have knowledge of central methods, terms and premises in applied philosophy
have knowledge of the philosophical theories and applications that have been discussed
be able to independently apply philosophical theories and thought to current issues
be able to communicate knowledge of applied philosophy
Applied philosophy is the attempt to use traditional, theoretical philosophy as an aid to critically examine and to better understand concrete questions outside the core areas of philosophy. This can pertain to, but is not restricted to, political, social or practical challenges as well as challenges in our everyday lives that traditional philosophy does not tackle often.
In this course, we will examine some of these themes in applied philosophy. Which philosophical theories are useful for applies philosophy? How can we best utilize them? The specific philosophical theories, and the themes they are applied to will vary from semester to semester. Detailed course descriptions for your semester will be made available on Canvas.
Lectures and student-based study groups. The workload is estimated to about 270 hours.
A preliminary oral test must be assessed as a pass. More information will be given at the beginning of the semester
Assessment methods and criteria
3-day written home examination (3000 words). Graded assessment.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.