Course: Environmental Ethics

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Course title Environmental Ethics
Course code KPF/0273
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bláha Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. The feature of the contemporary ecological crisis 2. Consequences of civilization orientation on industrial and economic growth 3. The main questions of ecological ethics: perception and understanding of nature, human features and behaviour 4. Disruption of the ecological stability and its consequences 5. Coexistence of nature and culture from the historic view 6. Ecocentric ethics - Earth ethic 7. Ethic of respect to life 8. Ethic of God´s fear 9. Ethic of noble humanity 10. Deep and deep-sea ecology, ecofeminism 11. Hypothesis GAIA 12. The systems theories in ecological ethics 13. Czech ecological ethics. Choice of legislative 14. Principles and dimension of sustainable development, Agenda 21

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to familiarise the students with consequences of industrialization and impacts of the environmental and ecological crisis. Characterics of styles, strategies and representatives of ecological ethics is not aimed contrastively, but for the purpose to find common points, especially in sustainable development process. To this problems are added the examples of Czech ecological and ethic approaches and activities.
The student analyses the main impacts of the environmental and ecological crisis. Everybody characterises the main styles, strategies and representatives of ecological ethics. Everybody knows the famous personalities and processes of Czech ecological ethics. Everybody is orientating in the themes of sustainable development.

Assessment methods and criteria
The seminar structured work
Recommended literature
  • Binka B. Environmentální etika. Brno, 2008.
  • Kohák, E. Zelená svatozář, Praha, SLON, 1998,. 2000.
  • Komárek, S.:. Příroda a kultura. Svět jevů a svět interpretací, Praha: vesmír, 2000.
  • Stibral K. Proč je příroda krásná. Estetické vnímání přírody v novověku. Praha, 2005.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A9) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Arts Human Studies focused on Political Science (A9) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter