Universität Wien FIND

180027 SE Factual and actual animals (2022W)

Animal ethics in the wake of Wittgenstein

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 11.10. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Dienstag 18.10. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Dienstag 25.10. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Dienstag 15.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Dienstag 22.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Dienstag 29.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Dienstag 06.12. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Dienstag 13.12. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar focuses on current Wittgensteinian approaches to ethics and what they can offer for debates in animal ethics. It will be dealt with basic concepts of Wittgensteinian ethics, its background and its application to ongoing debates in animal ethics as a field in applied ethics. Through the focus on application, philosophical methodology in a Wittgensteinian tradition will be part of the discussions as well. This includes interdisciplinary research directions, that can be traced back to Wittgensteinian concepts, such as frame-semantics and affordances.
After a first introductory session, that gives an overview of the topics and the organization of the seminar, we will have weekly blocked sessions of three hours until the Christmas break. Each session will have to be intensively prepared by reading a text and submitting a literature reflection in advance. Therefore, this seminar requires most of the work within the first two months of the semester but as the discussion sessions will be finished in December, there will be plenty of time to write the final extended abstract (3-4 pages).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be required to attend the blocked session (max. of one unexcused absence). Each week, literature reflections (2-3 pages) have to be submitted in preparation of the discussions and an extended abstract (3-4 pages) has to be written.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The literature reflections will not be graded based on their content but on their completeness. The final submission, i.e. the extended abstract, will be evaluated based on the structure, the developed arguments, and the viability of the proposed research.


There will be no exam.


Literature will be provided via Moodle. The complete list of literature will be provided here until the beginning of the semester.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 05.10.2022 09:09