Philosophy and Religion

SubjectPhilosophy and Religion
Semester2nd semester (spring)
Study programme:Business studies
Primary language:Slovene
The course will be carried out in the Slovene language and is an obligatory course in accordance with the officially approved curriculum of the Undergraduate Degree Program in Business Studies.
Students must have a sufficient general knowledge, an adequate vocabulary and knowledge of Slovene language to be able to follow the lectures, to understand the study materials and to be capable of preparing practical exercises and seminar papers requiring a meaningful arrangement of contents, rational substantiation and logical reasoning.
  1. to introduce students to the basic issues in the areas of western philosophy and philosophy of religion;
  2. to inform students of the basic philosophical and theological terminology;
  3. to inform students of the main philosophical trends and lines of thought in the history of European culture;
  4. to enable students to understand the basic philosophical and theological texts;
  5. to provide students with a better and deeper understanding of the ideational, cultural and spiritual issues of the modern time, its ideologies and political beliefs.
  • ability to use the basic philosophical and theological terminology;
  • ability to read and understand philosophical and theological texts;
  • ability to understand and evaluate the modern ideational and ideological trends;
  • ability of a rational and logical formation and expression of personal philosophical and religious beliefs.
Learning outcomes
When he/she has passed the examination, the student will be able:
  • to identify and evaluate the basic trends of our spiritual culture;
  • to read and appreciate the basic texts from the areas of political philosophy, ethics and Christian theology;
  • to discuss the fundamental ethical trends and political attitudes.
1. Philosophy and its main branches
  • Logics and epistemology: the question of the truth
  • Metaphysics: basic concepts
  • Anthropology: the main features of the human condition, personalism
  • Ethics and its foundations: teleology, deontology, ethics of virtue
  • Political philosophy: basic concepts and theories of the social nature of the man and the state
2. The main currents of the occidental philosophy
  • Antiquity: Platonism, Aristotelianism, Stoicism
  • Medieval philosophy: “The problem of universals”, Thomism
  • Modern Philosophy: Rationalism, Empiricism, Idealism, Marxism, Phenomenology
3. The Philosophy of Religion
  • The nature of religion,
  • Christianity as the religion of our surroundings
  • The faith and the reason
  • Religion and ethics
  • Religion in the society
  • Secularism and laicism
 Teaching and learning activities
  • Teacher explanations
  • Conversation / debate
  • Presentation of seminar papers
Evaluation systems and criteria
The evaluation system consists of seminar work (50% of the grade) and exam (50% of the grade).
Teaching and learning material
  • Stres Anton. Uvod v filozofijo (mimeographed lecture notes);
  • transparencies with the summaries of the basic contents of the lectures;
  • articles of various authors and other materials that students are provided with  along the way;
  • Hart David B. 2009. Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies. New Haven  &  London: Yale University Press.
  • Stark Rodney. 2012. Zmagoslavje razuma, Prev. J. Jerman. Ljubljana: Družina.
Recommended teaching and learning material
  • A. Taylor, Charles. 1991. The Malaise of Modernity. Concord: Anansi.
  • Janžekovič Janez. 1966. Smisel življenja. Celje: Mohorjeva družba.
  • Stres Anton. 1994. Človek in njegov Bog. Celje: Mohorjeva družba.
  • Stres Anton. 1996. Svoboda in pravičnost. Oris politične filozofije. Celje: Mohorjeva družba.
  • Lubac, Henri de, 2001. Drama ateističnega humanizma, Celje: Mohorjeva družba.
  • Petkovšek Robert. 2016. Bog in človek med seboj, Ljubljana: Teološka fakulteta UL.
  • Veber France. 2000. Filozofija. Ljubljana: Študentska založba.
Office hours
  • Before and after the lectures
  • By agreement


Stres, Anton
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