OVp012 History of Ethics 2-seminar

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Petr Jemelka, Dr. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Slavomír Lesňák, PhD. (seminar tutor)
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 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 13:00–13:50 učebna 42, S. Lesňák
OVp012/02: Wed 22. 9. to Wed 15. 12. Wed 13:00–13:50 učebna 57, S. Lesňák
OVp012/03: Thu 23. 9. to Thu 16. 12. Thu 14:00–14:50 učebna 42, S. Lesňák
OVp012/04: Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 12:00–12:50 učebna 22, 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
- 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 the course students should be able to: - explain an individual ethical concepts
- understand the consequences and contradictions of the ethical theories
- to interpret and analyse a philosophical text
- to compare the 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
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 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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