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Ethics in the global world

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Course ID: 22-PIE-EGW Erasmus code / ISCED: 14.9 / (0319) Social and behavioural sciences, not elsewhere classified
Course title: Ethics in the global world Name in Polish: Ethics in the global world
Organizational unit: Faculty of Philosophy
Course groups: (in Polish) E-learning - przedmioty Wydziału Filozoficznego
(in Polish) Moodle - przedmioty Szkoły Nauk Humanistycznych
(in Polish) Przedmioty AMU-PIE na Wydziale Filozoficznym
(in Polish) Przedmioty na Wydziale Filozoficznym
AMU-PIE offer, summer semester
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 4.00
Language: English
Module type:



Cultural Studies – Intercultural Communication

Cycle of studies:

2nd cycle

Module learning aims:

Students familiar with novel trends in Ethics concentrated around freedom, justice and dialogue.

Students familiar with state of arts in contemporary Ethics and research in Ethics.

Contents refer to research experience and expertise of the lecturers.

Globally significant, intercultural and universal topical issues are discussed.

Year of studies (where relevant):

Year 2

Course module conducted remotely (e-learning):


Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences:

• General knowledge on the BA level

• Readiness to participate in class discussion

• Good command of English

Methods of teaching for learning outcomes achievement:

Lecture with a multimedia presentation

Interactive lecture


Student workload (ECTS credits):

4 credits

Full description:

How we think about justice. A theory justice vs. a theory of injustice (Introduction)

Contemporary ethics & philosophy of dialogue


Freedom vs. liberation

Philosophy of revolt

The culture of memory


Values, norms and ethics theories are not everything. Why we need moral competence, decision making and discourse improvement

Sociality visualized

Contemporary challenges across borders and cultures (A): Hospitality, cosmopolitanism, planetary responsibility

Contemporary challenges across borders and cultures (B): Basic needs & high-tech

Analytical and non-analytical ethics: an unnecessary split discussed on the basis of the moral action definition

Collecting & discussing students' essays


E. Dussel, “Transmodernity and Interculturality: An Interpretation from the Perspective of Philosophy of Liberation”

J. Littell, “The Kindly Ones” (excerpts)

J. L. Borges & O. Ferrari, “In Dialogue” (excerpts)

A. Camus, “The Rebel” (“L’homme revolté”) (excerpts)

K. Gan-Krzywoszyńska & P. Leśniewski, “The culture of memory: the approach of Reyes Mate”

K. Gan-Krzywoszyńska & P. Leśniewski, “The Kindly Ones” (Les Bienveillantes)

P. Freire, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" (excerpts)

E. Nowak, "Meditarranean drama: pragmatic, legal and moral aspects of hospitality", FPED, vol. 2 (4) 2015

E. Nowak, G. Lind, "Mis-Educative Martial Law –The Fate of Free Discourse and the Moral Judgment Competence of Polish University Students from 1977 to 1983", Ethics in Progress, Vol. 9 (2018). No. 2, pp.56-74.Doi:10.14746/eip.2018.2.5,link:h

W. Boratyński et. al., "University Students’ vs. Lay People’s Perspectives on Organ Donation and Improving Health Communication in Poland", Ethics in Progress, Vol. 9 (2018), No. 2, pp. 99-117. Doi:10.14746/eip.2018.2.8; link:


Learning outcomes:

Students learn about the contemporary topical, morally significant issues and problems across cultures

Students learn new trends in research-based Ethics and modern non-analytic versus analytic Ethics

Students train their ability to reflect on and to discuss topical/universal ethical problems, arguments and dilemmas

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Written exam

Oral exam

Classes in period "Academic year 2019/2020, summer semester" (past)

Time span: 2020-02-24 - 2020-09-30
Choosen plan division:

see course schedule
Type of class: lecture, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Ewa Nowak
Group instructors: Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszyńska, Ewa Nowak
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