This course is discontinued

FIL2308 – Major - Ethics and practical philosophy

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The content of the course may vary from year to year but will be based on important, contemporary topics within ethical theories, moral dilemmas, theories within philosophy of law and other kinds of practical philosophy.

Learning outcome

After having completed the course you will have

  • gained a deeper knowledge within normative theories and practical philosophy


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Recommended previous knowledge


28 hours of seminar. There are two compulsory tuition activities:

  • attendance at at least 10 out of 14 sessions
  • six one-page paper assignments, of which you must complete five

These activities must be approved in order to be allowed to hand in the final term paper.



A term paper of approximately 10 pages à 2300 characters, litterature list not included. You submit your paper in Fronter.

Please note that all compulsory activities must be approved in order to be allowed to hand in the final term paper.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


All courses are subject to continuous evaluation. The Department's assessments of courses are
available at our web-pages but generally only in Norwegian.

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

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