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180200 SE Introduction to Applied Ethics and its Methodologies (2020W)

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to the Corona crisis, the seminar will take place online from 2 to 5.30 pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 24.11. 14:00 - 17:30 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 14:00 - 17:30 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 14:00 - 17:30 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 14:00 - 17:30 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 14:00 - 17:30 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 14:00 - 17:30 Digital


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 05.10.2020 10:09