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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Philosophy II

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
AE0M16FI2 Z,ZK 4 2+2s English
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Department of Economics, Management and Humanities
Synopsis:

The course is oriented on the transdisciplinar aspects of philosophy, informatics, physics, mathematics and biology.

Requirements:

Completion of Philosophy I or equivalent course on ancient philosophy

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Introduction - explanation of basic concepts and problems. Role of language on the way of thinking.

2.Common roots of science and philosophy (myths, fairytales, religion, philosophical and scientific thinking).

3.Relation between technology and art.

4.Philosophical aspects of informatics.

5.Philosophical aspects of mathematics and cybernetics. Can machines think and feel?

6.Philosophical aspect of biology and live science.

7.Philosophical questions concerning quantum physics.

8.Ever living question of the theory of relativity. Time and space in physics and philosophy.

9.Cosmology, ,theories of everything".

10.Holism and eastern thinking.

11.Questions concerning psychology of C. G. Jung (synchronicity), and some topic psychotherapeutic methods.

12.Problems with ,alternative cognition" (healing, parapsychology .)

13.Other questions concerning ,alternative cognition", discussions of criteria of scientific knowledge.

14.Postmodernism - crisis of rationality and objectivity?

Syllabus of tutorials:

1.Role of language on the way of thinking.

2.Myths, fairytales, religion, philosophical and scientific thinking.

3.Discussion on the relation between technology and art. What is metaphysics?

4.Information, entropy and physics.

5.Can machines think and feel?

6.Transdisciplinar aspects of biology and live science.

7.Non-locality, teleportation, the problem of identity.

8.Time and space in physics and philosophy.

9.Problem of reductionism in science and in general thinking.

10.Comparison between „Eastern“ and „Western“ thinking.

11.Some topic psychotherapeutic methods.

12.Healing, parapsychology and critical reasoning

13.,Alternative cognition", discussions of criteria of scientific knowledge.

14.Present-day philosophers and new ways of philosophy.

Study Objective:
Study materials:

1.Barrow, J.D. Theory of Everything, Cambridge, 1993

2.Capra, F. The Tao of Physics, New York: Bantam Books.1984

Note:
Further information:
https://ekonom.feld.cvut.cz/web/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id+7&Itemid=236
No time-table has been prepared for this course
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