Moral Philosophy PHIL5074
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course discusses some central issues and arguments in contemporary ethics.
2 lectures per week for 9 weeks, plus 4 tutorials. The course may not run every year. Options running this year are available on MyCampus.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level
Two essays, equally weighted, each with a word limit of 2500 words.
The course aims to:
■ explore the central issues and arguments in contemporary ethics
■ investigate the status of moral judgments.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
■ Identify and explain doctrines covered within the course including Moore's anti-naturalism; Moral realism; Antirealism; Sensibility theories and Constructivism
■ Critically assess these doctrines in writing using appropriate subject specific terminology
■ Compare and contrast the respective doctrines
Assessment for this course is at Masters Level.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.