Course: Contemporary Philosophy

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Course title Contemporary Philosophy
Course code KFI/SOFI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
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
  • Pintner Jiří, Mgr.
  • Bubík Tomáš, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Positivism Logical positivism Liberalism Marxism and Marxism-Leninism Phenomenology and hermeneutics Existentialism Philosophy of Language Structuralism and poststrukturalism Postmodern thinking

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with selected problems of philosophy of the 20th century.
Attending the lectures and reading the compulsory literature.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Creative work analysis

1. 100% attendance at lectures 2. reading two publications (selection of publications on the basis of the teacher´s consent) 3. submission of two summaries of compulsory readings (each with a maximum of 3 pages; submission deadline is January 15) 4. passing a written test (knowledge of compulsory literature and lectures)
Recommended literature
  • FRANK, M. Co je neostrukturalismus. Praha: Filosofia, 2001.
  • GRONDIN, J. Úvod do hermeneutiky. Praha: Oikúmené,, 1997.
  • PEREGRIN, J. Kapitoly z analytické filosofie.. Praha: Filosofia,, 2005.
  • PETŘÍČEK, M. Úvod do současné filosofie.. Hermann a synové,, 1992.
  • THURNHER, R.; RÖD, W.; SCHMIDINGER, H.;. Filosofie 19. a 20. století. Oikúmené, Praha, 2009.
  • VALENTA, L. Problémy analytické filosofie.. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc,, 2003.

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 - (2015) Philological sciences 1 Winter