Undergraduate Course: Normative theory (PHIL10078)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all 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.
This course provides a systematic comparison of some of the major normative traditions. The course looks at what exactly these traditions agree and disagree about. The main texts will be provided electronically on LEARN.
More specifically, the course aims and objectives are:
1. To learn about the main normative ethical approaches
2. To see how they have been, and could be, applied to practical ethical questions.
3. To understand how and why they support similar and different verdicts. 4. To read classic works in ethics
5. To think about difficult practical questions and be able to defend one¿s view.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Deborah Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)51 5171
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Richards
Tel: (0131 6)51 3733