Philosophical Propaedeutic 4

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EFP4 ZK 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English summer

Subject guarantor

Michaela RAISOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

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

Mode of study

Lectures, text analysis, moderated discussions, readings.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements.

Course contents

Introductory Philosophy 2 focuses on the philosphy of dialogue and philosophy of anthropology and introduces, in particular the phenomenlogically, hermeutically and dialogically tuned philosphy.

  1. The spoken word as experience of the world.
  2. Intuition vs. language and its potential.
  3. I - You, I - That.
  4. Philosophic - anthropologic aspects of acting.

Recommended or required reading

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)

Assessment methods and criteria

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

Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

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Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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