In this subject, students are introduced to a range of ethical theories, which they will apply to important moral questions. Central theoretical questions include: Must we always bring about the morally best outcome?, Are we ever permitted to prioritise ourselves over others?, and Does the duty to bring about the best outcome ever conflict with the moral rights of others?. Students are given the option to choose a specialised module, where ethical theory is applied to address real-world dilemmas. Dilemmas will be chosen from a range of contexts, including: criminal justice, climate change, resource allocation, care for vulnerable individuals, and biomedical ethics.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PHL202 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.