Normative Ethics and Theory of Action

Normative Ethics and Theory of Action

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): red. prof. dr. Potrč Matjaž


- the subject matter, role and goals of ethics: practical and theoretical goals
- structure of moral theory and basic ethical categories: theories of the right action and value theory; moral principle, duty, value (moral and non-moral); valuation of moral theories
- kinds of ethics: metaethics, normative ethics, practical ethics
- normative moral theories: virtue ethics, theory of god's commandment, natural law, Kantian ethics, classical and contemporary utilitarianism, moral pluralism, moral relativism,
- key authors: Plato, Aristotle, Augustin, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Mill, Sidgwick, Moore, Rawls and others
- practical ethics: the structure of discussion
- ethics and action theory: action, agency, agent, intention, reasons, actions