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Absolute and History. In the Circle of Russian Thought

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Course ID: 3501-AHMR18-S Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.1 / (0223) Philosophy and ethics
Course title: Absolute and History. In the Circle of Russian Thought Name in Polish: Absolut i historia. W kręgu myśli rosyjskiej
Department: Institute of Philosophy
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

elective seminars

Prerequisites (description):

(in Polish) Zaliczony wcześniej kurs Historii filozofii lub Filozofii


(in Polish) w sali

Short description:

The seminar is devoted to selected issues and figures of nineteenth-century and contemporary Russian thought, as well as books appearing in this field. Activities are foretold whose heroes and themes will be, among others Sołowjow, Dostoyevsky, Bierdiajew, Tolstoy, Karsawin, Russian neo-Kantianism, Orthodox theology and others.

Full description:

The seminar has a long tradition. It is devoted to selected issues and nineteenth-century and contemporary figures, including the most recent Russian philosophical, religious, theological, social, also political and critical-literary thought. Activities are foretold whose heroes and themes will be, among others Sołowjow, Frank, Florenski, Dostoyevsky, Bierdiajew, Bakhtin, Tolstoy, Karsawin, icon, Russian positivism, Russian neo-Kantianism, theology of the Orthodox Church and others We are observing the currently published literature devoted to Russian thought, both Polish and foreign, and we often invite to the meetings of the authors of these publications. The object of interest is first of all philosophy, but also the intermediate areas between philosophy and literature, philosophy and religion as well as philosophy and political science, as well as the contexts of universal philosophy relevant to Russian thought. The specific subject of the seminar is largely open and resulting from the thematic proposals of the participants. An important aspect of the seminar work is also the translation of Russian philosophical literature. Particular attention will be devoted to the issue of religious experience (mystical, intuitive) and its epistemological aspects.


A. Walicki, „Zarys myśli rosyjskiej. Od Oświecenia do renesansu religijno-filozoficznego”.

W. Krzemień, „Filozofia w cieniu prawosławia”.

J. Dobieszewski, „Absolut i historia. W kręgu myśli rosyjskiej”.

S. Mazurek, „Rosyjski renesans religijno-filozoficzny. Próba syntezy”.

Learning outcomes:

Acquired knowledge: The student has an extended knowledge of the place and meaning of Russian thought on the background and for universal philosophy; He knows and understands selected directions and positions of Russian philosophy; Has a broad knowledge and understands the relationship between the formation of philosophical ideas and changes in culture and society;

Skills acquired: Searches, analyzes, evaluates, selects and integrates information from written sources; He independently acquires knowledge and broadens his research skills as well as plans research projects; Precisely formulates in-depth and written complex philosophical problems, puts forward theses and criticizes them;

Acquired social competences: Has a deepened awareness of the importance of philosophical reflection for the moral sphere and social issues; He independently undertakes and initiates professional activities; plans and organizes their course.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Attendance at classes, participation in discussions, lecture or final work

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