Advanced Studies in Moral Philosophy B

lfilo2191  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced Studies in Moral Philosophy B
5 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2018-2019
Lesch Walter;
The course requires an introduction to moral philosophy at the bachelor level and a good reading knowledge of English.
Main themes
In order to attain the objectives that have been set, the course will concentrate each year on a different theme that will allow the relationships between different orientations in philosophical ethics to be seen - concrete issues of "applied" ethics and methodological reflection. The conceptual analysis will be accompanied by case studies.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


By the end of the course the student shall be able
- to analyse selected topics in the field of moral philosophy;
- to develop a well argued point of view, taking a position relative to various approaches to ethics;
- to use appropriately the tools of research in philosophy and in interdisciplinary collaboration.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The Ethics of Migration
Migration has become an urgent and controversial topic in public debate. Is it legitimate to close the borders? Who can be considered a refugee? What are the rights of economic migrants? How does immigration transform the structure of host societies? Ethics and political philosophy are not able to give final answers to all these questions. However, philosophy should be prepared to contribute to the debate by a reconstruction of the moral issues which are at stake.
Teaching methods

There will be lectures and important interactive moments based on texts that have to be read by all participants. English will be the working language of this course.

Evaluation methods
The elements of evaluation are the regular and active participation, the writing of a short essay (maximum 5 pages on a subject that can be chosen among the topics of the course) and an oral exam.
Other information
The course starts on Monday, 17-09-2018, 10:45 - 12:45. The professor's office hours are every Monday between 13:30 and 15:00 (Collège Descamps, Grand-Place 45, d126).
Online resources
Texts are avaible on Moodle.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Ethics