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Philosophy and the Culture

FIK Acad. year 2015/2016 Summer semester 3 credits

Current academic year

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.


Language of instruction



Credit (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures

Assessment points


Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

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.

Learning objectives

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.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

No prerequisity knowledge is called for.

Study literature

  • Anzenbacher, A.: Dějiny filosofie. Praha, 1990 (in Czech)

Fundamental literature

  • Průvodce dějinami evropského myšlení, Praha, 1985 (in Czech)
  • Filosofická čítanka, Praha, 1971 (in Czech)
  • Slovník světového malířství, Praha, 1991 (in Czech)

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

Exam prerequisites

Presence at the lectures with passing the test and furnishing a written work.

Course inclusion in study plans

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