Ethiek en Secularisatie

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode THB2-PRES
Vaknaam Ethiek en Secularisatie
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 7.5

Uitgebreide vaknaam Ethiek en Secularisatie: Godsdienstwijsbegeerte en Ethiek 2
  • Students are able to analyse important problems and positions in ethics.
  • Students have improved skills in analysing and interpreting classical and contemporary texts and arguments in ethics
  • Students develop skills in applying ethical concepts, arguments and positions to problems in contemporary society
  • Students are able analyse religious and secularist structures of value from sociological and anthropological perspectives
  • Students are able to orally present and defend arguments for a specific ethical stance, informed by ethical, anthropological and sociological understandings, in a roundtable discussion
Omschrijving Do religions provide a foundation of right and wrong, or could we find such a foundation elsewhere, independently of religion? Even within religious traditions many thinkers have held that religion does not so much provide a foundation of right and wrong but a powerful motivation of doing what is perceived as right, independently of religion.
The history of modern philosophical ethics can be read as a sustained attempt to eject religious convictions from the field of morality. Is this attempt justified or can religions offer unique and constructive voices?
The course consists of three components:
(1) introduces into the history of Western ethics: it follows a historical line, allowing students to appreciate how specific moral theories were formulated in response to very concrete intellectual and cultural struggles.
(2) The course then shifts gears and discusses the application of ethics to concrete real life situations. The focus will be on biomedical issues; and we will analyse whether/how different religious traditions can offer constructive input to the ongoing discussions.
(3) In addition, the students receive also training in approaching issues of value from a social-scientific perspective.
Uren per week 6
Onderwijsvorm hoor-/werkcollege
Toetsvorm written examination
(Close-reading sessions prepared and led by students; panel discussions; written examination)
Coördinator prof. dr. C. Jedan
Docent(en) G. Andrejc, PhD. ,prof. dr. C. Jedan ,dr. J. Tarusarira
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Collection of, and pointers to, classical and contemporary ethics texts provided online
Why be good? A historical introduction to ethics (present in UL) Duncan Richter 978-0195325058 ca. €  40,00
Ethics in Practice: An Anthology (present in UL) Hugh LaFollette 978-0470671832 ca. €  31,00
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Bachelor Religious Studies 2 semester II b verplicht
Bachelor Theologie 2 semester II b verplicht
Bachelor Theologie met Grieks 2 semester II b verplicht
Exchange programme: bachelormodules 1 semester II b keuze
Open Colleges 1 semester II b verplicht
Premaster RPAM, RCG, RHW and RCH 1 semester II b verplicht