Introducing Moral, Social & Political Philosophy - ARTS1360

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Excluded: PHIL1008, PHIL1014

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Philosophy

This course introduces you to key figures and topics in moral, social, and political philosophy. What makes an action good or bad? What is a morally good life — and why should one try to live one? What do we owe one another? What is justice? What is freedom — both as a moral, and a political concept? What are the foundations of society? What are the moral and political dangers of alienation? You will examine different approaches to these questions from key figures of the Western tradition, such as: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Mill, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Marx. You will also examine contemporary ethical issues, and explore how fundamental moral and political commitments are articulated in today’s society.


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