PHNE Contemporary Ethics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Tue 12:00–13:40 A11
Bachelor's exam
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course presents selected problems and issues of current ethics by means of interpretation of excerpts from ethical works or philosophical works with ethical implications. The aim is to acquaint students with part of current ethical discourse. Students will receive information on themes, questions and discussions of current ethics, will be able to reconstruct basic contexts and arguments included in the work of selected philosophers.
Learning outcomes
Studenti budou schopni vyjmenovat a interpretovat varianty podstatných problémů soudobé etiky, vysvětlit okolnosti jejich vzniku a zařadit je do kontextu soudobé filozofie. Na základě analýzy textů budou schopni formulovat a rekonstruovat argumenty nezbytné pro posouzení a evaluaci vybraných problémů morální filozofie a zvážit jejich možné dopady.
  • Michael Tomasello x Daniel C. Dennett: O vzniku morálky
  • Odo Marquard: Kritika diskurzivní etiky
  • Harald Lemke: Etika a jídlo - úvod do gastrosofie
  • Michael Sandel: Spravedlnost
  • Collin McGinn: Lze etické vysvětlit estetickým?
  • Peter Singer: Praktická etika a její aktualizace
  • Patricia Churchland: Neuroethics
  • Alain Badiou: Jak kazit mládež
  • Jean Baudrillard: Reverzibilita zla
  • Paul Virilio: Etika vnímání
  • MCGINN, Colin. The character of mind : an introduction to the philosophy of mind. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. viii, 176. ISBN 0198752083. info
  • SINGER, Peter. Wie sollen wir leben? : Ethik in einer egoistischen Zeit. Translated by Hermann Vetter. Erlangen: Harald Fischer Verlag, 1996. 300 s. ISBN 389131115X. info
  • SINGER, Peter. One world : the ethics of globalization. 2nd ed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004. xxv, 235. ISBN 0300103050. info
  • BAUDRILLARD, Jean. Simulacra and simulation. [Michigan]: Ann Arbor, 1994. 164 s. ISBN 0472065211. info
  • BAUDRILLARD, Jean. Symbolic exchange and death. Edited by Mike Gane, Translated by Iain Hamilton Grant. Repr. London: SAGE Publications, 1995. xiv, 254. ISBN 0803983999. info
  • TOMASELLO, Michael. Eine Naturgeschichte der menschlichen Moral. Translated by Jürgen Schröder. Erste Auflage. Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2016. 282 stran. ISBN 9783518586952. info
  • LEMKE, Harald. Ethik des Essens : Einführung in die Gastrosophie. Neuausgabe. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016. 588 stran. ISBN 9783837634365. info
  • CHURCHLAND, Patricia Smith. Mozek a důvěra, aneb, Co nám neurověda říká o morálce. vydání první. Praha: Dybbuk, 2015. 262 stran. ISBN 9788074381157. info
  • CHURCHLAND, Patricia Smith. Braintrust : what neuroscience tells us about morality. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2011. 273 s. ISBN 9780691137032. info
  • VIRILIO, Paul. Estetika mizení. Translated by Michal Pacvoň. Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2010. 110 s. ISBN 9788087378212. info
  • VIRILIO, Paul. Válka a film : logistika vnímání. Translated by Tereza Horáková - Michal Pacvoň. Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2007. 185 s. ISBN 9788086818382. info
  • MARQUARD, Odo. Individuum und Gewaltenteilung : philosophische Studien. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun., 2004. 172 s. ISBN 3150183065. info
  • VIRILIO, Paul. Informatická bomba. Translated by Michal Pacvoň. Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2004. 167 s. ISBN 8086818047. info
  • VIRILIO, Paul. Stroj videnia. Translated by Mária Ferenčuhová. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Slovenský filmový ústav, 2002. 111 s. ISBN 8085187310. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and class discussion.
Assessment methods
Lectures, discussions on selected texts, contributions to discussion, independent research, course ends with colloquium. To get the credit the students are required to hand in written preparations for lectures (2 pages)in the "homework vault" in IS - each contains the major theses, statements and arguments contained in the text, own commentary, justified counter-arguments. Prepared texts will be available to other students who will be able to discuss them on the lecture. The preparations must be handed in time. The homework vault in IS will be closed on the day of the lecture and will not be accessible later. The student who will not hand in preparations in time will not receive the credit. No tests, no exams, just carefully prepared and handed in preparations based on the source literature.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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