History of Ethics (PHIL2612)

UNIT OF STUDY

The nature of duty and the good: how we ought to live and what is valuable in life. A selective survey of Western normative ethical theory, covering philosophers such as Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill.

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Classes

2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

2x500wd text analysis exercises (20%), 1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3512, PHIL2512

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