711-0702/02 – Ethics (Etika)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Mgr. Tomáš HauerSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. Mgr. Tomáš Hauer
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSP, HGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
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 Credit 0+2
Combined Credit 8+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

Essay writing and his defense at the colloquium

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. 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. Submission of ethical argument and its structure. 10. Thought experiments in ethics.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 85  85
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Combined form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 85  85
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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