OVp006N History of Ethics 1-lecture

Faculty of Education
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Petr Jemelka, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Slavomír Lesňák, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Slavomír Lesňák, PhD.
Department of Civics – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Department of Civics – Faculty of Education
Mon 8:00–8:50 učebna 50
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
OVp006N/01: each even Thursday 17:00–18:50 učebna 24, S. Lesňák
OVp006N/02: each even Thursday 15:00–16:50 učebna 30, S. Lesňák
OVp006N/03: each even Monday 16:00–17:50 učebna 30, S. Lesňák
OVp006N/04: each odd Wednesday 13:00–14:50 učebna 41, S. Lesňák
OVp006N/05: each odd Thursday 10:00–11:50 učebna 41, S. Lesňák
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
- get an overview of ethical theories in the past - to capture the relativity of good and evil in the past - to gain a pluralistic view of values ​​and morals
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course students should be able to: - compare and evaluate individual theories from the history of ethical thinking - make reasoned decisions about specific moral problems - to interpret ethical theories in the historical context - apply ethical theories in life (and at school)
  • 1)Introduction to the ethics. The myth as moral problem. 2) Herakleitos, sophist s doubt. 3) Demokritos and Epikuros. 4)Plato as theoretist of totalitarism. 5) Aristoteles - the meaning of freedom. 6) Stoicism- problem of fatalism. 7) The beginnings of christianity. 8)Machiavelli and the philosophy of history. 10) Hobbes. 9) Protestant ethics and the beginning of capitalism. 11) J. J. Rousseau- private ownership as the cause of social evil 12) I. Kant.
    required literature
  • STÖRIG, Hans Joachim. Malé dějiny filozofie. Edited by Petr Rezek, Translated by Miroslav Petříček - Karel Šprunk. 5. vyd. Praha: Zvon, 1996. 559 s. ISBN 807113175X. info
    recommended literature
  • ŠPINKA, Štěpán, Lenka KARFÍKOVÁ, Ondřej KRÁSA, Vladimír MIKEŠ, Václav NĚMEC and Karel THEIN. Přístupy k etice I. Vydání první. Praha: Filosofia, 2014. 225 stran. ISBN 9788070074305. info
  • Dejiny etického myslenia v Európe a USA. Edited by Anna Remišová. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Kalligram, 2008. 894 s. ISBN 9788081011030. info
  • ANZENBACHER, Arno. Úvod do filosofie. Vyd. 2., přeprac. Praha: Portál, 2004. 377 s. ISBN 807178804X. info
  • Dějiny filosofie. Edited by Emanuel Rádl. Praha: Votobia, 1999. 668 s. ISBN 807220064X. info
  • MACINTYRE, Alasdair C. A short history of ethics. London: Routledge, 1993. viii, 280. ISBN 0415040272. info
  • BONDY, Egon. Poznámky k dějinám filosofie. Praha: Sdružení na podporu vydávání časopisů, 1993. 254 s. ISBN 8085239248. info
Teaching methods
lecture and seminar
Assessment methods
Credit seminar. The fulfilling requirements of this course are quiz, active participation in class, an attendance;
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2023.
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