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Global Ethics

This course introduces key issues in global ethics. It involves an investigation of what moral issues underlie current debates about international politics and global practices through a study of contemporary philosophical contributions. NB! The course is online.

Among the questions to be considered are the following. How should the burdens of reducing and mitigating climate change be distributed among countries? What moral limits are there on warfare?  What is the philosophical foundation of human rights and what obligations do these impose on the international community? And is global democracy a possible and desirable solution to the global challenges we now face?

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Lectures and seminars

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Torbjörn Tännsjö: Global Democracy

    Additional literature to be announced

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Director of Studies

    Åsa Burman

    asa.burman@philosophy.su.se