Course: Theory of Subjectivity

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Course title Theory of Subjectivity
Course code KFL/TES
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
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)
  • Bartoš Vít, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The exercises in Theory of subjectivity is based on the interpretation of classical texts to understand the central questions concerning the nature of the human mind and personality. These are fundamental problems: 1) Ontology of selfhood (the difference between mind and body) 2) Ontological-epistemic postulate of the priviledged position of the first person 3) Special features of mental states and processes; intentionality problem, qualia, consciousness and self-consciousness 4) Identity of the person in time 5) Differences in human intelligence in comparison to artificial intelligence 6) The necessary linkage between mind, body and external world

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 30 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 60 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is dedicated to the classical and recent theories of subjectivity, including the ontological theses of Soul-body difference [Descartes], the Leibniz's concept of individual substance, the criterion of identity in time [Locke], the critics of the concept of the Self [Hume], the concept transcendental aperception and of the paralogisms of pure reason [Kant], the dialectics of master and servant [Hege], the use of the word "I" [Wittgenstein] and others.
The students will acknowledge themselves with the informations acording to the goal and the matter of the course.
Prerequisites
Preconditions are frased in the annotation of the course and in the curriculum of the studying programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay

attendance, consultation on seminar work, seminar work (6-7 standard pages)
Recommended literature
  • Burge, T. Individualismus a sebepoznání. in: Filosofický časopis 3 (2002). str. 513-527. ISBN 0015-1831..
  • Davidson, D. Subjektivita, intersubjektivita, objektivita. Praha: Filosofia, 2004. str. 17-113. ISBN 80-7007-190-7..
  • Dennett, D. C. Druhy myslí..
  • Descartes, R. Meditace o první filosofi. Praha: Oikúmené, 2001. ISBN 80-7298-036-X..
  • Giulio Tononi. Pouť od mozku k duši.
  • HUME, D. Zkoumání o lidském rozumu. Praha: Svoboda, 1996. ISBN 80-205-0521-0..
  • Humphrey, N. Prach duše..
  • Ingram, J. Divadlo mysli..
  • Kant, I. Kritika čistého rozumu. Praha: Oikúmené, 2001. ISBN 80-7298-035-1..
  • LEIBNIZ, G. W. Monadologie a jiné práce. Praha: Svoboda, 1982. ISBN 25-092-82..
  • LOCKE, J. Esej o lidském rozumu. Praha: Svoboda, 1984. ISBN 25-051-84..
  • Locke, J. O identitě a různosti, in: Filosofický časopis 1 (2005), str. 125-143. ISBN 0015-1831..
  • Michael S. Gazzaniga. Kdo to tady řídí?.
  • Perry, J. Frege o demonstratívach. in: Ogranon F 12 (2005). No. 4. str. 407-428..
  • Searle, J. Mysl, mozek a věda..
  • V. S. Ramachandran. Mozek a jeho tajemství..


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