Postgraduate Course: Further Topics in Normative Ethics and Political Philosophy (PHIL11139)
|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||This course explores topics in normative ethics and political philosophy. These may include theories of the good, the relationship between what is right and what is good, utilitarian ethics, Kantian ethics, virtue ethics, moral responsibility, the nature of freedom, Rawls.
The specific topics vary from year to year. The course is designed to complement prior undergraduate work in Moral and Political Philosophy and it can be taken concurrently with any of the MSc courses in moral and political philosophy.
For 2014-15, the topic of the course will be well-being/welfare
Formative feedback events:
- students can submit a formative essay by the week 6 closing deadline.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Increased knowledge of key themes of normative ethics and/or political philosophy.
Increased knowledge of the history of normative ethics and political philosophy.
Improved philosophical reading skills.
Enhanced ability to present and argue for philosophical ideas (in both oral and written contexts)
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will be taught by Dr Guy Fletcher.
|Course organiser||Dr Guy Fletcher
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002