OverviewThis module will provide a student with the opportunity to become involved in contemporary philosophical research by means of foundational theories in moral and value theory. Topics to be discussed include the nature of values and moral reasoning, moral realism, anti-realism and scepticism, rights and duties, freedom, justice and sovereignty, legality and legitimacy, beauty and the sublime.
This module appears in:
Total contact hours: 20
This module is compulsory for students studying on the MA in Philosophy.
Method of assessment
Essay (4000 words) - 100%
Any edition of the following:
Dworkin, R. Taking Rights Seriously;
Hart, H.L.A. The Concept of Law;
Parfit, D. On What Matters;
Rawls, J. A Theory of Justice;
von Wright, G.H. Varieties of Goodness
Students will be able to demonstrate comprehensive familiarity with advanced theories in moral and value theory;
Students will be able to demonstrate expanded understanding of core issues in moral and value theory, and its history, and the ability to grapple with these issues.