Moral Theory

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Moral Theory

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    This course is an introduction to the philosophical investigation of morality, which concentrates on normative
    ethics. Normative ethical theories are concerned with standards we can use to evaluate actions, people, and
    states of affairs, from the moral point of view. Such theories attempt to specify and justify some ultimate
    standard or principle of evaluation; they attempt to answer, in a rigorous and systematic way, questions
    regarding what it is for an action to be right or wrong, a person good or evil, a state of affairs better or worse.
    We will focus on understanding and evaluating the three major moral theories: consequentialism, Kantian
    deontology, and virtue ethics.

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