OVp012 History of Ethics 2-seminar

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
OVp012/01: Tue 10:00–10:50 učebna 36, S. Lesňák
OVp012/02: Mon 17:00–17:50 učebna 75, S. Lesňák
OVp012/03: Mon 11:00–11:50 učebna 33, S. Lesňák
OVp012/04: Mon 12:00–12:50 učebna 33, S. Lesňák
OVp012/05: Tue 15:00–15:50 učebna 56, S. Lesňák
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( OVp011 History of Ethics 2-lecture )
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
At the end of the course students should be able to: - explain individual ethical concepts
- understand the consequences and contradictions of ethical theories
  • 1.-2.Philosophy of History and Ethics - Hegel, Marx 3.-4.Voluntaristic ethics - Schopenhauer, Nietzsche 5.-6.Ethics and Human existence - Kiekegaard,existentialism 7.Utilitarism and pragmatism 8.-9.Biological and psychological inspirations - Bergson, Fromm, Lorenz 10.Ethics of Responsibility - Jonas; environmental Ethics 11.Ethics and fairness- Rawls 12.Ethics and postmodernism
    recommended literature
  • JOHNSON, Oliver A. and Andrews REATH. Ethics : selections from classical and contemporary writers. 11th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012. ix, 562. ISBN 9780538452823. info
    not specified
  • MALIK, Kenan. The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics. London: Atlantic Books, 2015. 390 stran. ISBN 9781848874817. info
Teaching methods
Collective discussion, critical evaluation of individual authors.
Assessment methods
Credit seminar. The fulfilling requirements of this course are active participation in class (the presentation) and a written essay (atleast 5 pages).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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