Course: Systemic Ethics

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Course title Systemic Ethics
Course code KPF/B030
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Hoblík Jiří, doc. Mgr. Th.D.
Course content
1. Anthropological assumptions of contemporary ethics 2. Ethics as a philosophical discipline (descriptive and normative ethics, metaethics, applied ethics) 3. Religious Ethics 4. Moral virtue and Aretology 5. Moral goodness, sense and happiness 6. Behaviour as an ethical problem 7. Hedonism and the term of pleasure 8. Empiricist ethics and Utilitarianism 9. Ethics and ways of thinking and the term of conscience 10. Sense and freedom as a condition of morality, the concept of duty 11. Skepticism, Nietzsche and materialistic relativization of ethics 12. Ethics and ways of thinking, values, situational ethics, 13. New concepts: existentialist ethics, analytical ethics, discourse ethics, ethics of communication

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The course will get students acquainted with philosophical discipline itself, and then classify it as a philosophical discipline. Primarily, the aim of the course is to systematically present the basic ethical concepts and central concepts. Simultaneously, it is related to the history of thought that was evident in historical development of individual concepts and their relationship, particularly the relationship of ancient and modern ethics.
Student will acquire the following academic knowledge: - get acquainted with basic ethical terminology - gain an overview of the main ethical concepts - get acquainted with the themes of ethics and their context - can apply ethical issues to various philosophical systems - can think ethically in the context of ethics itself, philosophy and life in general
Prerequisites
The course has no prerequisite courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Written and oral exam verifying the knowledge of basic content, work and ability of ethical thinking on problems of discipline.
Recommended literature
  • ANZENBACHER, A. Úvod do etiky. Praha, 2001. ISBN 80-200-0917-5.
  • FLETCHER, J. Situační etika. Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7017-126-4.
  • FUCHS, E. Co dělá naše jednání dobrým?. Jihlava, 2007. ISBN 80-86498-03-4.
  • KOHÁK, E. Člověk, dobro a zlo: O smyslu života v zrcadle dějin (Kapitoly z dějin morální filosofie). Praha, 1993. ISBN 80-901625-3-3.
  • RICKEN, F. Obecná etika. Praha, 1995. ISBN 80-85241-72-2.
  • ROTTER, H. Osoba a etika. Brno, 1997. ISBN 80-85959-18-6.
  • THOMPSON, M. Přehled etiky. Praha, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-806-6.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Science - (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Education Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Science Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Science Social Science (dual-subject study) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer