Moral Philosophy

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Moral Philosophy

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module examines contemporary moral issues from a philosophical perspective. We begin with a quick look at the major moral theories, but will focus on examining concrete ethical questions such as the moral permissibility of abortion, euthenasia, and factory farming. Addressing such issues involves philosophical examination of the grounds of moral concern and respect, well?being, and the badness of death, among other things. Finally, we will turn to foundational issues in metaethics, such as whether there is moral truth and how we can hope to come to know it.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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