OVp011 History of Ethics 2-lecture

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
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 14:00–14:50 učebna 1
Prerequisites (in Czech)
OVp006 History of Ethics 1-lecture && NOW ( OVp012 History of Ethics 2-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.-2.Philosophy of History and Ethics - Hegel, Marx 3.-4.Voluntaristic ethics - Schopenhauer, Nietzsche 5.-6.Ethics and Human existence - Kiekegaard,existentialism 7.Utilitarism and pragmatism 8.-9.Biological and psychological inspirations - Bergson, Fromm, Lorenz 10.Ethics of Responsibility - Jonas; environmental Ethics 11.Ethics and fairness- Rawls 12.Ethics and postmodernism
    required literature
  • Dejiny etického myslenia v Európe a USA. Edited by Anna Remišová. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Kalligram, 2008. 894 s. ISBN 9788081011030. info
  • Úvod do etiky. Edited by Arno Anzenbacher, Translated by Karel Šprunk. 1. vyd. Praha: Zvon, 1994. 292 s. ISBN 80-7113-111-3. info
    recommended literature
  • MALIK, Kenan. The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics. London: Atlantic Books, 2015. 390 stran. ISBN 9781848874817. info
  • BEETHAM, Frank. Learning Greek with Plato : a beginner's course in classical Greek based on Plato, Meno 70a1-81e6. 1st pub. Exeter: Bristol Phoenix press, 2007. xxiv, 503. ISBN 9781904675563. info
  • MACINTYRE, Alasdair C. A short history of ethics. London: Routledge, 1993. viii, 280. ISBN 0415040272. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Final assesment will be based on a oral exam. The minimum requirement for passing the course is 70%.
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 Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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