15FLFL009 - Ethics 1

Course specification
Course title Ethics 1
Acronym 15FLFL009
Study programme Philosophy
Type of study first degree undergraduate academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status
    Condition Oblik uslovljenosti
    The goal Ethics is one of the oldest disciplines of philosophy. As such, it is necessary in undergraduate studies of philosophy. The starting point for the possibility of its foundation is found in ontology of values which is explicated as ontology of moral values, i.e. as investigation of ontological grounding of ethical question. Modern destruction of traditional ways of ethical question endangered the very possibility of grounding ethics as relatively self-contained philosophical discipline, as much as the historical meaning of understanding of ethical subject, i.e. moral phenomenon. Such openness demands for ethical subject to be grounded not only as positive explication of a philosophical science, but as a critical consideration of possibilities and limits of ethical question, i.e. general ethical problems, concepts and categories.
    The outcome Ethics study should profoundly introduce students to problem field of one of the oldest philosophical disciplines and enable them to understand its concepts and problems.
    Contents of lectures Place of Ethics in Philosophy Divisions; Concept and Subject of Ethics; Method of Ethics; Pre-understanding of Moral; Concept of Moral; Freedom as the Ground of Moral Phenomenon; Essence of Moral Phenomenon and Moral-Ethical Principles; Virtues and Vices; Ought to as Moral-Ethical Principle; Values and Problem of Moral Grounding; Moral Character and structure of Moral Acting.
    Contents of exercises Analyses of original philosophical works.
    1. Milenko Perović, Moral Philosophy, Cenzura, Novi Sad, 2013.
    2. Milan Kangrga, Ethics, Golden marketing, Zagreb, 2004.
    3. Plato, Apology of Socrates, Crito; Plato, Protagoras, Gorgias; Plato, Republic (books: I, IV, V, VI, IX, X)
    4. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics.
    5. Augustine, Confessions.
    6. Spinoza, B., Ethics.
    7. Kant, I., Critique of Practical Reason.
    8. Hegel, G.W.F., Elements of the Philosophy of Right.
    9. Nietzsche, F., Genealogy of Morals.
    10. Marx, Engels, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching Direct method of teaching, active participation of students in analyses of fundamental ethical problems and original philosophical works.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 5 Test paper
    Practical lessons 5 Oral examination 60
    Colloquia 30
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