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Course module: 700209-M-6
700209-M-6
Ethics
Course info
Course module700209-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Philosophy; Philosophy;
Is part of
M Philosophy
Contact personprof. dr. M.M.S.K. Sie
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. A.T.M. Archer
Other course modules lecturer
Coordinator course
prof. dr. M.M.S.K. Sie
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
prof. dr. M.M.S.K. Sie
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1/  SM 2
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 20/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Aims
Ethics MA 2018/2019
 
Lecturer: Prof. A. T.M. Archer & Prof. Dr. M.M.S.K. Sie
Email: A.T.M.Archer@uvt.nl or  m.m.s.k.sie@uvt.nl
 
Course Objectives
 
By the end of this course you should be able to:
 
  1. Describe the central issues in several key debates in moral philosophy (e.g., forgiveness, repentance, blame and apology). The topics will be announced on blackboard before the start of the course.
  2. Critically reflect on some of the central theories in normative ethics, moral responsibility and moral psychology on the basis of the obligatory literature.
  3. Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of some of the central theories and issues (see point 1 and 2).
  4. Reconstruct the key arguments provided in the obligatory literature.
  5. Apply the key arguments discussed during the course to ethical problems.
  6. Compare the similarities and differences between the theories and arguments examined in the course.
  7. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the theories discussed in the course.
  8. Construct original arguments in response to the philosophical issues listed in points 1 and 2 in an academically responsible way.
 
 
Assessments (see below for more specific instruction):
  • Essay and presentation (70% final mark)
  • Assignments during the course, among which active participation to discussions (30% final mark).
  • Participation in structured feedback sessions.
 
 
Content:                                                                                       
In this course we will in all likelihood discuss Linda Radzik’s Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008) and several articles addressing key debates in moral philosophy. Please check the blackboard before you decide to buy the book. The final information will be available before the end of August. The key debates and articles will also be announced several weeks before the start of the course so you can prepare yourself and make sure the obligatory readings are available to you.
 
This course will be in English.
Content
In this course we will discuss Linda Radzik’s Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008) and several articles addressing key debates in moral philosophy. Please check the blackboard for all final information will be available before the end of August.
This course will be in English.
 
Compulsory Reading
  1. Linda Radzik’s Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008)
  2. Information on the obligatory articles will be available before the beginning of the course
Timetable information
700209-M-6|Ethics
Required materials
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Recommended materials
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Tests
Paper (70%)

Presentation (30%)

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