TTEASK023U  Valgfag: The Ethical Brain: Philosophy and Neuroscience

Årgang 2015/2016
Engelsk titel

The Ethical Brain: Philosophy and Neuroscience

Kursusindhold

Emne

Filosofiske aspekter af neurovidenskab med særligt henblik på etik

Kursusbeskrivelse

The past two decades have seen an explosive surge in neuroscientific explanations of human nature, promising clear-cut biological answers to commonplace philosophical questions concerning rationality, emotion, behavior, values, and ethics. This course sets out to examine to what extent such a promise is warranted – in particular concerning existential questions such as anxiety, responsibility, and religious faith. Besides getting a solid understanding of the historical development of the ‘neuroscientific image of human nature’, you will learn about paradigmatic ethical theories; the complex relation between science, philosophy, and religion; and fundamental theoretical issues concerning the contemporary endeavor to naturalize human nature, and ethics in particular.

 

Antal timers forberedelse til hver undervisningsgang: 4 timer

 

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Point
15 ECTS
Prøveform
Skriftlig aflevering
Bedømmelsesform
7-trins skala
Eksamensperiode

Winther 2015/2016 Sommer 2016

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