Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BC001002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 倫理学入門
Subject Name
(Katakana)
リンリガクニュウモン
Subject Name in
English
Introduction to Ethics
Instructor ETOH YOSHINORI,GOTOU YUUTA,OKAMOTO SHIMPEI
Instructor
(Katakana)
エトウ ヨシノリ,ゴトウ ユウタ,オカモト シンペイ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds1-4:LET B204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
Mainly lecture, discussion and presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Ethics
Eligible Students
Keywords Ethical Thought (Japan, Germany, Britain and the United States) / Applied Ethics (educational ethics, bioethics, information ethics, robot ethics) 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
Philosophy and Thought
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic understanding of Philosophy and Thoughts (including Liberal Arts Education)
・Acquisition of basic knowledge about Philosophy and Thoughts 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Make understanding of basic knowledge about ethics through ethical thought (Japan, Germany, Britain and the United States) and applied ethics (educational ethics, bioethics, information ethics, robot ethics). 
Class Schedule lesson1(Eto): What is ethics?
lesson2(Eto): About good (Can human be better?)
lesson3(Eto): The paradigm of Japanese thought
lesson4(Eto): Modern Japanese ethical thought: Nishida Kitaro, Watsuji Tetsuro, Nishi Shinichiro
lesson5(Eto): Educational ethics: Steiner education
lesson6(Goto): Schopenhauer’s thought
lesson7(Goto): Nietzsche’s thought
lesson8(Goto): Heidegger’s thought
lesson9(Goto): Introduction to Bioethics
lesson10(Okamoto): Introduction to Information Ethics
lesson11(Okamoto): The underlying disagreement: Hobbesians vs. Rational Intuitionists
lesson12(Okamoto): The rise and fall of the Moral Sense School: Hutcheson, Hume and Smith
lesson13(Okamoto): The birth of Utilitarianism: Bentham, Mills, and Sidgwick
lesson14(Okamoto): The trichotomy of contemporary normative theories, and applied ethics
lesson15(Okamoto): Ethical issues in advanced technology 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Not particularly  
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) handouts, Power Point (PC)
 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Provided handouts are expected to be read by the class. 
Requirements  
Grading Method Attendance (10%)
Reports(70%)
Presentation (20%)
 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other   
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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