Perioder: Modul 1 (28/8—3/11), Modul 2 (6/11—12/1)
Ämne: Kurser på engelska, Filosofi
Natural law ethics is introduced as a current within moral and political philosophy, in a historical, comparative and applied perspective. Initially, the origins of the natural law tradition are studied in the ethics of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. The emphasis is on recent natural law theory and its areas of application in contemporary moral and political thought. The student is given the opportunity to apply theory independently, and discuss ethical problems within areas such as bioethics, social justice and the ethics of war and peace. The course also brings up alternative ethical traditions that question the idea of a natural law. Contradictions within and between ethical systems are discussed in order to enhance the student’s own capacity to evaluate and analyse moral and political arguments.
This course runs during the entire semester.
Uppsala: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Partial distance with classroom instruction in Uppsala: October 2 and November 15
Instructor: Jasmina Nedevska