Teaching plan for the course unit

 

 

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General information

 

Course unit name: Ethics in History and in Contemporary Society

Course unit code: 570705

Academic year: 2020-2021

Coordinator: Misericordia Angles Cervello

Department: Department of Philosophy

Credits: 5

Single program: S

 

 

Prior considerations

 

Classes could move online because of  COVID-19. In that case you would have synchronous and  asynchronous classes.

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 125

 

Face-to-face and/or online activities

22

 

-  Lecture

Face-to-face

 

18

 

-  Seminar

Face-to-face

 

4

Supervised project

62

Independent learning

41

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 


To develop reasoning skills.

 


Skills required to do research work.

 


Skills to write  research papers and articles for scientific Journals.

 

 

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge


To gain a clear understanding of the main problems, theories and arguments in the field of Ethics.

 


 Understanding of the main questions, theories and arguments in Contemporary Ethics.

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

1. What is a Moral Theory?

2. Essential Moral Theories (1): Virtue Ethics. Kantian Moral Theory. Consequentialism.

3. Essential Moral Theories (2): Natural Law Theory. Rights-Based Moral Theory. Discourse Ethics. Care Ethics.

4. Contemporary moral problems. (Connection and application of ethical theories to the moral issues)

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 


Lectures and discussion of the topics. Some texts  will be provided by the Lecturer.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

The student will have to hand in an essay on any of the subjects of the course (50%), class presentation related with the essay (20%), 3 short assignments (30%) Attendance  and participation in class is also required.

 

Examination-based assessment

The student will have to hand in an essay on any of the subjects of the course (50%), class presentation related with the essay (20%), 3 short assignments (30%) 

 

 

Reading and study resources

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Book

BECKWITH, F.J. Do the Right Thing. A Philosophical Dialogue on the Moral and Social Issues of our Time. Boston: Jones & Bartlett, 1996.

CORTINA, A.; MARTÍNEZ, E., Ética. Madrid: Akal, 1996.

SINGER, P. (Ed.) A Companion to Ethics. Oxford, Blackwell, 1993.

SINGER, P.; Ethics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994.

STERBA, J.P.; Ethics: The Big Questions. Oxford, Blackwell, 1998.

TIMMONS, M., Disputed Moral Issues. A Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Electronic text

The Stanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyPrincipal Editor: Edward N. Zalta. The Metaphysics Research Lab.Center for the Study of Language and Information . Stanford University .Stanford, CA 94305-4115

http://plato.stanford.edu/