Course: Hermeneutics 2

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Course title Hermeneutics 2
Course code KFI/HERM2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Zátka Vlastimil, PhDr. CSc.
  • Grygar Filip, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Overcoming of traditional metaphysics of substance. Hermeneutic ontology - the problem of a "historically affecting" history. Analysis of basic hermeneutic concepts - the hermeneutical circle and the issue of prejudice. Analysis of basic hermeneutic concepts - understanding, meaning, and truth. Analysis of basic hermeneutic concepts - interpretation and texts. The analysis of basic hermeneutic concepts - historicity, understanding, and language. Language as a ground for hermeneutic ontology and historicity.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Methods of individual activities, Work-related activities
Learning outcomes
The objective of this course is the analysis of the fundamental questions, concepts, and methods of philosophical hermeneutics in the 20th century. The analysis will mostly focus on a study of key hermeneutic concepts of understanding, the interpretation of historical meaning, the hermeneutic circle, tradition and historicity and their methodological meaning for modern historical sciences. Attention will also be paid to analysis of the relationship between explanation and understanding, the relationship between the philosophical grounds of modern natural science and the new expanding humanistic sciences and to the discussions of modern hermeneutics and the analytical philosophy of language.
Students will learn how to understand modern scientific rationality and also, what is the difference between this kind of rationality and that of human sciences in European philosophical tradition. Studetns will be able to see the differneces between foundations of mdoern natural and human sciences.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test, Discussion

Attendance at seminars is obligatory. Credit is dependent upon writing and presenting a semester paper dealing with one of the given topics and passing a written test.
Recommended literature
  • ANZ, H. Hermeneutische Positionen. Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer. Hamburg, 2003.
  • APEL, K.O. Die Erklären-Verstehen Kontroverze in transzendetalen Sicht,. Frankfurt/M, 1972.
  • ARISTOTELÉS. Etika Nikomachova. Praha, 2004.
  • ARISTOTELÉS. Rétorika, přel. A. Kříž. Praha, 1948.
  • CORETH, E. Grundfragen der Hermeneutik. Freiburg, 1969.
  • GADAMER, H-G. Pravda a metoda, I, II. a III. díl.. Praha, 2011.
  • GRONDIN, J. (eds.). Gadamers Lesebuch. Tübingen, 1997.
  • GRONDIN, J. Úvod do hermeneutiky. Praha, 1997.
  • HABERMAS, J. Universalitätsanspruch der Hermeneutik. Frankfurt/M., 1971.
  • HEIDEGGER, M. Bytí a čas. Praha, 2002.
  • HROCH, J. Filosofická hermeneutika v dějinách a v současnosti. Brno, 2003.
  • JUNG, M. Hermeneutik zur Einführung. Hamburg, 2002.
  • PÖGGELER, O. Hermeneutische Philosophie. München, 1972.
  • RICOEUR, P. Hermeneutics and the Human Science. Cambridge, 1982.
  • RICOEUR, P. Úkol hermeneutiky. Praha, 2004.

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 3 Winter