Morality, nature and beauty: An introduction to the philosophy of value

Can moral claims like “it’s wrong to steal” be true in one culture but false in another? What makes something right or wrong anyway? How do we resolve moral controversies over such things as euthanasia, abortion, and the treatment of non-human animals? And what’s the relationship between moral values like right and wrong and aesthetic values like beauty? Is anything ever objectively good, or beautiful, or is it all in the eye of the beholder? This course addresses these and related questions by examining the answers that have been offered by major philosophical figures, both historical and contemporary.

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  • Cost: £130
  • Credits: 10