CHB5101 - Ethics
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader: Jo Asscher
This unit aims to provide students with a basic understanding of ethical theory, as a foundation for their studies in bioethics. The unit outlines three main perspectives in normative ethics - Kantianism, Utilitarianism, and Virtue Ethics - and examines several key problems for each of these approaches. The unit also considers certain issues in meta-ethics, such as the question of whether moral judgements must be relative to individuals or cultures, or whether they can be objective.
Essay (2000 words): 20%
3 hours (1 x 3 hour seminar) per week