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Welcome to the internet page of the EPG – Centre for Basic Studies in Ethics and Philosophy


Basic Studies in Ethics and Philosophy (Ethisch-Philosophisches Grundlagenstudium - EPG) has been an obligatory part of “Teacher Training” University Degrees (Gymnasial-Lehramtsstudiums) in Baden-Württemberg since the summer term of 2001.The aim is to make future teachers aware of scientific and occupational ethical problems, to communicate fundamental ethical knowledge, to develop skills in reasoning and discussion, and to provide them with non-reductionist, ethically reflected scientific understanding. The Basic Ethics and Philosophy study programme consists of two courses, with a usual workload of two hours a week, and which are graded according to the performance of students in oral presentations or written examinations or essays.