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Ethics and Violence - JPM708
Anglický název: Ethics and Violence
Zajišťuje: Katedra bezpečnostních studií (23-KBS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2023
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 20 / 20 (18)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Další informace: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=7528
https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=4002
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Garant: PhDr. JUDr. Tomáš Karásek, Ph.D.
Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D.
Vyučující: PhDr. JUDr. Tomáš Karásek, Ph.D.
Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Anotace - angličtina
Winter semester:
The main objective of the course is to stimulate consideration and debate over the ethical context of the use of violence in international, political and social relations. It investigates whether and under what circumstances the use of violence can be considered as morally justifiable, right or even unavoidable and when it is problematic or unacceptable. The course starts with presenting the ethical context of violent behaviour on three established levels of political research analysis – individual, state and international system.

Summer semester:
The overall goal is to encourage participants to reassess and reconsider the role of violence in politics, and in the international system. This is followed by a closer focus on the ethics of armed conflicts. Based on a tradition dating back to St. Augustine and Aristotle, the ethics of war experienced a renewed interest during the 1970s due to Michael Walzer’s seminal book, Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations, and to the Vietnam War which motivated Walzer, and others, to question if and under what conditions war and the use of lethal violence can be morally permissible. The ethics of armed conflicts is also a subject of utmost importance today. Statements addressing the justice of both the resort to force and conduct in its execution are prevalent in the media and in on-going political debates. The legitimacy of the Iraq War, the humanitarian intervention in Libya, targeted killing of Taliban and al-Qaida leaders around the world, or e.g. the question of soldiers’ obligations in peacekeeping missions became issues that divide international public opinion and put strains on international politics. The aim of this course is not to give prefabricated answers to such moral questions. Instead, the goal is to explore the moral arguments, assumptions and principles that underlie the range of answers and thus make students engage critically with these questions and arguments in relation to specific cases.
Poslední úprava: Karásek Tomáš, PhDr. JUDr., Ph.D. (31.08.2023)
Cíl předmětu - angličtina

Winter semester: Please check the course syllabus for WS 2023 in the file section above.

 

In the Summer Semester, the course Ethics of Violence will focus on ethical issues in armed conflicts. The ethics of armed conflicts is a subject that has experienced a revival in the last nearly four decades. Based on a tradition dating back to St. Augustine and Aristotle, the ethics of war experienced a renewed interest during the 1970s due to Michael Walzer’s seminal book, Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations, and to the Vietnam War which motivated Walzer, and others, to question if and under what conditions war and the use of lethal violence can be morally permissible. The ethics of armed conflicts is also a subject of utmost importance today. Statements addressing the justice of both the resort to force and conduct in its execution are prevalent in the media and in on-going political debates. The legitimacy of the Iraq War, the humanitarian intervention in Libya, targeted killing of Taliban and al-Qaida leaders around the world, or e.g. the question of soldiers’ obligations in peacekeeping missions became issues that divide international public opinion and put strains on international politics.

The aim of this course is not to give prefabricated answers to such moral questions. Instead, the goal is to explore the moral arguments, assumptions and principles that underlie the range of answers and thus make students engage critically with these questions and arguments in relation to specific cases.

Poslední úprava: Karásek Tomáš, PhDr. JUDr., Ph.D. (31.08.2023)
Deskriptory - angličtina
Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above. 
Poslední úprava: Karásek Tomáš, PhDr. JUDr., Ph.D. (31.08.2023)
Literatura - angličtina
  • Coker, Christopher: Ethics and War in the 21st Century. Routledge, 2008.
  • Dower, Nigel: The Ethics of War and Peace. Polity, 2009.
  • Fisher, David: Morality and War: Can War Be Just on the Twenty-first Century? Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Fotion, Nicholas: War & Ethics: A New Just War Theory. Bloomsbury, 2013.
  • Frowe, Helen: The Ethics of War and Peace: An Introduction. Routledge, 2011.
  • Lawrence, Bruce B. – Karim, Aisha (eds.): On Violence: A reader. Duke University Press, 2007.
  • Pattison, James: Humanitarian Intervention & the Responsibility to Protect: Who Should Intervene? Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Pinker, Steven: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Viking, 2011.
  • Tilly, Charles: The Politics of Collective Violence. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Walzer, Michael. Arguing about War. Yale University Press, 2004.
Poslední úprava: Karásek Tomáš, PhDr. JUDr., Ph.D. (31.08.2023)
Metody výuky - angličtina

Winter semester:

Please check the course syllabus for WS 2023 in the file section above, for Moodle connect here https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=7528Please note that the course will start on October 10!

Summer semester:

The course is devided into lectures and seminars. The aim of the lectures is to introduce basic concepts, assumptions and problems in ethical thinking on armed conflicts. This introduction is followed with six seminars in which concrete cases are examined. Students will split into six groups, each group studying two cases. The seminars then will take the form of a trial with one group of students acting as a prosecutor and another group playing the role of a defendant and the rest of the class being a jury. In contrast with criminal courts, however, these trials will not be based on a cogent law but, rather, on (informed) moral intuition of the participants. 

Moodle (https://dl1.cuni.cz/enrol/index.php?id=4002)

The e-learning platform ‘moodle’ is an essential part of this course. Every participating student is expected to enrol into the moodle-page of this module (http://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=4002) and regularly check its content. Moodle will provide a platform for 1) communication between the course convener and students, 2) distribution of the required reading, 3) mid-term examination.

 

Poslední úprava: Kučera Tomáš, Mgr. et Mgr., Ph.D. (16.09.2023)
Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above. 
Poslední úprava: Karásek Tomáš, PhDr. JUDr., Ph.D. (31.08.2023)
Vstupní požadavky - angličtina
Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above. 
Poslední úprava: Karásek Tomáš, PhDr. JUDr., Ph.D. (31.08.2023)
Požadavky k zápisu - angličtina
Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above. 
Poslední úprava: Karásek Tomáš, PhDr. JUDr., Ph.D. (31.08.2023)
 
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