The Question of Absolute and God in European Philosophy (konwersatorium) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Włodzimierz Dłubacz
Organising unit:Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
Knowledge on theory of absolute and God in historical and systematical perspective.
Knowledge on history of philosophy, metaphysics and methodology of sciences.
Learning outcomes
Student can present the main topics from philosophy of absolute ( God ), its various conceptions and solutions. He knows the literature of this subject.
Student can analyse and compare various point of views presented on class. He can critically evaluate the various arguments for the existence and non existence of God.
Social competence
Student can dispute and present the thesis on the problematic from the domain. He is opened to dispute and he can co-operate in class.
Teaching method
Traditional lecture with conversation and discussion.
Course content description
The conceptions of absolute (God) existing in the ancient (Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus), medieval (Thomas Aquinas), modern (Descartes) and contemporary (Hegel, Whitehead, Krąpiec) thought are presented. Moreover it is still presented the question of atheism and the relation contemporary science to the question of God.
Forms of assessment
Mark 2
Student has no knowledge from the domain and he isn\'t interested in it.
Mark 3
Student has a general knowledge about philosophy of God, but his knowledge is limited. He with difficulties understands the presented topics, he is passive in the class.
Mark 4
Student has an ordered knowledge on the philosophy of God, he knows the main problems and he can discuss about them. He is active, opened to the new information and development his competences.
Mark 5
Student has a grounded knowledge from the discipline.He can use it during the class. He knows the literature and he is active. He wants to deep his knowledge and to develop his competences.
Required reading list
Primary sources: Zdybicka Z. J., Absolute; Atheism; God, in P E F (entry), Dłubacz W. D., First Mover, in P E F (entry); Gilson E., God and Philosophy, New Haven 2002 (2nd ed.).
Secondary sources: Aristotle, Metaphysics. Book XII; Flint T. P.,Rea M. C. (red.). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology. Oxford 2009; Kenny A.The God of Philosophers. Oxford 1979; Matczak S.(ed.). God in contemporary Thought. New York 1977; Plantinga A. God, Freedom and Evil. London 1974; Swinburne R. The Existence of God. Oxford 2004 (2nd ed.); Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologiae.Questions of God; Wierenga E. R. The Nature of God. An Inquiry into Divine Attributes. London 1989.
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 4
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Grade