711-0199/07 – Ethical Questions of Modern Science (EOMV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorprof. PhDr. Jaromír Feber, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. Jaromír Feber, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FEB40 prof. PhDr. Jaromír Feber, CSc.
HAU40 prof. Dr. Mgr. Tomáš Hauer
ZEM0106 Mgr. Tomáš Zemčík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2
Part-time Credit 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

A student defines basic conceptions of ethics and describes and compares different ethical theories. He defines the concept science and describe a development of scientistic thinking since myth till contemporary scientific paradigm. A student clears up the relation between ethics and a science and explains ethical norms of scientific work. He evaluates the ethical descents of science on contemporary society and applies the ethical attitudes towards physics, biology and modern technologies.

Teaching methods



The subject Ethical Questions of Modern Science considers an introduction to the problematic of humanitarian and ethical principles in contemporary science. It acquaints with basic ethical conceptions, theories and critical standpoints. It offers summary of present ethical positions and put an attantion to controversial ethical topics of present world and science. This subject accents specifications of ethical norms for science working as a prodigy of society and definitions of ethical norms in relation to a science and a society. Students recieve a knowledge which also includes basics of ethics of physics, bioethics and ethics of the latest technologies.

Compulsory literature:

MacIntyre, Alasdair: A Short History of Ethics (2nd edition). Routledge, 2002. Thompson, Mel: Ethical Theory. London: Hodder Murray, 2005.

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

Verification conversational.


Other requirements

Reading of recommended texts and books.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic notions of ethics and the problem of ethic understanding 2. Tradition of ethic empiricism 3. Moral canon and independent will 4. Conscience and its interpretation 5. Ethics standards, morality, virtue, utility and sense of ethic behaviour 6. Relativity of ethically position 7. New and contemporary ethic conceptions 8. Analytic ethics 9. Definition of ethics of science 10. Ethos of science 11. Ethic standard of science 12. Ethics and scince in contemporary society 13. Freedom of scientific research 14. Ethic problems of contemporary physics, biology and IT 15. Great scientists and morality

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit Credit 85  85 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Active participation in classes.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Final written test

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (B0713A060007) Automotive Electronic Systems P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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