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180067 PS Topics in Moral Philosophy (2021W)

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

max. 45 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

10.01.2022: Due to the COVID-19 regulations all January classes will be held digitally.

ACHTUNG!! Der erste Termin am 12.10.2021 muss wegen Krankheit entfallen!!

Dienstag 19.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Dienstag 09.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Dienstag 16.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Dienstag 23.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Dienstag 30.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Dienstag 07.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 14.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 11.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 18.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Dienstag 25.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course introduces students to major positions and debates about moral responsibility and free will. We will engage closely with seminal texts and contemporary literature. At the same time, we will work on developing philosophical skills: analyzing arguments, writing clearly, formulating questions, and participating constructively in discussion.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Session will center on detailed discussion of the assigned reading. Students are expected to actively contribute to discussions and classroom activities. Students will write two short argument reconstructions on texts assigned in class, which will have to be uploaded on Moodle before the announced deadline.

The final few sessions will be reserved for short presentations on topics chosen from a list of official questions. Students will upload a short video presentation in advance and we will use the sessions for q&a’s and feedback.

Students will then write an essay (Seminararbeit) of maximally 2000 words (excluding bibliography) on the same topic.

Attendance and participation: 10%
Argument analyses: 20%
Presentation: 20%
Final Essay: 50%

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students must regularly attend (no more than two unexcused absences), complete all written assignment, do the presentation and submit a final essay.

The final grade will be determined by:
Participation: 10%
Argument analyses: 20%
Presentation: 20%
Final Essay: 50%

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Harry Frankfurt ‘Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person’ Journal of Philosophy 68 (1971)
Harry Frankfurt ‘Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility’ Journal of Philosophy 66 (1969)
Susan Wolf ‘Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility’ in D. Schoeman (ed.) Responsibility, Character and the Emotions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987)
Christian List, ‘Free Will, Determinism, and the Possibility of Doing Otherwise’ Nous 48 (2014), 156-178
Gary Watson, ‘Responsibility and the Limits of Evil’ in D. Schoeman (ed.) Responsibility, Character and the Emotions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987)
P.F. Strawson ‘Freedom and Resentment’ Proceedings of the British Academy 48 (1962)
Bernard Williams. Moral luck: philosophical papers 1973-1980. Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Galen Strawson. "The impossibility of moral responsibility." Philosophical Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition 75.1/2 (1994): 5-24.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 10.01.2022 09:49