Undergraduate Course: Morality and Value (PHIL08015)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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|| Priority will be given to Year 1 students, in particular those who need to take this course as a requirement of their degree programme.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, 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%), Short Assignments (5%), and a Final Assignment (70%).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand some of the main traditions and theories in moral philosophy.
- Reconstruct an argument from a text, and do so in a way that balances charity of interpretation with fidelity to the text.
- Engage critically with a philosophical argument.
- Think creatively to develop their positive ideas in a rigorous philosophical manner.
- Anticipate and respond to the best objections to their own ideas.
|Course organiser||Prof Michael Cholbi
|Course secretary||Miss Kayla Johnson-McCraw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440