Course code Filz1027

Credit points 3

Business Ethics and Philosophy

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation03.06.2014

Responsible UnitInstitute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Course developers

author lect.

Silva Barševska

Mg. sc. soc.


Ināra Leikuma

Mg. psych.

Replaced course

Filz1026 [GFIL1026] Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics

Course abstract

Students acquire knowledge of the contemporary problems of philosophy and business ethics develop skills in analysing philosophical problems as well as skills in group work and communication. In addition to lectures the course includes discussions in seminars and of student`s papers.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Learning outcomes:after completing the course student will have:
• Knowledge of philosophy, knowledge of ethics, knowledge of the main contemporary philosophical problems.
• Skills in analysing, comparing and interpreting ethical and philosophical texts. Skills in preparing and presenting papers about philosophical topics.
• Competence to assess philosophical and ethical ideas in the context of current issues and in the context of student`s further professional activity

Compulsory reading

1. Lasmane S., Milts A., Rubenis A. Ētika. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1995. 252 lpp.
2. Kūle M., Kūlis R. Filosofija. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998. 656 lpp.
3. Rogenbuka I. Uzņēmējdarbības ētika. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1999. 95 lpp.
4. Boazs D. Pasaules filosofiskā doma labklājības formulas meklējumos. Rīga: Turība, 2006. 317 lpp.

Further reading

1. Čangs H. 23 lietas, ko mums nestāsta par kapitālismu. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2013. 303 lpp.
2. Fosters D. Lietišķā etiķete Eiropā. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2005. 400 lpp.
3. Rubenis A. Ētika XX gs. Praktiskā ētika. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1996. 222 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Rīgas Laiks.- SIA "Rīgas laiks". 2012.- . ISSN 1407-1622