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

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

Introduction to some of the key figures and issues in moral, social and political philosophy.

Topics covered in political philosophy may include the character of human freedom, rights and responsibilities, and notions of justice. In the area of moral philosophy the course will consider questions such as the nature of morality, moral judgment, values and ethical decision-making.
The course may also consider topics pertaining to the social dimension of human existence including alienation, normativity, personal identity and intersubjectivity. It examines different approaches to these topics and questions from the perspective of moral and political philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx and Rawls.
The course may also focus on a number of contemporary ethical issues to explore how morality and moral notions are articulated in today’s society.


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