Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL1013: Philosophy of Morality
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
The course introduces students to basic principles of the main contending moral theories and seeks to show how these are involved in assessing moral justifiability and obligation. It will also draw attention to the complex relation between moral theory and moral judgment on the one hand, and the factual status of the phenomena and situations to which moral reasoning and principles are applied on the other.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. competently understand some of the main ethical theories;|
2. evaluate practical areas of ethical controversy in the light of these theories
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. reflect on and identify issues of fundamental ethical significance;|
4. relate these issues to social, historical and material features of the cultural environment
|Personal and Key Skills||5. reflect on, and examine critically, taken-for-granted beliefs and values;|
6. analyze and communicate, clearly and directly, arguments and positions (both one's own and well-established ones.