Anthropological Thought of John Paul II (konwersatorium) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Małgorzata Borkowska-Nowak
Organising unit:Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
C1 The first aim is to offer an analysis of the basic concepts and assumptions of Wojtyła\'s philosophy
C2 The second aim is to develop skills of analysing philosophical problems
C3 The third aim is to develop skills of discussing (to acquire skills necessary for both analytic and synthetic way of thinking and a good argumentative and critical competence)
Basic knowledge in the liberal arts
Learning outcomes
1. A student knows and understands in general the role of philosophical reflection in the development of spiritual culture of human being K_01
2. 2. A student has a basic knowledge on function and significance of philosophy in its relation to theology, formal and natural sciences, and on mehodological and merit specific of philosophy K_W02
3. A student knows terminology of the basic philosophical systems K_W03
4. A student knows and understands the main assumption of Wojtyła\'s approach K_W06


1. A student is able to analyze philosophical texts K_U02
2. A student can report of her/his results, provide appropriate arguments K_U03
3. A student is able to use the basic theoretical concepts, research paradigms and notions that are the most appropriate for studying a particular discipline in the arts within the most typical professional situations K_U04
4. A student can choose the most suitable tools for interpreting and analysing philosophical text; summarizes and analyses philosophical arguments; identifies their key theses, assumptions and consequences K_U05

Social competences
1. A student understands the need to study throughout her/his whole life K_K01
2. A student is able to analyze situations and problems, and is able to formulate by herself/himself proposals for their solution K_K04
3. A student is aware about the role of philosophy and the responsibility for saving the cultural heritage of a region, country, Europe K_K05
Teaching method
Classical and secondary text readings
Course content description
The following issues are discussed during the tutorials: 1. The Basis of Our Knowledge about Man; 2. The Spheres and Degrees of Human Experience; 4. The Senses; 5. Mental Knowing; 6. An Analysis of the Field of Desire; 7. Freedom of the Will
Forms of assessment
A student does not have a competence in analysing philosophical texts and does not understand the basic content of the tutorials; student is not able to offer any conceptual solution for the discussed problems
A student is not engaged in the process of acquiring the knowledge offered within tutorials and does not fulfil tutorial\'s aims and tasks, does not engage himself into the discussion of the raised problems

A student knows key concepts of the main philosophical problems and is able to interpret the philosophical text. 

A student knows concepts of the main philosophical problems, has very well ordered knowledge concerning the controversies in Wojtyła\'s philosophy, is able to analyze philosophical texts and shows openess to discussion on the philosophical issues

Very good
A student knows very well the concepts of the main philosophical systems and has well ordered and historically grounded knowledge concerning the controversies of Wojtyła\'s approach. A student is able to develop his research skills, analyze texts and participate in discussion.
Required reading list
K. Wojtyła, Considerations on the Essence of Man
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 4
Number of ECTS credits: 1
Form of assessment: Grade