Course: Contemporary Ethical Theories 2

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Course title Contemporary Ethical Theories 2
Course code KFI/SES2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Machula Tomáš, prof. Ph.D., Th.D.
Course content
1. MacIntyre's critique of an ethics after Nietzsche 2. Crisis of virtue approaches 3. The concept of virtue in western history 4. Discussion about MacIntyre 5. Nature and Natural Law (ancient concepts) 6. Nature and Natural Law (medieval concepts) 7. Natural Law I 8. Natural Law II 9. Natural Law and Virtue Ethics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The subject is the second of two courses of deeper introduction to the contemporary ethical theories. The lectures are focused not only on an overview of contemporary approaches but especially on their relationships and historical background.
The student will be educated in basic concepts and questions of the virtue ethics, its historical background and contemporary situation. He/she will have a complex point of view on the topic and will be able to think and argue independently.
Současné etické systémy 1

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

1. The student must know essential information about the topic 2. The student is able to show adequate level of independent thinking and competence for philosophical discussion on the recommended books
Recommended literature
  • Finnis, J. Natural Law and Natural Rights. Oxford, 2011.
  • Kuna, M. Úvod do etiky cnosti. Ružomberok, 2010.
  • McIntyre, A. Ztráta ctnosti. null. Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2004. ISBN null.
  • Sousedík. Svoboda a lidská práva.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Ethics in Social Work (2013) Category: Social sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2015) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer