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Ethics: historical perspectives PY1095

​Ethics: historical perspectives focuses on the history of moral philosophy, including a study of the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill.

Topics covered

  • This historical background prepares the way for the second of the ethics courses, which deals with contemporary perspectives.
  • The views discussed in this course are not of merely historical interest. Conceptions of morality that are now widely shared were in large part shaped by these thinkers.

Assessment

One two-hour unseen written examination.