HFL432 Ethics

Code HFL432
Name Ethics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Social Science
Academic staff Alvars Baldiņš, Gunārs Ozolzīle, Guna Matule
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Introduction to the problems of contemporary ethics and their connection to the ways and forms of historically determined consciousness of morale. Among them: Utilitarianism. Hedonism The existentialist ethics. The evolutionary ethics. Psychoanalysis and ethics. Interactions of ethical standards, sanctions, conflicts, and priorities within contemporary contexts. Science and ethics. Techniques and ethics. Ecology and ethics. Ethical problems in medicine. Social inequality and ethics. Marxism ethics. Ect..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Clarify the priorities and connections (heritance) of contemporary moral consciousness with historical orientation of human values. Learn to critically evaluate societal and ethical stereotypes in society and acquire skills to overcome them. Prepare students for ethically evaluative decision making in ambiguously moral situations of contemporary social interactions. Learn to separate the scientific and technological progress from the risks of social moral degradation, which frequently follows the first.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Not only manage the forms of value consciousness from theory and history, but also know how to apply this knowledge, while inspecting and analyzing contemporary moral problems - Development of a theme for the unassisted work.
Be able to independently select and analyze data, facts and documents for the practical work - Pro-active and successful participation in seminar program. Unassisted work.
Be ready to critically analyze frequently superficial or subjectively exaggerated opinions about ethical themes in contemporary media - Successful participation in seminar discussions
Be able to precisely formulate un classify ethical themes and problems - Test
Be able to theoretically and adequately argue while defending your own ethical position. Learn to control and manage your own emotions in discussions with differently thinking opponents - Marks in the seminar discussions and the presentation of your unassisted work
Final assessment of the studies - - Test
Course prerequisites Audio andr video equipment

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