The Ethics of Discrimination

Course Level: 
Master’s
Doctoral
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Academic Year: 
2022-2023
Term: 
Fall
US Credits: 
2
ECTS Credits: 
4
Course Description: 

There is wide agreement that discrimination based on sex, race or sexual orientation are wrong. There is far less agreement about what makes it wrong. In the first part of the course, we will address the question of what makes discrimination wrong. In the second part, we will discuss on what basis is discrimination wrong (e.g. discrimination based on appearance, or merit) and its scope (e.g. whether discrimination in the private sphere is wrong).