Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology (seminarium) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:Ks. prof. dr hab. Andrzej Maryniarczyk
Organising unit:Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
Understanding of the particulars problems of metaphysical cognition and explanation; ability to analyze the metaphysical texts; formulating and presenting of arguments in metaphysical way; preparation of the MA Thesis.
Prerequisites
Good knowledge of the major philosophical disciplines and methods of philosophy; good skills of reading and commenting of philosophical texts.
Learning outcomes
Knowledge: student knows the problems of the method of metaphysical knowledge, the basic metaphysical issues; is able critically to analyze the statements in philosophy, to formulate and solve the philosophical problems; knows and understands the basic concepts and principles of the protection of intellectual property and copyright law.
Skills: student can use the method of metaphysics, is able to read and analyze the philosophical texts, knows the scientific writing workshop, can prepare MA Thesis.
Social competence: student can discuss philosophical problems, and present own arguments; can present the research and defend the validity of the arguments; can appreciate the rationality and objectivity of arguments.
Teaching method
Working with text, writing text and presenting the results of research, discussion about the metaphysical problems.
Course content description
The seminary undertakes issues of metaphysics, especially the method of metaphysical cognition, including metaphysical justification and explanation. It is realized through applying this method to research into selected problems in the field of particular metaphysics like anthropology, the philosophy of law, the philosophy of culture, the philosophy of art, as well as the philosophy of God and the philosophy of religion. The methodical aspect of seminary includes discussing principals of philosophical text’s analysis as well as a techniques of writing philosophical texts, formulating problems, preparing plans, making footnotes and bibliographies.
Forms of assessment
No credit: lack of knowledge about the metaphysical issues, abilities critically to analyze the statements, can not formulate and solve philosophical problems; can not use the method of metaphysics, read and analyze philosophical texts; have not mastered the writing\'s technique of scientific work, skills to prepare the thesis; can not discuss philosophical problems, present own arguments and formulate objections, present the results of own research and the validity of own arguments; is not able to appreciate the relevance of arguments.
Credit: the student knows basic metaphysical issues, can critically analyze philosophical statement, formulate and solve philosophical problems; can use the method of metaphysics, read and analyze philosophical texts, mastered writing workshop of the scientific work, has skills to prepare the thesis; can discuss philosophical problems, present own arguments and formulate objections, can present the results of the own research and defend the validity of the arguments, can appreciate the rationality and objectivity of arguments.
Required reading list
G.P. Klubertanz SJ, (1955). Introduction to the Philosophy of Being. New York;
S.Kaminski, M. Kurdzialek, Z.J. Zdybicka (Ed). (1980). Theory of being. To Understand Reality. Lublin:
Towarzystwo naukowe KUL;
M.A. Krapiec, (1991), Metaphysics, An Outline of the History of Being, trans. M. Lescoe, A. Woznicki, and Th. Sandok, New York, Mariel Publication;
M.A. Krapiec, A. Maryniarczyk, (2010), The Lublin Philosophical School, trans. H. Mcdonald, Lublin: PTTA;
A. Maryniarczyk, (2010), The Monistic and Dualistic Interpretation of Reality, trans. H. McDonald, Lublin, PTTA;
A. Maryniarczyk, (2011), The Pluralistic Interpretation of Reality, trans. H. McDonald, Lublin, PTTA;
A. Maryniarczyk, (2015), The Realistic Interpretation of Reality, trans. H. McDonald, Lublin, PTTA;
A. Maryniarczyk, (2016), Rationality and Finality of the World of Persons and Things, trans. H. McDonald, Lublin, PTTA;
J. Owens, (1985), An Elementary Christian Metaphysics. Houston: Center for Thomistic Studies;
J.E. Wippel, (2003), The Metaphysical Thought of Thomas Aquinas.
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 1
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Credit
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 3
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Credit