OVp007 History of Ethics 1-seminar

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Petr Jemelka, Dr. (seminar tutor)
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
OVp007/01: Thu 11:00–11:50 učebna 41, S. Lesňák
OVp007/02: Tue 12:00–12:50 učebna 11, S. Lesňák
OVp007/03: Wed 11:00–11:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), S. Lesňák
OVp007/04: Thu 15:00–15:50 učebna 34, S. Lesňák
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( OVp006 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
- 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 the course students should be able to: - explain an individual ethical concepts
- understand the consequences and contradictions of the ethical theories
- to interpret philosophical text
- to compare the ethical theories
  • 1)Introduction to the ethics.
  • 2) The importance of moral rules in the life of an individum and society as whole, myth and morality.
  • 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
  • JOHNSON, Oliver A. and Andrews REATH. Ethics : selections from classical and contemporary writers. 11th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012. ix, 562. ISBN 9780538452823. 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, presentations, critical evaluation of individual authors.
Assessment methods
Credit seminar. The fulfilling requirements of this course are active participation in class and a written essay (atleast 5 pages).
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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