OVp006 History of Ethics 1-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
Mgr. Slavomír Lesňák, PhD.
Department of Civics - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Department of Civics - Faculty of Education
Thu 17:00–17:50 učebna 1
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( OVp007 History of Ethics 1-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 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 this course students should be able to:
- compare and evaluate individual theories from the history of ethical thinking
- make reasoned decisions about specific moral problems
- to interpret ethical theories in the historical context (in the 19th and 20th centuries)
- apply ethical theories in life (and at school)
  • 1)Introduction to the ethics. The myth as moral problem. 2) Herakleitos, sophist s doubt. 3) Demokritos and Epikuros. 4)Plato as theoretist of totalitarism. 5) Aristoteles - the meaning of freedom. 6) Stoicism- problem of fatalism. 7) The beginnings of christianity. 8)Machiavelli and the philosophy of history. 10) Hobbes. 9) Protestant ethics and the beginning of capitalism. 11) J. J. Rousseau- private ownership as the cause of social evil 12) I. Kant.
    required literature
  • Dejiny etického myslenia v Európe a USA. Edited by Anna Remišová. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Kalligram, 2008. 894 s. ISBN 9788081011030. info
    recommended literature
  • ANZENBACHER, Arno. Úvod do etiky. Vyd. 2. Praha: Academia, 2001. 292 s. ISBN 8020009175. info
  • MACINTYRE, Alasdair C. A short history of ethics. London: Routledge, 1993. viii, 280. ISBN 0415040272. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Credit seminar. The fulfilling requirements of this course is quiz.
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 Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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