711-0103/14 – Philosophy (FIL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorprof. PhDr. Jaromír Feber, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. Jaromír Feber, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1990/1991Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FEB40 prof. PhDr. Jaromír Feber, CSc.
HAU40 prof. Dr. Mgr. Tomáš Hauer
JEM03 doc. PhDr. Martin Jemelka, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+0
Part-time Credit 0+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course introduces essential issues of contenporary philosophy. It resumes definition of a number of important concepts of social sciencerelated fields and analysis of broader word-view foundations.

Teaching methods



In the introduction the basic forms of understanding and interpretation of the word are analyzed. The course is especially focused on the philosophical antropology, on the social philosophy, on the philosophy of history and the basis issues of gnoseology.

Compulsory literature:

Popkin, R.: Philosophy made simple. Oxford: Made Simple 1991. Feber, J., Philosophycal anthropology. Ostrava 2003

Recommended literature:

Russell, B.: History of Western philosophy. London: Routledge 1996.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

written test


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Philosophy and science 2. Philosophy and religion 3. Philosophy and ideology 4. Philosophical conceptions of human being 5. Structure of science 6. Social determinism 7. State and democracy 8. Human and society 9. Human and nature 10. Hunam activity/ies and consciousness 11. Gnoseology 12. Sensualism and rationalism 14. Ethics of science

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 85  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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