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ETHICS AND POLITICS OF METHOD IN PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English
course will count for 50% of the ﬁnal score. Questionnaires on the required readings and videos (one questionnaire per session) will count for 24%. An individual summary of one of the sessions will count for 20%. Lastly, a letter of gratitude will count for 6% of the ﬁnal score. Workload : Students will need to spend about two hours preparing for each session (required readings and videos). The other requirements are as follows : questionnaires on the materials to be covered before each session (24%), a session summary due two weeks after the session in question (20%), a letter of gratitude due at mid-term (6%) and a group project due one month after the ﬁnal class (50%). Pedagogical Method : Apart from the two introductory sessions, each class will be composed of a one-hour lecture followed by an additional hour of discussion with the invited speaker. As students will have learned the background information ahead of time from the required texts and videos, they should arrive in class having already begun thinking about that session's ethical issues. Course Description : This course is designed to provide basic knowledge in applied ethics to postgraduate public affairs students. Its theoretical framework is based mainly on Anglo-Saxon moral philosophy, with some emphasis on the utilitarian/deontological debate. Practical cases are illustrated using real-life moral dilemmas such as : Should we eat animals ? Is there a moral obligation to open borders to immigrants ? When are there conﬂicts of interest ? Students will engage with these issues in various ways : by completing the materials (readings and videos) before each session to prepare for the invited lecturer's talk and class discussion, by preparing an individual summary of an assigned issue, and by participating in a group project on an issue of the group's choice. The invited lecturers selected by Martin Gibert are all leading experts in their respective areas of applied ethics. This course does not require any previous knowledge of philosophy or ethics. Required reading : All the texts and videos for this course (required and optional are included in or accessible from the ebook. The texts are articles or excerpts from books by contemporary applied ethics specialists. 1295
Teachers : Horatia MUIR WATT (Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po). Prerequisite : A basic knowledge of private international law (conﬂict of laws) and comparative legal method. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Pass/fail. A prepared oral contribution during the seminar. Workload : Preparation of prescribed readings. Pedagogical Method : An interactive class discussion based on the prescribed readings, with a view to bring up research questions and explore approaches with with to deal with them. Course Description : The idea of this course is to sound out the less visible dimensions of methodology in a discipline (private intertional law) which is exclusively composed of methods. The theme to be explored is whether the esthetics of method within the discipline can be correlated to various ethical and political approaches to global legal issues. Required reading : H. Muir Watt « Theorizing private international law », Oxford Handbook of International Legal Theory, 2016 Chapter 42 ; P. Schlag, "The Aesthetics of American Law" 115 Harv. L. Rev. 1047 2001-2002.
ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Martin GIBERT (Researcher in Philosophy at GRIN), Margaux LE DONNÉ (Teacher, PhD candidate). Prerequisite : No prerequisite. Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Course validation : A group project (such as a website) on an ethical debate covered in the