Course: Presocratic Cosmologies

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Course title Presocratic Cosmologies
Course code KFI/VS2N
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course content
- 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

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to investigate cosmogonical cosmological ideas in Presocratics, especially in Anaximander. Since only quotations and summaries of the Presocratics were preserved (the so-called fragments), great attention will be devoted to the authors in whose works the fragments were preserved.
Knowledge of the Presocratic cosmology.
No special assumptions are required.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar Work

Orientation in the Presocratic cosmology.
Recommended literature
  • G. S. Kirk, J. E. Raven, M. Schofield. (2004). Předsókratovští filosofové. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
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