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PHIL11-121: Cultural and Ethical Values

Description

How can we judge what is right, and what wrong? Is morality just a matter of personal opinion? From where does the state get its authority? Are there limits to that authority? In this subject we examine some of the most influential, and often competing, philosophical theories of ethics and society. We do so by studying the theories of the most important thinkers in Western history: from Socrates to contemporary thinkers. 

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodePHIL11-121
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Knowledge of the western tradition of ethical and political thought, and the ability to express this knowledge in both speech and writing.
2. Capacity to expound, interact with, and rigorously evaluate ideas in moral and political thought.
3. Capacity to effectively communicate complex ideas and arguments, in both speech and writing, in ways that are useful in other subjects and in personal and professional life..
4. Appreciation of and respect for a wide variety of moral opinions and cultural beliefs.
5. Capacity to engage in group discussion of contested ideas in an intelligent, civil, and cooperative manner.

Enrolment requirements

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Nil

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Anti-requisites: ?

  • CORE11-120 Cultural and Ethical Values

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