Universität Wien FIND

Bedingt durch die COVID-19-Pandemie können kurzfristige Änderungen bei Lehrveranstaltungen und Prüfungen (z.B. Absage von Vor-Ort-Lehre und Umstellung auf Online-Prüfungen) erforderlich sein. Melden Sie sich für Lehrveranstaltungen/Prüfungen über u:space an, informieren Sie sich über den aktuellen Stand auf u:find und auf der Lernplattform moodle.

Regelungen zum Lehrbetrieb vor Ort inkl. Eintrittstests finden Sie unter https://studieren.univie.ac.at/info.

Achtung! Das Lehrangebot ist noch nicht vollständig und wird bis Semesterbeginn laufend ergänzt.

180088 SE Central texts and topics in practical philosophy (2019W)

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. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 09.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 16.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 23.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 30.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 06.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 13.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 20.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 27.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 04.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 11.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 08.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 15.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 22.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 29.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar is as fast-track introduction for Masters students with no or only little background in practical philosophy. The aim of the seminar is to introduce you to the major sub-disciplines of practical philosophy, such as
- applied ethics,
- moral theory,
- applied political theory,
- political theory,
- metaethics,
- social ontology,
- feminist and other critical approaches, e.g. postcolonial or race theory.

At the end of the seminar, you will be able to
- explain which topics and questions the sub-disciplines of practical philosophy are about,
- locate new questions within these sub-disciplines,
- focus their investigations on the most sub-discipline most suitable for their questions, and set aside related questions from other sub-disciplines,
- independently find further study material related to each sub-discipline as the need arises.

The seminar is designed specifically for the MA in Philosophy and Economics, but is open to other MA students who find that they need additional foundations in practical philosophy. The seminar is not intended for students who have completed substantial study in several of the above sub-disciplines - it is an MA-level foundational seminar, not a seminar that builds on existing foundations. Due to the role of the seminar in the MA Philosophy and Economics, exemplary topics focus on economics, where possible.

The seminar is taught and assessed in English, and will feature extensive small group discussions. In preparation of each seminar, you will read the assigned core text and complete some short preparatory reading tasks and other research exercises on Moodle.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The seminar is assessed through two written assignments and the weekly preparation tasks:

1) An essay outline of 300-400 words (including bibliography), in which you propose an essay topic and structured outline on any topic from the seminar. Weight: 20%. Deadline: December 1, 2019, 23:59.
2) An essay of 1500-1700 words (including bibliography), on any topic from the seminar. The essay may, but need not, follow the essay outline or tackle the outline topic. Weight: 60%. Deadline: January 26, 2020, 23:59.
3) Weekly tasks. These are marked for completeness, not for correctness: what matters here is that you have seriously thought about the tasks and prepared the seminar. The mark is the average of all marks, but you must have completed the tasks for at least 60% of the seminars to achieve a pass (4) grade. Weight: 20% Deadline: Each teaching week 3pm on the day before the seminar.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

A positive evaluation requires students to achieve a pass grade (4) in all three assessment components, and to actively attend the seminar. Two unauthorized absences will be excused. A pass grade in the weekly tasks requires a pass average and that the tasks have been completed on time for at least 60% of the seminars.


Students can write their essay outline and essay on any topics linked to the seminar themes and texts. Students are encouraged to develop their own research topics, and to consult with the lecturer on their writing plans.


The reading list is posted on Moodle, and contains selected historical and contemporary texts in practical philosophy.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21