Course: Ethics

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Course title Ethics
Course code KPR/4025
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šlégl Jiří, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) An Introductory Lesson - familiarization with the credit requirements, recommended literature. 2) Introduction to ethical issues as an attempt to a practical philosophy. 3) Ethics as an independent philosophical discipline. 4) Ancient Virtue Ethics. 5) Christian ethics. 6) Utilitarianism and pragmatism. 7) Autonomous ethics. 8) The ethics of responsibility. 9) Intergenerational Relations (ageism). 10) The last things (death). 11) The meaning of human existence as an ethical problem. 12) Freedom, democracy and tolerance as ethical values. 13) Ecological ethics. 14) Final test.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course should become put into basic philosophical problems of ethics. One of the goals of future teachers will lead to a culture of moral consciousness, feeling, and behavior, as well as the orientation of the plurality problem today, due to the generally applicable principles of natural morality. On the one hand, the course systematically put into the main topics of general ethics (the relationship of knowledge and volition, the relationship of morality and morality, good and evil, outer and inner freedom, conscience, moral law, human dignity and fundamental human rights), on the other hand it will be given basic historical overview of major ethical theories and their argumentation practices from ancient Greece to the present day (sophistry, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, ancient hedonism, Christian ethics, utilitarianism, Kant, existentialist ethics, ethics of discourse and communication, ethics, accountability, analytical ethics ).It should, however, be merely a gallery of diverse views on ethical issues in the history and the present, but also to emphasize the importance of these various ethical solutions for contemporary man, which intrinsically ethical concern. There will therefore first in the history of the same, but the insight problems and possibilities of the human being for us as heirs of European culture and the wearer.
Students demonstrate the ability of ethical and moral imagination, empathetic thinking, tolerance and respect for attitudes and opinions of others. Students understand the ethical context of human life and describe the basic concepts related to ethics and ethical theories. Students define ethical theories and practicaly think about conclusions of such theories. Students are able to apply acquired knowledge in the socio-educational reality.
The subject requires no specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Requirements on students:active participation in seminars,paper focused on the topic of ethics, passing the final test.
Recommended literature
  • DOROTÍKOVÁ, S. Hodnoty a vzdělání. Praha, 1997.
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ, H. Fenomén stáří. Praha: HBT, 2010.
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ, H. Thanatologie, Praha: Galén, 2007.. ISBN 80-7262-034-7.
  • Kohák, E. Člověk, dobro a zlo. Praha:Ježek, 1999.
  • Kohák, E. Svoboda, svědomí, soužití. Praha, 2004.
  • Machovec, M. Filozofie tváří v tvář zániku, Praha. 2001.
  • SOKOL, J. Etika a život. Pokus o praktickou filozofii. Praha: Vyšehrad. 2010. ISBN 978-80-7429-056-5.. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2010.
  • ŠMAJS, J. Filosofie - obrat k Zemi. Praha: Academia, 2008.

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