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Should I hate my-self? Narratives of self-love from Aristotle to Freud - AFS500250
Anglický název: Should I hate my-self? Narratives of self-love from Aristotle to Freud
Zajišťuje: Ústav filosofie a religionistiky (21-UFAR)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: letní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 4
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:0/2 Z [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Další informace: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=11430
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Garant: Anna Tropia, Ph.D.
Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Poslední úprava: Anna Tropia, Ph.D. (05.02.2021)
MA module
e-mail me for consultation or questions: anna.tropia@ff.cuni.cz

Despite it is nowadays rather common to hear instructions like “you should be kinder to yourself”, or “you should love yourself more”, there is a solid philosophical tradition limiting and prescribing what is the right amount of love human beings owe to themselves. From Aristotle to Freud, passing through Pascal’s famous claim “the self is hateful”, diverse perspectives—theological, philosophical, literary, linguistic and psychological—will be explored in order to determine on the one hand what are the dangers arising from excessive self-love and, on the other, if it is possible to completely cancel such form of love.

NB: Permanent link to Zoom meetings on Moodle. Please register to the Moodle page of this course to access it
Cíl předmětu
Poslední úprava: Anna Tropia, Ph.D. (25.01.2021)

The aim of the course will be that of stimulating the discussion and the reflection by students around a selection of textsby exploring different philosophical traditions. 

Poslední úprava: Anna Tropia, Ph.D. (25.01.2021)

Primary Literature (we’ll work on selected texts taken from)


Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Tr. by D. Ross, OUP 2009 


Augustine, On Christian doctrine, Tr. by R. P. Green, Clarendon 1995


John Duns Scotus, Ordinatio III, d. 29: tr. by Th. Williams, in Selected Writings on Ethics, OUP 2017


Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays, Tr. by Sir M. A. Screech, Penguin Books 2003


René Descartes, The Passions of the Soul, in J. Cottingham (ed), The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, vol. 1, CUP 1985


B. Pascal, Pensées, tr. By H. Levi, OUP 1999


Antoine Arnauld and Pierre Nicole, Logics of Art of the Thinking, ed. By J. V. Buroker, CUP 1996


Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, ed. J.C.A. Gaskin, OUP 1998


S. Freud, Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis (1916-1917), in J. Strachey (ed), The Standard Edition of the Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Hogarth Press 1963, vols. XVI



Secondary literature and texts of support on Moodle

Požadavky ke zkoušce
Poslední úprava: Anna Tropia, Ph.D. (25.01.2021)

Owing to the current situation, classes will start online in the form of video-conferences on the platform Zoom. Before the first class, the students registered on this SIS-page will receive an email with instructions. Zoom is very simple to use, but in case you had any problem, please contact me in due time: anna.tropia@ff.cuni.cz

 The requirements in order to complete this course are:


(1) In Class Active Participation, which includes: reading the assignements and regular attendance. Also, starting from the first classes, students will be asked to present the texts assigned for a short-in-class presentation (20'), to be discussed previously with the teacher. 


(2) A Final Oral exam (in presence or online), to be discussed in due time during the term. 

Poslední úprava: Anna Tropia, Ph.D. (25.01.2021)

1)    17.2: Intro. Legitimacy of self-hate? Pascal (starter)

2)    24.2: Aristotle. The magnanimous (EN, IV.3)

3)    3.3: Aristotle. Normativity of Self-love (EN VII, IX: classification of philiaautophilia)

4)    10.3: Aristotle’s synthesis. Back to Pascal?

5)    17.3: Augustine: the distinction between uti and frui (De doctrina christiana I)

6)    24.3: Duns Scotus, in the wake of Augustine

7)    31.3: Erasmus and Montaigne. On vanity and self-consideration

8)    7.4: Descartes’ generosity. The right amount of love (Passions, III)

9)    14.4: Pascal and the hate of one’s self (Pensées)

10) 21.4: Port-Royalists’ veto about the self (Logic of P-R)

11) 28.4: Hobbes: individuals and society (Leviathan)

12) 5.5: Self-love as love of one’s own body. Narcissism (Freud, Introduction to NarcissismLessons on psychanalysis)

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