OVp107 Ethics-seminar

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Petr Jemelka, Dr. (lecturer)
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
OVp107/01: Wed 16:00–16:50 učebna 35, S. Lesňák
OVp107/02: Wed 17:00–17:50 učebna 42, S. Lesňák
OVp107/03: Tue 9:00–9:50 učebna 42, S. Lesňák
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( ovp106 Ethics-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 this course students should be able to: - make reasoned decisions about specific moral problems, analyze the ethical issues and apply in a future teaching at school.
  • 1) The crisis and morality.
  • 2) Example of failure of modernism - Nazism , Communism . The question of guilt by K. Jaspers.
  • 3) Postmodernism and moral crisis
  • 4) Humanistic morality and conscience (E.Fromm)
  • 5) Environmental ethics.
  • 6) Ontology and Ethics.The moral challenge of biophilic economy.
  • 7) LOHAS lifestyle. Business Ethics.
  • 8) Professional ethics. The Ethics of Teaching.
  • 9) Prosocial education from R. Roche Olivar.
  • 10) The Ethics of Authenticity. Multiculturalism.
  • 11) Feminism and Ecofeminism.
  • 12) Bioethics
    recommended literature
  • JEMELKA, Petr. Bioetika (Bioethics). 1. vyd. Brno: MU Brno, 2016. 68 pp. PdF MU. ISBN 978-80-210-8307-3. info
  • Teaching ethics. Edited by Rosamund M. Thomas. Suffolk, U.K.: Ethics International Press Ltd., 2011. xvii, 300. ISBN 9781871891133. info
  • BRÁZDA, Radim. Contemporary Ethics. In Břetislav Horyna (ed.): Philosophical Wondering. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2008. p. 7-16, 10 pp. 264. ISBN 978-80-7182-264-6. info
  • A companion to ethics. Edited by Peter Singer. 1st ed. Malden: Blackwell Pub., 2007. xxii, 565. ISBN 9780631187851. info
  • VALACH, Milan. Češi v neklidné době. 1. vyd. Brno: L. Marek, 2006. 306 s. ISBN 8086263754. info
  • Practical companion to ethics. Edited by Anthony Weston. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xi, 96. ISBN 0195141997. info
Teaching methods
Class discussion.
Assessment methods
Credit seminar. The fulfilling requirements of this course are active participation in class (projekct, presentation, discussion).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2019, recent)
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