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Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2017

Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin

Dr. Christine Bratu

Dr. Fiorella Battaglia

Dr. Rebecca Gutwald

Dr. Nikil Mukerji

Lehrveranstaltung im SoSe 2017 in Italien:

"Seminar über Epistemology and Ethics"

 mit Prof. Julian Nida-Rümelin und Dr. Fiorella Battaglia

Graduate Course:

Epistemology and Ethics

Taught by: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Julian Nida-Rümelin (LMU); Dr. Fiorella Battaglia (LMU München).




Venice International University

Participants: Apart from the students of VIU, participants from LMU München are welcome. The total number of students should not exceed 25. No further applications can be considered. 

How to register: In order to sign up for this seminar, please write a short letter of intent (not more than 350 words) stating why you are interested in the topic of epistemology and ethics and whether you are already familiar with this debate. Please send your letter to Fiorella.Battaglia@lrz.uni-muenchen.de before 10.01.2017. Participation is conditional on acceptance.

Course description:

This course will survey the main philosophical questions raised by moral thought, talk, and practice. Students will acquire a comprehensive grasp of the main issues in this field. We will discuss questions such as: What status do moral beliefs have? Whether or not moral beliefs are truth-apt? How can moral beliefs be justified in comparison to empirical beliefs?

Relevant articles, books and anthologies include:

Copp David. (Ed.) 2006. The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory. Oxford University Press.

Korsgaard, Christine. 1996. The Sources of Normativity. Cambridge University Press.

Mackie, John. 1977. Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong. Penguin Books.

Moore, George. 1903. Principia Ethica. Cambridge University Press.

Nida-Rümelin, Julian. 2015. Moralische Tatsache. In: von der Pfordten, Dietmar (Ed.). Moralischer Realismus? Mentis.

Nida-Rümelin, Julian. 2016. Humanistische Reflexionen. Berlin.

Scanlon, Thomas. 1998. What We Owe to Each Other. Harvard University Press.

Shafer-Landau, Russ and Terence Cuneo. (Eds.) 2007. Foundations of Ethics. Blackwell.

Smith, Michael. 1994. The Moral Problem. Oxford Blackwell.

Stevenson, Charles. 1937. “The Emotive Meaning of Ethical Terms”. Mind, 46: 14–31.


Prof. Dr. Nida-Rümelin ist federführend für den Executive-Studiengang Philosophie-Politik-Wirtschaft; der erste berufsbegleitende Weiterbildungsstudiengang an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU).