Poslední úprava: Mgr. Milan Hanyš, Ph.D. (19.02.2020)
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Milan Hanyš, Ph.D. (29.03.2020)
Important reminder: the actual syllabus and course materials is to be found in Moodle: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=9678
1) Enlightenment, Modernity and the rise of historical consciousness
a. I. Kant: "Answering the Question: What Is Enlightenment? (1784)
2) The Discovery of inter-subjectivity
Required readings: G. W. F. Hegel, Master and Servitude [Phenomenology of Spirit, pp. 108-116]
3) The intersubjectivity and recognition of underprivileged subjects
a. J.-P. Sartre, Reflections on the Jewish Question, pgs. 7-54.
4) From male-centered reflections of subjectivity to plurality of (feminist) perspectives
S. de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, Introduction and the chapter on Myths, pgs. 13-28; 159-211; 260-269.
Further readings. S. de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity, chapter "Ambiguity and Freedom", pgs. 1-34.
5) Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Language
a. L. Wittgenstein, Tractatus logico-philosophicus
b. L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations
a. Ortega y Gasset, Man has no nature
b. Martin Heidegger, What is Metaphysics?
c. J.-P. Sartre, Existentialism is Humanism
7) Freedom, truth and politics
H. Arendt, a. Truth and Politics; b. What is Freedom
8) Moral responsibility under conditions of modernity
H. Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem
9) Emancipation and subjugation
M. Foucault, We Other Victorians; The Repressive Hypothesis
Assessment Students are required to (1) regularly read texts in advance and participate in class discussions. (2) Write three brief summary-papers or let us call them mini commentaries on given texts during the semester (up to 1000 words). They are assessed strictly on passed/failed basis. (3) Each week one student will summarize the content of the class-discussion from the previous week. Who presents a summary in class has the advantage of writing two mini commentaries only.