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
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, 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)
||The course will be assessed by a mid-term essay (25%) and a take-home final exam (75%). Students will have 4 days to answer exactly 3 questions out of 8. Each answer will have a word limit of 1000 words
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Achieve some level of understanding of some of the main traditions and theories in moral philosophy.
- Learn how to reconstruct an argument from a text, and do so in a way that balances charity of interpretation with fidelity to the text.
- Learn how to engage critically with a philosophical argument.
- Develop the ability to think creatively to develop one¿s positive ideas in a rigorous philosophical manner.
- Learn how to anticipate and respond to the best objections to one¿s own ideas.
|Course organiser||Dr Guy Fletcher
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
|Course secretary||Miss Ann-Marie Cowe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961
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