Reason and Passion in Ethics: Introduction to Modern Moral Theory - ARTS2383

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

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

Excluded: ARTS2371

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

Provides essential knowledge and reasoning skills in moral philosophy. Examines a selection of writings from key figures in the tradition of moral philosophy, including but not limited to Hume, Kant and Mill, as well as selected twentieth century moral philosophers. Introduction to some of the central topics, concepts and methods of reasoning within contemporary moral philosophy, including the difference between consequentialist and deontological approaches to ethics, moral realism versus moral relativism, and the nature of moral reasoning. Examines the role of concepts such as autonomy, freedom and responsibility in moral thinking and the application of moral principles to particular issues.


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