund Popper).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture
Learning outcomes
The subject of this course is the understanding of the idea of tolerance on the background of philosophical and religious texts from the Middle Ages until modern discussion on the meaning of tolerance in different spheres of human life. The key question of the course is how tolerance is understood in philosophical texts in different periods of the history of mankind.
Independent critical thinking and orientation in the history of the problem. The subject of this course is the understanding of the idea of tolerance on the background of philosophical and religious texts from the Middle Ages until modern discussion on the meaning of tolerance in different spheres of human life. The key question of the course is how tolerance is understood in philosophical texts in different periods of the history of mankind.
Prerequisites
3rd year students of bachelor´s degree programmes and 1st and 2nd year students of master degrees programmes.

Assessment methods and criteria
Dialog

Oral exam. The final grade will be based on the disscussion on the selected topics presented by the instructor.
Recommended literature
  • Galeotti, A.E. (2005). Toleration as Recognition. Cambridge.
  • John Locke. (1968). A Letter Concerning Toleration . Oxford.
  • Khaled Abou El Fadl. (2002). The Place of Tolerance in Islam. Beacom Press.
  • Levine, A. (1990). Early Modern Skepticism and the Origins of Toleration. Lanham.
  • Nederman, C. J. (2000). Worlds of Difference. European Discourses of Toleration c.1110-c.1550. Pennsylvania.
  • Nederman, C.J. (1996). Difference and Dissent: Theories of Toleration in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, . Lanham.
  • Nicholas of Cusa. (1990). De Pace Fidei. Minneapolis.
  • Peter Abelard. (1979). The Dialogue of a Philosopher with a Jew and a Christian. Toronto.
  • Ricoeur, P. (1997). Tolerance between Intolerance and the Intolerable. Oxford.
  • Todorov, T. (1985). The Conquest of America. New York.
  • Waltzer, M. (1997). On Toleration. New Haven.


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 - -