Course: Time ans History I

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Course title Time ans History I
Course code KFI/CADE1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Sikora Ondřej, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The phenomenon of time in the philosophical reflection. The Presocratic concept of being, happening, passing, change, creation and extinction. The Platonic myth of the origins of the world. Divine and Human. The Aristotelian concept of time as numbers and movement in space. The Judeo-Christian concept of time - Chronos and Kairos. Augustin's concept of time. The time and eternity. The measurement of time in the light of technological development and philosophical context. The time in philosophical reflection at the beginning of the modern period. The understanding of time in Leibniz´s metaphysics. Kant´s concept of time according to the liberty of action, perception and cognition. The moment as a breakthrough in the eternity (Kierkegaard) and the existential concept of time. The H. Bergson´s time and duration. The internal consciousness of time (Husserl). The being and time, common being (Heidegger), time and the others (Levinas).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
  • unspecified - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course The time and history I. is to apprise the listeners in the tradition of philosophical concept of time from the Antiquity (including the Judeo-Christian traditions) to the present. The purpose is to show how the understanding of the time has become one of the ways of selfunderstanding and selfdefining of western man.
The students will gain the knowledge of the philosophy of time which will enable them the orientation necessary for the modern and postmodern western man.

Assessment methods and criteria

Knowledge of basic literature and sources.
Recommended literature
  • HEIDEGGER Martin. Bytí a čas. Praha, 1996. ISBN 80-86-005-12-7.
  • HUSSERL Edmund. Přednášky k fenomenologii vnitřního časového vědomí . Rychnov n. K., 1996. ISBN 80-901625-9-2.
  • Patočka, Jan. Kacířské eseje o filosofii dějin. Praha: Academia, 1990. ISBN 80-200-0263-4.
  • PEŠEK Jiří. Proměny času ve vztahu k bytí a jeho možnému smyslu.. Praha, 1995. ISBN 80-85996-00-6.
  • SOKOL Jan. Rytmus a čas. Praha, 1996. ISBN 80-86005-15-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Philosophy (2013) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter