711-0112/04 – Ethics (Etika)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits1
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Mgr. Tomáš HauerSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. Mgr. Tomáš Hauer
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year3Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FEB40 prof. PhDr. Jaromír Feber, CSc.
HAU40 prof. Dr. Mgr. Tomáš Hauer
JEM03 doc. PhDr. Martin Jemelka, Ph.D.
ZEM0106 Mgr. Tomáš Zemčík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 1+0
Combined Credit 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Course objectives expressed by achieved skills and competence: Student defines primary terms of moral philosophy (ethics) and describes and compares various ethics theories. Students completing the course will be able to: - Effectively use basic methodological approaches in ethics; - To understand the basic ethical concepts; - Ethically justify ours decisions in cases in which engineers and technicians are insufficient everyday moral intuitions. - Assess the legitimacy of ethical arguments in solving conflict situations; - Identify your own strengths and weaknesses in the present solutions ethical dilemma.

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Summary

The subject of research in ethics are moral convictions and their justifications. Ethics is a theoretical reflection of morality and theories of moral behavior. As a philosophical discipline reflects not only the conduct that is related to the differentiation of right and wrong, good and evil, but also examines individual and social moral convictions, in connection with that discernment arise. Ethics criticaly reflects the grounds of moral conduct, assessment and examines the background of moral values and moral convictions, the legitimacy of their reasoning, and evidence-based arguments. Develops criteria which systematize normative beliefs and offers orientation in decision-making situations in which engineers and technicians are insufficient everyday moral intuitions.

Compulsory literature:

MacIntyre, Alasdair: A Short History of Ethics (2nd edition). Routledge, 2002. Thompson, Mel: Ethical Theory. London: Hodder Murray, 2005. WHITBECK, C. ETHICS IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE AND RESEARCH (Second Edition), Cambridge University Press 2011, New York, USA, Second edition published 2011, ISBN 978-0-521-89797-6. FLEDDERMANN, CH, B. Engineering Ethics, Pearson Education Limited 2014, Edinburgh, ISBN 10:1-292-01252-8.

Recommended literature:

Thompson, Mel: An Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics (Access to Religion and Philosophy). London: Hodder Murray, 2003.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Knowledge gained during the semester will be continuously checked in seminars and exercises, in the form of an interview on given philosophical texts.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Reading of recommended texts and books. Writing essays from ethics to a given topic.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Formation and establishment of ethics as a discipline. 2. Basic ethical problems and concepts. 3. Basic methodological approaches in ethics (descriptive ethics, normative ethics, meta-ethics, applied ethics). 4. Main functions of morality, justification of moral sentences. 5. The concept of moral conduct. 6. Historical overview of ethical theory. 7. The obligation and the moral law: deontological ethics. 8. Utilitarianism. 9. Virtues ethics 10. Submission of ethical argument and its structure. 11 . Thought experiments in ethics

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2013/2014 (B3502) Architecture and Construction (3501R011) Architecture and Construction P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3502) Architecture and Construction (3501R011) Architecture and Construction P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B3502) Architecture and Construction (3501R011) Architecture and Construction P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B3502) Architecture and Construction (3501R011) Architecture and Construction P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B3502) Architecture and Construction (3501R011) Architecture and Construction P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Subject block without study plan - FAST - P 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Optional FAST - Faculty of Civil Engineering stu. block