Postgraduate Course: Free Will and Moral Responsibility MSc (PHIL11067)
|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||The course covers the main issues in the philosophical debates about freedom, determinism, and moral responsibility. Among the more specific topics that may be addressed: Formulations of determinism; historical responses; Frankfurt style examples (designed to show that moral responsibility for an action does not require the ability to act differently); Strawson?s account of the reactive emotions; compatibilist theories about the nature of responsibility and freedom; moral luck; the difference between excuses and justifications; the relevance of ignorance; collective responsibility.
Shared with UG course Free Will & Moral Responsibility PHIL10090.
Taught by Dr Elinor Mason
- the opportunity to submit a formative essay
- postgraduate-only tutorials will be available
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 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
|Course organiser||Dr Elinor Mason
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002