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PHIL2623 - Moral Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $2,580
International Fee: $3,060
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Philosophy
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Philosophy.
Prohibitions: PHIL2513, PHIL3513
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Luke Russell

Classes: one 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week

Assessment: one 2500 word essay and one 2000 word take-home exam

Textbooks: Readings available from the University Copy Centre.
After a brief survey of normative ethics, we consider the following: How should we evaluate motives and emotions? What are virtue, vice and weakness of will? Are any actions or persons evil? When should we feel guilty or ashamed? What is moral luck? Has natural selection designed us to be moral, or do we learn to be good? Is there any objective truth in morality, or are moral claims somehow subjective or culturally relative? Is morality merely a useful fiction?
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