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2023/2024

Philosophy 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
BE0M16FIL Z,ZK 5 2P+2S English
Garant předmětu:
Peter Zamarovský
Lecturer:
Peter Zamarovský
Tutor:
Peter Zamarovský
Supervisor:
Department of Economics, Management and Humanities
Synopsis:
Requirements:

interest in philosophy and the wider context of science and technology

Syllabus of lectures:

1 Approaches of scientists to philosophy, St. Hawking, E. Mach

2 Reductionism and its roots

3 Philosophy of mathematics

4 Epistemology and ontology of Heracleitus

5 The problem of negative meanings (vacuum, infinity, unconscious...)

6. Limits of atomism, determinism, Laplace's demon

7. The problem of free will,

8. The role of the subject in the process of knowledge

9. Paradoxes of self-referential statements

10. Mathematical Platonism and Aristotelianism

11. Paranklise, the question of free will

12. Old and new skepticism

13. Stoics, catalepsy

14. Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, modern cosmology

Syllabus of tutorials:

During the exercise, the material covered is expanded and students present their presentations on a chosen (but not necessary) topic. Discussion follows.

Study Objective:

To introduce students to the ideas of ancient philosophy and especially their relationship to today's science, technology, and social life.

Study materials:

Zamarovský P., From Philosophy to Science, nakl. ČVUT, Praha 2022

Zamarovský P., Why is it dark at Night?, AutorHouse, London 2013

Other materials will be specified during the class.

Note:
Further information:
https://moodle.fel.cvut.cz/courses/BE0M16FIL
Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
roomJP:B5-576
Zamarovský P.
16:15–17:45
(lecture parallel1)
Jugoslávských partyzánů 3
Učebna
roomJP:B5-576
Zamarovský P.
18:00–19:30
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Jugoslávských partyzánů 3
Učebna
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomJP:B5-534
Zamarovský P.
16:15–17:45
(lecture parallel1)
Jugoslávských partyzánů 3
Konzultační místnost
roomJP:B5-534
Zamarovský P.
18:00–19:30
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Jugoslávských partyzánů 3
Konzultační místnost
Wed
Thu
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2024-02-23
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