Cursos / 1º Ciclo / Faculty of Law :: International Relations

Versao Portuguesa

ÉTICA - 2017/2018

3º curricular year
Semestralidade: 2nd semester


Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutor Fausto Ferreira
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutor Fausto Ferreira

Class type and School hours

Teórico-prática : 2 Horas

Main Aims/Objectives

Acquire knowledge about the origin and meaning of the broader ethical, its relevance and actualidade.Compreender the different theoretical approaches developed in different cultural contexts. Mastering and reflect critically on the conceptual triad: ethics, morals and ethics. Mobilize for settings adjusted to students´ training path.

Specific Aims/Objectives

Assimilating the importance of ethics takes on organizational dynamics. Understand and appreciate the binomial ethics and harmonization as ends in the institutions / organizations. Curriculum of applied ethics in various areas of study.

Skills to be acquired

Assimilate the concept of ethics. Promoting research
Raising awareness and building an ethical culture in organizational contexts.
Promote the formation of attitudes which raise awareness:
1-The presence of the ethical dimension in practice;
2-The flexibility and adaptability to constant change in post-modernity.
3-Ability to reflect critically and constructively in organizational contexts and learn copy writing.

Teaching Procedures

Lecture method as a strategy to clarify the contents. Active methods as a strategy for motivating research and critical reflection, analysis and discussion of texts / case studies / selection / theme issue for debate.


1-Theoretical framework: origins, ground, pertinence and relevance nowadays.
1.1 - Ethics and Morality
1.2-Ethics and Law
1.3 - Ethics, Conscience and Responsibility.
2 - The challenges in the Ethics Institution / Company /
Dimension 2.1-contextual, organizational and socio-políticas.Fundamentação.
2.2 Integration of ethics in the institution / company: ethics and culture of the company / organization. The subsystems of culture Company / organization.
2.3 - The ethical decision-making: constraints and reinforcing factors.
3 - business / organization, coordination of markets and ethical dimension.
3.1 - Ethics and restoring confidence in the Company / Organization.
3.2 - The direction ethically compromised.
3.3 - The Organization Company as an ethical space and comprehensive project. The sense of collaborative working, creativity, fairness and innovation.
4 contemporary ethical approaches: Descriptive, prescriptive and conceptual.
3.1-The role of professional codes, their advantages and limitations.
4 - The social responsibility of company / organization. Ethics and Marketing.
4.1-Consumer Protection.
The 4.2-fair trade. Legal framework: EU and national reference
4.1-The ethical dimension implicit in the "stakeholders" and collectively involved in business and corporate social responsibility / ethics organização.Dimensão leaders.
5 - The sense of building codes of social responsibility: the European referent, the referent of Human Rights.
6 - Companies and the environment. Theoretical and normative framework, regarding national and EU
7 - Background of ethics in international affairs.
7.1 - Ethics and Morality in International Relations, Political Realism: Morgenthau and Aron.
7.2 The discourse of post-modernity. Measures U.E.
8 .- Programs, Conferences, Recommendations - the sense of the ethical content of the speech.
The 8.2-NGOs and other organizations as an expression of applied ethics.
The 8.3-universal cultural values ​​and global ethics.
9 - Ethics and networkimg

Evaluation Type

Lecture method as a strategy to clarify the contents. Active methods as a strategy for motivating research and critical reflection, analysis and discussion of texts / case studies / selection / theme issue for debate

Teaching Resources

Table / documents / E-learning / supporting documentation prepared by the teacher.


Global Ethics / Ethical Categories / International Organizations / Politics /

Main Bibliography

Author CORTINA ,A,
Title Lo justo como núcleo de las ciencias morales y po
Editor Real Academia de las Ciencias Morales y Políticas
Year 2008
Author CORTINA, A.
Title Ética de la Empresa
Place Madrid
Editor Trotta
Year 2010
Title Gestão ètica e socialmente responsável
Place Lisboa
Editor rH Editora
Year 2006

Complementary Bibliography

Author SIDGWICK, Henry
Title Os Métodos da Ética
Edition 7.ª ed. - trad
Place Lisboa
Editor Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Year 2013
Author SÁ, A.L.
Title Ética Profissional
Edition 6ª ed.
Place São Paulo
Editor Atlas S.A.
Year 2005