Undergraduate Course: Metaphysics and Morality 3/4 (THET10016)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This advanced course aims to provide students with a sound grasp of how metaphysics and morals are related in contemporary thinking. It explores key issues in the ethical thinking of Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, together with theologically informed commentaries.
NB: The course includes a substantial body of reading at an advanced level.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
God in Philosophy: Plato to Hume (THET08010) AND
Christian Ethics: Sources (THET08011)
||Other requirements|| for Directors of Studies: the best courses to have taken prior to enrolling in this course are those which treat major philosophical figures, and introduce the challenges to reading such material.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students are particularly welcome on this course. They should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies/Philosophy courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). (Only consider University/College level courses)
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Students will be able (1) to rehearse the principal arguments from the primary texts; (2) to identify differences of interpretation of these texts in the secondary literature; (3) to identify problems in the moral theories examined; (4) compare the theories and approaches of the different figures studied; (5) to demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;(6) to
demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Nick Adams
Tel: (0131 6)50 8918
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900