19 July 2018
Moral Epistemology - a graduate course at CEU
The course will explore issues related to the nature and justification of intuitions, the concept of a reflective equilibrium, the ideas of moral testimony and moral expertise, how disagreement in moral matters affects our accounts of moral knowledge and evolutionary debunking arguments of morality.
Each thematic area will be examined separately. For each area, a lecture will address the most important themes, followed by discussions in seminar format. Students will be required to prepare the corresponding collection of principal texts found in their reader. The last part of the course will include individual consultations with the instructors and presentations by the participants.
The course instructors are committed to providing a rich learning experience to the students attending the course, making their studies at SUN both enjoyable and valuable. Applications are invited from doctoral students and junior faculty in philosophy departments working on questions of moral philosophy (ethics and meta-ethics), philosophy of mind, epistemology, and applied ethics.
Chrysovalantis Margaritidis, Dean of Students Office, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Simon Rippon, Department of Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
The target group for this course is doctoral students and junior faculty in philosophy departments working on: epistemology, meta-ethics, experimental philosophy, and applied ethics. Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.
Participants are expected to be familiar with moral epistemology to the level of a graduate level introductory course.
By the end of the course, students will gain advanced knowledge on issues related to the nature
and justification of intuitions, the concept of a reflective equilibrium, the ideas of moral testimony
and moral expertise, and the metaphysical consequences of accounts of intuitions. In addition, they
will learn more about some of the challenges posed by experimental philosophy to armchair
methodology in ethics and ways to respond.
EUR 300: payabvle until May 28, 2018
EUR 270: payable until April 30, 2018
The course is generously funded by CEU enabling participation at a low, subsidized tuition cost. As some
applicants may have difficulty paying for tuition and/or some of the other associated costs (travel and
accommodation), we can offer a limited numbe