711-0702/01 – Ethics (Etika)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Mgr. Tomáš HauerSubject version guarantordoc. PhDr. Martin Jemelka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Year4Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JEM03 doc. PhDr. Martin Jemelka, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2
Combined Credit 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

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.

Teaching methods

Seminars
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Project work

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. Engineering Ethics, as part of the sphere of applied 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. Engineering Ethics develops criteria which systematize normative beliefs and offers orientation in decision-making situations in which engineers and technicians are insufficient everyday moral intuitions. Engineering Ethics therefore be primarily interested in the justification of moral conviction in cases deciding the daily engineering practice, in which our intuitive moral convictions are uncertain, or contradictory and ambiguous.

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.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Reading of recommended texts and books.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

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. Morality of science 10. Business ethics 11. Medically ethics 12. Religiously ethics 13. Key works and autors of moral philosophy

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 85  85
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2007/2008 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R007) Engineering Geodesy P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T001) Economics Management in Raw Materials treatment Industry P Czech Ostrava 4 Optional study plan
2006/2007 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R007) Engineering Geodesy P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T001) Economics Management in Raw Materials treatment Industry P Czech Ostrava 4 Optional study plan
2004/2005 (M2110) Geological Engineering (2101T003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T001) Economics Management in Raw Materials treatment Industry P Czech Ostrava 4 Optional study plan
2004/2005 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3646T007) Geodesy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2003/2004 (M2110) Geological Engineering (2101T003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2003/2004 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T001) Economics Management in Raw Materials treatment Industry P Czech Ostrava 4 Optional study plan
2003/2004 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3646T007) Geodesy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2003/2004 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3646T001) Mine Surveying P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2002/2003 (M2110) Geological Engineering (2101T003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2002/2003 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T001) Economics Management in Raw Materials treatment Industry P Czech Ostrava 4 Optional study plan
2002/2003 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3646T007) Geodesy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2002/2003 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3646T001) Mine Surveying P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2001/2002 (M2110) Geological Engineering (2101T003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2001/2002 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T001) Economics Management in Raw Materials treatment Industry P Czech Ostrava 4 Optional study plan
2001/2002 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3646T007) Geodesy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2000/2001 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T001) Economics Management in Raw Materials treatment Industry P Czech Ostrava 4 Optional study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner