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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Justin Oakley


This unit aims to provide students with a basic understanding of ethical theory as a foundation for their studies in bioethics. It deals with developments in meta-ethics since Hume, and with the three main traditional perspectives in normative ethics: utilitarianism, Kantianism, and virtue ethics.
For further information, please see: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/bioethics/pgrad/units/chb4101.php


Written work: 60% (6000 words)
Take home exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Justin Oakley

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 3 hour seminar) per week

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: