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Interdisciplinary Course: Dimensions of Personal Autonomy

Interdisciplinary Course (Master)
SS 2022 Priv.Doz. Dr. phil. Uwe Meyer OFFLINE
M.Sc modules:
CS-MP-IDC - Interdisciplinary Course

CS-BW - Bachelor elective course
Tue: 8-12

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. More detailed information can be found on Stud.IP.