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180103 SE Climate Ethics (2021W)

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

Donnerstag 14.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 21.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 28.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 04.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 11.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 18.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 25.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 02.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 09.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 13.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 20.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 27.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Major climate change, such as the increase of global temperatures due to atmospheric accumulation of greenhouse gases and the consequent rise of average sea level, as well as their undeniable harmful consequences, have called for transformations of both technology and human behavior. Mitigation based on emission cuts has been the main focus of our response strategies to keep the increase of temperature as far below under 2ºC as possible.

This seminar will consider some of the moral questions raised by climate change. In particular, we will discuss questions about how to best conceive of climate change as a moral problem, about fairness in sharing the associated economic burden among countries, about justice towards climate refugees, future generations, and non-human sentient species, as well as questions about moral motivation and individual moral obligations in the context of possibly catastrophic climate change.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Regular attendance and active participation in discussion (15%), seminar presentation (25%),
and a term paper on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor (60%).
Detailed instructions for writing your paper will be given in the seminar.

All these evaluation components are required for successfully completing this course.
Only one unexcused absence is permitted.

Grading scale:
100-90 pts -- very good
89-80 pts -- good
79-66 pts -- satisfactory
65-51 pts -- sufficient
50-0 pts -- insufficient



Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Sa 08.07.2023 00:17