OV3BP_SDE1 History of Ethics 1-seminar

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 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
OV3BP_SDE1/01: Tue 12:00–12:50 učebna 36, S. Lesňák
OV3BP_SDE1/02: Tue 11:00–11:50 učebna 34, S. Lesňák
OV3BP_SDE1/03: Tue 16:00–16:50 učebna 24, S. Lesňák
OV3BP_SDE1/04: Wed 12:00–12:50 učebna 36, S. Lesňák
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( OV3BP_DE1 History of Ethics 1-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 the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to: - explain and compare the individual ethical concepts
- understand the consequences and contradictions of the ethical theories
  • 1) Introduction to the ethics.
  • 2) The importance of moral rules in the life of an individum and society as whole.
  • 3) Herakleitos, sophist s doubt.
  • 4) Demokritos and Epikuros.
  • 5) Plato as theoretist of totalitarism.
  • 6) Aristoteles - the meaning of freedom.
  • 7) Stoicism- problem of fatalism.
  • 8) The beginnings of christianity.
  • 9) Machiavelli and the philosophy of history. 10) Protestant ethics and the beginning of capitalism.
  • 11) Hobbes.
  • 12) J. J. Rousseau- private ownership as the cause of social evil
  • 13) I. Kant
    recommended literature
  • 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
  • ANZENBACHER, Arno. Úvod do etiky. Vyd. 2. Praha: Academia, 2001. 292 s. ISBN 8020009175. info
  • HODOVSKÝ, Ivan and Jiří [PhDr.] SEDLÁK. Etika ve společnosti a v povolání. Vyd. 1. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 1994. 165 s. ISBN 80-7067-413-X. info
Teaching methods
Collective discussion, critical evaluation of individual authors, comparison.
Assessment methods
Credit seminar. The fulfilling requirements of this course are active participation in class, presenations and a written essay (atleast 7 pages).
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 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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