Universität Wien

180163 SE Rabbit-Ducks in Ethics (2020S)

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. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch



First preparatory session: MON 09.03. 2020 15:00 - 16:30, HS 3F NIG
Second preparatory session: MON 04.05.2020 15:00 - 18:00, HS 3F NIG

The main part of the seminar takes place outside of Vienna, at Gut Aiderbichl in Henndorf from Monday 22.06. to Wednesday 24.06.2020. Details will be announced shortly.


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

At the center of this seminar will be collected contemporary interpretations of later Wittgenstein in the book "Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein". We will be discussing different methodological approaches by Wittgenstein in his philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of mathematics, in order to see whether they might be insightful for moral philosophy. There will be one preparatory session (1,5 h) in the beginning of the semester, in which we will further introduce the literature and talk through the different requirements and the procedure for this seminar. In the subsequent session in the beginning of May (3 h), every participant is expected to have read "Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein". We will then distribute different individual tasks that are each concerned with a certain aspect of the literature. This includes further comprehensive literature research in the chosen field. At the end of the semester this program will be completed by a three-day stay at Gut Aiderbichl in Henndorf, in which every participant will present the previously selected aspect of Wittgenstein’s work for moral philosophy.

We are able to provide free accommodation for the participants. However, the costs of individual transportation are expected to add up to roughly 60 €. Meals can be bought at the vegan-vegetarian restaurant at Gut Aiderbichl.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

- Attendance at both preparatory sessions and the stay at Gut Aiderbichl
- Presentation on chosen aspect of the literature
- Seminar paper

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

- Active participation in the seminar sessions
- Preparing of the compulsory reading
- Presentation of one chosen aspect found in the literature
- Seminar paper



Compulsory Literature:

De Mesel, B & Kuusela, O. (Eds.), (2019): Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein. New York: Routledge.

Additional reading:

Agam-Segal, R. & Dain, E. (Eds.), (2017): Wittgenstein’s Moral Thought. New York: Routledge.

De Mesel, B. (2018): The Later Wittgenstein and Moral Philosophy. In: Forsberg, N. (Ed.): Nordic Wittgenstein Studies (4). Leuven: Springer.

Gleeson, A. & Taylor, C. (Eds.), (2019): Morality in a realistic Spirit: Essays for Cora Diamond. New York: Routledge.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Di 24.03.2020 15:08