Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Historical & Philosophical Inq

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2L 1T

Incompatible

PD113, PD713, PD785, PHIL1130

Assessment methods

Assignments, quizzes and tutorial participation

Course coordinator

Dr Julian Lamont

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

An introduction to ethics and associated philosophical issues. The basic concepts and techniques of moral reasoning will be introduced, along with some of the major moral theories. Particular policy issues in which ethical reasoning plays a crucial role will be examined, such as justice, paternalism, globalization and international aid, and bioethics. Challenges to moral reasoning such as cultural relativism and psychological egoism will also be examined. This course may not run if there are fewer than 20 enrolments.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile