General Ethics (wykład) - 2017/2018

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Małgorzata Borkowska-Nowak
Organising unit:Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
ECTS code:00000-0300-0301WYK0294
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
- Aquaitance with the Western main ethical traditions and ethical concepts
- Analysis of the moral problems and controversies
- Rational atitude to Values
- The basic knowlegde of English
- Some experience in the human affaires and their moral dimension
- Ability to read and interpret the philosophical texts
Learning outcomes
Student knows concepts of the main ethical systems K_W03
Student has well ordered and historically grounded knowledge on some classical, modern and contemporary controversies in Ethics K_W05
Student has well ordered particular knowlegde from the area of General Ethics K_W06

Skills (knowing how to act)
Student is able to acquire ethical knowledge and develop the research skills on his own K_U03
Student is able to analyze the ethical texts regarding the key-concepts, arguments, their validity, originality and consistency K-U05

Social Competence (values - knowing how to be)
Student is able to cooperate and work in the group playing different roles in it K_K02
Student cares for rational justificatons of his moral convictions and understands the reasons of the convictions hold by the other people K-K03
Teaching method
Lecture, discusions.
Course content description
Normative vs. descriptive ethics. Philosophical vs. theological ethics. The human action and decision. The controversy concerning the source of the moral good: eudaimonism, voluntarism, personalism, value ethics. Factors of the moral evaluation: deontological and theleological ethics.
Forms of assessment
Unsatisfactory (fail)
Student does not know any terminology of main ethical systems nor is able to analyze the ethical texts and does not care for rational justification of the moral claims.

Student knows key concepts of the main ethical systems and is able to interpret some of the ethical texts.

Student knows consepts of the main ethical traditions and has very well ordered an historically grounded knowledge concerning the controversies in Ethics, and is able to analyze the ethical texts and shows openess to discussion on the ethical issues.

Very good
Student knows very well the concepts of the main ethical systems and has well ordered and historically grounded knowleddge concerning the controversies in Ethics as well as knowldedge of the particular problems in General Ethics. Student is able to develop his resaerch skills applying the knowledge in General Ethics and is able to anlyze the ethical texts. Student is able to cooperate in the group and particapate in discussin manifesting the care for rational foundation of his (her) claims.
Required reading list
K. Wojtyła, Love and Responsibility; K. Wojtyła, Man in the Field in Responsibility; R. Spaemann, The basic moral concepts; D. v. Hildebrand, Ethics; J. Finnis, The Fundamentals of Ethics.
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 1
Number of ECTS credits: 3
Form of assessment: Credit