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Ethics and Economics - JEM020
Anglický název: Ethics and Economics
Zajišťuje: Institut ekonomických studií (23-IES)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2019 do 2020
Semestr: zimní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:2/2 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 97 / 97 (97)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Další informace: http://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=3695
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc.
Vyučující: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc.
Mgr. Arun Denduluri
Neslučitelnost : JPB338
Je neslučitelnost pro: JPB338
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc. (01.03.2017)
This course is interdisciplinary: topics on the border of economics and finance, ethics, methodology and philosophy of economics are covered here. By the end of this course students will be able to discuss ethical questions linked with economics and finance. There are no required prerequisites for this course, but solid background in economics is necessary to enjoy it. Detailed information is on http://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=3695
Literatura -
Poslední úprava: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc. (24.10.2019)

There are no textbooks for this course.

Požadavky ke zkoušce -
Poslední úprava: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc. (24.10.2019)


  • written midterm exam (30%, more info in the 11th week below)
  • homeworks (40 %, related to required readings, about two pages are expected for each homework). There are four homeworks: in the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th week. 
  • essay and oral final exam (30%): Final exam is based on an essay of about 10 pages, you can choose to write it in English, Czech or Slovak, but take care of correct terminology. 
  • During the oral final exam, we will discuss your essay, probably your homeworks and maybe other topics covered in this course. You will find the dates for the oral final exam in the SIS till the end of November.

Grading scale:

91% - 100%: A

81%  - 90%  : B

71%  - 80%  : C

61% - 70%: D

51%  - 60%  : E

0%  - 50%  : F

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc. (31.10.2019)

    • Week 1

      • Introduction to the course (Linking Ethics and Economics.  Institutions, Organizations and Ethics)
      • What is the Right Thing to Do? - Episode 1-1 (Consequentialist x Categorical Reasoning)
      • Ethical Pre-Understanding of Real Situations
      • Empiricist Ethics (Empiricism. Hedonism. David Hume. Utilitarianism)
      • Moral reasoning
      • What is the Right Thing to Do? - Episode 1-2 (Utilitarianism)
      • Utility in Economic Models
      • What is Ethics? (Ethics as Practical Philosophy. Forms of Ethics)
    • Week 2

      • Philosophy - Selected Topics
      • Philosophy of Science
      • Philosophy of Social Science
      • Exercising of moral reasoning on Legality of Drugs
    • Week 3

      • Philosophy of Social Science - Continued
        • Macrosocial Science and Functionalism
        • Moral Questions and Social Science
      • Philosophy of Economics
      • Exercising of moral reasoning on abortion
    • Week 4

      • From Personal to Social and Economic Ethics
        • Human Person in Human Relations
        • Human Relations in Institutional Intermediation
        • Social and Economic Ethics
    • Week 5

      • Theory of Choice
      •  Immanuel Kant and Categorical Reasoning
      • Thomas Aquinas and Conscience
      • Exercising of moral reasoning on "helping to the poor"
        • Comparison of different approaches: Ethical Egoism, Social Contract approach, Utilitarianism and Christian approach
    • Week 6

      • Four Levels for Judgement of Rules
      • Iterative Relation between Individual Rules and Social Norms
      • Psyche – Psychological and Philosophical Insight
      • Social Stability - Giving Reasons to Ethical Norms
      • Are there some universal human rights?
      • Exercising of moral reasoning on the ethics of war and peace
    • Week 7

      • Constitutional Economics I
        • Origin
        • Constitutional Contract
        • The Contractarian Birth of State
        • Postconstitutional Contract
        • Public Goods and Common Resources
      • Selfrealization and Freedom I
      • Exercising of financial analysts ethics
        • Ethics Codes
        • CFA Ethics Code
        • CFA Standards of Professional Conduct
    • Week 8

      • Constitutional Economics II
        • Status Quo
        • Contractual Changes in the Status Quo
        • Dual Capacity of State
        • Order as Public Goods
        • Order as Public Capital Goods
        • Are we not governed too much?
        • What can we do with that?
      • Redistributive Role of the State
      • Selfrealization and Freedom II
        • Guilt and Shame
      • Exercising of moral reasoning on terrorism and torture
    • Week 9:

      • Virtue
      • Fairness, Labour Market and Inflation
        • Mainstream Approach
        • Postkeynesian Approach
          • Labour Demand
          • Labour Supply
          • Competing Claims Model of Inflation
      • Exercising of moral reasoning on animals and environmentalist ethics
    • Week 10

      • Justice
      • Happiness
      • Sense
      • Selected Economic Topics  with Stressed Ethical Dimension:
          • System of Natioonal Accounts and Distribution of GDP
          • Measuring Income, Job and Wealth Distribution
          • Economics of Happiness
          • New Institutional Economics and Trust
          • Economics and Family
          • Economics and Gender
      • Discussion of homework 3

      • Exercising of moral reasoning on family, marriage and household
    • Week 11

      8:00 - 9:20: Clarifying midterm exam questions - based on  needs expressed by students

      Midterm Exam
    • Week 12

      • Miscellaneous
        • Marxist Ethics
        • Psyche once more
          • Psychoanalysis
          • Etology and Konrad Lorenz
        • Nietsche and his hammer
        • Material value ethics
        • Existentionalist Ethics
        • Ethics of discours
      • Ex ante discussion of homework 4
      • Exercising of moral reasoning on ICT development
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