Undergraduate Course: Morality and Value (PHIL08015)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the problems and concepts in moral philosophy that are central to philosophy as a discipline. The examination of these problems and concepts will develop students' ability to understand and critically evaluate philosophical ideas and arguments.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 mid-term essay (1500 words and 1 exam at the end of the semester.
Coursework counts for 25%; exam for 75%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Morality, Rationality and Value||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Morality, Rationality and Value||2:00|
| In lectures and small group tutorials, students will:
Understand foundational positions about the nature of morality and moral judgment, and associated issues about the objectivity of morality and moral judgment.
Understand the main arguments for and against the rationality of moral conduct.
Understand classic arguments and issues surrounding the connection (or lack thereof) between religion and morality.
Understand the debate between hedonistic and non-hedonistic theories of value, and associated issues and distinctions in axiology.
Understand the debate between consequentailist and deontological theories of right action.
Understand the key ideas in contractualist approaches to moral and political philosophy.
Understand the ideas animating virtue-ethical approaches to moral philosophy.
Have some appreciation of the significance of these issues for other areas of philosophy.
|Course organiser||Dr Guy Fletcher
Tel: (0131 6)50 9942
|Course secretary||Ms Stephanie Fong
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