An-Institut der Stiftung Weltethos
an der Universität Tübingen

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Ethics, Globalisation and the Meaning of Trust

Dozenten Dr. Jonathan Keir

Seminar, Masterveranstaltung





Wochentag / Uhrzeit

Ab 26.04.17, Mittwochs 14-16 Uhr c.t.


Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26, 72070 Tübingen

Voraussetzungen / Zielgruppe

Masterstudents, Bachelorstudents from 5th semester or above

Leistungsnachweis / Prüfungsformen / ECTS

Presentation and Paper
3 or 6 ECTS

Anmeldung To register, please send an email including your name, student number and address to Dr. Jonathan Keir ( Please also indicate your major concentration and how many semesters of study you have completed.

15. April 2017

Max. Teilnehmerzahl



Francis Fukuyama, Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity, (Free Press, 1996).

Hans Küng, What I Believe (Continuum, 2010).

John Armstrong, In Search of Civilisation: Remaking a Tarnished Idea, (Graywolf Press, 2011).
Beschreibung This course addresses the theme of trust from a variety of angles – literary, philosophical, theological, sociological and so on – with a view to defining the proper place of trust in the sphere of ethics. The question of ‘trust-building’ will also be directly addressed in the context of intercultural exchange, with a particular focus on the ambiguous function of political correctness in the shaping of 21st-century global civil society and the role of the humanities in improving levels of trust in public discourse. Students will be encouraged to play an active part in class discussions and to pursue research topics of their own choosing in the end-of-semester essay.