This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !
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.
Moral philosophy is about norms and values. But when it comes to philosophical investigation about values, things use to be rather controversial and represent a wide range of ethical approaches. The course suggests a critical overview of concepts of values in meta-ethics. The course is particularly inspired by Hans Joas on the genesis of values (The Genesis of Values , The University of Chicago Press 2000) and is methodologically situated in the perspective of pragmatism. Fundamental questions will be combined with case studies in applied ethics, particularly concerning the debate on climate change. The dialogue between philosophy and empirical research on values is a recurrent theme of the course.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.There will be lectures and important interactive moments based on texts that have to be read by all participants. French will be the working language of this course.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.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.