Duties to the Self

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode FI214DS
Vaknaam Duties to the Self
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Duties to the Self
  • To gain knowledge of literature from ethical theory.
  • To apply theoretical concepts to practical problems and issues.
  • To develop skills in analyzing, constructing, and critically assessing philosophical arguments.
Omschrijving The topic of duties to oneself is currently experiencing a resurgence in philosophy. In the last few decades, philosophers tended to assume that morality is only concerned with how we relate to others. Accordingly, they tended to neglect, if not deny, the traditional idea that we might also owe things to ourselves, and that morality might require us to treat ourselves with care and dignity. In recent years, however, several philosophers have begun to explore this side of morality again.
This course will introduce students to these recent contributions to the literature, relate them to their historical predecessors, and critically assess their philosophical merit.
The main goal is that students acquire knowledge of the debate about duties to oneself as well as the skill to apply key concepts from ethical theory more generally. In addition, students will gain competence in analysing, constructing, and critically assessing philosophical arguments.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
Toetsvorm essay
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. J.D. Schaab
Docent(en) dr. J.D. Schaab
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Course materials will be made available online via Nestor or will be accessible as e-books through the university library website.
Entreevoorwaarden Students should have prior knowledge of normative ethics.
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