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.