Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2118: Moral agency in social context
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
The Marxian view of morality.
Social context and moral ignorance.
Social change and moral agency: the case of slavery, abolition and emancipation. Inequality, functional importance and incentives.
Personal/political agency & collective responsibility
Duties to alleviate absolute poverty?
Moral saintliness & the demandingness of morality.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||22||1 hour weekly lecture + 1 hour weekly seminar|
|Guided independent study||45||Preparation for tutorial participation including reading and planning|
|Guided independent study||83||Preparation for essay, library, research etc.|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).