Philosophy of nature WNHS-ODKS-FP
Historically, up to modern times, the philosophy of nature has generally been understood as a reflection on the physical world, which makes up the whole of the natural sciences. Nowadays, the philosophy of nature is often referred to as philosophical reflection on the material world. It goes beyond the scope of natural sciences research because of the impossibility of using methods that are relevant to these sciences. The philosophy of nature examines material existence as a variable being. The object of interest in the philosophy of nature is a material being that exists in nature, ie, being in the stream of time. The task of natural philosophy is to construct or apply the theory that explains the basic structure of the living and non-living material bodies. The philosophy of nature is an independent philosophical discipline, differently connected with the natural and philosophical sciences. Linking to the natural sciences is manifested in the fact that the facts relating to the subject matter should first be established. In this regard, the results of the natural sciences are helpful. They are a source of information about the world around us. This information is then superstructured philosophical reflection.
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Learning outcome code/codes
Type of subject
ECTS [1 ECTS = 30 (25) hours]:
lecture: 0-30 hours
preparation to pass: 30-60 hours
Total of hours (on average): 60 [60/30 (25) = 2]
Number of ECTS: 2
1. The student understands and explains the relationships and relationships between the disciplines involved in animated and inanimate nature within the framework of particular issues of natural sciences and natural philosophy.
2. Student describes nature as a set of cognitive, economic, aesthetic and educational values demonstrating knowledge about particular issues in the field of natural philosophy
3. The student is knowledgeable about the most important philosophical discussions conducted on the basis of the philosophy of nature
The final grade consists of:
1. Assessment for attendance in each class, certified on the attendance list on a scale:
15-14 presence - 5
13 presence - 4,5
12-11 presence - 4
10 presence - 3,5
9-7 presence - 3
6-0 presence - 2
2. Assessment from the oral test - you should prepare a statement on one of the topics given, using the knowledge gained in the course and the literature of the subject; Topics to be developed will be given during the course.
Other detailed information will be provided during the course.
The final grade is the weighted average of the attendance grade (1/3) and the final grade or presentation (2/3).
1. G. Bugajak, J. Kukowski, A. Latawiec, A Lemańska, D. Ługowska, A. Świeżyński, Tajemnice natury. Zarys filozofii przyrody, Wydawnictwo UKSW, Warszawa 2009.
2. M. Heller, T. Pabjan, Elementy filozofii przyrody, OBI-Biblos, Tarnów 2007.
3. L. Wciórka, Filozofia przyrody, PWT, Poznań 1993.
4. M. Heller, Filozofia przyrody. Zarys historyczny, Znak, Kraków 2004.
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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