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PHIL 530A Moral Philosophy - MORAL PHILOSOPHY

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 530A 001Seminar1 Wed10:0013:00

Aristotle stated that without friends we would not choose to live, even if we had all other goods. There is a growing body of psychological and neuroscientific evidence that backs this up: we human beings are fundamentally social creatures who need to live near and with each other in order to survive and flourish. This course, which is offered as a core course in Value Theory, will explore a range of key concepts and arguments in moral and political philosophy that relate to the ethical and political implications of being social. The content will be grouped under three

main headings: 1) social rights, 2) social virtues, and 3) social policies.

COVID-19 notice: The seminar will include a 1.5 hr weekly synchronous Zoom meeting (Wednesdays 11am - 12.30pm) as well as directed reading, overview videos, student-led group work, and dedicated office hours. The teaching format, where possible, will be adjusted in response to students circumstances and needs.