Course: Ethics

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Course title Ethics
Course code KFI/ETIP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kratochvíl Miloš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Ethics as a philosophical discipline. Pre-understanding and its importance. Culture and cultural relativism. Individual relativism, non-cognitivism. Morality as a psychic phenomenon, Freud's interpretation of morality. Piaget's and Kohlberg's models of morality development. Religious ethics. Natural Law Ethics. Utilitarianism and its forms. Deontological ethics. Preference utilitarianism and Peter Singer. Overview of the history of ethics - ancient and medieval. Overview of the History of Ethics - Renaissance and Modern Period.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 52 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
The students will understand the main categories of philosophical ethics. They will identify different kinds of moral reasoning and they will be able to deduce their consequences. They will also understand the most influential psychologic and biologic accounts of morals.
teaching methods
Lecture
assessment methods
Combined exam
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, Arno. Úvod do etiky. Vyd. v tomto překladu 2., V nakladatelství Academia 1. Praha : Academia, 2001. ISBN 80-200-0917-5.
  • Knapp, Viktor. Teorie práva. 1. vydání. Plzeň : ZČU, 1994. ISBN 80-7082-140-X.
  • Kohák, Erazim. Člověk, dobro a zlo : o smyslu života v zrcadle dějin : kapitoly z dějin morální filosofie. Praha : Ježek, 1993.
  • Kohák, Erazim. Svoboda, svědomí, soužití : kapitoly z mezilidské etiky. Praha : Sociologické nakladatelství, 2004. ISBN 80-86429-35-0.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Law Law (11) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -