ETHICS

PHI3ETH

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, we explore some basic questions about ethics and morality. What are the foundations of morality and values? What makes something good or valuable? Are moral judgments subjective or can they be objective? Are they relative to one's culture or society or can they be universally applicable? Is there a connection between moral values and our psychology? Can our moral judgements be true or false? If so, how can we know them, or distinguish between the true and the false ones?

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNikolai Alksnis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious titlesPrescribedVarious authorsVarious publishers

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate adequate UNDERSTANDING of complex ideas, arguments and debates covered in classes and prescribed texts at an advanced level.

Activities:
Class discussions, reading, thinking, writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate adequate ability to critically and systematically ANALYSE complex ideas, arguments and debates covered in classes and prescribed texts at an advanced level.

Activities:
Class discussions, reading, thinking, writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate adequate ability to comprehensively COMPARE complex ideas and arguments in prescribed texts at an advanced level.

Activities:
Class discussions, reading, thinking, writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Demonstrate adequate ability to fairly EVALUATE complex ideas, arguments and debates in prescribed texts at an advanced level.

Activities:
Class discussions, reading, thinking, writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Demonstrate adequate ability to clearly, precisely and logically FORMULATE and ORGANIZE ideas and arguments in a written essay at an advanced level.

Activities:
Class discussions, reading, thinking, writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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