Moral Theory and Real Life

Universiteit Utrecht logoThe Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW), Radboud University of Nijmegen, and Utrecht University invite PhD students and ReMa students in philosophy to register for the OZSW course Moral Theory and Real Life to take place on April 19-April 23

Organizing university

Radboud University & Utrecht University


April 19-23, 2021



Type of activity

5 day spring school

Type of activity

For this activity PhD students and ReMa students can – after successful completion – earn a certificate. However, the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. For more info please see

Primary target group

PhD students

If places available, also open to

2nd year ReMa students

Application/registration deadline

March 19

About the topic

This is a high-level course primarily aimed at PhD-students who already have some background in ethics. The aim of the course is three-fold. First, the course provides insight into recent work in practical philosophy, including reflection on influential moral theories and moral methodology, as well as more applied topics such as digital ethics, ethics of economics and feminist ethics and the key principles guiding those debates. Second, this course aims to address how theories, methodologies and principles apply to moral conflicts and challenges in real life. Third, much attention is paid to teaching participants to connect their own research projects to these current developments within moral theory, as well as to how to best present one’s research in writing. The course will also offer sessions on navigating the academic job market and doing public philosophy. The overarching aim of the course is to help participants to improve their skills as researchers in philosophical ethics.


Fleur Jongepier (Nijmegen), Sven Nyholm (Utrecht), Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen), Sophie Grace Chappell (open university), Huub Brouwer (Tilburg), Susan Brison (Dartmouth), Julia Driver (UT Austin), Dorothea Gädeke (Utrecht)

Required preparations

For each of the sessions, there will be two (or three) articles that participants will be expected to have read in advance

Certificate / credit points



OZSW member:
Participation with ECTS: free
Participation without ECTS: free

Non-OZSW member:
Participation with ECTS: 30 euro
Participation without ECTS: 15 euro

Registration/application form

Send an email to Fleur Jongepier

After registration, you will receive a bill from the OZSW office (if you are not an OZSW member)

Cancellation and registration policy


Fleur Jongepier (Radboud) & Sven Nyholm (Utrecht)

Contact info

Fleur Jongepier: Sven Nyholm: