Course: Systemic Ethics

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Course title Systemic Ethics
Course code KFHS/KB356
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hoblík Jiří, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Anthropological assumptions of contemporary ethics 2. Ethics as a philosophical discipline (descriptive and normative ethics, metaethics, applied ethics) 3. Religious Ethics 4. Moral virtue and Aretology 5. Moral goodness, sense and happiness 6. Behaviour as an ethical problem 7. Hedonism and the term of pleasure 8. Empiricist ethics and Utilitarianism 9. Ethics and ways of thinking and the term of conscience 10. Sense and freedom as a condition of morality, the concept of duty 11. Skepticism, Nietzsche and materialistic relativization of ethics 12. Ethics and ways of thinking, values, situational ethics, 13. New concepts: existentialist ethics, analytical ethics, discourse ethics, ethics of communication

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
Systematic ethics on the one hand, objectively reflects the inherent role of ethics and also the ethics of treating this as a reflection of the system serious issues of human behavior in various areas of life, such as the area of relationships and sexuality, justice and rights, war and peace, health and disease management, environment and religion.
Student will acquire the following academic knowledge: - get acquainted with basic ethical terminology - gain an overview of the main ethical concepts - get acquainted with the themes of ethics and their context - can apply ethical issues to various philosophical systems - can think ethically in the context of ethics itself, philosophy and life in general

Assessment methods and criteria
Written and oral exam verifying the knowledge of basic content, work and ability of ethical thinking on problems of discipline.
Recommended literature
  • ANZENBACHER, A. Úvod do etiky. Praha, 2001. ISBN 80-200-0917-5.
  • FLETCHER, J. Situační etika. Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7017-126-4.
  • FUCHS, E. Co dělá naše jednání dobrým?. Jihlava, 2007. ISBN 80-86498-03-4.
  • KOHÁK, E. Člověk, dobro a zlo: O smyslu života v zrcadle dějin (Kapitoly z dějin morální filosofie). Praha, 1993. ISBN 80-901625-3-3.
  • RICKEN, F. Obecná etika. Praha, 1995. ISBN 80-85241-72-2.
  • ROTTER, H. Osoba a etika. Brno, 1997. ISBN 80-85959-18-6.
  • THOMPSON, M. Přehled etiky. Praha, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-806-6.

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