- Code PHIL3073
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Philosophy
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Philosophy
- Areas of interest Philosophy, Ethics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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In 2013 this course will focus on the ethical doctrine of consequentialism. Attention will be given to consequentialist doctrines of morality (standards to evaluate and guide individual character and conduct), and justice (standards to evaluate and guide the design of social institutions.) The course will examine the works of utilitarian thinkers such as Bentham, Mill, and Sidgwick alongside the work of contemporary consequentialists such as Jackson, Parfit, and Sen. The course will also examine the work of philosophers who have been critical of consequentialism.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify philosophical issues about different approaches to morality and justice.
- Understand and explain puzzles about the right approach to morality and justice.
- Evaluate some rival theories of morality and justice.
- Understand arguements for and against consequentialist approaches to ethics.
- Prepare students for advanced research in philosophy.
Two pieces of written work, one 1500 words (35%) the other 3500 (55%) [Assesses all Learning Outcomes]
Plus 10% for participation in seminars [Assesses all Learning Outcomes]
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3 hours of weekly seminars, plus 7 hours a week personal study and assessment preparation.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8829||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|