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Masterclass in Philosophy 2019 with Prof. Hanno Sauer: "Moral Judgment: Intuition, Reason, Progress"

This year's Masterclass in Philosophy, "Moral Judgment: Intuition, Reason, Progress", will be held by Prof. Hanno Sauer (Utrecht)

Date: June, 4-6
Location: Bielefeld University


What are moral judgments - and are they any good? In this course, we will address these and other questions with the tools of recent empirically informed metaethics and moral psychology. We will take a look at the respective roles reasoning, emotion and intuition play in moral judgment, how reliable moral judgments are, or how and when reflection should override moral intuition. With this in hand, we will consider whether moral cognition improves over time. Does the evidence from moral psychology suggest that our moral values converge upon a universal moral code? And if so, what are the metaethical implications of this convergence? Finally, are there any limits to moral progress and development? And to what extent are those limits determined by the evolved constraints of our moral psychology?

Further information:
The schedule for the Masterclass (including information about times, topics, and rooms for all sessions) is here.
Readings: The relevant literature will be made available for participants.
Participation is free of charge, but please register by sending an email to

Organization: Hannah Altehenger, Valerij Zisman, Paul Rehren


Liste vergangener Pfingstkurse

  • July 4-6, 2018: Bielefeld Masterclass in Philosophy with
    Prof. Nico Orlandi (University of California at Santa Cruz): "The Nature of Visual Perception"

  • May 31 - June 2, 2017: Bielefeld Masterclass in Philosophy with
    Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (Chapel Hill): "The Nature of Normative Concepts"

  • 23.-25. May 2016: Bielefeld Masterclass in Philosophy mit Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge): "Pragmatism and pluralism in the philosophy of science"

    Information und Anmeldung

  • 17.-19. Juni 2015: Pfingskurs mit Allen Buchanan (Duke University, North Carolina)

    Informationen und Anmeldung

  • 26.-18. Mai 2014: Pfingstkurs mit Philip Kitcher (Columbia University, New York): "Pragmatism, Truth, and Progress"

    Zeitplan und Detailinformationen des Pfingstkurses.

  • 15.-17. Mai 2013: Pfingstkurs mit Georges Rey (Maryland): "A Naturalistic Cartesianism"

    Zeitplan und Detailinformationen des Pfingstkurses.

  • 29.-31. Mai 2012: Pfingstkurs mit Ruth Chang (Rutgers): "Hard Choices"

    Zeitplan und Detailinformationen des Pfingstkurses.

  • 8.-10. Juni 2011: Pfingstkurs mit Michael Friedman

    Zeitplan und Detailinformationen des Pfingstkurses.

  • 16 -18. November 2010: Pfingstkurs mit Michael Smith (Princeton University): "Meta-Ethics, Action Theory, Consequentialism"

  • 17.-19. Juni 2009: Pfingstkurs mit Stephen Darwall: "The Second-Person-Standpoint"

    Zeitplan und Detailinformationen des Pfingstkurses.

  • 29.-30. Mai 2007: Pfingstkurs mit Thomas Pogge (Columbia University, New York): "Globale Gerechtigkeit"

  • 18.-20. Mai 2005: Pfingstkurs mit Nancy Cartwright: "Causality. Metaphysics and Methods"




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