By focusing on a range of key texts in practical philosophy, organized around a unifying theme, this course serves to advance participants’ ability to engage in a sustained, critical, and systematic manner with pivotal texts from a variety of philosophical subfields, including ethical theory, political philosophy, normative ethics, philosophical anthropology, and/or moral psychology. Students also learn to reflect on the differences (and complementarity) between these subdisciplinary approaches as well as on the relationships between normative justification, empirical research, and the practical contexts that give rise to normative concerns.|
An examination of key texts in practical philosophy, including pivotal texts in the fields of ethical theory, political philosophy, normative ethics, philosophical anthropology, and/or moral psychology.|
Enrollment is limited to (and required for) first-year students in the RMA Philosophy programme.
The course concludes with a symposium in which students give a presentation of their final paper.