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Ethics of Social Life 2

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Course ID: WF-FI-21-ERS2
Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.1 Kod klasyfikacyjny przedmiotu składa się z trzech do pięciu cyfr, przy czym trzy pierwsze oznaczają klasyfikację dziedziny wg. Listy kodów dziedzin obowiązującej w programie Socrates/Erasmus, czwarta (dotąd na ogół 0) – ewentualne uszczegółowienie informacji o dyscyplinie, piąta – stopień zaawansowania przedmiotu ustalony na podstawie roku studiów, dla którego przedmiot jest przeznaczony. / (unknown)
Course title: Ethics of Social Life 2
Name in Polish: Etyka życia społecznego 2
Organizational unit: Institute of Philosophy
Course groups:
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): (not available) Basic information on ECTS credits allocation principles:
  • the annual hourly workload of the student’s work required to achieve the expected learning outcomes for a given stage is 1500-1800h, corresponding to 60 ECTS;
  • the student’s weekly hourly workload is 45 h;
  • 1 ECTS point corresponds to 25-30 hours of student work needed to achieve the assumed learning outcomes;
  • weekly student workload necessary to achieve the assumed learning outcomes allows to obtain 1.5 ECTS;
  • work required to pass the course, which has been assigned 3 ECTS, constitutes 10% of the semester student load.

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Language: Polish
Subject level:


Learning outcome code/codes:


FI2_W01 FI2_W02 FI2_W05 FI2_W16

FI2_U05 FI2_U07 FI2_U08 FI2_U09 FI2_U16

FI2_K03 FI2_K04 FI2_K06 FI2_K08


FI2_W01 FI2_W02 FI2_W05 FI2_W15

FI2_U05 FI2_U07 FI2_U08 FI2_U09 FI2_U16

FI2_K03 FI2_K04 FI2_K06 FI2_K08

Short description:

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the issues of social ethics, understood as an area of philosophical research aiming to formulate the basic moral principles as well as moral norms and standards of moral judgment in force in the sphere of relations between social actors (human persons holding a variety of social roles).

Full description:

The course introduces students to the main issues of social ethics. It is a continuation of the presentation of key research questions undertaken in the field of moral philosophy broadly understood (metaetics, general ethics, detailed ethics / ethics of individual life). The second part of the course will review the conceptions of social communities that go beyond elementary relationships between indiwiduals (marriage / family). In the first place, the phenomenon of national communities will be analyzed. Next, the course will cover the essence, properties and goals of the state, conceptions of law, forms and types of civil disobedience as well as the conceptions of human rights. The final thematic area will be the ethics of the international community, including disputes over the conditions of permissibility of military violence, ways of opposing terrorist activities and ethical aspects of intercultural communication.


Ślipko T., Zarys etyk szczegółowej, t. 2: Etyka społeczna, Kraków 2005.

Szahaj A., Jednostka czy wspólnota? Spór liberałów z komunitarystami a „sprawa polska”, Warszawa 2000.

Śpiewak P. (red.), Komunitarianie. Wybór tekstów, Warszawa 2004.

Pietrzyk-Reeves D., Idea społeczeństwa obywatelskiego. Współczesna debata i jej źródła, Wrocław 2004.

Efekty kształcenia i opis ECTS:

Knowledge: student calls and describes basic philosophical conceptions of social life, knows main notions and ideas in social ethics, lists and discusses moral aims and principles of social ties and norms regulating social structures, distinguishes different kinds of communities, defines them and explains their moral rights and obligations

Skills: student, working individually and collectively, analyzes and interprets philosophical texts of social ethics, draws conclusions from claims formulated in philosophical conceptions of social life, recognizes assumptions of postulated thesises and criticizes them, proves the need to put moral principles of social life into practice, shows, how rights and obligations of different communities correspond with personalistic concept of human

Competence: student, using their philiosophical knowledge of social ethics, interprets social and cultural events, evaluates contemporary societies, is able to take part in discussions on the social subject, is aware of the moral obligations, arising due to participation in different communities, perceives moral dimension of interpersonal relationships, notices connection between moral development and mature, active and authentic participation in social life.


part in a lecture - 30

part in exercises - 30

preparation for exercises (reading texts) - 40

presentation preparation - 5

consultations - 5

preparation for an examination - 25

TOTAL HOURS - 135 [135 : 30 (25) = 5]


Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Assessment based on: participation in lectures, knowledge of subject-matter covered in particular items from the primary reading list, passing the oral exam.

Practical placement:


This course is not currently offered.
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