OVp106 Ethics-lecture

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Petr Jemelka, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Slavomír Lesňák, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Jemelka, Dr.
Department of Civics - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Department of Civics - Faculty of Education
Wed 16:00–16:50 učebna 35
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( ovp107 Ethics-seminar )
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
The aim is to help students gain insight into current ethical theories in connection with contemporary moral problems of contemporary society.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- to perceive different ethical contexts of contemporary problems
- to make reasoned decisions on specific moral problems
- to show an overview of current ethical theories
- compare contemporary ethical theories to solving a particular problem
  • 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) Ontology and Ethics.The moral challenge of biophilic economy. 6) LOHAS lifestyle. Business Ethics. 7) Professional ethics. The Ethics of Teaching. 8) Prosocial education from R. Roche Olivar. 9) The Ethics of Authenticity. Multiculturalism. 10)Feminism and Ecofeminism. 11) Political ethics. 12) Moral issues in fiction.
    required literature
  • VALACH, Milan. Češi v neklidné době (Czechs in worried times). 1st ed. Brno: L. Marek, 2006. 308 pp. I. ISBN 80-86263-75-4. info
    recommended literature
  • VALACH, Milan. Podstata totalitní zkušenosti a její současný význam (The Fundamentals of the totalitarian experiences and its contemporary importance). In Marie Holá. Demokracie jako hodnota a problém. první. ČR: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2011. p. 68-73, 112 pp. ISBN 978-80-7372-707-9. info
  • A study in business ethics. Edited by Rituparna Raj. Rev. ed. Mumbai [India]: Himalaya Pub. House, 2009. 166 p. ISBN 9788184880960. info
  • VALACH, Milan. Svět na předělu. O politické a morální krizi kapitalismu. (World at the Crossroad. On political and moral crisis of capitalism.). druhé, podstatně rozšířené. ČR: Grimmus, 2009. 408 pp. filosofické problémy současnosti. ISBN 978-80-902831-5-2. URL info
  • A companion to ethics. Edited by Peter Singer. 1st ed. Malden: Blackwell Pub., 2007. xxii, 565. ISBN 9780631187851. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
The fulfilling requirements of this course is a written essay (atleast 10 pages), based on three monographies.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
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 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2020, recent)
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