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Veranstaltungstitel Ethics
Kennzeichen 50209
Veranstaltungsart Vorlesung & Seminar
Fachgruppe Philosophie
Semester Winter 2021
Dozent(en) Carlos Núñez
Empfehlung(en) Studiensemester 1. Semester (P&E Master)
Bereich(e) A1: Ethics


This will be a course on theoretical and practical ethics. We will first consider the question of what makes it the case that a certain action is right or wrong. Here, we will examine arguments for and against two of the most influential types of answer to this question: consequentialism, according to which, roughly, it is the consequences of an action that make it either right or wrong, and deontology, according to which, roughly, it is the action’s conformity to certain norms of behaviour that do the trick. We will then explore a series of problems in practical ethics. Among them, we will consider problems concerning the permissibility of killing, the moral status of animals, our duties towards the environment, the nature of race and gender, free speech and pornography, the challenges of multiculturalism, and others.

The course will give you a good sense of what goes on in contemporary ethical theory and introduce you to some of the most influential treatments of pressing ethical problems.



compulsory course


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