Subject description - B0M16FIL

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B0M16FIL Filozofie 2
Roles:V, P Extent of teaching:2P+2S
Department:13116 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Zamarovský P. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Zamarovský P. Credits:5
Tutors:Zamarovský P. Semester:Z,L


Study targets:

To introduce students to the ideas of ancient philosophy and especially their relationship to today's science, technology, and social life.


The course is based on the historical development of Western philosophy. In the introduction, I deal with basic concepts, then mention the most important philosophers and their legacy for today. I try to show the relevance of old philosophical ideas. Philosophy 2 goes more in-depth than the introductory course, discussing the relationship between philosophy, science and technology, reductionism - its meaning and limitations, philosophy of mathematics, the development of atomistic approaches, determinism, methodology of science, etc.

Course outlines:

1 Approaches of scientists to philosophy, St. Hawking, E. Mach 2 Reductionism and its roots 3 Philosophy of mathematics 4 Epistemology and ontology of Heracleitus 5 The problem of negative meanings (vacuum, infinity, unconscious...)
6. Limits of atomism, determinism, Laplace's demon
7. The problem of free will,
8. The role of the subject in the process of knowledge
9. Paradoxes of self-referential statements
10. Mathematical Platonism and Aristotelianism
11. Paranklise, the question of free will
12. Old and new skepticism
13. Stoics, catalepsy
14. Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, modern cosmology

Exercises outline:

During the exercise, the material covered is expanded and students present their presentations on a chosen (but not necessary) topic. Discussion follows.


Zamarovský P., From Philosophy to Science, nakl. ČVUT, Praha 2022 Zamarovský P., Why is it dark at Night?, AutorHouse, London 2013 Other materials will be specified during the class.


interest in philosophy and the wider context of science and technology


antiquity, philosophy, science, technology

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPKYR_2021 Common courses V 1,3
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MPOI9_2018 Data Science V
MPOI8_2018 Bioinformatics V
MPOI7_2018 Artificial Intelligence V
MPOI6_2018 Software Engineering V
MPOI5_2018 Computer Vision and Image Processing V
MPOI4_2018 Computer Engineering V
MPOI3_2018 Computer Graphics V
MPOI2_2018 Cyber Security V
MPEEM1_2018 Electrical Drives P 1,3
MPEEM4_2018 Management of Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering P 1,3
MPEEM3_2018 Technological Systems P 1,3
MPEEM2_2018 Electrical Power Engineering P 1,3
MPEK1_2018 Electronics V
MPEK7_2018 Radio Communications and Systems V
MPEK6_2018 Mobile Communications V
MPEK5_2018 Communications Networks and Internet V
MPEK4_2018 Technology of the Internet of Things V
MPEK3_2018 Photonics V
MPEK2_2018 Audiovisual and Signal Processing V
MPEK8_2021 Communication and information processing V
MPBIO1_2018 Bioinformatics V
MPBIO4_2018 Signal processing V
MPBIO3_2018 Image processing V
MPBIO2_2018 Medical Instrumentation V

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