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Course module: 700212-B-6
Kant's Moral Philosophy (Ethics 2)
Course info
Course module700212-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Philosophy; Philosophy;
Is part of
B Philosophy
W.J.A.M. Schmitz
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 20/08/2019 up to and including 18/10/2019
This course has substantive goals and goals in terms of skills training.

Substantive goals
1. Students gain knowledge and insight of the (metaphysical) grounds of Kant's practical philosophy, as set out in the Second Critique.
2. Students gain knowledge and insight of Kant's practical philosophy in the context of the architonic of his (critical) thinking

Goals with respect to skills
Student acquire the skills, the knowledge and the insights needed to read old and long primary philosophical texts.
The examination consists of: midterm take home exam (35%), end term take home exam (40%) and presentation of assigned text paragraphs (25%).
Course specific skill: primary text interpretation
Recommended Prerequisites
Ba 1 filosofie

Required Prerequisites
Ba 1 filosofie
Each lecture has two parts. In the first part the outline and (some) details of Kant's (practical) philosophy are explained and clarified. In the second part of each lecture we close read the book section by section. Each section is explained and interpreted. Each week students must prepare the sections that they must read out loud in class. We will try to read the book as a whole but it is more important that the students understand every section that we read.

Compulsory Reading
  1. Kant,I (1788 / 2009), Kritiek van de praktischerede, Boom.
  2. Scruton, R., Kant. A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2001. (of de Nederlandse vertaling in de reeks Kopstukken Filosofie van Lemniscaat)
Contact person
prof. dr. G.W. Dubbink
Timetable information
Kant's Moral Philosophy (Ethics 2)
Required materials
Hoofdwerk van Kant over de metafysica van de moraal
Title:Kritiek van de praktische rede (1788 / 2009)
Author:I. Kant (vertaling Willem visser / Jabik Veenbaas)
Diverse korte notities met uitleg
Title:Diverse notities over de tweede kritiek
Author:Dubbink, Wim
article on Kantian thought
Title:Rethinking the Purity of Moral Motives in Business: Kant Against Moral Purism
Author:Dubbink, W.
Publisher:Journal of Business Ethics (springer)
draft paper on Kantian thought
Title:A disputed case: Kant’s murderer at the door.
Author:Dubbink, W.
Recommended materials
Take home Exams (20%)

Take home Exam 1 (20%)

Take home Exams (20%)

Take home Exams (20%)

Oral Exam (20%)

Final Grade

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