Exploring New Methods for Applied Ethics

July 2, 2020 - July 4, 2020
Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Schloss Hohentübingen
Tübingen 72020

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In recent years, more and more philosophers working in areas other than applied ethics – areas such as metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science – have turned their attention to publicly debated issues, including issues around gender, race, power, climate change, epistemic injustice, conspiracy theories, fake news, and post-truth. Since the tools and methods employed in these different disciplines vary greatly, both between themselves and in relation to the traditional methods of applied ethics, there are interesting methodological questions that this new body of work gives rise to. This summer school aims to foster a conversation about methodology between applied ethicists and philosophers from other areas who work on real-world challenges. 


If you have questions, please contact Irina Schumski at: irina.schumski[at]uni-tuebingen.de.

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