Universität Wien FIND

180073 VO-L Gender Philosophy and Ethics - an Introduction (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 20.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 27.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 03.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 10.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 08.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 15.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 22.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 29.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 05.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 12.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 19.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

How should Gender- and Queer Studies deal with the concepts of morals and ethics? What is the task of moral philosophy within the framework of feminist and gender-philosophy? Feminist ethics is concerned with gender-hierarchy and discrimination against women and with intersectional forms of discrimination such as racism, heterosexism, homophobia, class-struggle, etc. Queer ethics brings into sharp focus all forms of discrimination against humans who don't conform to heteronormative gender-rules. Are central Kantian and Hegelian ideas (responsible person, autonomy, action, freedom, diversity, friendship and love) in terms of questions of moral philosophy, viewed through the lens of Gender- and Queer-Studies still relevant today? We will critically question the concept of subjectivity, normatively, autonomy and will refer for example to Judith Butler's criticism of the violence of ethics.

Method: weekly lecture, followed by a lively debate and open discussion

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination, 90 minutes First examination date: Wednesday 26th June 2019, 1.15 - 2.45 pm

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Clearly articulated summaries on the core issues of the course. Four questions: two questions on required reading materials and two questions on the obligatory lecture topics (the information will be given in the lectures). The required reading texts will be available in the library of the Department of Philosophy (NIG 3rd floor) and on Moodle.

Examination topics

Einführende Literatur sowie prüfungsrelevante Texte werden ab Semesterbeginn in der Bibliothek des Instituts Philosophie (NIG, 3. Stock) sowie laufend während des Semesters auf Moodle zur Verfügung gestellt

Reading list

Reading list see Literatur section (in German)

Association in the course directory

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