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Foundations of Research in Ethics - PHIL705

This unit will equip students with foundational research knowledge and skills in the broad area of Ethics. The unit will focus on an in-depth reading of foundational texts in the history of ethics and will examine their impact on current debates in the field on topics such as virtue, character, value, autonomy, emotions, and the nature of right action. Texts may include: Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, Hume's Treatise (Books II and III), Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, and Mill's On Liberty. This year we will focus on Aristotle's and Kant’s ethical writings, before engaging in a comparison of the works of these two key figures in the history of ethics.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Paul Formosa

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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

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