Moral Philosophy PHIL5074
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- 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.
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.