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Cursus: WY3V14012
WY3V14012
Ethical and Political Implications of Human Nature
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CursuscodeWY3V14012
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Filosofie en Religiewetenschap;
Contactpersoondr. H.C. Sauer
E-mailh.c.sauer@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
M.A. Peters
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. H.C. Sauer
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. H.C. Sauer
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
4  (23-04-2019 t/m 28-06-2019)
Aanvangsblok
4
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingDeze cursus op maakt deel uit van verdiepingspakket en minor 'Wat is de mens' en de minor 'Wat is de mens'.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 28-10-2018 t/m 25-11-2018
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
The aim of the course is to gain a solid grasp of the current literature on the topics covered, as well as further training in the critical analysis of arguments made in current debates and the development of an independent point of view within these debates.
Inhoud
This course is part of the in-depth courses and minor Wat is de mens.

LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major, need to complete a compulsory preparation course/assignment. See for more information: https://tcs.sites.uu.nl/

Approaches to ethics and politics are built on a variety of assumptions about human nature. Those who see human beings as essentially irrational, selfish, aggressive, and short-sighted support political systems and ethical theories that differ markedly from what is defended by those who emphasize human autonomy, rationality, compassion, and dignity. In this course, we examine how conceptions of human nature frame contemporary debates in ethics and politics regarding, for example, the conditions for a well-functioning democracy, the psychologically realistic limits on moral responsibility, the appropriateness of state paternalism, the permissibility of enhancement, and the legitimacy of attributing rights only to humans. Attention will also be paid to the role that social practices and institutions can play in supporting or undermining the human capabilities presupposed by the various public policies advocated in these debates.
Ingangseisen
Je moet minimaal 30 punten voor categorie 1 (Bachelor Inleiding) hebben behaald
Voorkennis
As this is the final course in the "Wat is de mens?" minor and major, the course will build on earlier courses. If needed, these gaps in the background can be filled in with additional background readings and presentations from philosophy majors.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
"Humankind in the Natural Order"; "Philosophical Anthropology"; and "Models of the Human"
Verplicht materiaal
-
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

Algemeen
Lectures will provide a systematic orientation and contextualization regarding the positions developed in the texts; the discussion sections will be devoted to critical examination of the (arguments in the) texts.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Thorough study of the assigned texts.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Students should be prepared to pose well-informed questions and take well-supported positions regarding the assigned texts and to participate actively in class discussions.

Werkcollege

Toetsen
Actieve deelname
Weging0
Minimum cijfer-

Paper 1
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
short paper

Paper 2
Weging70
Minimum cijfer-

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium

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