Course: Proseminar Contemporary Ethics

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Course title Proseminar Contemporary Ethics
Course code KPF/B216
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction eLearning
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Řebíková Barbora, Mgr.
Course content
1. Introduction to Philosophy 2. Introduction to Ethics 3. Ethical Theories Summary 4. Epicureanism 5. Utilitarianism 6. Deontology 7. Virtue Ethics 8. Who are we? 9. Status of Embryo (The Question of Personhood) 10. Death as a Topic of Philosophy and Science 11. Ethical Codexes 12. Test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The course is intended to strenghten orientation in some topics of contemporary ethics. Students will go through the basic ethical issues and will get a lot of information from the history and the present state of the discipline. The purpose of the course is not only to introduce basic ethical theories and solutions to fundamental ethical issues, but also to show the ambiguity of such solutions and problem of adoption of any ethical system. The course is prepared in English in the form of e-learning in system Moodle.
Knowledge of basic ethical theories, the ability to formulate pros and cons of each theory. Obtaining greater sensitivity in dealing with ethically questionable situations and greater sensitivity to discern them in everyday life. Gaining knowledge of several specialty areas of ethics, eg. The problem of the person and the status of the embryo and mastering the basic argument of various ideological groups. Ability to formulate "for" and "against." Acquiring the skills to work independently with prepared texts and presentations. Improve the ability of self-study and self-replenishing and information retrieval.
1. no subjects 2. Basic knowledge of english language, basic knowledge of philosophy

Assessment methods and criteria
Test (questions only from .ppt presentations placed on moodle)
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, A. Úvod do etiky, Praha. 1994.
  • Aristoteles. Etika Nikomachova.
  • VÁCHA, M., KÖNIGOVÁ, R. Základy moderní etiky.. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7367-780-0.

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