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Ethics - PHI00007C

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Christian Piller
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

To introduce and explore the three main branches of moral philosophy - meta-ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics.

Module learning outcomes

A grasp of some of the central debates and main positions in meta-ethics.

An understanding of the content of, and contrasts between, some normative principles.

An awareness of some of society's main ethical challenges and the ability to apply theory to them.


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
PHI00007C Ethics
8 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
PHI00007C Ethics
8 hours 100

Module feedback

Feedback provided on exam assessment by week 10 T3.

Indicative reading

A collection of online readings will be made available, including all the essential texts for lectures and seminars. A variety of material, both contemporary and historical, will be covered.

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