Seminar: 4.03.2209 Moral Articulation: On the Development of New Moral Concepts - Details

Seminar: 4.03.2209 Moral Articulation: On the Development of New Moral Concepts - Details

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Course name Seminar: 4.03.2209 Moral Articulation: On the Development of New Moral Concepts
Subtitle
Course number 4.03.2209
Semester SoSe2024
Current number of participants 25
maximum number of participants 30
Home institute Institute of Philosophy
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Next date Friday, 21.06.2024 14:00 - 19:00, Room: A05 0-055
Type/Form Seminar
Lehrsprache deutsch

Rooms and times

A05 0-055
Friday, 12.04.2024 14:00 - 16:00
Friday, 26.04.2024, Friday, 10.05.2024, Friday, 24.05.2024, Friday, 07.06.2024, Friday, 21.06.2024 14:00 - 19:00

Module assignments

Comment/Description

This seminar explores the historical development of new moral concepts. Starting from examples of new moral terms invented in the twentieth century, like 'sexual harassment', 'genocide', 'racism', and 'hate speech', this seminar asks: what we are doing when we bring ethically significant acts and events under new descriptions? Are we simply naming moral phenomena that already exist, fully formed and intact, prior to their expression in language? Or are moral phenomena sensitive to the descriptions under which they fall, such that new modes of moral expression can reshape the phenomena they bring to light?

This seminar will consist of a close reading of the new book by Matthew Congdon: Moral Articulation: On the Development of New Moral Concepts (Oxford University Press, 2023), along with background readings from the history of moral philosophy.

Seminar will be in English.

Vorbesprechung: Online - Fri April 12: 14:15 - 15:45

Blocktermine: in Presence
Fri 26 April: 14:15 - 18:45
Fri 10 Mai: 14:15 - 18:45
Fri 24 Mai: 14:15 - 18:45
Fri 7 Juni: 14:15 - 18:45
Fri 21 Juni: 14:15 - 18:45

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Begrenzung Fachwissenschaft (SoSe 2024)".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 19.02.2024, 16:30 to 30.04.2024, 23:59.
  • Enrolment is allowed for up to 8 courses of the admission set.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.
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