OVp007 History of Ethics 1-seminar

Faculty of Education
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
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: Wed 17:00–17:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), S. Lesňák
OVp007/02: Thu 15:00–15:50 učebna 36, S. Lesňák
OVp007/04: Thu 12:00–12:50 učebna 35, S. Lesňák
OVp007/29: Thu 17:00–17:50 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 / plans 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) Herakleitos.
  • 3)Demokritos.
  • 4) Socrates.
  • 5)Plato as theoretist of totalitarism.
  • 6) Aristoteles - the meaning of freedom.
  • 7) Stoicism- problem of fatalism. Epicureism.
  • 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
  • 12) 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)
Study Materials
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, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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