Course details


Study Project: Dimensions of Personal Automomy

WS 2021 Priv.Doz. Dr. phil. Uwe Meyer Hybrid
M.Sc modules:
CS-MP-SP - Study Project
Tue: 8-12

Given that there are enough interested students, it is possible to start this course in the winter semester 2021/22 as a study project and finish it in the summer term 2022. Depending on the situation, the course will take place online or hybrid. Content Personal autonomy has been a central theme of practical philosophy from about the 1970s to the present, and is of "existential" interest, so to speak. Important initial questions are: When, under what circumstances, has one actually made a (major) decision in one's life in a truly free and self-determined manner? When are a person's fundamental values and attitudes really their own? When do they merely reflect the person's upbringing and social circumstances, without the person having really made the values their own? Form/Procedure Basically, the idea is that after a phase of joint orientation, the participants each look for a particular focus on the topic and work on it persistently, so that in the end a longer seminar paper emerges. This focus can be, for example, an author, but also a field. The idea of the whole project is that we stay in continuous discussion, report on progress and problems in the meetings, and read and comment on each other's texts; each participant can thus simultaneously acquire a particular perspective on the debate and gain a certain overview of the field. At the end of the project, a small conference is envisaged, where the results will be presented and discussed. This conference will be also open to other students or also interested lecturers. More detailed information can be found on Stud.IP.