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7AAN2012 Ethics II

THIS MODULE IS NOT RUNNING IN 2017-18

Credit value: 20
Module tutor: Professor Thomas Pink
Assessment:

2016-17

• Formative assessment: one 2,000–3,000-word essay
• Summative assessment: one 4,000-word essay (100%)

2015-16

Formative assessment: one 2,000–3,000-word essay
Summative assessment: one 4,000-word essay.

Students are reassessed in the failed elements of assessment and by the same methods as the first attempt.

Teaching pattern: one one-hour weekly lecture and one one-hour weekly seminar over ten weeks.
Pre-requisites: none
Sample syllabus: 7AAN2012 module syllabus 2016-17
Additional information:

The initial lecture hour will be shared with students taking 6AANA038 Moral Normativity, but they will otherwise be subject to different requirements.

The module will introduce students to debates in ethical theory, both modern and historical, about the nature of moral standards, and about the ways in which such standards might be normative for us, and about the values and metaphysics that various theories of normativity presuppose.

Further information

Module Aims

To communicate an understanding of the problem of the nature of moral normativity, and of various possible accounts of normativity.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to demonstrate intellectual and practical skills appropriate to a level 7 module, and in particular, they will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the problem of the nature of moral normativity, and of various possible accounts of normativity.

Past syllabi

7AAN2012 module syllabus 2014-15 (pdf)
7AAN2012 module syllabus 2015-16 (pdf)

Please note that the module syllabus and topics covered may vary from year to year.

The modules run in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary depending between years.

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