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Veranstaltungstitel Population Ethics
Kennzeichen 50334
Veranstaltungsart Blockseminar
Fachgruppe Philosophie
Semester Sommer 2020
Dozent(en) Korbinian Rüger
Empfehlung(en) Studiensemester 2. Semester (P&E Bachelor)
Bereich(e) P2*: Ethik II
P6.ii: Ethik


Population Ethics is the part of moral theory that deals with acts that can affect the identity and the number of people that exist. This course gives an overview over theoretical and practical debates within population ethics. Among other things we will grapple with the following questions: Can we say that it is better for me to exist than not to exist? Can an action be wrong even though it doesn’t harm anyone? Which population is preferable: a large population with lower average well-being or a small population with higher average well-being? Is it wrong to have a child when you know you are not going to be a good parent? Why should we worry about climate change? Should we worry about human existential risk? Which large-scale altruistic causes are most important to support?


March 1st - March 7th via email to Applications before this date will not be considered. The subject line of the email should read "Registration Ethics Seminar 2020". The main body of the email should read "last name, first name, matriculation number, semester number in SoSe 2020"

Priority will be given to P2* / BA semester 2.

Erfordernisse zum Punkteerwerb

Präsentation und kurzes Essay (≤1000 Wörter) für 2 LP unbenotet (P2*/P6.ii), zusätzlich Hausarbeit (≤5000 Wörter) für 5 LP benotet (P6.ii).

Zugehörige Termine
von - bis Ort  
Fri. 05.06.2020 S 5 (GW II)
Sat. 06.06.2020 S 5 (GW II)
Sun. 07.06.2020 S 5 (GW II)