Course ‘Close Readings Recent Ethical Theory’ in October

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and Delft University of Technology invite PhD students/ ReMa students in philosophy to register for the course “Close Readings of the Greatest Hits of Recent Ethical Theory” to take place on 13, 15, 17, 20 and 21 October 2014.

The course is free for PhD students and 2nd year ReMa students who are a member of the OZSW. Other participants pay  fee of 250 euro. Registration is possible until 15 September 2014 at

In this course, taught by Philip Robichaud, students will conduct close readings of several of the most influential articles in ethical theory and metaethics that were published in the last 20 years. Most of the articles will be drawn from the Philosopher’s Annual and other highly reputed ethics journals and edited collections.

In addition to familiarizing students with the state-of-the-art developments in these areas of ethical theory, close readings of single articles will allow students to attend to the formal and structural features of the articles in addition to their content.

Thus, the course is purposely designed to offer deep rather than broad studies of these topics. It is also expressly designed not to be an introduction to ethical theory, and thus should not be taken as a first ethics graduate course (the annual OZSW winter school on Ethical Theory and Applies Ethics serves this purpose).



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