202723 VO Introduction to Ethics

summer semester 2020 | Last update: 07.05.2019 Place course on memo list
VO Introduction to Ethics
VO 2
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The aim of this lecture is to enable students to understand ethical questions, positions, arguments and to discuss them in a philosophically appropriate way.

The lecture gives a contemporary introduction to ethics, its main normative theories and some metaethical questions like: Is there moral truth? Can our moral beliefs be justified? What makes moral beliefs true? Are there moral facts?

Lecture inputs and discussions.

Written exam.

F. Ricken: Allgemeine Ethik, Stuttgart/Berlin/Köln 2003.
D. Fenner, Ethik, Tübingen 2008.
M. Quante, Einführung in die Allgemeine Ethik, Darmstadt 2011.
N. Knoepffler, Angewandte Ethik, Köln/Weimar/Wien 2010.


This course is organized in cooperation with the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen. Please note that for admission you have to be a registered student of the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen (incl. tuition fee), additionally to the admission requirements of the University of Innsbruck. More information on the admission in Brixen: http://www.hs-itb.it/de/hochschulstudium/philosophie-studieren-in-brixen.html.

wöchentlich Do., Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen