Moral Philosophy (30 Credits)
This module will provide students with a systematic and critically understanding of key debates in moral philosophy, including utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, virtue ethics and key debates in metaethics.
Knowledge, Reason, and Reality (30 Credits)
The module will undertake an in-depth exploration of the main issues, positions and arguments in the theory of knowledge. The topics to be studied include, the development of epistemology from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the present day; the definition of ‘knowledge’ and the very possibility of knowledge, and our presumption that we are able to possess it.
Mind and Body: Descartes and Wittgenstein (30 Credits)
This module focuses on various understandings, advanced in the Western philosophical tradition, of mind, body, and the relation between the two. It focuses on the contrasting philosophies of Descartes and Wittgenstein.
Applied Ethics (30 Credits)
This module will undertake an in-depth investigation of some of the central issues in contemporary applied ethics. The module will also provide a detailed examination of traditional moral theory through their application to issues in applied ethics.
The Self: East and West (30 Credits)
This module focuses on the idea of the identity of the self over time as this has been treated in both Western (sections 1- 4) and Eastern philosophical traditions. The latter material will be uploaded towards the end of the study period for the former. (Probably around the end of March.) If you would like guidance on preparatory reading for the second half of the module do ask.
Environmental Philosophy (30 Credits)
This module explores key perspectives in the area of environmental philosophy, including, normative stances in environmental ethics; ethical approaches to climate change; the concept of sustainable development; obligations to future generations; global citizenship and international co-operation and allegiances and divergences between animal ethics and environmental ethics.
*Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see “Important Legal Information” on page X and visit the University’s Terms and Conditions at www.uwtsd.ac.uk/apply/terms.”