Subject description - AE0M16FI2

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AE0M16FI2 Philosophy II
Roles:V Extent of teaching:2+2s
Department:13116 Language of teaching:EN
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:4
Tutors:  Semester:L


The course is oriented on the transdisciplinar aspects of philosophy, informatics, physics, mathematics and biology.

Course outlines:

1. Introduction - explanation of basic concepts and problems. Role of language on the way of thinking.
2. Common roots of science and philosophy (myths, fairytales, religion, philosophical and scientific thinking).
3. Relation between technology and art.
4. Philosophical aspects of informatics.
5. Philosophical aspects of mathematics and cybernetics. Can machines think and feel?
6. Philosophical aspect of biology and live science.
7. Philosophical questions concerning quantum physics.
8. Ever living question of the theory of relativity. Time and space in physics and philosophy.
9. Cosmology, ,theories of everything".
10. Holism and eastern thinking.
11. Questions concerning psychology of C. G. Jung (synchronicity), and some topic psychotherapeutic methods.
12. Problems with ,alternative cognition" (healing, parapsychology .)
13. Other questions concerning ,alternative cognition", discussions of criteria of scientific knowledge.
14. Postmodernism - crisis of rationality and objectivity?"

Exercises outline:

1. Role of language on the way of thinking.
2. Myths, fairytales, religion, philosophical and scientific thinking.
3. Discussion on the relation between technology and art. What is metaphysics?
4. Information, entropy and physics.
5. Can machines think and feel?
6. Transdisciplinar aspects of biology and live science.
7. Non-locality, teleportation, the problem of identity.
8. Time and space in physics and philosophy.
9. Problem of reductionism in science and in general thinking.
10. Comparison between "Eastern" and "Western" thinking.
11. Some topic psychotherapeutic methods.
12. Healing, parapsychology and critical reasoning
13. ,Alternative cognition", discussions of criteria of scientific knowledge.
14. Present-day philosophers and new ways of philosophy."


1. Barrow, J.D. Theory of Everything, Cambridge, 1993
2. Capra, F. The Tao of Physics, New York: Bantam Books.1984


Completion of Philosophy I or equivalent course on ancient philosophy


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEEEM1 Technological Systems V 3
MEEEM5 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering V 3
MEEEM4 Economy and Management of Power Engineering V 3
MEEEM3 Electrical Power Engineering V 3
MEEEM2 Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives V 3
MEKME1 Wireless Communication V
MEKME5 Systems of Communication V
MEKME4 Networks of Electronic Communication V
MEKME3 Electronics V
MEKME2 Multimedia Technology V
MEOES1 Communications and Signal Processing V
MEOES3 Solid State Systems V
MEOES2 RF and DSP Engineering V
MEKYR1 Robotics V
MEKYR4 Aerospace Systems V
MEKYR3 Systems and Control V
MEKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V

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