Postgraduate Course: Value Theory 1 (PHIL11006)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Philosophy
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This 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)
||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.
|One 2,500 word essay|
||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:
Class 1: Chapter 1 of Enoch.
My entry on non-naturalism; Stanford Encyclopedia:
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.
|Course organiser||Prof Michael Ridge
Tel: (0131 6)50 3657
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002