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The Story of the Western Psyche: From Ensouled Cosmos to Disenchanted Space - JMBZ195
Anglický název: The Story of the Western Psyche: From Ensouled Cosmos to Disenchanted Space
Zajišťuje: Katedra ruských a východoevropských studií (23-KRVS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2018
Semestr: letní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (20)
Minimální obsazenost: 5
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: Vladimír Lobotka
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (22.06.2017)
Every challenge we experience in the world is a result of a story we tell ourselves and identify with. If we change
this story, we can change everything. What does it mean? No one can simply cut down a rainforest or enslave a
nation without a powerful story capturing the beliefs of countless people. The stories we live in represent great
metanarrative frameworks in the context of which we see our deeds – no matter what they are – as meaningful.
They enter into our inner depths where they shape our perception and define what we consider as real and what
as illusory. At the same time, they are projected outwards, where they create our external reality and form the
possibilities we are being offered by the world. If we want to understand the roots of the challenges of our era, we
must begin to ask profound questions. What is the story we live in? What are its origins? Who are we? What future
do we want to create together? And what kind of a story could help us get there?
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (22.06.2017)

In effort to answer these difficult questions we will explore the main crossroads the Western psyche passed on its journey in time, and gradually, reflecting upon the great metanarratives informing antiquity, middle ages and modern times, we will learn how and why we accepted the contemporary prevalent perspective of the world with all its positives and negatives. At the same time we will learn how to identify the principles that could be used as a foundation for a new integrative perspective based on empathy and inclusivity.

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (22.06.2017)


Tarnas, R.: The Passion of the Western Mind, Ballantine Books, 1993

(the book will be available in electronical form)


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University of New York Press. 2000.

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University of New York Press. 1998.

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Verlag. 2004.

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Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (22.06.2017)

1. Two paradigms of history

2. Plato and the transcendent realm of Ideas

3. Aristotle, immanence and the renewal of balance

4. Hellenism and Neoplatonism

5. Christianity and its inner contrasts

6. The downfall of the antique world

7. Dark ages, scholastics and the dispute on the universals

8. Renaissance, reformation and the Copernican turn

9. Rationalism and romantism as two poles of modern world-view

10. The crisis of our era

11. Beyond postmodern mind

12. Integral vision for a new millennium

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