The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW), the Ethics Institute of Utrecht University and the Eindhoven University of Technology invite you to a five-day spring school on Ethical Theory and Moral Practice from 16-20 April 2018. This intensive course will be held at the Woodbrooke Hotel in Barchem, the Netherlands.
Woodbrooke Hotel, Barchem, The Netherlands
Type of activity
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. More information.
Primary target group
If places available, also open to
March 16th, 2018.
There is a limited number of places, so early registration is strongly recommended.
Aim / objective
This is a high-level course primarily aimed at PhD-students who already have some background in ethics. The aim of the course is two-fold. First, the course provides insight into recent work on the main normative theories (consequentialism, Kantian ethics, and virtue ethics), different methods of moral justification, and the use of theories and methods of justification within contemporary applied ethics. Second, much attention is paid to teaching participants to connect their own research projects to these current developments within ethical theory, as well as to how to best present one’s research in writing. The overarching aim of the course is to help participants to improve their skills as researchers in philosophical ethics.
14.30-15.00 Introduction & practical issues
15.00-16.00 Student Presentations: brief introduction of dissertation topic
16.30-18.00 Lecture 1: Introductory session – Sven Nyholm & Sem de Maagt
09.00-10.30 Lecture 2: Utilitarianism – Vuko Andric
11.00-12.30 Lecture 3: Virtue Ethics – Sophie Grace Chappell
14.30-16.00 Lecture 4: Kantianism – Pauline Kleingeld
16.30-18.00 Session on writing academic articles – Sven Nyholm
09.00-10.30 Lecture 5: Methods of Moral Justification – Sem de Maagt
11.00-12.30 Lecture 6: Moral Psychology and Normative Ethics – Hanno Sauer
14.30-16.00 Lecture 7: Normative Political Theory – Amanda Cawston
16.30-18.00 Time to prepare for presentation
09.00-10.30 Lecture 8: Medical Ethics – Alberto Giubilini
11.00-12.30 Lecture 9: Philosophy of Technology – Sven Nyholm
14.30-16.00 Student Presentations 1
16.30-18.00 Student Presentations 2
09.00-10.30 Student Presentations 3
11.00-12.30 Final discussion & closing session
12.30-14.30 Lunch & departure
· Amanda Cawston (Tilburg University)
· Sophie Grace Chappell (The Open University, UK)
· Alberto Giubilini (University of Oxford)
· Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen)
· Sem de Maagt (Utrecht University)
· Sven Nyholm (Eindhoven University of Technology)
· Hanno Sauer (Utrecht University)
· Vuko Andric (University of Bayreuth)
As this is a compact and intensive course, active preparation by the participants is required. Before the beginning of the Spring School, participants are expected to study the reader containing the background literature for the course (approximately 400 pages).
During the course, each participant will give two presentations. At the beginning of the spring school participants present their research project to the other students (5 minute presentation). At the end of the school, the students present again and, explicitly including the insights gained during the lectures, situate their research in the field of ethical theory (appr. 20 minutes). These presentations provide ample opportunities for the participant to discuss any questions regarding methodology she may have with the professors and other participants of the Spring School. In connection to the course, students will also write a short paper (3000-4000 words).
Certificate / credit points
Participants pay a contribution of 450 Euros for meals and accommodation, and are expected to make their own travel arrangements. PhD students of the Netherlands School for Research in Philosophy pay a reduced fee of 400 Euros.
Payments can only be made online though the registration website (see below).
Location / accommodation details
7244 RB BARCHEM (NL)
T : 0031(0)573 – 44 17 34
E : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please register using this form., The application deadline is March 16th, 2018.
For further information related to the contents of this course, please contact one of the coordinators: S.deMaagt@uu.nl or S.R.Nyholm@tue.nl. For practical inquiries, please contact email@example.com.