Subject description - B0B16FIL

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B0B16FIL Philosophy
Roles:V, P, PV Extent of teaching:2P+0S
Department:13116 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Zamarovský P. Completion:ZK
Lecturers:Zamarovský P. Credits:2
Tutors:Zamarovský P. Semester:Z,L

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We deal with the most important persons, schools and ideas of ancient philosophy. We are concerned especially on transdisciplinary nature of philosophy and connection of old philosophical thoughts with recent problems of science, technology, economics and politics.


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Course outlines:

1. Mythical, philosophical and scientific accounts, branches of philosophy
2. The oldest philosophers - Milesian school and reductionism
3. Pythagoreans, cosmos, mathematics, music
4. Heraclitus and his world view
5. Eleatic school, problem with vacuum, Zeno paradoxes
6. Empedocles and Anaxagoras, Atomists, ancient and modern concept of atom
7. Order of necessity, and paradoxes of determinism and their solution
8. Sophists, impact of their teaching, Socrates, his live and teaching
9. Small Socratic schools
10. Plato and Platonism
11. Aristotle and his work
12. Epicurus and Epicureans
13. Stoics, morality, physics, Pyrrhonism (ancient and modern scepticism)
14. Neo-Platonism and Christian philosophy (Augustine, Boethius)

Exercises outline:


Zamarovský P., The Historical Roots of Philosophy, nakl. ČVUT Praha 2007


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPKYR_2021 Common courses P 6
BPBIO_2018 Common courses V 6
BPEEM1_2016 Applied Electrical Engineering P 1
BPEEM_BO_2016 Common courses P 1
BPEEM2_2016 Electrical Engineering and Management P 1
BPOES Common courses V
BPEK_2016 Common courses P 6
BPEK_2018 Common courses P 6
BPSIT Common courses V
BPOI1_2016 Computer and Information Science P 6
BPOI_BO_2016 Common courses P 6
BPOI2_2016 Internet of Things P 6
BPOI3_2016 Software P 6
BPOI4_2016 Computer Games and Graphics P 6
BPKYR_2016 Common courses V 6
BPEEM2_2018 Electrical Engineering and Management PV 1
BPEEM1_2018 Applied Electrical Engineering PV 1
BPEEM_BO_2018 Common courses PV 1
BPOES_2020 Common courses V
BPOI_BO_2018 Common courses V 6
BPOI4_2018 Computer Games and Graphics V 6
BPOI3_2018 Software V 6
BPOI2_2018 Internet of Things V 6
BPOI1_2018 Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science V 6

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