Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - JP Politische Philosophie und Umweltethik

PS Hard Choices and Transformative Experiences

Many of life’s choices seem transformative: Should you have children? Even more choices seem hard: Should you become an actor or a consultant? In this course, we study the recent philosophical literature on hard choices and transformative experiences. The course has three parts. In a first part, we identify the phenomenon at issue. In a second part, we study the theoretical tools of decision theory. In a third part, we try to understand the problem more precisely and we try to answer the question whether decision theory can provide satisfactory guidance when we encounter the phenomena of hard choices and transformative experience.


Johannes Himmelreich