Postgraduate Course: Normative Theory MSc (PHIL11062)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Normative Theories are theories about how we ought to act, or how we ought to live. This course examines different traditions in, and approaches to, normative theory. These may include some or all of Kantianism, Utilitarianism, Contractualism and Virtue Ethics, as well as Particularism and other anti-theoretical approaches.
Shared with UG course PHIL10078 Normative Theory
Formative feedback events:
- students will have the option to submit a formative essay of 1500-2000 words by the week 6 closing deadline
- students will have the option to submit an essay plan (a plan of what they will write for their assessed essay).
- students will have the opportunity to meet with Dr Roberts to discuss both these pieces of formative work.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 2500 word essay
Assessment deadline: Monday 20th April 2015 by 12 noon
Word limit: 2500 maximum
Return deadline: Tuesday 12th May 2015
|No Exam Information
| To develop further the philosophical skills, and to extend as well as deepen the philosophical knowledge, acquired in previous philosophy courses.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will be taught by Dr Debbie Roberts.
|Course organiser||Dr Deborah Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)51 5171
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
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