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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 possible to follow purely online. Lectures will also be given on campus and live streamed.

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? The course is offered at Stockholm University. The CIVIS network provides for mobility grants. Apply for mobility grants no later than April 29.

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  • Course structure

    2022 Summer term instructors: Isaac Taylor (Stockholm), Torbjörn Tännsjö (Stockholm), Katharine Jenkins (Glasgow) & Glaucia Peres da Silva (Tübingen)

    Language of Instruction: English

    Teaching format: hybrid (auditorium and streaming)

    Course start: June 7.

    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