Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Debates in Ethics I (PHIL11184)
|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||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces students to cutting-edge research in ethics.
This course introduces students to cutting-edge research in ethics. Students will (i) attend meetings of the Ethics Research Seminar (at which visiting speakers present their research), (ii) participate in tutorials, and (iii) develop a research paper under the supervision of one of the members of Edinburgh's Ethics Research Cluster.
Information on the Ethics Research Cluster can be found at:
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 2,500 essay (100%)
Word Limit: 2,500 words (excluding references)
||Students will have the opportunity to submit one 2500 word formative essay.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- discuss the latest cutting edge research in ethics (as presented by Ethics Research Group speakers)
- engage critically in contemporary debates in ethics.
- formulate questions and positions of relevance in ethics and write a short critical paper on a current theme in ethics.
|Readings will include new or in-progress papers by Ethics RG speakers, as well as relevant background papers, to be determined by the speaker and announced before each tutorial.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Reading, understanding and critically engaging with the latest ethics research; critical thinking; constructive oral engagement; essay writing.
|Course organiser||Dr Alix Cohen
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002