General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title The Significance of Values
Language EN
Module lecturer prof. zw. dr hab. Andrzej Przyłębski
Lecturer's email przyl@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
ECTS 5
USOS code 20-PIE-SOF

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

General orientation in the present discussion about values, especially in context of the European Union.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

General humanistic knowledge about sorts of values, about different cultural traditions and about value-discussions in contemporary world.

Syllabus

Week 1: Values in contemporary world   

Week 2: Values in the EU-Treaty 

Week 3: The origin of value debate

Week 4: Phenomenology on values

Week 5: Heidegger’s criticism of thinking according to values

Week 6: Tischner’s defence of thinking according to values    

Week 7: Birth of values according to Hans Joas   (part 1)

Week 8: Birth of values according to Hans Joas (part 2)

Week 9: Values as useful fictions according to Andreas Sommer (part 1)     

Week 10: Values as useful fictions according to Andreas Sommer (part 2)   

Week 11: Universal values for the 21 century according to Markus Gabriel (part 1)

Week 12: Universal values for the 21 century according to Markus Gabriel (part 2)

Week 13: Values and humanity according to Charles Taylor   

Week 14: Hermeneutics on and of values

Week 15: Inevitability of value discourse (summary).   

Reading list

Robert Nozick: Philosophical Explanation, Oxford 1981 (Fragments devoted to values (The Life of Values; Facts & Values; The Basis of Values, pp.505-571)