OVp006 History of Ethics 1-lecture

Faculty of Education
Spring 2018
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
Mon 15:45–16:30 učebna 35
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
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
  • 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
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2018, recent)
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