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Semester 1

Moral Philosophy (PHIL10213)







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Course Summary

This course covers moral philosophy, the branch of Philosophy dealing with the nature and foundation of obligations, duties, reasons, and rights.

Course Description

This course covers moral philosophy, the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature, extent, and foundation of obligations, duties, virtues, practical reasons, and moral rights. Precise topics vary from year to year; representative topics include: Where do moral obligations come from, and what motivates people to follow them? How do we know what we morally ought to do? Do people have moral right; what about animals? What reasons do we have to help those in need? Do we have moral duties to ourselves; to our loved ones? Is the aim of providing a fully general, informative, moral theory achievable? Is there a universal human morality?

Assessment Information

Written Exam 40%, Coursework 60%, Practical Exam 0%

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