Seminar on pratical philosophy

lfilo2920  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar on pratical philosophy
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Gosseries Axel; Lesch Walter (coordinator);
Language
French
Main themes
The seminar will deal with a topic in the area of practical philosophy to be determined by its members, in relation to research projects they are working on. Attendance at meetings of the seminar and active participation in discussions is strongly encouraged. Professors and other researchers from the UCLouvain interested in the topic, as well as other specialists on the topic from outside the UCLouvain, may participate in the seminar.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Handle a particular research topic in the area of practical philosophy (ethics, political philosophy, social philosophy), basing work on a critical analysis of major works and texts by authors that deal with the topic in question, and on contributions presented within the framework of the seminar;
 
2 Write a scientific paper on a precisely delimited research topic that is germane to the topic of the seminar;
 
3 Participate actively in cooperative research on practical philosophy, especially through discussion of contributions made within the framework of the seminar.
 
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Students should master basic notions in practical philosophy. The purpose of this seminar will be to go deeper into some specific concepts.
Teaching in French. A passive knowledge of English is required since several compulsory readings will be in English.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The assessment will take into account the student's participation in class. It will focus on one or two short papers to be written by the students.
Other information
Attendance is compulsory, given that this seminar will rely on the active participation of students.
Bibliography
Les lectures seront fournies aux étudiants via Moodle.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Certificat universitaire en philosophie (approfondissement)

Master [120] in Ethics

Master [120] in Philosophy