Course: Ancient Philosophy I

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Course title Ancient Philosophy I
Course code KFI/ANFI2
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
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)
  • Hejduk Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Sikora Ondřej, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Readings and interpretations mainly of three books: Dodds, Greek and Irational; Nussbaum, Fragility of the Good; Williams, Shame and Necessity. This books will be read as a continual progression of thinking in one euro-american tradition. Reading those books will include interpretations of many other texts, especially from the archaic and classic Greece: ancient Greek tragedy, philosophy etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities
  • unspecified - 100 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
In the course we will be concerned with archaic and classic ancient Greek understanding of man, his agency and thought. The course will focus on the explanation or interpretation of this issue in the work of E. R. Dodds, Dodds´s student B. Williams and Williams´s learner M. Nussbaum. The duration of the course is two semesters.
Students will be able to explain precisely contemporary thought trends and their place in society, science, and academic surroundings, and to deal with the basic terminology of these trends. They will also learn to read and analyze a philosophical (i.e. abstract) text, to discuss it in a group, and to reflect on home reading. Critical thinking will be developed by writing. Students will know history of the ancient Greece, especially in terms of the history of literature. Students will be able to orientate oneself in matters of necessity, fate and chance (moira, tuché).
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Home assignment evaluation

Regular and active participation in the course. Test of knowledge from the course and literature.
Recommended literature
  • B. Williams. Shame and Necessity. University of California Press , 1993.
  • E. Dodds. Řekové a iracionálno. Praha, 2000.
  • M. Nussbaumová. Křehkost dobra. Oikoymenh, Praha, 2000.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English Language Teacher Education (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English Language Teacher Education (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Social Anthropology (2016) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Philosophy (2013) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Religious Studies (2013) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Philosophy (2013) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Resocialization Pedagogy (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Social Anthropology (2013) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy - (2015) Philological sciences - Summer