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B0M16FIL Philosophy 2
Roles:P, V Extent of teaching:2P+2S
Department:13116 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Zamarovský P. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Zamarovský P. Credits:5
Tutors:Zamarovský P. Semester:Z,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.Common roots of science and philosophy.
2. Common roots of science and philosophy, Role of language on the way of thinking. (myths, fairytales, religion, philosophical and scientific thinking).
3. 4.E. Mach, analitic philosophy, philosophy of mind.
5. Soul and body, various philosophy
6. Evolution, in biology and cosmology
7. Questions about determinism .
8. Holism and eastern thinking
9. Biology and Physics.
10. Philosophical aspects of physics
11. Vacuum paradox, .
12. Philosophical aspects of mathematics, infinity.
13. Philosophical aspects of informatics.
14. Questions concerning ,alternative cognition", scepticism"

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
3. Zamarovský P., The Grand Design, Organon F XX, 1, Bratislava, Praha 2013
4. Zamarovský P., Cosmos, time and creation, Acta Polytechnica, 50, 6, CTU, Praha 2010
5. Prigogine I., Stangers I., Order out of Chaos, Bantam New Age Books 1984
6. Hawking S., Mlodinow L., The Grand Design, Bantan book, London 2011


Completion of Philosophy I or equivalent course on ancient philosophy


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPBIO1_2018 Bioinformatics V
MPBIO4_2018 Signal processing V
MPBIO3_2018 Image processing V
MPBIO2_2018 Medical Instrumentation V
MPOI1_2018 Human-Computer Interaction V
MPOI9_2018 Data Science V
MPOI8_2018 Bioinformatics V
MPOI7_2018 Artificial Intelligence V
MPOI6_2018 Software Engineering V
MPOI5_2018 Computer Vision and Image Processing V
MPOI4_2018 Computer Engineering V
MPOI3_2018 Computer Graphics V
MPOI2_2018 Cyber Security V
MPEK1_2018 Electronics V
MPEK7_2018 Radio Systems V
MPEK6_2018 Mobile Communications V
MPEK5_2018 Communications Networks and Internet V
MPEK4_2018 Technology of the Internet of Things V
MPEK3_2018 Photonics V
MPEK2_2018 Audiovisual and Signal Processing V
MPEEM1_2018 Electrical Drives P 1,3
MPEEM4_2018 Management of Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering P 1,3
MPEEM3_2018 Technological Systems P 1,3
MPEEM2_2018 Electrical Power Engineering P 1,3

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