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180111 SE Introduction to Applied Ethics and its Methodologies (2017W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 25 participants
Language: English



alle Termine finden am Messerli Forschungsinstitut statt:


14.00 bis 17.30 Uhr
Messerli Haus am Campus der Vetmeduni, Seminarraum AZ04St23, Veterinaerplatz 1 bzw Donaufelderstraße 159, 1210 Vienna


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture will focus on the main issues of Practical Ethics. Bottom-up accounts will be contrasted with top-down accounts. Feasible methodologies will be trained and their advantages and disadvantages as well as their methodological limitations will be discussed. Methods in Practical Ethics (e.g. developed by Mepham, Ropohl, Huppenbauer/Bleisch, Grimm) will be taught and also exercised throughout the lecture

Assessment and permitted materials

short presentations, seminar paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The lecture aims to provide the students with methodological frameworks which they can apply to cases and their own research.

Examination topics

Relevant methods in applied ethics will be introduced and presented by the lecturer. The students will train and apply the methodologies to study cases in workshops and present the results throughout the class.

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:36