Core Issues: Kant and Kantian Ethics

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode FI1741CI3
Vaknaam Core Issues: Kant and Kantian Ethics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Core Issues: Kant and Kantian Ethics
Leerdoelen Knowledge of the arguments in defense of Kant’s and Kantian ethics; knowledge of classic and recent objections against them. Ability to interpret the relevant texts, analyse the arguments contained therein, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and articulate clearly and cogently a philosophical position on these issues.
Omschrijving Kant and current Kantian moral theorists have the ambition to articulate and defend a universally valid moral principle, a principle they typically see as grounded in human rational capacities. What exactly are the arguments for their views, and are these arguments convincing? How do current Kantians respond to some of the classic objections? Can Kantian moral rationalism survive evolutionary debunking arguments, empirical psychological accounts of moral motivation, desire-based accounts in action theory, and relativist, skeptical, and naturalist objections? These are some of the questions that are central to this course. We will discuss core texts from Kant and Kantians as well as classic objections formulated by their opponents.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(Lecture, seminar)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen
(written exam, assignments)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. P. Kleingeld
Docent(en) prof. dr. P. Kleingeld
Verplichte literatuur
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Entreevoorwaarden Admitted to Research Master Programme
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Researchmaster Philosophy 1 semester II a verplicht