Philosophical Propaedeutic 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EFP1 credit 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English winter

Subject guarantor

Michaela RAISOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)



Survey of Philosophy 1 is focused on the philosophy of acting and introduces in particular, phenomenally, hermeutically and dialogically harmonized philosophies.

  1. Acting as a cultural phenomenon.
  2. Ontology of acting.
  3. Hermeutic concepts of art and works of art.
  4. Art as acting and celebration.

Learning outcomes

To introduce student to the philosophical though, particularly, in the context of the philosophy of plays, theatre and philosophy of embodiment.

Prerequisites and other requirements

No requirements.


H. G. Gadamer, Truth and Method (second, revised edn, trans. Revisions J. Weinsheimer and D. G. Marshall) New York: Continuum, 1995. (first published 1960) Part: Ontology of Play

E. Fink,The Oasis of Happiness: Toward an Ontology of Play, Yale French Studies No. 41, Game, Play, Literature: Yale University Press. 1968. p. 19-30.

D. Winnicot, Playing and Reality, London and New York: Routledge, 2005. (first published 1971) 

J. Huizinga, Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-element in Culture. Boston, MA:The Beacon Press, 1950 (first published 1944) 1-49

F. Nietzsche, So spoke Zarathustra, Dover, 1999. (selected stories)

F. Nietzsche, Untimely meditation, Cambridge University Press, 1997. (Part: On Use and Abuse of History for Life)

F. Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy, Penguin, 1993. (first three chapters)

M. Buber, I and Thou, Martino publishing, 2010. (first section)

Evaluation methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: attendance and participation in lectures/classes, completion of the semester paper.

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

room R407

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 16:30–19:00 Kent SJÖSTRÖM Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans