Course: Philosophy III

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Course title Philosophy III
Course code KFI/FIL3
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Horák Petr, prof. PhDr. CSc.
  • Rokyta Jan, ThDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Patristics; Benedictine order; Latin Christianity. Between Patristics and Scholastics; Boethius; Areopagita. Carolingian Renaissance; Eriugena. The development of Scholastics; Anselm. Mediaeval Renaissance of the 12th century; Abaelard. High Middle Ages; Aquinas. Late Scholastics; Scotus; Ockham. The beginning of Renaissance; Eckhart; Kusanus.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Methods of individual activities, Work-related activities
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 50 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
In this course, students will encounter the mediaeval way of thinking, the conceptions of various thinkers, schools, or orders, and will learn about the discussion between proponents of these particular conceptions and their reception in the history of thought.
Besides gaining an ability to explain and precisely articulate the problems of mediaeval ways of thinking and its contemporary perception, students will also gain knowledge about the basic terminology that is connected with these ways of thinking. They will learn to read and analyze highly abstract philosophical texts. They will also learn to discuss topics and to report on their reading assignments. Critical thinking will be developed through writing.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test, Discussion

Credit will depend upon attendance at lectures, a written essay from the recommended literature (five pages long), and an understanding of the topics dealt with during the lectures and in the literature.
Recommended literature
  • DE LIBERA. Středověká filosofie. Praha : Oikúmené, 2002.
  • FLOSS, P. Úvod do dějin středověkého myšlení. Olomouc, 1994.
  • GUREVIČ, A. J. Kategorie středověké kultury. Praha :, 1978.
  • PIEPER, J. Scholastika. Praha : Vyšehrad, 1993.

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 (2015) Philosophy, theology 2 Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Philosophy (2013) Philosophy, theology 2 Summer