Faculty of Arts


PHIL 102

Introduction to Ethics


Description

Ethics is the philosophical study of morality. This course examines several ethical theories, including Consequentialism, Deontology and Virtue Ethics, and provides an introduction to fundamental questions about the nature of morality such as whether moral values are objective, subjective or culturally relative. The course also includes discussion of selected current moral controversies.

Availability 2012

Summer School, repeated Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor Rosalind Hursthouse
Dr Vanya Kovach

Recommended Reading

James Rachels, The Elements of Moral Philosophy, 5th ed. (McGraw Hill, 2007)
Piers Benn, Ethics (Routledge, 1998).

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

PHIL 102: 15.0 points

Restrictions

PSYCHIAT 102, HLTHPSYC 102


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