Course: Contemporary Ethics

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Course title Contemporary Ethics
Course code KPF/B031
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Bláha Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Main topics: - Skepticism in Ethics - W.Weischedel - Ethics of responsibility - H.Jonas - Ethics of dialogue M. Buber - Ethical statements of thinking - E. Lévinas - Ethical values - M. Scheler and N. Hartmann - Ethics of authenticity Ch.Taylor

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to get students acquainted with some ethical movements of the 20th century.
Student will get oriented in some ethical reflection in the present, be able to distinguish different assumptions that are the basis of various concepts.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work at a minimum of 5 pages. Two concepts of discussed authors and ability to use secondary interpretations will be compared.
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, A. Úvod do etiky, Praha. 1994.
  • Buber, M. Problém člověka. Praha, 1999. ISBN 80-7017-109-X.
  • Hartmann, N. Struktura etického fenoménu. Praha, 2002.
  • Jonas, H. Princip odpovědnosti. Praha, 1997. ISBN 80-86005-06-2.
  • Lévinas, E. Etika a nekonečno. Praha, 1994. ISBN 80-85241-67-6.
  • Scheler, M. Řád lásky. Praha, 1971.
  • Taylor, Ch. Etika autenticity. Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-7007-150-8.
  • Weischedel, W. Skeptická etika. Praha, 1999.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter