Postgraduate Course: Further Topics in Normative Ethics (PHIL11187)
|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 a range of topics in normative ethics.
This course introduces students to a range of topics in normative ethics. These may include theories of the good, the relationship between what is right and what is good, utilitarian ethics, Kantian ethics, virtue ethics, and moral responsibility.
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.
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 9,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 2,500 essay (100%)«br /»
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 a number of topics in normative ethics.
- engage critically in contemporary debates in normative ethics.
- formulate questions and positions of relevance in normative ethics and demonstrate these skills in writing a short critical paper on a current theme in normative ethics.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Reading, understanding and critically engaging with research; critical thinking; constructive oral engagement; essay writing.
|Keywords||normative,ethics,utilitarian ethics,Kantian ethics,virtue ethics,moral responsibility
|Course organiser||Dr Margaret O'Brien
Tel: (0131 6)51 3747
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002