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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr. David Coady
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Display specialist understanding of the historical context and content of debates and positions within moral philosophy and value theory more generally.
- Apply understanding of social, cultural or political implications of philosophical debates and positions within moral philosophy and/or value theory more generally.
- Apply disciplinary skills of critical analysis and construction and clear communication with flexibility and creativity to identify and solve problems.
- Demonstrate a constructively critical attitude to belief formation and an appreciation of the synoptic goal of understanding and judgement.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HPA210, HPA310, XBR214
Weekly Tutorial (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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