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Interdisiplinary courses

Courses that may be useful to students from other study programs.

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FIL105 - Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

FIL105 - Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
The course gives students an introduction to modern philosophy of mind, including background knowledge on classical philosophers’ conception of the problem areas. Among other things, philosophy of mind studies the relation between mental or psychological aspects of a person and a person’s bodily properties. 
 

FIL106 - Introduction to Environmental Ethics

FIL106 - Introduction to Environmental Ethics
The course gives students an overview of philosophical concepts within ethics, politics and science that are relevant for environmental issues today, with an emphasis on animal welfare, regions’ intrinsic value, climate justice and the relationship between individual and public moral. 
 

FIL107 - Introduction to History of Political Thought

FIL107 - Introduction to History of Political Thought
The course gives students an introduction to the history of european political thought from antiquity until today. The main positions in the history of political thought will be introduced, such as the concept of natural justice, contract theory and realism, as well as the most important political ideologies, such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism, fascism, and anarchism. 
 

FIL116 - Introduction to Modern Political Theory

FIL116 - Introduction to Modern  Political Theory
The course will, among other things, give an introduction to the main streams and central problems in political theory from around 1970 to today, with a focus on both empirical-descriptive and normative theory building (liberalism, communitarianism, proceduralism), and the postmodern perspective on the state, the individual and society.

 

FIL128 - Introduction to Ethics

FIL128 - Introduction to Ethics
The course will give students knowledge of some of the most important questions and problems that modern moral philosophy deals with. The course will focus on central ethical theories, and will take a closer look at a selection of moral concepts and fundamental problems discussed in the contemporary literature. Some examples of topics that will be dealt with are: justice, welfare, preconditions for moral, moral duty and justice, and moral ideas.