Moral Philosophy

What makes some actions right and others wrong? Are we morally required to try to do good for others? Where does morality come from and why should we care about it anyways?

These are some of the questions of moral philosophy. In this course we will look closely at two important theories trying to answer these questions – deontology and consequentialism. We will examine the problem of free will – are we ultimately in charge of our own decisions or are we just puppets influenced by external causes? Finally, we will touch on the field of meta-ethics and try to establish what is the basis of morality and whether and why should we feel compelled to act morally.

In addition to grappling with some of the most important questions in human life, the students will learn how to carefully analyse philosophical arguments, understand difficult texts, and compellingly present their own (ethical) views. The course will have a large discussion component.

No prior knowledge is required.

Mojmír Stehlík

Mojmir studied political science and economics at Yale College. Since graduating he has done everything from evaluating the effectiveness of Slovak police, through helping grow the high school debate programs around Europe to researching the implications of political polarization of the development of advanced artificial intelligence. At the time of the conference, he will most likely be a consultant. Outside of work he enjoys a good non-fiction book, cycling, and achieving samatha through meditation.

Session D

Argumentation 101 & Critical thinking

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Sára Provazníková

Artificial Intelligence and Language

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Climate Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

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Cognitive Science

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Cultural Psychology

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Drug design and development

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Economics of Crime

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Law and Technology

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Medicine and science

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Moral Philosophy

Mojmír Stehlík


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Particle Physics

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Science of COVID 19

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Sociology of Gender and Masculinities

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Sound, music and science

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Structured communication

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