Elements of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology (konwersatorium) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Katarzyna Stępień
Organising unit:Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
C1-Introduction into the specificity of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology
C2-Introduction to the history of Metaphysics (selected concepts of being) and Philosophical Anthropology (main concepts of man)
C3-Introduction to system of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology
Prerequisites
W1-Basic knowledge in the domain of history and culture
W2 -The skill of critical thinking
Learning outcomes
W1-Knowledhe about basic terminology and elements of the Methodology of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology
W2-Knowledge of history of philosophical understanding of being and man (main interpretations)
W3-Basic knowledge regarding the realistic concept of being and the ontic structure of man, human action and the specificity of the person
SKILLS
U1-Student is able to use basic theoretical approaches and concepts appropriate to Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology
U2-Student is able to summarize and analyze philosophical texts in the domain of Metaphysics and Anthropology, identifies their main theses, assumptions and consequences
U3-Student correctly applies the basic metaphysical and anthropological terminology, notices the differences of concepts and aptly draws conclusions
SOCIAL COMPETENCES (ATTITUDES)
K1-Student is able to undertake problem discussions and independently formulate proposals for their solution
K2-Student is aware of the role of the philosophical interpretation of being and of man as a general and theoretical base for other types of knowledge (particular and practical sciences)
Teaching method
Elements of a conversational lecture, work with selected texts, oral presentations prepared by students, discussions
Course content description
I. Elements of Methodology (specificity and tasks of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology (content of classes), purpose of the study, properties, object-matter, definitions)
II. Elements of History of Metaphysics and Anthropology - selected concepts of being and man (a monistic, dualistic, pluralistic, realistic interpretation of world)
III. Selected elements of the system of Metaphysics (being and its properties (so-called transcendentals), structure of being (essence and existence, potency and act, matter and form, substance and potencies), causality, analogy and ontic participation
IV. Selected elements of the system of Philosophical Anthropology (human fact available in internal and external experience, structure of human being - composition of soul and body, man as a person (personal features) - nature - culture, human cognition, morality, art and technics, religion, philosophical interpretation of death)
Forms of assessment
Insufficient grade
(W) The student is not able to discuss the methodological status of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology and to show their attitude to other sciences. He does not know the terminology of the basic concepts of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology. He does not have historically ordered knowledge introducing selected concepts in the domain of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology
(U) The student is not able to use the basic concepts proper to Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology. Can not analyze philosophical arguments in the domain of Metaphysics and Anthropology, identify their main theses, assumptions and consequences
(K) The student is not able to undertake discussions and formulate proposals for their solution
Sufficient grade
(W) The student has a minimal knowledge of the terminology of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology. He has got general knowledge about various concepts in the domain of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology
(U) The student is able to use the basic concepts proper to Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology to a minimal extent. He can summarize philosophical texts in the domain of Metaphysics and Anthropology, and he can minimally identify their main theses, assumptions and consequences
(K) The student undertakes minimal discussions and tries to formulate proposals for their solution
Good grade
(W) The student is able to discuss the methodological status of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology and show their relations to other sciences. He knows the terminology of basic concepts of being and of man. He has got an ordered historical knowledge introducing selected concepts in the domain of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology
(U) The student is able to use the basic concepts of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology to a satisfactory degree. Is able to summarize and analyze philosophical texts in the domain of Metaphysics and Anthropology, as well as identify their main theses, assumptions and consequences
(K) The student is able to undertake problem discussions and formulate proposals for their solution
Very good grade
(W) The student is able to present the methodological status of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology and show their specificity to other sciences. He has got mastered terminology in the domain of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology. He has got historically ordered knowledge about this topic
(U) Student is able to fluently use basic concepts appropriate to Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology. He is able to independently analyze philosophical texts, pointing out the main theses, assumptions and consequences of metaphysical and anthropological concepts
(K) Student eagerly takes up problem discussions, actively joins the course of classes and formulates his own solutions proposals
Required reading list
1. A. Maryniarczyk, Notebook on Metaphysics No 1-6
2. M. A. Krąpiec, Metaphysics
3. M. A. Krąpiec, I - Man
4. S. Kamiński, On Methodology of Metaphysics
5. M. A. Krąpiec, On Man
6. Selected articles from the Universal Encyclopedia of Philosophy (ptta.pl/pef: being, matter, form, substance, hylozoism, anthropology, cognition, love, art, body, etc.)
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 1
Number of ECTS credits: 4
Form of assessment: Grade