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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Philosophy

Postgraduate Course: Value Theory 1 (PHIL11006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaPhilosophy Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course aims to introuduce students to the some of the main topics in ethics. Typical areas of discussion are likely to include free will and agency; weakness and strength of will; and akrasia.

This course complements Value Theory 2.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course aims to both develop students'philosphical skills and their knowledge of various issues in value theory. The teaching is seminar based, and each week students will have to prepare by reading set work.
Assessment Information
One 2,500 word essay
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Readings: The readings are taken from David Enoch┐s book, Taking Morality Seriously, which is available through Oxford Scholarship online. It can also be purchased from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taking-Morality-Seriously-Defense-Realism/dp/0199579962/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339062870&sr=8-1

Class 1: Chapter 1 of Enoch.
My entry on non-naturalism; Stanford Encyclopedia:
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/moral-non-naturalism/

Class 2: Chapter 2 of Enoch ┐ Moral Implications.

Class 3: Chapter 3 of Enoch ┐ Deliberative Indispensibility.

Class 4: Chapter 4 of Enoch: ┐And Now, Robust Metaethical Realism┐

Class 5: Chapter 5: Against Naturalism, Quietism and Fictionalism.

Class 6: Chapter 6: Metaphysical Objections ┐ supervenience and other queerness objections.

Class 7: Chapter 7: Epistemology.

Class 8: Chapter 8: Disagreement.

Class 9: Chapter 9: Motivation.

Class 10: Chapter 10: Conclusion.
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Michael Ridge
Tel: (0131 6)50 3657
Email: M.Ridge@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
Email: Lynsey.Buchanan@ed.ac.uk
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