Course: Philosophy of Humanities

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Course title Philosophy of Humanities
Course code KFL/POH-E
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Podzimek Michal, PaedDr. ICLic. Th.D, Ph.D.
  • Umlauf Václav, MTh. Ph.D.
  • Brabec Martin, Mgr. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Myth as Primary Source of Knowledge " Karl Jaspers on myth; Old Testament and Genesis; Paul Ricer and philosophical interpretation of myth 2. Birth of Philosophical Thinking " Karl Jaspers on philosophy; Parmenides; Vernant on origin of Greek political and philosophical thought 3. Origins of Modernity " Theories of Social Contract, acceleration of time-perception since French revolution 4. Contemporary Crisis of Education and Culture " Hannah Arendt and crisis of culture and education 5. Political Freedom and Authority in Western Civilization " Hannah Arendt on political freedom and authority 6. Problem of Collective Memory and Remembering " Historical memory and forgetting, distortion and manipulation 7. Influence of the Mass Media on Modern Society " Media in the age of globalization

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified
Learning outcomes
This course provides a framework for the exploration of Western culture within a global context, emphasizing a humanistic approach to sociology, religion, philosophy. The course explores selected challenges to traditional pictures of human nature, social relationships, and political legitimacy which shaped western culture up until the present. Students will develop the skills necessary to evaluate basic concepts of Western culture and philosophy.

Prerequisites
Written assignment: It checks the student's ability to apply his or her knowledge and understanding to a particular problem within the selected text and convey it in an appropiate form. Oral examination: The student will deal with an assigned topic within a single discipline of his or her choice using the concepts and arguments from the prescribed literature. The student has to achieve sufficient results in both parts of the exam to be successful. Lecturer and tutor of the course MTh. Václav Umlauf, PhD., see his profile on TUL-website. Meetings and lecturing Every second Thursday (odd week), 14:20 - 16:00, start 27. 10. 2015 TUL building S (Sokolská 113/8, Liberec I-Staré Město [map]), 5th floor, room S 615 Consultation hours Every Monday, 10:30 - 12:30, location, see above.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Recommended literature
  • Arendt, Hannah. Between Past and Future: Six exercises in political thought.
  • Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.
  • Arendt, Hannah. The Human Condition (1958).
  • Edward S. Herman; Noam Chomsky. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (2002)..
  • Epstein, Edward Jay. Between Fact and Fiction: The Problem of Journalism (1975).
  • Jaspers, Karl. Philosophy is for everyman: A short course in philosophical thinking (1969).
  • Ricoeur, Paul. Memory, History, Forgetting (2000).


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Education in Leisure Time (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Professional studies for lower-secondary school teachers. (18) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Professional studies for lower-secondary school teachers. (15) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Education in Leisure Time (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
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