Course: Philosophy and Ethics

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Course title Philosophy and Ethics
Course code KFL/FAE-B
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Podzimek Michal, PaedDr. ICLic. Th.D, Ph.D.
Course content
In this course FAE ? the introduction to philosophy and ethics, we shall examine basic important ethical theories (utilitarianism, libertarianism, liberalism, virtue ethics) and aplied ethics (environmental ethics, human animal studies, theories of racism), and using them to practical questions in open debate.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The students will be introduced to the central issues of contemporary and traditional positions within philosophical ethics.
The students will acknowledge themselves with the informations acording to the goal and the matter of the course.
Preconditions are frased in the annotation of the course and in the curriculum of the studying programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Interview

written test seminar paper
Recommended literature
  • COHEN, A. I., WELLMAN, C. H. (eds.). Contemporary debates in applied ethics. Blackwell, 2005..
  • FOOT, P. Theories of ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967..
  • KANT, I. Kritika praktického rozumu. Praha: Svoboda, 1996. ISBN 80-205-0507-5..
  • LOCKE, J. Dvě pojednání o vládě. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1965..
  • MACINTYRE, A., HOFFMAN, D., SADÍLKOVÁ, P. Ztráta ctnosti: k morální krizi současnosti. Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2004..
  • MILL, J. S. Utilitarismus. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2011..
  • NOZICK, R. Anarchie, stát a utopie. Praha: Academia, 2015..
  • RAWLS, J. Teorie spravedlnosti. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995..
  • SANDEL, M. J. Spravedlnost: co je správné dělat. Praha: Karolinum, 2015..
  • SINGER, P. (ed.). A companion to ethics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1993..
  • SINGER, P. Practical ethics. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993..
  • Thompson, M. Přehled etiky, Praha: Portál, 2004.

Study plans that include the course
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