Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2020: Virtues and Vices
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
This module aims to introduce students to virtue ethics and to contrast it with other approaches in moral philosophy. It will familiarise students with a major tradition in ethics and equip them with the techniques required to read, understand and criticise philosophical arguments. It will complement other modules in ethics and political philosophy, and is also available to students from other schools and departments.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. think knowledgeably about the virtues and vices;|
2. read and understand key texts in ethics;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. reflect clearly and rationally on ethical questions;|
4. articulate and defend a point of view and assess the views of others;
|Personal and Key Skills||5. write coherent, well-argued essays; and|
6. think carefully and independently