Economics, Law, Philosophy, Political science, Public policy

 In cooperation with the Society for Applied Philosophy

Course date

7 July - 18 July, 2014
The application process is closed.
Course Director(s): 

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitat, Denmark

Zoltan Miklosi

Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Richard J. Arneson

Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, USA

Eszter Kollar

Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Jeff McMahan

Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

Christopher Megone

Faculty of Arts, Philosophy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Andres Moles

Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Orsolya Reich

Department of Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Simon Rippon

Department of Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Victor Tadros

School of Law, University of Warwick, UK
Course Manager: 

Orsolya Reich

Department of Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
The course will examine two sets of questions. Most of the sessions will focus on various topics in applied philosophy. These will include some of the more well-known issues, e.g. abortion, punishment, animal ethics,
ethics of war, the ethics of consumption, as well as some less well known topics in applied philosophy, e.g. the ethics of biohacking. On the introductory day we will focus on the meta-question, that is on the nature
of applied philosophy. Issues related to the nature of applied philosophy will be raised throughout the course in connection with the various specific problems.  By running the applied philosophy topics and the meta-questions in parallel the students will be encouraged to integrate their understanding of the two overarching questions of the course. 
 
Prior to the course, students will be encouraged to submit short papers (max 6 pages) describing their research project in applied philosophy, which will be pre-circulated and discussed at the course with feed-back invited from faculty.