Course code: FPPA01
Swedish title: Praktisk filosofi: Praktisk filosofi, politik och ekonomi - baskurs
ECTS credits: 30

NB! The information below was about autumn semester 2021. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: autumn semester 2021
Type of studies: full time, day
Language of instruction: Swedish

Introductory meeting: 2021-08-30 at 8:15 – 9:00 in LUX:C126 hörsal

Teachers: David Alm, Dan Egonsson, Cathrine V. Felix, Andrés Garcia, Gloria Mähringer, Robert Pál-Wallin, Henrik Thorén, Annika Wallin


I kursen introduceras den studerande i den praktiska filosofins problem och arbetsmetoder. Frågor om värderingars och handlingars ställning, på såväl individ som samhällsnivå, är centrala. Samtida och äldre filosofers teorier presenteras och analyseras. Kursen behandlar filosofin som ett verktyg för att analysera moraliska och politiska uppfattningar, för att förstå samhället och fatta beslut. Genom hela kursen belyses metoder för argumentation och kritiskt tänkande i relation till de olika filosofiska sakfrågorna. Kursen består av följande fem delkurser:

1. Introduktion och moralfilosofins historia, 7,5 högskolepoäng

2. Kritiskt tänkande i värdefrågor och tillämpad etik, 6 högskolepoäng

3. Moralfilosofi, 7,5 högskolepoäng

4. Samhällsfilosofi, 4,5 högskolepoäng

5. Filosofiska frågor och metoder inom politik och ekonomi, 4,5 högskolepoäng


  1. Introduction and the History of Moral Philosophy, 7.5 ECTS
  2. Critical Thinking and Applied Ethics, 6 ECTS
  3. Moral Philosophy, 7.5 ECTS
  4. Political Philosophy, 4.5 ECTS
  5. Philosophical Questions and Methods in Politics and Economic, 4.5 ECTS


The course is not open for applications through / next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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