Philosophical Anthropology (ćwiczenia) - 2019/2020
dr Paulina Sulenta
Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester):
Language of instruction:
1. To get students familiar with the major interpretations of what man is that happened to occur along the history and were presented in philosophy, which can be either pre-philosophical (i.e. religious) or philosophical (ancient, mediaeval, modern or contemporary);2. To analyze the fact of human being, to present its specifics and its structure and to educe an understanding of human as a person;3. To present a man in context of his culture-producing activities, which are: cognition, decision (morality), social life and religion;4. To make students acquire (or master) a skill to both understand and discuss the main philosophical problems about the understanding of man;5. To reveal the specifics of realistic understanding of man as a person, that is a being which is rational and free, able to perfect its potential through various skills (virtues).
Course content description
The classes are to be supplementary for the lecture on the philosophical anthropology. The historical part consists in picturing more precisely the views of particular philosophers presented during the lecture, by turning to original texts of theirs or to further case studies concerning them and their thought. The main part is dedicated to focus on re-consideration of the issues having been presented during the lecture, so that the students could discuss them again and have chance to get the answers for their questions, if they only would have some; it should be also an occasion for turning to original texts by St. Thomas Aquinas. The range of consideration include the following issues: the modes of interpretations of the fact of human being (evolutionism, psychoanalyses, empirism, analytical philosophy, realistic method of explanation); the structure of human being; an explanation of the fact and way of human cognitive activity; the human freedom, religion, morality and culture. The base for the above-mentioned analysis is to be the realistic method of explanation of reality, elaborated and proved within the current of Aristotelian-and-Thomistic kind, whereas the special stress is being put upon the achievements of the existential Thomism.
Forms of assessment
An analysis of the classical texts and case studies; the method of the project and its presentation, lecture, discussion on selected problems.
One will pass the classes if he attends the classes in which he takes active part, presents his project and positively goes through the exam in writing.
Required reading list
Primary sources: M. A. Krąpiec, Ja - człowiek, Lublin 1988; M. A. Krąpiec, Psychologia racjonalna, Lublin 1988; Tomasz z Akwinu, Traktat o człowieku, Kęty 2000, Arystoteles, O duszy, Warszawa 1986.
Secondary sources: W. Pannenberg, Kim jest człowiek, Paryż 1978; K. Wojtyła, Osoba i czyn, Kraków 1985; J. Maritain, Człowiek i państwo, Kraków 1993; M. Krąpiec, Ludzka wolność i jej granice, Lublin 2004; Z. J. Zdybicka, Człowiek i religia, Lublin 2006; H. Kiereś, Człowiek i sztuka, Lublin 2006; tenże, Człowiek i cywilizacja, Lublin 2007; M. Krąpiec, Człowiek i polityka, Lublin 2007; P. Jaroszyński, Człowiek i nauka, Lublin 2008; E. Gilson, Tomizm, Warszawa 2000; E. Gilson, Realizm tomistyczny, Warszawa 1968.
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year I - Semester 2
Number of ECTS credits: 0
Form of assessment: Grade