Course detail

Philosophy and the Culture

FIT-FIKAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course of studies stresses the significance of cultural background for modern man, as an essential ethic and intellectual foundation giving birth to incentives taken from the philosophical and religious conceptions about the creation and the functioning of the world, the nature, society and the civilization.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The knowledge acquired will increase the general level of education of the students, and will contribute to the cultivation of mind, will provide for the education to tolerance and will be positive to the creation of own conscious and harmonic image of the world.

Prerequisites

No prerequisity knowledge is called for.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

  • Anzenbacher, A.: Dějiny filosofie. Praha, 1990

  • Průvodce dějinami evropského myšlení, Praha, 1985
  • Filosofická čítanka, Praha, 1971
  • Slovník světového malířství, Praha, 1991

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Presence at the lectures with passing the test and furnishing a written work (approximately 2 pages of text, 500 - 1000 words).

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

    Syllabus of lectures:
    • Nature and the substance of the culture
    • Basic types of the society
    • Mythology and religion as the first key to the world
    • Basic information about the world religions
    • Religion in the art
    • The Greek world in the mind and the esthetics
    • Greek philosophy and its essential building blocks
    • Greek philosophy as the teacher of life
    • Life, mind and art in the ancient times
    • Renaissance and its new paradigma
    • New image of the world and the new place the human beings find themselves in
    • Modern art
    • Post-modern situation

Aims

To make the students familiar, besides the main cultural and philosophical streams of the past and the present, also with some mindless and heretic branches delineating the process of seeking and the development.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MBI , any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MPV , any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MGM , any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MSK , any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MIS , any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MBS , any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MIN , any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MMI , any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MMM , any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • Nature and the substance of the culture
  • Basic types of the society
  • Mythology and religion as the first key to the world
  • Basic information about the world religions
  • Religion in the art
  • The Greek world in the mind and the esthetics
  • Greek philosophy and its essential building blocks
  • Greek philosophy as the teacher of life
  • Life, mind and art in the ancient times
  • Renaissance and its new paradigma
  • New image of the world and the new place the human beings find themselves in
  • Modern art
  • Post-modern situation

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