Course: Ethics

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Course title Ethics
Course code KFI/ETH
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kratochvíl Miloš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
An introduction into ethics and moral axiology. The ethics, moral, morality in history. The contemporary ethic theories. The moral values and standards. The ethic categories. The structural ethic categories. The ethics of virtue and moral education. The professional ethics. The ecological and environmental ethics. The actual problems of contemporary morality and possibility of solving.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Lecture, Seminar
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 15 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will be taught to analyse and use the pivotal ethic categories. Students will be able to describe development of ethic. They will be also able to connect the obtained knowledge with the situations of real life.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, Arno. Úvod do etiky. Vyd. v tomto překladu 2., V nakladatelství Academia 1. Praha : Academia, 2001. ISBN 80-200-0917-5.
  • Bláha, Inocenc Arnošt. Ethika jako věda : úvod do dějin a theorie mravnosti. Brno : Atlantis, 1991. ISBN 80-7108-023-3.
  • Cummins, Robert C.; Christiano, Thomas D. Modern moral and political philosophy. Mountain View : Mayfield Publishing Company, 1999. ISBN 0-7674-0283-9.
  • Habáň, Metoděj. Přirozená etika. 1. vyd. v Trsu. Praha : Trs, 1991.
  • Jankovský, Jiří. Etika pro pomáhající profese. Vyd. 1. Praha : Triton, 2003. ISBN 80-7254-329-6.
  • Morgan, Michael L. Classics of moral and political theory. Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company, 1992. ISBN 0-87220-126-0.
  • Peschke, Karl-Heinz. Křesťanská etika. Praha : Vyšehrad, 2004. ISBN 80-7021-331-0.
  • Příkaský, Jiljí V. Učebnice základů etiky. Vyd. 1. Kostelní Vydří : Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2000. ISBN 80-7192-505-5.
  • Ricken, Friedo. Obecná etika. Praha : ISE, 1995.
  • Rich, Arthur. Etika hospodářství. 1. vyd. Praha : ISE, 1994. ISBN 80-85241-67-1.
  • Robinson, Dave. Etika. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-941-0.
  • Sokol, Jan; Pinc, Zdeněk. Antropologie a etika. Praha : Triton, 2003. ISBN 80-7254-372-5.
  • Spaemann, Robert. Štěstí a vůle k dobru : pokus o etiku. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1998. ISBN 80-86005-01-0.
  • Sutor, Bernhard. Politická etika. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1996. ISBN 80-86005-17-8.
  • Thompson, Mel. Přehled etiky. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-806-6.
  • Weischedel, Wilhelm. Skeptická etika. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1999. ISBN 80-86005-84-4.

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