Courses & Units

The Right and the Good HPH207

Hobart, Launceston


We are all constantly faced with moral questions and questions about human values more generally, but what is morality and what are the foundations of human values? On what grounds do we and should we, base our decisions about morality and values? What is it that makes some actions right and others wrong? What is moral goodness? And what is goodness more generally? This unit studies different approaches to these questions and a select number of theories central to moral philosophy and value theory.


Unit name The Right and the Good
Unit code HPH207
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies

Dr. David Coady

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Display specialist understanding of the historical context and content of debates and positions within moral philosophy and value theory more generally.
  2. Apply understanding of social, cultural or political implications of philosophical debates and positions within moral philosophy and/or value theory more generally.
  3. Apply disciplinary skills of critical analysis and construction and clear communication with flexibility and creativity to identify and solve problems.
  4. Demonstrate a constructively critical attitude to belief formation and an appreciation of the synoptic goal of understanding and judgement.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091701 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPA210, HPA310, XBR214


Teaching Pattern

Weekly Tutorial (1 hour)
2x Weekly Lecture (1 hour)


Task 1: Presentation, 500 words (10%)

Task 2: Essay, 2500 words (50%)

Task 3: Tutorial/other participation (10%)

Task 4: Exam/Assignment, 1500 words (30%)

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