Course code Filz1009

Credit points 2

Practical Philosophy

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation29.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Course developers

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Juris Vuguls

Dr. phil.

author doc.

Leonards Leikums

Dr. phil.

Course abstract

Students acquire knowledge of ethics and aesthetics as practical philosophy, their role in human life and society. The course focuses on the main ethical and aesthetical categories, analyses the contemporary ethical and aesthetical problems.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will have:
• knowledge of the history of ethics and aesthetics, understanding of ethical and aesthetical values, understanding of virtuous behaviour;
• skills in analysing and assessing the contemporary problems from the practical philosophy’s point of view;
• competence to apply practical philosophy’s knowledge and skills in student’s own professional activity.

Compulsory reading

1. Praktiskā filozofija. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 549 lpp. UDK 130.3+172
2. Lasmane S., Milts A., Rubenis A. Ētika. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, [1995.], 252 lpp. ISBN 9984-560-65-1.
3. Rubenis A. Ētika XX gs. Praktiskā ētika. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1996. 223 lpp. ISBN 9984-560-65-1.
4. Celma J. Estētika: estētisko ideju vēsture Eiropā: lekciju kurss. Rīga: ABC, 2000. ISBN 9984-17-479-4 .

Further reading

1. Klīve V. Rīcības ceļos. Rīga: Zinātne, 1998. 149 lpp. ISBN 5796611941
2. Burkhards H. Ievads ētikā. Rīga: Svētdienas rīts : Luterisma mantojuma fonds, 1999. 184 lpp. ISBN 9984554562
3. Mazā mākslas enciklopēdija. Virzieni un stili 1.-20 broš. Rīga: Latvijas enciklopēdija. 1994; 95; 96; 97; 98.ISBN 5-89960-082-9

Periodicals and other sources

1. Satori interneta žurnāls. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 27.03.2013.]. Pieejams: http://www.satori.lv