How does this course differ from other applied ethics courses?
Traditionally, applied ethics courses tackle the question “what is the right thing to do?”. This course tries to answer the question “what is the right thing to do, and how can we concretely use our time, career and other resources to bring our values into practice?”. Accordingly, applied ethics courses are usually philosophy courses, whereas this is an interdisciplinary course that combines philosophy, economics, psychology, decision making, technology, empirical research and more.
In what language is this course taught?
The course lectures are in Hebrew. The course presentations are in English, primarily because much of the research presented in the course is recent, and its content and terms haven’t been fully translated to Hebrew yet. The final paper of the course can be submitted in English or Hebrew, according to personal preference.
How many weekly hours / academic credits is the course?
The course is two weekly hours and entitles participants to two credit points.
Who can register?
The course is part of the Multidisciplinary Program of the Humanities faculty in Tel Aviv University. Any student that can register to courses in the Humanities faculty can register to this courses, whether they’re an undergraduate or a graduate student (pending approval). Students whose degree does not include courses from the Humanities faculty can send a request to the administrator of their degree’s faculty and ask to participate in the course as part of their degree. In this case, participating in the course is subject to approval of the relevant secretariat. If you want to participate in the course as part of “Kelim Shluvim”, send a request to the administrator of your degree’s faculty and ask to do so.
Can one join this course as an auditor / spectator / unregistered participant?
Unfortunately, the current faculty policy does not allow for auditors in the course. We are looking into how to make to make the course content accessible to more audiences in different ways.