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Contemporary Issues in Ethics (2016/17)

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Wymagania wstępne

English – communicative


The main aim of the course is to make students interested in ethical debates through presentation of remarkable positions held in selected, basic ethical issues. Students are also expected to become acquainted with ethical terminology in English. Additional aim of the course is to encourage students to conduct further, independent researches on ethical issues.
The meetings are expected to be conversatories (discussion seesion): active participation of the students is expected.

Treści kształcenia

During the lecture we will focus on selected important contemporary problem in ethics.
1. Moral agency
2. Do we have to be religious to be moral?
3. Moral dilemmas
4. Love and morality
5. Moral responsibility
6. Law and morality
7. Business ethics

Efekty kształcenia

(K_W05). Knows general state of research in the area of selected contemporary problems in ethics

Metody dydaktyczne

lecture, discussion

Sposoby sprawdzania i warunki zaliczenia

Speaking exam
At least 2 weeks before the end of term a date of exam will be determined. During the exam, students will be asked 3 questions related to the knowledge provided during the lecture. The aim of the questions is to check if the students met the course objectives. The score of the exam will be 50% of the total mark.
Assessing of activity
Students’ activity will be assessed on every meeting. Students are supposed to take part in discussion, prove to understand presented views, present arguments “pro and contra” and express own position. The average score of “Assessing of activity” will be 50% of the total mark.

Lektury podstawowe

1. Ch. Gowans (ed.), Moral Dilemmas, New York – Oxford 1987.
2. A. Goldman, The moral foundations of Professional ethics, New Jersey 1980.
3. R. Holloway, Godless Morality, Edinburgh 2004.
4. K. Wojtyła, Love and responsibility, transl. H. T. Willetts, London – New York 1981.
5. D. Furrow, Ethics, Key concepcts in philosophy, New York 2005.


Your active participation is expected.

Additional 1 ECTS point for Erasmus student is granted for an end-term essay.