711-0103/29 – Philosophy (FIL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorprof. PhDr. Jaromír Feber, CSc.Subject version guarantorMgr. Tomáš Zemčík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ZEM0106 Mgr. Tomáš Zemčík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+2
Part-time Graded credit 10+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

The knowledge acquired during the semester will be continuously checked by a form of discussion.


Other requirements

Analysis of works of intellectual nature (conversation) - Students will present, and with the teacher to discuss, a short analysis of a selected topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction. 2. What is philosophy? 3. Is it possible to achieve objectivity? 4. Science describing the bare reality I? 5. Science describing the bare reality II.? 6th Philosophy and mathematics. 7th Induction and deduction. 8th Voluntarism. 9th Systematic vs. Narration. 10th Hermeneutics. 11th Structuralism. 12th The acceleration of reality. 13th The seductive matrix.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
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Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 1) Active participation in seminars 2) elaboration of an essay on a given topic or presentation of a topic during discussion.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Final written test

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2022/2023 (B0715A270012) Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
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2020/2021 (B0715A270012) Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B0715A270012) Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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