602021 SE Philosophy of Anthropology: Theories of Compassion

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 24.02.2021 Place course on memo list
602021
SE Philosophy of Anthropology: Theories of Compassion
SE 2
5
weekly
every 2nd year
German

Knowledge of some theories of compassion, insight into the complex structure of various concepts of compassion, independent study of the topic in an essay

Compassion phenomena are interpreted and evaluated very controversially, this is to be made clear in the seminar on the basis of different text excerpts through the centuries. Special attention will be paid to the terms involved, because terms like "compassion", "pity", "sympathy" or "empathy" are used differently in different contexts.

Thematically, theories of compassion are not only to be found in anthropology, but also in ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, psychology and neuroscience as well as in aesthetics and literary theory. In the seminar we will also deal with basic questions of a general philosophy of emotions.

Video conferences with short presentations and discussion, consolidation of a special aspect in an essay

Short presentations, essay

 

 Breithaupt, Fritz. Die dunklen Seiten der Empathie. (Suhrkamp)

Coplan, Amy & Goldie, Peter (eds). Empathy. Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. (Oxford University Press)

 Gülcher, Nina & von der Lühe, Irmela (eds). Ethik und Ästhetik des Mitleids. (Rombach)

Hamburger, Käthe. Das Mitleid. (Klett-Cotta)

Nussbaum, Martha C. Politische Emotionen. (Suhrkamp)

03.03.2021
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Date Time Location
Wed 2021-03-03
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-03-10
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-03-17
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-03-24
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-04-14
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-04-21
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-04-28
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-05-05
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-05-12
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-05-19
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-05-26
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-06-02
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-06-09
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-06-16
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)
Wed 2021-06-23
15.30 - 17.00 online (Philosophie) online (Philosophie)