PHV407 History of Ethics II: Selected Chapters

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr. (lecturer)
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doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 A11
! PH0219 Hist. of Ethics II
Precondition - History of ethics I
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The course continues the cycle of lectures Ethics I. The goal is to acquaint the student with the basic works of ethics from Renaissance to the beginning of 20th century.
Learning outcomes
Students get an overview of the basic events, figures and works in moral philosophy, learn the structure and major theses and arguments of key works of moral philosophy (Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Spinoza, Hume, Bentham, Mill, Kant, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Nietzsche). Students will learn to interpret key moral philosophical works in the era using the knowledge of primary literature sources.
  • Hobbes
  • Locke
  • Rousseau
  • Spinoza
  • Hume
  • Bentham/Mill
  • Kant
  • Schopenhauer
  • Hegel
  • Nietzsche
  • HOBBES, Thomas. Leviathan, neboli, O podstatě, zřízení a moci státu církevního a občanského : Leviathan, or, Matter, form, and power of a Commonwealth ecclestical and civil (Orig.). V Praze: Melantrich, 1941. info
  • SPINOZA, Benedictus de. Etika. 2. vyd., v Dybbuku 1. Praha: Dybbuk, 2001. 268 s. ISBN 80-903001-0-3. info
  • ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques. Emil, čili, O vychování. D. 2, 4. a 5. kniha; Pokračování Emila; Rejstřík. V Praze: Dědictví Komenského, 1911. info
  • ROUSSEAU, J. J. O smlouvě společenské : čili o základech politického práva. Praha: Nakladatelství J. Otto, 1919. 186 s. info
  • ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques. O společenské smlouvě neboli o zásadách státního práva. V Praze: V. Linhart, 1949. info
  • HUME, David. Zkoumání lidského rozumu : Enquiry concerning human understanding (Orig.). Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1972. 223 s. info
  • MILL, John Stuart. Bentham :utilitarizmus. Vyd. 1. Prešov: LIM, 2000. 143 s. ISBN 80-89012-01-9. info
  • KANT, Immanuel. Základy metafyziky mravů [Kant, 1976]. Praha: Svoboda, 1976. info
  • KANT, Immanuel. Kritika praktického rozumu. Translated by Jaromír Loužil. 1. vyd. Praha: Svoboda, 1996. 306 s. ISBN 8020505075. info
  • SCHOPENHAUER, Arthur. Uber die Grundlage der Moral. Berlin: Elsnerdruck,. 204 s. ISBN 3-8224-1178-7. info
  • Genealogie morálky :polemika. Edited by Friedrich Nietzsche. 1. vyd. Brno: AURORA, 2002. 147 s. ISBN 80-7299-048-9. info
  • NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Mimo dobro a zlo :předehra k filosofii budoucnosti. Translated by Věra Koubová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Aurora, 1996. 218 s. ISBN 80-85974-12-6. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, readings, study of primary literature.
Assessment methods
Colloquium based on a written test
Language of instruction
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Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.
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