(in Polish) Social Philosophy 3501-WISIP-SP
The aim of the tutorial is the introduction to the problems discussed in social philosophy on the grounds of classical texts from this field of philosophy. The most important for the classes will be the understanding how such concepts as community, society, state, and commonwealth are perceived from the perspective of social philosophers. Moreover, it will be analysed which concepts and categories are inspiring for social philosophy nowadays. Therefore, during tutorial there will be analysed “commentaries” written by modern philosophers which raise the problems missed in classical texts. The titles for these commentaries can be changed and adjusted to the topics interesting for the students participating in the classes.
Type of course
Knowledge: Student has knowledge of the key problems of social philosophy from antiquity to modern times.
Skills: Student can relate the acquired knowledge to contemporary issues undertaken within the social philosophy, but also more broadly, in the public debate. The student understands the continuity of certain philosophical concepts and can formulate the problems associated with them.
Social competence: Student can see problems in social life and to refer them to philosophical concepts.
Written exam in the form of open questions
Permissible number of absences: 2
-J.P. Vernant, The Origins of Greek Thought (fragments)
- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book VIII; Politics, Book I.
Commentary: S. Schwarzenbach, “Fraternity, solidarity, and civic friendship”, Amity 2015.
- St. Thomas, De Regno, Book I.
- Machiavelli, De Prince (fragments)
- T. Hobbes, Leviathan, The Introduction, Ch. I-IV, XIII-XIV.
Commentary: C. Schmitt, Political Theology, ch. I-IV
- J.J. Rousseau, The Social Contract (fragments)
- B. Spinoza, Treatise on Theology and Politics, ch. XVI.
Commentary: A. Badiou, St. Paul. The Foundation of Universalism, ch. IV.
- I. Kant, Conjectural Beginning of Human History.
- J. G. Fichte, The Closed Commercial State.
Commentary: M. Foucault, Discipline and Punish: Panopticism.
- G.W.F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, Independence and dependence of self-consciousness: Lordship and Bondage; Philosophy of Right: Abstract Right.
Commentary: A. Kojeve, Summary of the First Six Chapters of the Phenomenology of Spirit.
- K. Marx, The German Ideology (fragments)
- M. Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, ch. V.
Commentary: J. Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, ch. 1.
- H. Arendt, On Revolution, ch. 1.
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