FTR-FIPPSB101
Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusFTR-FIPPSB101
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie-
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen; Opleiding Filosofie;
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. M.D. Davidson
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. M.D. Davidson
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. A.R. Topolski
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. A.R. Topolski
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
SEM1  (04-09-2023 t/m 28-01-2024)
Aanvangsblok
SEM1
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
After the course, you will:
  • be familiarized with theories, thinkers, and concepts in ethics;
  • have built your skills in analyzing and reflecting on ethical problems, and explaining your views
  • be able to understand, criticize, and construct philosophical arguments;
  • be able to formulate critical and clear questions.
Topics include:
  • Consequentialism
  • Deontology
  • Virtue ethics
  • Natural Law
  • Care ethics
  • Meta-ethics
  • Feminist ethics
  • Jewish ethics
  • Muslim Ethics
  • Ubuntu Ethics
  • Animal ethics
  • Decolonial ethics
  • Environmental ethics
  • Posthumanist ethics
 
Inhoud
Climate change, poverty and sexism, to name but a few. Today we are faced with many complex and often interrelated problems. This course will introduce you to philosophical ethics – questions about right and wrong, good and evil, and all the grey areas that can be found between and beyond this binary, that have puzzled and provoked thinkers for hundreds of years.

We will read and discuss major ethical theories and important moral philosophers, and will also debate controversial moral dilemmas concerning sexism, racism and speciesism. This course provides a practical overview of key issues, questions, and concepts in ethics, with emphases on the historical development of ethical thinking, a variety of ethical approaches and contemporary ethical issues.

The course will begin with a brief overview of the major ethical theories of today. Then each week a different ethical problem of the contemporary world will be examined. You will also examine a variety of personal, social, and professional ethical issues and problems, and learn methods of resolving them through the use of critical thinking skills and sound ethical reasoning.

You are provided an active learning experience and opportunities for independent research into ethical issues of personal interest. Your work on these topics will help develop your capacity to analyze texts and issues, to criticize and construct philosophical arguments, to present your thoughts both orally and in clear written form, and to become a more creative thinker. When you complete the course, you should be better prepared to recognize, confront, reflect and think critically about difficult ethical questions that we all encounter in our daily lives. 

 
Niveau

Voorkennis

Toetsinformatie
1.              Weekly Submission of Passage/Question = Entry Requirement For Final Papers (minimum 7/11)
2.              50%                 Toetsvorm/Paper - Ethical Text Analysis
3.              50 %                Toetsvorm/Paper - Ethical Narrative Analysis
 
Bijzonderheden
Weekly mandatory lecture and optional seminars
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek

Werkvormen
Hoor- en werkcollege
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Essay
Weging1
ToetsvormEssay
GelegenhedenBlok SEM1, Blok SEM2