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PHIL3617 - Practical Ethics Advanced

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Adam Thomas Bales


This is the advanced version of PHIL2617, with common lectures, but separate tutorials and assessment. Students will apply advanced methods of contemporary moral philosophy to the understanding of practical ethics. They will evaluate approaches to pressing questions concerning euthanasia, abortion, surrogacy, censorship, animal rights, genetic testing and cloning and the environment. Students will learn how to apply their understanding of practical ethical issues to extant ethical dilemmas, and, more crucially, new ones that arise in their personal and professional lives.


1x1250wd research essay (30%), 1x500wd essay feedback to peers (5%), 1x1250wd revision of research essay in response to feedback (30%) and 1x1.5hr exam (35%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


PHIL2655 or PHIL2663




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